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Old 05-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #11
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I don't have photo capability right now.

The hitch is the equalizer 2.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:39 PM   #12
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We just to delivery of a 2013 surveyor 240 with the equalizer hitch. No problems hitching, but unhitching took a little time to figure out. My only question is can you back up with the hitch on? Dealer said not to, but I don't see that in the literature.
I have the E2 and yes it can be backed up. The trick to unhitching is to get the weight off the hitch/truck and onto the tongue jack. Those bars should slide right off once you get the tension off of them.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #13
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We just to delivery of a 2013 surveyor 240 with the equalizer hitch. No problems hitching, but unhitching took a little time to figure out. My only question is can you back up with the hitch on? Dealer said not to, but I don't see that in the literature.

only the cheaper WDH's that have separate friction anti-sway bars, need them disconnected to back up.
those WDH's with built-in sway control, like the Equalizer or Reese Dual-Cam, don't require anything disconnected to back up.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #14
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A great habit to get into when disconnecting.

Always, always ALWAYS let your truck idle away from the trailer in question. I have seen quite a few times where someone hammered the gas, and forgot a safety chain or electric plug.

I creep away with the brakes half on till I'm about 4-5 feet away.

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Old 05-20-2012, 05:31 PM   #15
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another tip is to pull the ball forward in the coupling, whether hooking or unhooking.
this releases the coupler latch and makes it easy for the ball to clear the coupler.
in fact, when hooking up, i put the ball just ahead of the cup, so that when lowering the tongue onto the ball, it has to pull the coupler onto the ball.
and when unhooking, i make sure the tandem chock is on and i pull the truck as forward as possible, without moving the trailer.
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I too like to pull the truck forward a bit after setting the wheel checks. And when I do, the parking brake is rather helpful. If I don't set it, the truck's tranny unloads and rolls right back the where I started.
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