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Old 06-10-2014, 10:53 PM   #31
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You will a new hitch head to go from 1K to 1.2K bars.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:01 PM   #32
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You will a new hitch head to go from 1K to 1.2K bars.
Looks like I mistaken
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:05 PM   #33
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I appreciate the responses. I kinda thought I'd be replacing the head but was hoping not!
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:13 PM   #34
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The Equal-I-Zer is NOT friction sway control. The noise is the noise, and has nothing to do with sway control. The Sway control is a byproduct of proper weight distribution and leverage of the hitch head to the ball.

I used the teflon ball lube (Reese) on everything and it tamed the noise pretty well.
This Post is 100% wrong!! Youroo!!
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:21 AM   #35
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This Post is 100% wrong!! Youroo!!
All, clearly I made a mistake on this one. I had somehow combined the methods of the equalizer and the Hensley together. I apologize for that...
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:31 AM   #36
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Hold on, campingwilliamsons....


OK now that everyone had to call you out...

I have had the Equalizer since we got our new trailer earlier this year. After towing to Georgia and back to PA what a night and day difference. We had come from a curt (sp?) WDH we got from Cabelas years ago when we had a popup.. It sucked compared to the Equalizer! No more sway when getting blasted by the semi's. It did make some funky noises but I spray the contact point with some dry lube and it seemed to help a bit. After 1000 miles of towing I tuned it out now.
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Bought my Equal-I-Zer as part of my deal when we purchased the '08 Roo. I check the torque on the nuts every year and give it a new coat of paint. Forget the lube, keeping the bars and L-brackets clean and covered in paint will keep the moaning and groaning down to a minimum, IMHO, and still allows the spring bars to function properly. Lube reduces the effectiveness of the sway control if placed on the L-brackets.

I've now moved on to a larger TT and I kept the Equal-I-Zer. Still performing like new.
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I use /paint MowerGUARD™ - Graphite Undercoating for Mower Decks and Blades on the L brackets and bars ends. The graphite embeds into the steel. Clean, slick no mess re-spray once a month or as needed.

For the hitch head friction area, ball I use wheel bearing grease and SLIP Plate® Aerosol mixture. I also clean the head and re-apply as needed.

Im a graphite guy what can I say. Both work good imo. The noise is not that bad when the parts are lube and it lets me know its working. And the best part of the noise ,scares the crap outta fdw

I check the torque once a month.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:37 AM   #39
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We have had two Equal-i-zers on two different trailers. Fantastic hitch. I agree that NOT lubing the L-brackets helps with sway control. I don't mind the noise.
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OK now that everyone had to call you out...

I have had the Equalizer since we got our new trailer earlier this year. After towing to Georgia and back to PA what a night and day difference. We had come from a curt (sp?) WDH we got from Cabelas years ago when we had a popup.. It sucked compared to the Equalizer! No more sway when getting blasted by the semi's. It did make some funky noises but I spray the contact point with some dry lube and it seemed to help a bit. After 1000 miles of towing I tuned it out now.
The L brackets can definitely be sprayed with a lubricant...but it DOES reduce sway control. Anything other than a heavy lubricant won't last all that long on these hitches anyway. May as well just keep some fresh paint on the L brackets
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