Recently moved up from our 1965, 16' Oasis to a Wanderer 210T. Its a much heavier unit, so decided to to w/the Equal-I-Zer this time.
Our initial take was that it was much more expensive than a couple yrs back and the hitchhead (bolt channel) has about 1/8" gap between itself and the shank even after proper torquing. We chkd another of the same rating and they were tight. I spoke w/customer support about it and they pointed out that it was upgraded this yr and is a much more robust unit than its predecessor. The bolt channel is 1/2" mat'l whereas previously 3/8th mat'l. Additionally, has added webbing, harder hw & sports more welds. Furthermore stated the gap is normal and within specs and would not degrade function/safety of the hitch.
Still, the gap bothers me. Suppose one could plug washers in to fill it but really doesn't set right w/one of the flagship hitches. We towed our new TT home w/it which was about 18miles. It didn't clunk much and seemed to function ok. There is evidence or horizonal movement on the two bolts securing it to the shank. (can't help but wonder why torque to 200ftlbs when its not making surface contact w/the shank?)I'm guessing w/time-distance the bar angle-set bolt could work loose due to the resultant sliding. I could get a longer replacement bolt to accommodate a jam-nut I guess ~
Has anyone experience w/this newly upgraded unit?
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