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Old 09-18-2022, 09:30 AM   #1
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Equalizer hitch

Can I leave they bars on when I drop the trailer?
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I'm not understanding the question.

I have an older round bar Reese, so that's my experience base.

Leave the bars on the head of the hitch?
Yes, you can do that. Obviously, you don't want to drive around like that, but just moving enough to get out of a roadway is fine.

Unhitch the ball, but leave the bars in the brackets? I can't see why you would, except to get level front to rear. I suspect if you were raising the tongue it would be OK.
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I'm not understanding the question.

I have an older round bar Reese, so that's my experience base.

Leave the bars on the head of the hitch?
Yes, you can do that. Obviously, you don't want to drive around like that, but just moving enough to get out of a roadway is fine.

Unhitch the ball, but leave the bars in the brackets? I can't see why you would, except to get level front to rear. I suspect if you were raising the tongue it would be OK.
Just went out a looked. Of course, I have to remove the bars when dropping the trailer. Sorry
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Mike, You probably know this already so, sorry if this is old news. Those bars will come off A LOT easier if you jack the tongue up some when you are about ready to remove them. Maybe up a couple of inches, you may need to experiment. It lessens the load on the bars.
if you haven't seen these pads for the equalizer hitch, and your tired of the squeaking and groaning while turning, they might be worth a look. I added them to a previous hitch and was amazed at how quiet it was while maneuvering! I didn't notice any change in sway control. They are designed by Equa-i-zer. Here is a link to them on Amazon. Sway Bracket Pads Safe Journeys!
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