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Equilizer 4pt adjusting

 
Old 02-20-2019, 02:53 PM
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How is some of yours that are setup? Washers and bars?

I've got 4 washers I believe and the bars are almost level but I still think there is room for improvement. When I bring the bars up, the front feels floaty which to me doesn't make sense as more should be up front in that scenario.

What does yours look like? I've adjusted mine 5 or so times and I'm not sure I can do any better.

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Old 02-20-2019, 03:06 PM
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When you say "bring the bars up" are you referring to adjusting the L bracket on the trailer up so the bars are under more tension, or adjusting the hitch head angle so that the bars sit more parallel to the ground before engaging?

I ask because one would increase distribution and the other would decrease it.

I honestly bought mine used from a guy and left it as is. It works really well and the truck and trailer sit level with no adjustment. I did recently add an extra washer(went from 5 to 6) because I was trying to tow with my Jeep that has a squishy suspension by comparison.

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Old 02-20-2019, 04:07 PM
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Hrmmm, you are not mentioning the level of your truck along with your TT so I'm not sure how or what you mean by 'bars are almost level'. You may already seen this but doesn't hurt to to watch it again:
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I use 7 washers on mine. Tongue weight of my trailer is about 1000lbs
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I’m using 4 washers and one half thickness (0.050in.) and return between 25-50% to the front axle. I may have a picture somewhere.
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Yes, sorry. The bars when I bring them up to the L brackets are almost parallel with the trailer a frame but not quite. I read somewhere that they should be parallel so when I bring it up which puts more force on the front of the TV, it feels like I have less control. Ive heard the washers are more of a fine tune than the bars since they do the same thing in regards to weight distribution so thinking about adding a washer but that's a huge pain to loosen and tighten the hitch head.
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