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Old 12-23-2015, 08:06 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by gtskinner View Post
Problem was, after getting rig backed in driveway, with a slight incline, I did as told, chocked tires, used electric lift to lift truck up, relieving pressure on sway bars/ Equal-I-Zer, unhooked those, didn't bust knees/ legs, lowered to release ball but had one #!! Of a time getting the rig to release from ball on Equalizer!
If backing uphill, chock the tires and then allow the TV to roll forward just a little. This will take the pressure off the hitch to allow you to open the hitch more easily.

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Old 12-28-2015, 03:01 PM   #16
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release ball

tap the hitch lever with a hammer, pull fwd or backward to release ball

pressure. works every time.


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Old 01-04-2016, 10:06 AM   #17
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Another vote for Equalizer.
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I also tow with the Equal-i-zer hitch and I like it a lot. The actual trailer hitch is pretty heavy and the bars are not light either. The electric tongue jack does all the work. We actually laugh now when the hitch moans while negotiating turns at low speed. The first time I heard it, I though I was going to have to call the insurance company.

If lifting the hitch or tow bars is going to be an issue, you might want to consider the Anderson hitch. I don't have any personal experience with it but I have read good things about it and it was my second choice after the Equal-i-zer.
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We have an Equalizer. Tows our 33 footer like a dream! Oh yeah, the exhaust brake is icing on the cake.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:10 PM   #20
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I have an equalizer hitch as well, and like it a lot! Easy to connect and disconnect. The hitch is the heaviest part as has been mentioned before that can be left in place. I haven't noticed any really bad noise though...
I will put this disclaimer in place my equalizer is rated for 12,000 lbs and mt TT is a 1996 26' Dutchmen BH that weighs less than 6,000 lbs
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I'll also cast my vote also for the Equalizer hitch! excellent hitch BIG trucks pass me -no problem with the integrated 4 point sway system Equalizer has been voted best hitch several years in a row in annual Trailer Life survey - that speaks for itself
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Old 01-21-2016, 12:14 PM   #22
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Equalizer, other than the bars and the hitch weighing a lot its fairly easy to hookup especially with an electric tongue jack. Never had a problem with sway and the trailer feels like its parts of the truck when towing. I have drove it around town or short distances with out the bars and notice a huge difference with or without them.

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