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VACList-Digest       Saturday, April 20, 2002      Issue 279
Today's Topics:
        1. Re: Question
        2. Re: Equal-i-zer Hitch)
        3. Re: Question
        4. tip of the week
        5. [No Subject]
        6. Re: (No subject)
        7. Re: 


Message Number: 1
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 17:45:32 -0700
From: "Brad Norgaard" <>
Subject: Re: Question

Jerry and others looking for the two-mount radio antenna...Auto Safety House
here in Phoenix has 16 of them in stock. They appear to be a little more
heavy-duty than the original but are brand new. I'm putting one on my Trade
Wind. Call their parts dept. at 602.269.9721. The price is $32.74.

Brad Norgaard
'59 Trade Wind  
#2699, VAC, TCT 
> Wayne A Moore wrote:
>> Jerry they are, or in your case were, the radio antenna bracket bases.
> Thanks WAM, great pic. do you have any idea where I could find a replacement?
> Jerry


Message Number: 2
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 20:07:32 -0600
From: Charlie/Betty Burke <>
Subject: Re: Equal-i-zer Hitch)


Yes, by all means I do recommend the Equal-i-zer hitch. As your local dealer
pointed out the anti-sway features are designed in to the hitch. I have towed
since 1970 with a variety of hitches including Bock, Eaz Lift, Reese, Hensley
and now the Equal-i-zer. I am comfortable that it is as good as any of them.
Equal-i-zer offers hitches from 600 lb to 1200 lb ratings (hitch weight).
A stable towing setup should reduce the learning curve and rapidly increase the
comfort level of towing. I also consider simplicity of hookup and to a lesser
degree cost to be factors in a hitch choice.
A fulltimer should look to the premium end of the scale while an occasional
user that can get comparable performance at a better price should consider it.
Equal-i-zer as well as any hitch manufacturer offers "deep drop" shanks to
bring their hitch down to the right ball height.
The towing performance was/is very stable. I towed with a 2002 GMC 2500HD with
8.1Liter/Allison drive train. Our coach is a 22' Argosy with a wet weight of
around 4700lbs. The trip was from Boise, ID to Astoria, OR and then over the
next 7 days down to Newport, OR along Hwy. 101 and finally back to Boise. The
beginning and end were Interstate runs mostly at 70 MPH on cruise control. The
time on Hwy. 101 was with and without the coach on mostly two lane with lots of
hills and curves. The trip out had a bonus snow storm for 50 miles while
running through NE Oregon. Any trip in the Columbia gouge on I84 includes lots
of changeable strong winds and heavy truck traffic. At no time was I pushed,
pulled, shoved or nudged. while towing. Many folks consider a run in the gouge
a white knuckle special. With the Equal-i-zer this was simply not the case.
Hope this answers your questions.


PS. Not to suggest anything, but if the thought crosses a mind I still work at
my dealership and I paid for the hitch.

"T. Byrd" wrote:

> Hey Charlie,
> We're days away from completing the first phase of our restoration work,
> and I need a hitch too. You recently posted a message of your trip
> through the northwest, and mentioned that your Equalizer hitch performed
> well. Could you elaborate? Which model? What type of sway control? Would
> you recommend it over Reese or Eaz Lift? I recently spoke with a local
> trailer place, and they highly recommended the Equalizer with integral
> sway control. I also have a good deal of drop from our Dodge 2500 4x4 to
> the ball mount on the trailer. I purchased a Hensley used, but it was
> too large for the A frame of my Overlander, so I sold it.
> --
> Ted Byrd
> 1958 Overlander
> Charlie/Betty Burke wrote:
> >
> > Al,
> >
> > All hitch manufacturers make what is generally called a deep drop shank,
> > including Eaz Lift. When we sell a hitch to a customer if he/she needs a
> > deep drop we just exchange it with the one that Eaz Lift puts in their
> > hitch kit. The deep drop will get your hitch height where it needs to be.
> >
> > Charlie
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Message Number: 3
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 09:49:39 -0400
From: Jerry Jarrell <>
Subject: Re: Question

Brad, Thanks for the tip on the antenna. Will call them today.

57 Overlander

> Jerry and others looking for the two-mount radio antenna...Auto Safety House
> here in Phoenix has 16 of them in stock.


Message Number: 4
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 12:45:30 -0400
From: "Scott Scheuermann" <>
Subject: tip of the week

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Message Number: 5
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 17:51:46 -0500
From: Joseph C Langlinais <>
Subject: [No Subject]

Does anyone know of a source for "Lug Bolts"? I own a '76 A/S and lost
one.  :-(
On the head is written "90-95 lbs torque".

"I'm proud to be paying taxes in the U.S.  
But, I could be just as proud for half the money."   
Joseph C. Langlinais
Abbeville, La.

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Message Number: 6
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 17:04:52 -0500
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson, electrical engineer" <>
Subject: Re: (No subject)

NAPA has a really broad collection of lug bolts.

Gerald J.
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Message Number: 7
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 19:03:17 -0300
From: "The Gammon's" <>
Subject: Re: 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "airstream lover" <>
To: "Multiple recipients of VACList" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 4:27 AM
Subject: [VAC] Re: 

> Has any one found an alternative to cloudy vista
> windows besides replacing or breaking?
> Also, I have a new vehicle that sits abnormally high.
> I would like to be able to use my sway bars but I can
> not find a hitch that drops enough. My receiver hitch
> sits at 25". I need at least a 4-6 inch drop to make
> the trailer level.. I tried the brand new EZ lift that
> is adjustable but I was not able to get it low enough
> and still have both bolts screwed in. I know that
> there are a few out there but I wanted advice from the
> experienced.
> Al
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