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Old 07-10-2007, 08:24 AM   #1
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What do you do with your Equal-i-zer?

So we LOVE our new Equal-i-zer hitch! But, what do you do with it while in storage? Is it safe to leave on the trailer? It is awfully heavy to move around, and awfully long. What is the best way to store it?
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:00 AM   #2
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I move mine all of three feet. I disconnect it and lock it in my truck bed. I know that anyone could break into my cap if they were determined, but I feel better locking it there. Maybe there isn't a big demand for hitches among thieves: My barn was burglarized and they stole my tools, but ignored my hitch when I kept it there.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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When not camping everything goes in the pass- thru storage compartment. When camping only the bars go in the storage compartment and the rest stays in the receiver.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:58 PM   #4
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We do not have the Equal-I-zer but do have the Reese WD hitch with the DC which has similar components to deal with.

The first thing that happens in the unhooking process is I take off the WD bars one at a time and put them in the TT front storage compartment.

Next is to unhook the tow ball from the TT coupler pull forward a little and within 2 seconds elapsed time of that exposed greased tow ball….I immediately put a baggie over the greased tow ball. If not, that grease has a very magnetic attraction to my paint legs.

Then I take the WD hitch head and shank out of the truck receiver and place it in the front storage compartment.

If I do not take the hitch head off the truck, it too has a magnetic attraction to my shin bones. Been there, felt that. Ouch!

I have never thought about any one really stealing a part of this, but I'm always out of site out of mind thinking. If someone did do something, missing any one of those parts makes it extremely difficult to impossible to tow the camper, home or anywhere.

If you do have the Equal-I-zer, you can pull the pin clips that hold the bars into the square sleeves and just take the bars off, verses leaving them all on the hitch head. Then you can take the hitch head out if you so choose. It makes it more bearable. Taking the entire unit off as one, thats heavy and then what to do with it.

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Back in the days when we would actually do long trailer trips, we used this box:



Though it's a little small looking in the back of the Ex, it was the perfect size to fit behind the 3rd row seat in the Nav's. We just have the standard Draw-Tite WD setup, and this box holds the sway control, bars, and other misc. parts including extra sway control pins, extra lugnuts, etc. It also keeps the greasy ends of the bars protected. We've always used ball covers on the greasy balls and left the hitch head on the TV. I'm actually getting away from this now, since like JohnB said, it tends to attract pant legs. Sorry I don't have an interior shot of the box. We don't have anything fancy for the hitch head while in storage. It's just a cardboard box. All of the hitch stuff goes inside the heated garage, so I never worry about humidity and rust. It's nice to pull out the sway control and find very little if any rust on the slide bar.

On the other hand, I thought of making a towing box for my dad's toy hauler hitch stuff, but I decided against that because we didn't need all the extra weight. Everything just gets wrapped in plastic trash bags now. Hopefully he'll upgrade to a Hensley soon. For those of you coming to the M&G that have Hensley's, you have a lot of work to do to convince him!

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Jon,
It looks like your box also provideds a good option for Pat & Cindy's delima with where to put all those bumper stickers!
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