Originally Posted by Campersteveo
Considering purchase of a 2015 Vibe 6504, Dealer (salesman) says it comes with the equalizer brackets pre installed on the A-frame but states "It will only work with the E2" (2 point sway control). He could not explain why the 4- point Equalizer would not work.
From what I understand (which admittedly, is not much at times), the difference between the equalizer and the E2 is in the forces applied to the spring bar at the hitch head and that the bracket on the trailer are the same on the equalizer as the E2.
Anyone care to weigh in on this?
After much confusion and a few questions to Progress, I found that the Equal-I-zer and the E2 indeed do have different L bracket frame mounts. The Progress rep said that one of them (I cannot recall which) changed the brackets.
The E2 brackets literally have bolts welded to the outside frame bracket. Those bolts are what holds the L bracket in place. Break one of these bolts (like I did) and you are out of luck until Fastway sends you a replacement.
The Equal-I-zer frame brackets have a sliding slot that allows the bolts to be adjusted on the frame, and the outside frame bracket is a lot thicker. This allows real bolts thorough the bracket. Break one of these bolts and just head to the local hardware store for a replacement.
See outside frame bracket in pictures for differences.
As for whether one could be used for the other, I cannot say for sure, but my local shop has an E2 on display with Equal-I-zer brackets. That is what led to my confusion to start with.
Edit: He might just mean that the frame brackets are E2 parts and he doesn't want to trade out an Equal-I-zer for free . . . The brackets do come off of the frame by just unbolting them. If you want the Equal-I-zer make them either give you a technical reason they cannot install it, trade it out as a part of the sale or find another dealer.