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Old 08-31-2019, 04:37 PM   #1
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E-Z Flex Equalizer

One rear tire had abnormal tire wear and it was replaced yesterday. While looking for the cause I discovered there was a lot of slop in the Trailair Equa-Flex hardware. Time for a change. Did some researching and just ordered the E-Z FLex Equalizer from ETrailer. I particularly like it because it comes with wet bolts. Should get the stuff Sept 9th. Looks to be an easy install.
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:33 PM   #2
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I am putting the Dexter system on mine. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Old 09-03-2019, 06:40 PM   #3
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One rear tire had abnormal tire wear and it was replaced yesterday. While looking for the cause I discovered there was a lot of slop in the Trailair Equa-Flex hardware. Time for a change. Did some researching and just ordered the E-Z FLex Equalizer from ETrailer. I particularly like it because it comes with wet bolts. Should get the stuff Sept 9th. Looks to be an easy install.
If you have a triple axle rig, I highly caution you against the wet bolts. At least for the rear most spring hanger. A few of us are having issues with them breaking. They are a great idea but just cannot withstand the stress that rear axle puts on it. I broke two last year and several this year (with nothing in the garage on all but one trip). I finally installed a grade 8 bolt it's place and no further breakages. I returned yesterday from a 1600 mile trip with no problems. The last breakage saw the spring hanger get destroyed so I welded replacements on at both rear positions as well.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-21-2019, 08:14 PM   #4
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UPDATE

I did the job in two days doing a side each day in about 3 hours per side. Pretty straight forward install. I finally got the rig onto the road yesterday for a test run and it sure was quiet with the wet bolts installed. Took it through town and onto the interstate and it seemed to be a bit smoother ride. Leaving Wednesday for San Diego for the real test.
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:16 AM   #5
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UPDATE

Pulled 400 miles to San Diego. Wow! Trailer felt more solid, less bouncing going over bridges. Overall the ride felt a hole lot smoother compared to the dozens of trips over the same roads.
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Thanks for the update. Can't wait until I have time to get mine installed.
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UPDATE again: Just returned from San Diego and 900 miles towing. I can't prove it was the E-Z Flex but my mileage was 10 mpg over the entire trip. Previous trips it was less than 9 mpg.
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