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Old 01-20-2011, 10:39 AM   #21
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most of those that self-install, just take the hitch to their local dealer and have the ball installed, rather than spend the money on a socket they may never use again.

IMHO, i would never spend $200 for installation.
the dealer i bought my trailer from, installed my RVW Equalizer for free. and they sold Reese, not Equalizer.

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #22
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wonders if I should just get the socket - already have a torque wrench so no worries there - with the cost of the socket and the drop hitch would basicly make up the diffrence in the cost to have them install it versus's buying it and installing it myself - I would love to make sure they would check all the bolts but since they are an hour and a half away it would be way easier for me to just take care of it and not have half a day wasted on tightening bolts I can do myself and cost me an hour of my time.
Thanks for the heads up cause I wasnt thinking about the socket needing to be a thin walled one.
I know equalizer says to use a thin wall socket and they even offer one as a accessory but I believe we used a standard Craftsman socket on my hitch without any trouble, it fit up in the cavity no problem.

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Old 01-20-2011, 02:38 PM   #23
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most of those that self-install, just take the hitch to their local dealer and have the ball installed, rather than spend the money on a socket they may never use again.
That may be true, as it is sitting in the bag with all my Equilizer parts. But who knows, I may decide to get a travel trailer next time. I do know that without that custom socket, the Equilizer's ball is impossible to install or torque check.

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Old 01-20-2011, 05:58 PM   #24
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I got mine at RV Wholesalers too. My socket would not fit but my dealer gladly installed the ball for free. If you are at all mechanically handy save your money and do the installation/setup yourself. It's the only wat to know it was done right!

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