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Installing an Equal-i-zer sway control hitch

Installing an Equal-i-zer sway control hitch involves several steps to ensure proper setup and functionality. Here is a general guide on how to install an Equal-i-zer sway bar:

Note: This is a basic guide. Always refer to the specific instructions provided with your Equal-i-zer sway control hitch as there may be variations depending on the model.

Materials/Tools Needed:

  • Equal-i-zer sway control hitch kit
  • Appropriate hitch ball
  • Torque wrench
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Socket set
  • Hitch pin and clip
  • Trailer jack

Installation Steps:

  1. Choose the Correct Hitch Size:

    • Ensure that you have the correct size Equal-i-zer hitch for your trailer's weight.
  2. Install the Hitch Ball:

    • Install the correct size hitch ball onto the hitch head, following the manufacturer's torque specifications.
  3. Attach the Hitch Head to the Shank:

    • Slide the hitch head onto the shank and secure it using the provided hardware. Torque the bolts to the specifications in the manual.
  4. Mount the Hitch on the Tow Vehicle:

    • Lift the trailer tongue with the trailer jack.
    • Slide the hitch assembly into the receiver on the tow vehicle.
    • Secure it with the hitch pin and clip.
  5. Level the Hitch Head:

    • Adjust the hitch head to be level with the trailer when the trailer is level. This may involve raising or lowering the hitch ball.
  6. Connect the Trailer:

    • Back the tow vehicle up to the trailer hitch coupler.
    • Lower the trailer onto the hitch ball.
    • Lock the coupler into place.
  7. Adjust the L-Brackets:

    • Install the L-brackets onto the trailer frame using the provided hardware.
    • Adjust the L-brackets so that they are level and parallel with the ground.
  8. Attach the Spring Arms:

    • Insert the spring arms into the hitch head.
    • Connect the other end of the spring arms to the L-brackets using the provided hardware.
  9. Tighten the L-Bracket Bolts:

    • Tighten the bolts on the L-brackets securely. Use a torque wrench to ensure proper tightness.
  10. Adjust the Tension:

    • Adjust the tension on the spring arms using the integrated cams on the hitch head. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper tension.
  11. Perform a Test Drive:

    • Take the tow vehicle and trailer for a short test drive to ensure the sway control is working effectively.

Always refer to the specific instructions provided by Equal-i-zer for your particular model, as there may be variations in the installation process. If you are uncertain or uncomfortable with the installation, consider seeking professional assistance or guidance.