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Mickeyfan0805

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We are looking at the possibility of a new TT. We currently have 1,000 bars on our EQ hitch. The new trailer would probably mandate a 1,200 bar instead. Am I able to replace the 1,000 bars with 1,200 bars, or would the entire hitch need to be replaced?

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I'm not that familiar with the Equal-i-zer WDH, but I don't believe the spring bars would be interchangeable with the same ball mount, so a new Equal-i-zer brand WDH would be required.

I'm sure someone will chime in that knows a little more about the Equal-i-zer brand WDH.

Bob


02 Chevy, 2500HD/4x4, 6.0L/4:10, GVWR 9,200lbs., GCWR 16,000lbs.
05 Jayco Eagle, 278FBS, GVWR 9,000lbs.
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On my old hitch setup the head was the same. The heavier bars were a bit longer though so the frame mounts on the TT had to be moved a little.
eTrailer.com can help you with the upgrade.


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Posted: 07/30/12 09:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Received a VERY quick response from the company (kudos to them). The system is NOT interchangeable. The entire system would need to be replaced.

Ugh!

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I do think you can change out the 1000 lb bars with the 1200 lb bars. I have spoken to Equalizer customer service on several occasions. They are very helpful. The customer support number is:

(800) 478-5578 - (toll free)

They just sent me free L brackets because the ones installed on my hitch in 2007 were out of specs (bad run of brackets with holes too far). Good luck.

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I guess I was typing when you posted so I didn't see it before posting. Sorry.

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