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Old 04-28-2011, 07:22 PM   #21
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SPEED. You mention sway starts around 55 or 60 mph. How fast do you plan on towing? If you have ST rated tires on your trailer, they are only rated at 65 mph. Also check all the tires for proper inflation, before each trip, and while still cold.
I was going to ask this as well but you beat me to it on how fast are you towing -

To the OP Giving you a comparison so you have something to go by even though your trailer and truck are much heavier then my setup - the faster you go the more room for

I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with a 6" lift and 35" tires
I have the Equalizer 4 point as well with 1,000 lb bars and I also have the sway bar jackets as well - I have a 8 1/2" drop shank.

When I do just over 62 mph I get sway in my trailer and I can feel it swagger the back end of the truck - if I stay at 60 or below I have zero issues with sway even when a semi passes me. I can contribute some of my sway to my tires since they have a large sidewall and give some flex as well as only running 35 psi in a tire where the side wall is say 60psi - gonna air them up for my next trip and see if that makes a diffrence.

I didnt grease my bars but I did grease the top and bottom of the cups (where you slide the bars into) to make it easier to push in the bars and pull out the bars.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:43 PM   #22
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The Equalizer hitch that I have does not have chains. It has the square solid bars. The dealer did set this unit up so I can not verify that it is correct. I am going to get out the instruction book that came with the hitch this weekend and check everything to be sure that it is setup correctly.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:12 PM   #23
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The Equalizer hitch that I have does not have chains. It has the square solid bars. The dealer did set this unit up so I can not verify that it is correct. I am going to get out the instruction book that came with the hitch this weekend and check everything to be sure that it is setup correctly.
That's better than any advice anyone here can give you. Start from scratch. I towed my 33', 7000+ lb keystone with a truck and hitch identical to yours. Towed like a dream.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:33 PM   #24
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Pay close attention to your ball height to coupler height setting and get it as close as you can per instructions. This should be your first step and everything else is based off of this.
Also be prepared to take the hitch apart a few times in order to get the right amount of washers in place. I believe the instructions say to start with 4.
If at all possible, take your tv and tt to a scale. This is the only way to know for sure which spring bars you need.

Hope this helps and good luck.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:44 PM   #25
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Here is a video of the installation ...

Equal-i-zerģ Hitch - Product Info - Video


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Old 04-28-2011, 09:11 PM   #26
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We have 5-washers in our's, Have a Ford, but pulling the same trailer basicly(Rockwood) and yes,they're no chains to adjust on a equalizer hitch, Just the washers and the bolt-hole (up or down)on the clamp, on the TT. The bars should take a little bit of pressure to get them up on the plateS to work properly. This serves to adj. the WD and Sway control.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:08 AM   #27
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I only tow a pop-up but plan on jumping up to a larger TT in the next couple of years. You guys are speaking a foreign language to me. How do you learn all of this? God knows a dealer wont educate you.
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Stayed at a Holiday Inn before buying a TT.....devil made me do it !!
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I only tow a pop-up but plan on jumping up to a larger TT in the next couple of years. You guys are speaking a foreign language to me. How do you learn all of this? God knows a dealer wont educate you.
Osmosis.

I suggest that you start by reading often on this forum and trailerlife.com. Search a topic that interests you and delve into it. Don't trust everything you read but eventually you will begin to sort out the wheat from the chaff.

And, post if you have your own questions.
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