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  1. #1
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    Default trailer equalizer hitch

    I have a new enclosed 27 ft inline trailer and want to install a Equal-i-zer brand hitch on it but there is no room . the brackets that hold the arms hit the ground sometimes. I pull it with a 2002 GMC Yukon xl . Has anyone installed one on a v nose enclosed or a different brand ?

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    send pic of trailer tounge there are a couple of options

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    K. Will do

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    Do you load your sleds front to back? Not sure if it will matter or not but I have a 26ft enclosed in-line and the manufacturer recommends loading sleds front to back, I'm assuming they want the heavier end of the sleds back towards/over the wheels.
    Normally I pull it with a 3/4 ton GMC but I have pulled it with my wifes 01 1/2 ton Suburban with no problem. The burb doesn't have the air lift shocks but it does have self leveling shocks, so the truck levels itself after you drive a few miles. Never really saw the need for an equilizing hitch.

    Just throwing that out there.

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    I talked about an equalizer hitch in a thread a while back. I think it was "how much trailer is too much" so if you seach on that you may get some info. I don't recall if there were comments about how to mount it, but people did talk about if you needed one.

    Tyeeman, the reason you load front to back is to fit all the sleds in. You can kick the tail of the last one up straight into the nose of the trailer and it takes up a lot less room than the width of the skis will it you drive one in from back to front.

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    Yes I load front to back and no air shocks. Just want to get the lights out of the sky and put them on the road also get rid of some sway

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    I haven't used an equalizer hitch in years since the days of pulling my dads 26' camper trailer or his big boat. What I do remember is when connecting the torsion bars the traler jack started to lift up the back of his 1/2 ton 2wd suburban. This allowed us to connect the chain of the torsion bar only a link or 2 from the bar. Trick used to be having the truck raised a bit before securing the chains. Don't know if these hitches have changed bu that was about 25 years ago.

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    I use one on my Stealth Trailer and I had to make the swing Brackets for the Trailer. My old Steel Trailers always had slots for the Chains. I think they help a lot, now I can Load the Trailer heavier towards the front and it follows better.

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    Thanks. I'll read it and see if it will work

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    Not to change the subject, but does anyone think about how you will stop the big trailer? Carrying the weight is one thing stopping it is another. I had a Suburban towing a large sled trailer behind me a week ago on my way home. They were too close in my opinion. Anyways a deer ran out in front of me. I had to slam the brakes to avoid the deer and the Suburban had to go into he other lane to avoid me.

    Please make sure you have working trailer brakes to stop you trailer

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    yes you have to have working trailer brakes on both axles! And i do think there a lot of trailers out there that don't do there maintenance on them or have working brakes . Also i have the hitch mounted to the trailer and used it . I wanted it more to take the sway out of the trailer which it did a great job of and also level the truck out which is down about 7". the problem is the back brackets sometimes drag when not on a level place. you can see that on my pic. But you had a good point

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