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Old 02-26-2011, 08:39 PM   #51
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Yes, my husband. He does the calling and bargaining and I do the towing. Works out well.
Understood I thought maybe "dh" was a code word for something else - its always good to work as a team
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:18 PM   #52
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Thanks. I'm inclined to go with an Equalizer or Reese if for no other reason than not having to unhook the bars for backing up. Are these systems relatively easy to install yourself or is it best left to a dealer?
Easy to install and the directions walk you through set up. There is only one trick, on the Equalizer head there is a recess where the nut attaches to the stud on the ball and the only way to tighten it is with a socket. Unless you have a well stocked toolbox you will have to buy one. My RV dealer installed the ball on mine for free even though I did not buy it from him.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:32 PM   #53
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Understood I thought maybe "dh" was a code word for something else - its always good to work as a team
No problem! I don't trust him with my truck and camper. He doesn't trust me with the money.
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Easy to install and the directions walk you through set up. There is only one trick, on the Equalizer head there is a recess where the nut attaches to the stud on the ball and the only way to tighten it is with a socket. Unless you have a well stocked toolbox you will have to buy one. My RV dealer installed the ball on mine for free even though I did not buy it from him.
I was going to install mine but got such a deal on the install - I couldnt pass it up so I will let them install and i will adjust it when I get the TT loaded with gear.

on a side note - I bought the socket from Tropical RV for $49 - it is a thin walled socket - someone told me they bought a socket from Sears and worked to install there ball but i did not confirm this for myself.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #55
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No problem! I don't trust him with my truck and camper. He doesn't trust me with the money.
Luckily I dont have that problem - is a single / dating full time dad
- only issue I have is when my 4 year old tries to boss me around and I have to put her in her place and show her who is boss
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Big vent, I'm about to pull my hair out with all this sway control crap!

My RV dealer and local hitch place want $750.00 for the Equalizer. Online it's so much cheaper, but I don't know the tongue weight and the trailer height from the ground to determine shank size- I don't have the trailer yet! How am I suppose to order one online??? I guess I could get one without the shank, but then how much will our dealer charge?
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Here is what I did - measured to top of hitch receiver and then measured to top of ball on camper - I found a unit at the dealership with the same options as mine and then if the trailer was higher you need a raise if the truck was higher you need a drop
I got mine for $449 plus $59 for the 7" drop shank and another $19 for the ball - you could always order without shank and get the shank later
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I had a 5 3/4" drop to tow my pop up, so I assume, I'll need another large drop? Urghhhhhh. LOL I'm just ready to go camping!

What does a shank do?
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In a nut shell the shank raises or lower's the tongue of the trailer / and the ball on the tow vehicle to make the trailer sit level when in tow
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I had a 5 3/4" drop to tow my pop up, so I assume, I'll need another large drop? Urghhhhhh. LOL I'm just ready to go camping!

What does a shank do?
you may be able to use the same shank or less drop - usually pop ups are lower to the ground compared to a regular camper due to the smaller tire size and less weight.
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