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RE: Equal-i-zer set up, how'd I do?

I would add another washer. My rear end drops 1 1/4 inches with an 1050 pound TW. You shouldn't be dropping 1 1/2 inches with a lighter TW. Don't worry about the drop of the rear end. What you should be doing is restoring the weight lost off the front axle. You should shoot for at least 50% restoration and I prefer 100% restoration. If you get that right, the rear end will take care of itself. Barney I agree with your statement but missed my point which is he is not getting enough weight distribution.
lbrjet 06/15/18 05:51pm Towing
RE: Equal-i-zer set up, how'd I do?

I would add another washer. My rear end drops 1 1/4 inches with an 1050 pound TW. You shouldn't be dropping 1 1/2 inches with a lighter TW.
lbrjet 06/10/18 08:32am Towing
RE: Bryce, UT to Torrey, UT

Glad you drove the 12. Sometimes people on here who have never towed on it or even driven on it scare people from traveling it. It is an unbelievable highway and not scary in the least. The Hog Back is only a 1/2 mile long and is over in 1 minute.
lbrjet 06/10/18 08:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Bolts Failing on Equalizer Hitch

Disagree completely, the only way to know for a fact that your Equal-i-zer is properly set up for both the TV and trailer is to take the combination for a tow, over a variety of road surfaces, both wet and dry, and at varying speeds to see how it behaves ... and it will behave differently, the recourse being to take it apart yet again and reset those head washers until you get the system functioning as you believe it should, and that does mean re-torquing those head bolts each time. BTDT many times, it does make a difference.Well then, you just need to buy the proper tools. Soundguy, I set mine up according to the instructions 7 years and 25,000 miles ago and have never touched the shank bolts since. Have no clue why you would have to do it over and over. 250lb torque wrench and cheater bar for the shank bolts and a 40 inch breaker bar for the ball.
lbrjet 05/26/18 09:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Should I use my Equal-i-zer?

The shank may be the same, but the hitch heads attached to the shank vary greatly between the 600 and 1400 models. Your hitch is rated for 6K lbs. Use it if you want to, but I certainly wouldn't. New truck, new trailer, old undersized hitch? Makes no sense.
lbrjet 05/20/18 12:33pm Towing
RE: US Rt. 89

It has been a few years, but I don't recall any bad stretch near Panguitch.
lbrjet 05/14/18 08:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Valley of the Gods Road question.

I would drop at Goosenecks. Loved the VOG. But make sure the river crossing is safe to use (for your exit) if entering by the Moki. It would be a long drive back. Or maybe going the whole length just seemed long because we stopped so many times for pictures. I can't remember how many miles it was.
lbrjet 04/07/18 12:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Sequoia & Kings Canyon 198 to Potwisha CG

Plan on a full day for Potwisha to Kings Canyon and return. We did it last summer. It is a full day, but doable.
lbrjet 03/24/18 11:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Route 89A/389/Utah 59

Personally I avoid any road that is designated `scenic'. Perhaps Mountain Directory West would be helpful. Then why travel at all Dick? 89A has a long climb but is not steep and is good route. To put it in perspective the 4000 foot climb on 89A is over 35 miles, while the 4000 foot climb out of Cedar City on Rt 14 is over 16 miles.
lbrjet 03/24/18 11:03am Roads and Routes
RE: Iconic Pikes Peak Cog railway closed until....?

I rode both the cogs in 2014 and 2015 and feel fortunate to have done so. Drove to the top of Mt Washington back in 90's and won't do that again. Driving to the top of Mt Evans is not difficult and a truely a unique experience.
lbrjet 03/24/18 10:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Scale numbers and distribution setup

120 lbs off of your front axle is nothing to be concerned about it. No different than taking home a few 80 lb bags of salt in the bed for your water softener. Pickups are designed to have a load in the bed and function perfecting fine.
lbrjet 03/24/18 10:31am Towing
RE: Kings Canyon NP to S. Lake Tahoe

Also, you need to get to the Dorst campground from the north. You can not use the Sequoia entrance on 198 heading north out of Three Rivers because of length restrictions. Climb to the top of Moro Rock. It is worth it.
lbrjet 03/24/18 10:09am Beginning RVing
RE: Chaco Culture National Historic Park

We stayed in Bloomfield at Desert Rose for both Aztec and Chaco. I would never bring my RV to Chaco. Terrible road. Structures were unbelievable and are a must see.
lbrjet 03/11/18 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How much can I expect to save on a new last years model?

2019 models will be out next month.
lbrjet 03/11/18 01:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help getting thru Phoenix

For starters, it's no big deal to get through Phoenix except during rush hour. Try the 60 to the 202 to the 101 to the 17 to the 74. Google Maps can be your friend. At 10:00 am you won't even have a slowdown with this route.
lbrjet 03/01/18 07:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: New Equal-i-zer Hitch

The 12 and 14 use the same bars, so I don't see how the 14 is going to put more stress on your frame. The 14 hitch head will be heavier to lug around.
lbrjet 03/01/18 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Info about Chaco Canyon and other sites in NM

We stayed in Bloomfield and drove down to Chaco. The entrance road is terrible, but the structures are impressive. It is an amazing experience.
lbrjet 02/11/18 08:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Silver Strand State Beach California- HELP

we had the same issue when we stay at Silver Strand. we moved to Sweetwater Regional Park, one of San Diego County parks. relatively short drive inland and very nice place. W/E hookups and cheaper than Calif. State Park prices. We might look into this, All of the RV parks want as much $$ as a hotel! Its crazy. Thank you Guess you haven't stayed in a hotel around there. Way more expensive. In fact everything in CA is expensive as you will find out.
lbrjet 02/04/18 02:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: campground between Bryce and Zion

We have been to Bauer's twice. If you want in between there you go.
lbrjet 02/04/18 02:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Arizona 188 Globe - Roosevelt

There is a 1500 ft climb at 5.5 to 7 percent. The 9 percent grade is only for a hundred feet, really short. You will not have any trouble. Mountain Directory is full of doom and gloom IMO.
lbrjet 02/04/18 08:37am Roads and Routes
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