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Old 04-25-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Who owns an Equalizer sway system?

After 3 years of creaking and groaning our way into campgrounds, we have never seen or heard anyone with the sway set up we have. So my curiosity is how many use the Equaliser system?
Most trailers we see pull in have no sway system and we would not be without it!

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Old 04-25-2014, 10:52 AM   #2
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I don't currently use one as we have moved to a fifth wheel, but in our previous 2 travel trailers we used a equal-I-zer hitch.

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Old 04-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #3
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i'm surprised you haven't seen other Equal-i-zer systems, cause i do all the time.

we've had ours for over 7 years now and still love it. and we here the same noises from other different brands of WDH's.

if you want to quiet it down, get the Bracket Jackets that are made for the Equal-i-zer WDH.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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I use an Equal-i-zer and spray the contact area with a small shot of PB Blaster which doesn't affect the operation and seems to quiet the noise tremendously.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:34 PM   #5
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The last two travel trailers before our current 5th wheeler had an equalizer hitch with sway system. When first used it the noise was pretty awful, so I spent a lot of time greasing up the ball and everything on the tv side on the rig. Noise continued, so I gave up heavy greasing, but got used to the noise. Would recommend equalizer hitch to everyone
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:35 PM   #6
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I do! When we bought our Jayco TT in 2006, research showed it was the best anti-sway, weight distributing hitch on the market. Reese didn't make a unit big enough to support my 1200 lbs on the hitch unit.

We've towed over 20,000 miles with no issues using the Equal-I-zer. Once it was properly configured, it worked like a champ. The Jayco dealer failed to set it up correctly, making my tow home a white knuckeled nightmare. A call to Progress Manufacturing's tech support, and a few emailed photos, resulted in instructions on how to set it up correctly.

Not sure what to do with it now that the Jayco is headed in for salvage. I won't need it with the new Rockwood 5er.

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:42 PM   #7
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We've had the new trailer with the new 12k Equalizer hitch for a little over a year now and what a difference from our last one with chain adjusters. No sway when semis pass me at interstate speeds. It does creek and groan on turns but a little WD40 on the L bracket support cuts it down a good bit without affecting sway performance.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:49 PM   #8
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We had one for a season. Changed to Blue Ox, love it no noise. We can even back up.with it still connected. With the equalizer they recommend taking it off to back up.

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Old 04-25-2014, 01:11 PM   #9
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I use a 12,000lb equalizer and it is great. I can deal with the creaking and moaning as it is awesome driving down the highway in wind. I had a Fastway E2 (2pt sway) on my last trailer and it was decent. The 4pt sway on the equalizer is even better.

My guess is people don't want to spend the money on the is pretty pricey.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:31 PM   #10
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At the time I bought mine in 2006, the general consensus was that it was the best system after the $3000 Hensley Arrow system. THAT is expensive!


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