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Old 01-18-2018, 03:48 PM   #11
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Yes I have the 1/10k hitch. I have used it for a previous TT also. I installed it on both TTs.
Not hard to install just takes some time and tools (socket wrench, torque wrench etc.). Look at the user manual on their website and then you can judge about installing it yourself.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:27 PM   #12
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Ordered mine today (along with some Dicor and a few other misc parts).

Next up, tires and new awning fabric...
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:02 AM   #13
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Top three rated TT tires:
1. Michelin
2. Goodyear
3. Maxxis
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:20 PM   #14
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Been doing more research and price hunting and am down to three different tires (all are 205-75-R14, and all include shipping but not local mount/balance/disposal):

Goodyear Endurance D1 $107.99 each ($50 mail in rebate on set of 4) = $95.49 each

Maxxis M8008 C1 $92 each

Carlisle Radial Trail HD D1 $102 each

Considering these prices, I see no reason to not go with the Goodyears.


Now here's my newest question:

Four or five?
I was planning on buying five, but after looking at the tires I have now I'm wondering if it might be OK to put my best as a spare (Power King TOWMAX STR) since it's only 2-1/2 years old (3115) and has good tread left. Would you spend the extra $120 or so to have a set of five or be good to go with four matched and an OK spare? (they won't get rotated through as I have aluminum wheels except for the spare).

Thanks again.

BTW - I ordered my Equal-i-zer 1/10k hitch yesterday.
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:46 PM   #15
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IMO ~ I'd only replace the 4 on the ground and leave the spare* as is since it's only 2.5 year old. I've had my XT276 since 2012 and never used the spare...which is stored under the unit.
I also scrub the tires after each trip & apply 303 Aerospace Protectant. Also use tire covers to reduce dry rot/uv damage from the sun in the summer ~ winter months it's stored indoors.

I'm confident you will be very pleased with your Equal-i-Zer 4 way anti-sway WD hitch. Mine is also the 1/10 & set-up is easy, just follow the instruction sheet. If any questions during set-up/use, just call Equalizer ~ more than helpful over the phone.


*Provided it's the same size and same outside diameter of the new tires.
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We're AD (axle deficient ) as we only have one. But if you go with four and should have a flat or curb accident that required a new tire you might want to replace in pairs. If so, you could then rotate the newer undamaged tire to the spare position.
Just a thought.....
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:54 PM   #17
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Hello SWFL,

I seldom check in over here on this forum, but I replied to your thread on rv net yesterday ( I'm the poster who put up the picture of the socket for the trailer hitch ball ).
Welcome to the world of FF trailers and the forum. I have a 189FDS that I'm sitting in now in AZ for the winter ( just west of Tucson ).

Enjoy your funfinder. We here on this forum do wish it was a little more active, but it just doesn't seem to be a really active place. Some good folks here though with a lot of good info and tips on modifications, etc.

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Thanks guys.

As an update to my recent posts:

Tires: I ended up buying four tires and having the best existing (July of 2015 TowMax) moved to the spare. I was going to go with Discount Tire's online entity, but found that Sam's Club had the same price plus a $20 off per tire promo along with free shipping and $9.50 per tire mount/balance/lifetime flat repair/ and 2-year road hazard replacement. With tax and state fees I was out the door for right around $425 for a set of four (including the extra charge for the spare m/b).

Hitch ball issue: We drove down to the Ft. Myers Camping World today and not only did they have the correct socket for my Equali-i-zer ball, they also tightened and torqued it at no charge.

Ordered and received my replacement awning fabric too. Not installed yet but I'll address that in another post in another section of the board soon (just to get some more action here...).

Supposed to be a bit cooler here tomorrow (only upper 70's) and breezy so instead of fishing I think I'm going to do some roof seam cleaning and resealing. Should be a fun day.
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Sounds like you are making great progress.

As for the hitch ball, I purchased a socket so could re-torque the hitch ball once in awhile.

This socket works perfectly and is very reasonable.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Most farm implement/heavy equipment shops will have the torque wrench and for a little 'bribe' will re-torque the hitch ball. Only takes a few minutes.
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Good to hear you got your hitch ball situation squared away. Looking fwd to hearing your awning fabric fix.
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