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Old 09-29-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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Weight Distribution Hitch install or have installed

Ok as state a few times now........

I have a 2702SS on order and I do not have a WDH but want and need to get one. I have looked around locally and found a place or two I can buy from and once trailer is here I can take the TV and TT thee and have it properly installed. I am also going with anti sway. My 09 F150 has built in anti sway but havebeen told that isn't the same???

The question I have have is can I buy one and install it my self? How hard or time consuming is it?

Or am I better off having an expert install and hook it up?
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
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If you consider yourself fairly handy and capable of reading directions (and not afraid to ask for help if needed), you can do it yourself. It's really not difficult, but can be a bit troublesome to get just right. If you have any doubt, or would just rather leave it to an expert the first time, that's okay too.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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I would opt for either the Reese dual cam straight line or the Equal-i-zer WDH. If you're handy, as Ed said, and can follow directions, you can install either of those.

RVWholesalers has the best price on the Equal-i-zer and probably the Dual cam too. Just have them install the ball when you buy the unit because that takes a huge amount of torque.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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You're purchasing from RVW, correct?

We purchased our previous camper from them including an Equalizer hitch and had them install it. I recall that their installed price was as low as other's prices for the hitch alone.

I would still familiarize myself with the innerworkings and set-up of that hitch...wouldn't reply on RVW to get it set right.

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Old 09-29-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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Nope RV direct and they are delivering it to me....
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:49 AM   #6
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Nope RV direct and they are delivering it to me....
Doh!!

The instructions for the Equalizer hitch are pretty straight forword. I didn't install it for the previous TT, but I reset it as it wasn't transferring enough weight forward (adjusted the hitch-head angle down).

Lots of advice here should you run into a problem

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threegr8katz,

I have a Blue Ox SwayPro that I tow my Rockwood 2901SS with currently that I will be selling in a couple of weeks as soon as my Hensley arrives. I tow with a 2007 Avalanche and the wheelbase is a little short for a 33ft trailer so I am upgrading to a new to me Hensley Arrow hoping to take care of my minor sway in high winds. Send me an email at hoffmank2@asme.org if you are interested.

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Old 09-29-2010, 12:42 PM   #8
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you can do the Equilizer your self, the only problem you may have is tourqing on the ball, you will need a thin wall 1 7/8 socket. It was a pretty straight forward install.
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you can do the Equilizer your self, the only problem you may have is tourqing on the ball, you will need a thin wall 1 7/8 socket. It was a pretty straight forward install.
I took mine to U-Haul and they torqued the ball for me. They did it for free for me. The charge would be less than the price of the special socket. "Maybe".
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