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Old 05-20-2013, 06:14 AM   #1
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Hitch Jack & Equalizer Tow Sway Bars

Having an issue with my jack and the release of my tow bars.

Jack not working as I think it should be. Now, its fully under warrenty, so that is easier to dael with; however, dealer told me to run jack fully up, to get my tow bars off, its still a bit of a chore, then fully down to release the ball hitch; then back up to move the truck out from the ball.

Is it really suppossed to be this much of a chore. Wondering if i'm missing something in all this process. Is there an easier way, or is it all so still because the bars and vehicle are so new.

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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I only use the jack to hook the tow bars up. When taking them down I keep pressure on the lever bar and ease the hook down. Bar pops right off.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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I assume you mean it is an Equal-i-zer E2 or E4 series hitch? If so I believe what you describe is expected. Since these do not have the chains that must been hooked up there is no way to relieve the pressure on the bars other than to run the jack up while the TV is still connected.

I have an Equal-i-zer E4 hitch and have had to use a pry-bar to get them off before when disconnecting on an angle or on unlevel ground (as running the jack all the way up still couldn't take enough pressure off the bars). While this did work the bar swung off rather violently when doing this, so I try to avoid prying them off when possible.
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