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Old 03-02-2011, 01:35 PM   #91
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the real Equal-i-zer is 4-point sway control.
the E2 model is 2-point sway control.
RVW's website features the 4-point Equalizer on the first page of its online parts store, not the 2-point.

your 233S has a heavier hitch weight than my 23SS, so go with the 1000/10,000 model.
www.pplmotorhomes.com

this is where i bougfht my 1000/10K 4 way equalizer hitch, paid about 450.00 maybe if i remember right.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:21 PM   #92
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Ibrjet, i apologize.

i didn't see that you also had an Equalizer.
i was reacting to your description, "When I had my first trailer, I paid $660 for brake controller installed, WDH and sway bar all installed."

when you said "sway bar", i thought you were talking about WDH with a friction anti-sway bar, since the Equalizer doesn't have a sway bar.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:44 PM   #93
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They will not allow me to hook up the Equalizer to my trailer on their property if I didn't purchase the Equalizer from them. If I were to buy it from them, they would charge 150.00 for installation.

If I didn't buy from them and only wanted them to install it on their property, I would be charge MORE than 150.00 because I didn't buy it from them.

I'm not sure what plates you're talking about, but according to them, I'm not allowed to do any installation on their property.
$150.00 to install??? that sure sounds like a rip off to me, I installed my own Eqaulizer hitch, it only takes about 30 minutes to attach the plates/L brackets to the trailer and set up the shank rise/drop. Will they atleast install the ball on the shank for free? that is the only real problem you will have, once the ball is installed the rest is a piece of cake.

I bought mine at PPL motorhomes they installed the ball for free, then after I measured the trailer hitch hight, i went home and set up the hitch shank and then all you need to do is bolt the L brackets to the A Frame and away tou go..went back to the other dealer who we bought the trailer from and brought her home. they had no problem at all letting me set it up on there lot...your dealer just wants the $$$$.. Bottom Line.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:02 PM   #94
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$150.00 to install??? that sure sounds like a rip off to me, I installed my own Eqaulizer hitch, it only takes about 30 minutes to attach the plates/L brackets to the trailer and set up the shank rise/drop. Will they atleast install the ball on the shank for free? that is the only real problem you will have, once the ball is installed the rest is a piece of cake.

I bought mine at PPL motorhomes they installed the ball for free, then after I measured the trailer hitch hight, i went home and set up the hitch shank and then all you need to do is bolt the L brackets to the A Frame and away tou go..went back to the other dealer who we bought the trailer from and brought her home. they had no problem at all letting me set it up on there lot...your dealer just wants the $$$$.. Bottom Line.

My friend was going to torgue everything for us at his shop. I was going to have everything assembled and ready to go for pick up, I just need to attach it to the trailer and adjust it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:33 PM   #95
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Ibrjet, i apologize.

i didn't see that you also had an Equalizer.
i was reacting to your description, "When I had my first trailer, I paid $660 for brake controller installed, WDH and sway bar all installed."

when you said "sway bar", i thought you were talking about WDH with a friction anti-sway bar, since the Equalizer doesn't have a sway bar.
I was. I have an equalizer now with my 2nd trailer.

My first trailer was 5000lbs and the sway bar did fine. I knew nothing about nothing back then and do not feel in the least that I was taken advantage of by the dealer. I priced out every out everything they sold me and the installation for everything ran about $200. Their tech spent a lot of time with me explaining the brake controller, how to set it correctly, practiced with me hitching and unhitching. Adjusting the WDH. Hooked up hot wire to the 7 pin. I feel the education I got was well worth the money.

Remember, first trailer, knew nothing. Second trailer now, know more.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #96
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We are on our way to a resolution with our dealership! I feel so much better. Thanks for all your help and to the original poster, sorry for hijacking your post.
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Well, my hubby talked to the dealership and he's happy with what they offered, I didn't ask what that is because I just want to go camping! I do know we'll be getting a Husky Centerline instead of the Equalizer - which is what he wanted but the cost was too much. So their deal must have been a good one.


Again thank you.
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Glad it worked out for you and your husband - he must have kept his cool -
I know nothing about the Husky Centerline but I hope it works as good if not better then the equalizer does.

lbrjet - I apologize as well - was looking at what bikendan saw as well.
- having someone show you the in's and out's for the first time does make a world of diffrence - I have to agree with you there.
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Hockeytownmom,

Don't give high jacking this thread a second thought. When I originally posted, I knew nothing about WDHs. Now I know a lot more and am going in the right direction. The way I look at it, if anyone learned a little more than before then this thread is a success.

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Old 03-06-2011, 01:47 PM   #100
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I just purchased a used Equalizer 1000/10000 4 point last night for $140.00 from a guy who just sold his TT. Everything looks good but would like to know if there is anything I should look at real carefully. The person I bought it from told me to have it checked out if that would make me feel better and if anything was broken he would give me my money back. I think I got a good deal.
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