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Old 04-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #463
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I'll be towing our 321 with a 3/4 ton Chevy Avalanche with the 8.1L. I'm not anticipating any issues...
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Is this unit supposed to come with filler pieces for the sink? Most of the units we looked at while shopping came with a sink cover of some sort. Not a big deal, just want to make sure we got everything we should have.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:18 AM   #465
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Ours had them.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #466
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yes....we had them, too!
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Jimmie2 & Grizz and anyone else with the Equalizer hitch...I noticed that you have the Equal-i-zer hitch setup. I know you've said some things about it but I really don't want to go back through the 34 pages on this thread to get your opinions ...sooooo....do you mind telling me what you think about it? I'm looking at the Equalizer 4 point sway control model. I have the max tow package on my 2010 F-150 super crew 4x4 and it pulls the trailer ok. I have the Huskey Centerline which is suppose to be a good sway control hitch but it's not doing the job as far as the swaying issue. Any comments or suggestions about the Equalizer will be helpful....thanks!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:59 AM   #468
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We are using a round bar type of weight distribution setup and we added a Husky sway bar. We could install 2, however, one was sufficient. I could probably go without, but the concern would be blowing tire(s) and the trailer wanting to jump around. I believe these would assist with keeping it straight.

A second note. The coating on our rims was peeling off. I did not think Keystone would cover this, but they did. Not only new rims, but tires to boot.

We also received the sink covers with our trailer..

we should have our trailer back in a couple of weeks..
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We just picked up our new RES321! So excited, can't wait for the nice weather!
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Jimmie2 & Grizz and anyone else with the Equalizer hitch...I noticed that you have the Equal-i-zer hitch setup. I know you've said some things about it but I really don't want to go back through the 34 pages on this thread to get your opinions ...sooooo....do you mind telling me what you think about it? I'm looking at the Equalizer 4 point sway control model. I have the max tow package on my 2010 F-150 super crew 4x4 and it pulls the trailer ok. I have the Huskey Centerline which is suppose to be a good sway control hitch but it's not doing the job as far as the swaying issue. Any comments or suggestions about the Equalizer will be helpful....thanks!!
Our dealer started us off with one of the E2 round bar hitches with WD bars rated at 1000 lbs. While we did not have any problems with the hitch we finally put all of our numbers together and we were signficantly over the rated capacity of the WD bars. In reviewing it with the dealer they up graded our hitch to the Equalizer 4 point sway control model rated at 14,000 lbs with 1,400 lbs WD bars. While this may be over kill it seems pretty easy for us to have a tounge weight in the area of 1300 lbs. We received the new hitch late last fall and to date have not had a chance to get out camping to test out the new set up. Hoping to change that in the next week or two if the weather keeps improving.

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We just picked up our new RES321! So excited, can't wait for the nice weather!

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Congrats on the new RES321! Were holding out for nice weather also!
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Jimmie2 & Grizz and anyone else with the Equalizer hitch...I noticed that you have the Equal-i-zer hitch setup. I know you've said some things about it but I really don't want to go back through the 34 pages on this thread to get your opinions ...sooooo....do you mind telling me what you think about it? I'm looking at the Equalizer 4 point sway control model. I have the max tow package on my 2010 F-150 super crew 4x4 and it pulls the trailer ok. I have the Huskey Centerline which is suppose to be a good sway control hitch but it's not doing the job as far as the swaying issue. Any comments or suggestions about the Equalizer will be helpful....thanks!!

If you recall back in the beginning of this thread, I praised the E4 over and over to you and recommended it over the Centerline you were about to buy. Not sure if you forgot. Yes it is a fantastic hitch. Best setup I've used on any TT. Much better than the Reese Straight Line Dual Cam I had on my Arctic Fox. Very easy to install and adjust. Once it's on, it's very easy to hook up. No need to snap up spring bars as you use the trailers electric jack to do the work and they just slide right in. After using this hitch, I'd never use any other brand.
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Thanks everyone for all the great comments, help and insight!

We found thesink covers in the sofa storage drawer. The only place we didn't check during the walk-through.

We to use the Equalizer (1400/14000) WDH. We had the 10k Lb version on our previous TT and and loved it.
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Jimmie2 & Grizz and anyone else with the Equalizer hitch...I noticed that you have the Equal-i-zer hitch setup....
On my previous Outback TT, we had the 1k Equal-i-zer hitch and I loved it. So when we bought our 321RES, I bought the 1.2k Equal-i-zer hitch and when installed at the dealer on pick up of the trailer, had no problems towing it home for 1,000 miles. Since buying new tires (Michelins and not sure why that changed everything) I have had a heck of time getting the right setup again as the trailer is swaying all over the place at highway speeds. I thought I had setup adjusted after raising the L brackets but am now back to trailer sway. After I got home last weekend from my third weekend in row out camping - its great living in Florida and getting to go so often sorry! - I noticed that the Cougar was sitting a little nose high as we on a nice level concrete pad. So when I got home I dug out the directions, dropped the hitch ball an inch and went with the standard initial setup. So I'm going to start all over because I know this a great hitch from previous experience...I just need to find that right setup and "sweet-spot". We are heading out again next weekend with Turtle1, so I'll hit the highway and see how it does.

I did order the Sureline tongue scale this week and I'm getting around 1,100 pounds on the tongue with an empty fresh water tank in the back. As taken has said, it IS a great hitch and an easy install and "user friendly". Grizz, I'll be interested in your thoughts about the 1.4k version of this hitch as I'm thinking maybe I should've bought that model instead.

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Thanks for the feed back everyone....much appreciated. I also bought the tongue scale and with propane full and battery and nothing loaded ours comes in at 1100# too.
I've read a couple of other comments about the Equalizer 4 point and sounds like it might be a little hard to get the right initial set up. We plan on the dealer installing it but the dealer where we bought the trailer set up our Centerline and it still has the sway issue so the fact that it's dealer set up doesn't impress me much. My main concern is sway. If the Equalizer doesn't work....I'm selling the trailer and going with a Class C.
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Hey Taken....now I remember your comments....thanks! Even though you have the new rig (beautiful).....we hope you stay on this thread. You've given us a lot of good info....
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