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Old 10-12-2019, 05:27 PM   #1
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The attached picture shows the dealer installed equalizer hitch. Something doesnít look right?Click image for larger version

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Old 10-12-2019, 05:57 PM   #2
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Why in the world would they bolt it through the frame.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:12 PM   #3
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Why in the world would they bolt it through the frame.
Yeah, exactly. The L bracket should be on an outside link plate with an inside link plate on the inside of the frame. If you bought the hitch from whoever installed it, you should ask for ALL the parts they didn't use. Then find someone who knows what they are doing to install it or watch a couple videos and install it CORRECTLY yourself.
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The L Bracket is bolted to the Outside Link Plate. My concern is I thought the sway bar should be parallel to the trailer frame. It looks like the L bracket sits too high?
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The L Bracket is bolted to the Outside Link Plate. My concern is I thought the sway bar should be parallel to the trailer frame. It looks like the L bracket sits too high?
Let me be crystal clear. The L- Bracket is NOT bolted to the frame.
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That's just a locking bolt you see in the pic. Bars are a little high and could come down a bit.
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Never saw a hanger bolted through or to the frame. Usually the hanger is two parts bolted above and below the frame. Why, maybe some obstruction on the inside of the frame or rookie installer not realizing missing parts in the package.
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Although it looks like the bolt is going through the frame in the picture, it's actually set into the outer bracket. There are two problems that I can see however.

1) There should be two bolts holding the L bracket to the clamp strap, I only see one.

2) The L bracket is definitely set too high, the bar should be parallel to the frame. It needs to come down a hole or two.

This is eventually what you want to see, Equalizer has some great videos available that show exactly what to do.

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Here's all the parts you should have, make sure the dealer used them all:

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Compared to mine this one shows quite a bit of bar extending past the L brkt. Shouldn't L brkts. be back further?
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Although it looks like the bolt is going through the frame in the picture, it's actually set into the outer bracket. There are two problems that I can see however.

1) There should be two bolts holding the L bracket to the clamp strap, I only see one.

2) The L bracket is definitely set too high, the bar should be parallel to the frame. It needs to come down a hole or two.

This is eventually what you want to see, Equalizer has some great videos available that show exactly what to do.
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In addition, there should be two bolts holding the outer bracket to the inner bracket.
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Compared to mine this one shows quite a bit of bar extending past the L brkt. Shouldn't L brkts. be back further?
Should be between 27" and 32". Mine is almost exactly 32". I can see that one being 27". Further back is better.
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