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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 4,000 lbs GTW, 400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 4,000 lbs GTW, 400 lbs TW

Item # EQ37040ET
Our Price: $800.00
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have issues with your trailer staying in line with your truck during windy conditions or passing big rigs
  • Want an American-made system that lasts from an industry-leading brand
  • Have a lightweight trailer that maxes out at 400 lbs of tongue weight

No, if you:

  • Hate noise - the steel on steel brackets can create a racket, especially during turns
  • Might upgrade in the future to a heavier trailer and would want to transfer your hitch to it
  • Stay away from areas with high winds like the Great Plains and so don't need much help with trailer sway
Steel-on-steel friction works to prevent and correct trailer sway in this unique weight distribution system. Sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. 2" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Equal-i-zer. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 4,000 lbs GTW, 400 lbs TW part number EQ37040ET can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch - EQ37040ET

  • 200 lbs
  • 300 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point

Steel-on-steel friction works to prevent and correct trailer sway in this unique weight distribution system. Sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. 2" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included.


  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Integrated 4-Point Sway Control limits side-to-side movement
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds trailer in line
    • No lift chains - eliminate unwanted movement
    • Steel-on-steel friction helps to minimize sway caused by winds or sudden maneuvers
  • Unique design makes system compatible with surge-type brake actuators
  • Spring bars flex for a controlled, even ride
    • Constructed of chromoly steel for superior dexterity and spring
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can be adjusted along the trailer frame
    • Accommodates frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, battery boxes, toolboxes, or generators
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Dipped steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, sway control brackets, 2" hitch ball, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • 1-7/8" Thin walled socket (EQ70-00-4800 - sold separately) recommended for hitch ball installation
  • Made in the USA


  • Tongue weight: up to 400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 4,000 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 25" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Shank length:
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 9" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 7" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 12" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 7-1/2"
    • Maximum rise: 7"
    • Maximum drop: 3"
    • Overall height: 9-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Spring bar dimensions: 36" long x 1" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

90-00-0400 Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Weight Distribution Shank
  • Weight Distribution Head
  • 2" Chrome Hitch Ball
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Snap-up Lever
  • Spacer Rivet and Washers
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
  • Thin Walled Socket for Installation of Hitch Ball

Weight Distribution Diagram

Create a more stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.

Selecting a Weight Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.

To determine the proper weight rating for a weight distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system.

Features of the Equal-i-zer

Head Tilt Adjustment

Controlling head tilt with traditional washer method

The Equal-i-zer weight distribution system uses the traditional washer-style adjustment method to achieve the perfect tilt. Controlling the head tilt helps you to fine-tune the leverage on your entire system, making it easier to install and hook up the spring bars. To adjust the tilt, simply slide washers onto the spacer rivet and insert the rivet into the head assembly. To increase the angle, add a washer. To reduce the angle, remove a washer. Most setups take four to six washers to achieve the proper height. Once you get the desired tilt, insert the shank bolts to secure the head to the shank and then tighten it in place.

Construction of Spring Arms

The Equal-i-zer spring bars are not made of traditional spring steel. Rather, they are constructed of a chromium-molybdenum alloy steel. Chromoly steel has a high tensile strength for extreme durability. It also features excellent dexterity, which allows it to give as required and then return softly back to its original form. This pliability is important in minimizing trailer bounce while still ensuring that the weight of your rig is adequately distributed.

Fixed Sway Control Brackets

Installation of Sway-Control Brackets

The unique sway control brackets of the Equal-i-zer are easy to install and simple to use. They clamp onto your trailer frame and conveniently adjust to a position anywhere between 29 inches and 32 inches back from the coupler. These brackets provide the attachment points for the weight distribution spring bars. To position the spring bars during hookup, simply use the included snap-up lever to lift each bar into place on the L-shaped brackets. Then secure the bars in place with the included L-pins and clips.

Equal-i-zer Hitch 4-Point Sway Control

The Equal-i-zer weight distribution system works to stop trailer sway before it begins. This is achieved through the rotational friction that is present in the weight distribution hitch itself. Within the system head, the downward pressure that is placed on the hitch ball by the trailer is combatted by the upward pressure exerted by the spring bars that are mounted in the sockets. This upward force is placed on the spring bars on either side of the system, creating the rotational friction that, essentially, forces your trailer in line. This type of friction is responsible for two points - one on either side of the trailer - of the 4-Point Sway Control. To ensure that enough tension is present, make certain that the socket bolts in the head assembly are torqued to at least 45 foot-pounds.

Points within the Equal-i-zer system where upward and downward forces interact to create rotational friction

The other two points of sway control are created by the steel-on-steel friction that occurs when the spring bars slide within the L-brackets that are mounted on the trailer tongue. Most traditional weight distribution systems have spring bars that are suspended by chains. Although this ensures that the system is not so rigid as to create bounce in the trailer, it also allows a good deal of side-to-side play in the system. Letting the spring bars hang freely minimizes the rotational friction described earlier. It also eliminates your system's ability to create the type of direct friction that has been shown to be so effective in limiting trailer sway.

This direct friction that is applied to the spring bars in the Equal-i-zer system helps to stop sway once it has begun. The concept is similar to the way in which an add-on friction sway control device functions. When each spring bar moves forward or backward, or side to side, it rubs along the bracket, creating friction. The resistance created by this action limits the movement of the spring bar, thus preventing further side-to-side movement of the trailer.

Most add-on units feature some sort of friction material similar to that used in automotive brakes. But the Equal-i-zer uses direct steel-on-steel contact to create resistance. This is the same sort of friction that is used with locomotives that pull loaded railcars weighing tons. No additional materials are needed. The steel will outlast any of those other materials, providing an extremely durable, functional sway control system.

EQ37040ET Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch with Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 4K

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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 4,000 lbs GTW, 400 lbs TW - EQ37040ET

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (663 Customer Reviews)

Steel-on-steel friction works to prevent and correct trailer sway in this unique weight distribution system. Sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. 2" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included.


Towing 3400 lbs hybrid camper with ford flex (tow rating 4500). Makes a world of difference. Car downshifts less, rides more level and experiences very little sway. Wasn't cheap, but was worth the money as an improvement over towing without distribution hitch.


The Equilizer hitch has made towing much, much better for a short, single axle travel trailer. There is zero sway. The only issue we've had is that the brackets mounted to the trailer frame tend to slide or tilt occasionally, so periodic adjustment is needed. The hitch isn't as noisy as I was expecting. Love the easy setup and tear down, too.


I ordered a weight distribution system for my camper. I needed rush delivery. The folks on the phone were great and I received the order on time and it worked out great.


We’ve only used the hitch once but it’s been easy to use. Service was great! Would definitely buy again.


Love the equalizer Hitch. Even more so I love this site. Awesome prices and I received my Hitch three days before I thought it would come.


Excellent customer service and follow up thru the the entire process. Found what we needed when no one else could on etrailer


Great product. Pulled a rockwood A212 with a Nissan Murano made a world of a difference. Good Distribution of the weight.


Love it! Highly recommend it!

Great product, recommended for any towing close to maximum capacity. Excellent sway control
DavidD - 05/17/2020


Preston took a lot of time researching the right product for my application.

He was patient while I got him the measurements.

Thanks much.



Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

First 400 mile tow today, 50% of that way loaded. Performed flawlessly, although I don't think I have it set up 100% yet. Finding a perfectly level spot in MA is an exercise in futility. I did the best I could with the trailer level in my shop on concrete, but the truck hanging out and nose down and to the left a bit. I think I need more tension. Rides real stiff compared to the Reese SC system I was forced to retire early due to parts being NLA (lost a torsion bar on a recent tow - don't know if it broke, or just slipped out - either way, I'm DONE with Reese!). As of right now, the bars feel like they have unequal tension, too. When unloaded, the left bar sits tight to the L-bracket, while the right bar is easily lifted by hand. Could be that my receiver is worn out - she's got some miles on her. Don't think anything is bent anywhere, but who knows. Anyway, these parts are HEAVY, strong, American metal - I have no doubt this thing will outlast that Reese system I had. Now to put in some work to try and get the ride quality back like the old system.


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

Great hitch system. Easy directions to mount and set up for my truck (F150) and Grand Design Imagine travel trailer. Hook up at camp site is much easier compared to my chain and bar system. New set up handles sway and is very stable when trucks and cars pass.


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

After studying reviews on weight distribution hitches for months, I chose the Equal-i-zer. This thing is designed and built like a tank! It has made pulling my trailer so much more stress free. The sway is now totally absent, where before, the least bit of wind or uneven road surface put me into a swaying frenzy. It took me a couple of tries to get it set up exactly how I wanted it, but now, I couldn’t be happier with the performance of it. One more thing, forget about sneaking into a campground, these hitches inherently creak and pop quite loudly, and you get some really weird looks at times. I just laugh and smile, knowing it’s doing it’s job back there as designed. If you follow the instructions to a T, you should have no problem setting one up, or have a professional do it for you. You will be very happy with the outcome.


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

Packaging was great, delivery time fast, I have towed with hitch now 3 times, total of approximately 1000 miles. My TT is a 38' Jayco 312BHOK, 10k lbs dry weight and 1100lbs tounge. The hitch does as advertised, transfers weight from hitch to front axle and prevents most trailer sway, and quickly corrects the sway that does happen. Hitch is heavy, 150lbs-ish with the 18" shank I also bought. Well made, easy to use instructions and set up. Glad I bought this MADE IN USA product.


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

I rate this product "good" to alert potential users to an issue I face during installation of this Equal-i-zer hitch.

As I purchased this hitch, a 2 and 15/16" ball with a 1.25" shank stud and its nut were included. That nut requires a special 1 and 7/8" thin walled socket that slips down into a cavity where the shank stud protrudes and the nut screws on. The instructions state that socket is available at Equal-i-zer dealers. Such a socket WAS NOT AVAILABLE at any automotive parts store, car dealership, nor agricultural supply hardware I contacted in the small California town I was in. The nearest Equalizer dealer to me was over 100 miles distant, and I had planned to leave the day I began installation of the hitch. The instructions also state that a shim can be used if a 2 and 15/16" ball with a 1" shank stud and nut are used. That is the ball I already had on my truck and I was fortunate to find a properly sized shim at an agricultural supply hardware that I cut to length and used in my installation. I still needed a large socket and extension to tighten the nut because the nut was deeply recessed in the cavity. The box end wrench I normally used on the nut was of no avail; however, an automotive repair shop had such a socket and loaned it to me to complete the installation of the hitch. IF you are going to undertake the installation of this hitch yourself, then be aware of the need for either the special Equal-i-zer specified socket for the ball included, OR a 1.25" to 1" shim and a deep well socket for the smaller 1" shank stud and nut such as I used. Contact customer service at Equal-i-zer if you have questions in this regard BEFORE you purchase.

Having alerted you to the installation issue I faced, I now rate the product itself as EXCELLENT in performing the job it is intended to do when towing. Once I had the hitch installed, the instructions for making adjustments so it will perform as intended are clear. Along with the hitch I purchased a Sherline trailer tongue scale and that is an accessory I highly recommend.

I was towing a 2-axle car trailer loaded with a vehicle for a total tow load of 5500 lbs.
Using the tongue scale I adjusted my load so 10% was on the tongue. I was towing cross-country from California to Michigan with a 2010 Tacoma 4 x 4 rated with a 6500 lb towing capacity. I towed at 55-60 mph and had one incident that required immediate, heavy braking and the truck and trailer stopped perfectly, as if the trailer had no been there. So keep in mind, my rating of GOOD was to draw your attention to the installation issue I faced. The PEFORMANCE of the hitch was EXCELLENT.

The thin walled socket needed to install the hitch ball is available as a Related Item here at etrailer. Equal-i-zer offers such a socket as part # EQ70-00-4800
Thin Walled Socket for Equal-i-zer Hitches
. We have also found that the Powerbuilt 1-78 Inch Thin Walled Socket, part # ALL643216
1-7/8" 12pt Thin Walled Socket - 3/4" Drive - Chromium-Vanadium Steel
, works well with the Equal-i-zer system.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 10/08/2019
My Equal-i-zer hitch continues to perform as I had wanted and described in my review. It has an unstated safety benefit. I tow long distances without a load on my trailer. I keep the Equal-i-zer hitch fully installed but adjusted so there is only mild tension transferred forward. That keeps the receiver ball housing on the tongue of the trailer constantly pressed against the hitch ball. If for any reason the ball coupling lock should fail or have not been set, the trailer would remain coupled to the truck.
Wilton M - 09/27/2020


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

Well made, heavy duty, easy to assemble, and install. Only one issue, the sockets that the sway bars go into are virtually immovable. I had to loosen the bolts and beat on them with a rubber mallet to get them to move (they are supposed to move freely). I contacted the manufacturer directly via their customer service, and was informed that there is a 4 trip break-in period and that “eventually” the sockets will move easier. This disclaimer should be noted in the advertisement for this hitch.


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

I received this hitch a few short days after placing my order and as soon as it arrived I unpackaged it to admire the contents. Everything was intact and ready to assemble, just as expected. I also ordered the special thin walled socket, which I am glad I did since my mechanic friend that did my torquing didn't have a socket that would work for this hitch ball. I know it is expensive but I wanted everything done right.

I installed the hitch and set it up following the directions in the manual, and everything turned out perfectly. I think from start to finish it took the wife and I less than an hour and a half. Easy, and according to my measurements and a visual everything looked perfect. None of this is rocket science, and the installation is truly easy.

Well, time to try it out, and what great timing, we left Saturday morning in a 40 MPH headwind for 20 miles, and then another 25 miles with the wind quartering at us on a busy highway. This hitch worked flawlessly! I was tickled with the whole ordeal, and today coming back with no wind at all it wasn't much different than the day we had the wind. You know what wind means, right? WINDY IN ND. Yep, we get our share. This hitch served us very well, and I am extremely pleased with my purchase and the ease of installation and set up. I would order it again in a heartbeat.

My tow vehicle:

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 with max trailer tow package. 6.2 L with 8 speed transmission.

My travel trailer:

2016 Jayco Octane SL, weighs in loaded at 6100 lbs with a hitch weight of 910 lbs.

A whole year has gone by, and Im still extremely satisfied with my equalizer hitch. I hear the squeaks when I make my turns, I know people talk about this hitch being slightly noisy, but every time I hear it I smile. I know its back there, doing its thing, and it does it extremely well. I would buy this hitch again in a New York minute. I am very pleased. Did I say Im VERY pleased? Lol. Its that good.
Richard P - 06/04/2019


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

I borrowed a torque wrench to tighten the ball and shank bolts as mine only goes to 250 ft lbs. After tightening the ball onto the hitch, I installed the Equal-i-zer WDS in about an hour by myself. The directions are straight forward and easy to follow.

I did a short 40 mile pull on a fairly windy day afterwards and I am very satisfied with the anti sway ability of this system. Substantially better than the entry level hitch I bought years ago with my first camper. We are now on our fourth camper and having sold our fifth wheel we bought our third pull behind!!! I tried using my old entry level WDS with chains and a friction brake for anti sway and was nervous the entire 8 hour trip because of sway.

The Equal-I-zer WDS has settled my nerves and loosened my grip on the steering wheel! You can find cheaper WDS out there but you will get what you pay for. If you are experiencing a lot of sway with your current set up, it’s time to upgrade to Equal-I-ler!


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

Just received and put together my Equalizer hitch but not set up or used with our new travel trailer yet. The quality of the parts are amazing. I have used other weight equalizing hitches and have 5th wheel hitch systems. This system is heavy duty and a pleasure to put together. Etrailer did a great job on the website describing, illustrating and proving support to make my decision so easy. Thanks Etrailer. Going to pick up new travel trailer today with new hitch system.

I am pulling a 34 foot travel trailer that weighs 7,280lbs. I am very comfortable and feel secure while towing with the equalizer hitch system. There is absolutely no sway even when tractor trailer pass by. I have used other sway control products and systems where I encountered sway and white knuckle rides. I highly recommend the Equalizer 4 point sway control system to anybody thinking about a new or replacing a current system.
Tony - 09/06/2019


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

etrailer was great. Great service and quick and easy. The actual hitch itself was easy to install despite not having the clearest instructions and then difficult to get the sway bar socket to swivel. A lot of grinding metal and leftover burrs in the sockets making them hard to move even when the socket bolts and bush were loosened and all moving parts greased. That part was not machines well. Rest was. I filed and wire wheeled it and got them to move but still very stiff. But it works now and rides well. An hour and half job though took four hours.

It is possible that the weight distribution system could be over your tongue weight. Ideally your total TW will fall in the middle of the systems operating range. This ensures the system is stiff enough to provide the weight shift to your front axle, but without being so stiff that it causes weird handling from the trailer. If your actual total TW is 1200-1300-lbs then a system rated for between 1000- and 1400-lbs would be perfect. There are a couple of other possibilities that could be causing the grinding, however, we would need some more information.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/21/2022


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

I have been using this EQ hitch towing my Bullet crossfire travel trailer with my F-150 for over a year now and it handles great. Tows smooth and without jerking or a rough ride. It took a few times to properly balance it and adjust it properly but what a major improvement from towing without it. I recommend this EQ hitch very much!!

Excellent! I have towed over 5000 miles in 2 years with this hitch now and it is still like new. What a great purchase.
MarkG - 01/24/2020


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

Product is fine but shipping is horrible. Items arrived in boxes that were falling apart. UPS had to tape a whole box and parts were falling out when it arrived. Haven’t had a chance to check to see if everything is even in the box. Not acceptable.

I will have Customer Service reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/14/2022


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

Product is well made and sturdy. Installation instructions were simple and easy to follow. Took about 2 hours from start to finish to install. The problems it solved for me were the truck sagging in the rear when my car hauler is coupled. Now the truck is level along with the trailer. Also when semi's pass by the entire set up is steady. No shaking or swerving. Wish I had put this on sooner. Very pleased.

After a year of use I can say that the Equalizer has lived up to its promise. It is extremely helpful when hauling autos around in our enclosed trailer. We consider it just part of the normal hauling equipment now.
Mark T - 08/14/2019


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

The system works great once you can figure out the instructions. I feel the weight distribution is quite right but the system definitely keeps the trailer from swerving every time a larger truck passes me or if need to pass a larger truck.


Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch

Took the sway away for the most part. Would be better if you could order it without the drop ball hitch (part that slips into receiver) since I had to get a longer one anyway for my setup.

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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 2003 Nissan Xterra With Small Tent Trailer
    For your 2003 Nissan Xterra and Forest River Tent Trailer, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37060ET which is rated for up to 600 lbs. The 400 lb system part # EQ37040ET would not be a good choice as this will be at the very end of your capacity which does not leave room for error and with the above you can add weight over time if needed. I always recommend going with the next size up system from what you think that you need.
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  • Sway Control and Weight Distribution Recommendation for 1,800 lb Pop Up Camper
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. For a trailer that will weigh a total...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Sway Control for a 2011 Toyota RAV4
    When choosing a weight distribution system, it is key to know your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. To this tongue weight you will need to add the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle in the back of your 2011 Toyota RAV4. Once you know the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer, it will be easier to choose a properly rated weight distribution system. Also, double check your vehicle owner's manual to see how much weight your 2011 Toyota RAV4 can tow. It...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 2016 Gulf Stream Ameri-lite Travel Trailer
    In order to determine your vehicle's maximum towing capacity, you would need to find both the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). This will be located on the information tag placed inside the driver's door jamb. If you subtract the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of your vehicle from the (GCWR) that will give you the maximum Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) you can safely tow. If the gross trailer weight (GTW) of your trailer is more than 50% of your gross vehicle...
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  • Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution/Sway Control Hitch for Trailer with Loaded Tongue Weight of 400-lbs
    The linked video and article are great resources to give you all the important information you need to choose the right WD/SC system for your 3000-lb trailer. The real key is knowing the actual fully-loaded trailer tongue weight (TW) with all your usual gear and supplies loaded up. We have a handy scale # e99044 that makes it really easy to measure accurately (and frequently) so that you can develop a good sense for when your trailer is properly-loaded. Ideally the TW of a trailer will...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a Keystone Outback 31
    The best weight distribution system we carry is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System. This system has four point sway control which unlike most other systems will both prevent and reduce trailer sway. Most other systems only work to reduce trailer sway as it occurs but do little to prevent it from happening entirely. In order to choose the correct Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System you will need to know your total tongue weight (TTW). The total tongue weight is calculated by...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a Riverside White Water Retro 150
    The Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control that you referenced is a great system, but as you mentioned it does require drilling. There may also be issues with certain size trailer frames. Therefore, it may not be the best option for your Riverside White Water Retro 150. Instead, I recommend using the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System which also has four point sway control like the above but does not require any drilling into the trailer frame and it is much more accepting...
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  • Weight Distribution and Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2006 Honda Odyssey
    The weight distribution system I recommend for you with your 2006 Honda Odyssey is the Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System with 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37040ET. This system uses trunnion-style arms that will help with ground clearance, as traditional round-bar arms usually decrease ground clearance. The sway control of this system works with steel-on-steel friction at the L-brackets and inside the hitch head. I really like this system because it will not require you to drill into your...
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2008 Honda Ridgeline
    For your 2008 Honda Ridgeline, a transmission cooler will be a wise choice. It will prolong the life of your transmission and improve its overall performance. For your Ridgeline, I recommend the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit w/Barb Inlets - Class III - Efficient, # D13503. This is a plate-fin cooler that allows for heat distribution and increased air flow to cool your fluid. It is specifically designed for vehicles with late-model, electronic overdrive transmissions....
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  • Recommendation on a Weight Distribution System for a 2014 Dodge Caravan
    First, you will want to determine if the hitch you have on your vehicle is rated for use with a weight distribution system. This information will be located on an ID label on the hitch itself. There will be a gross trailer weight and tongue weight listed for both with and without a weight distribution system. If your hitch does not list a rating for weight distribution, then one cannot be installed on your Dodge Caravan. If you can use weight distribution, then you want to choose a weight...
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  • Could Husky Weight Distribution System HT32216 Work on Trailer that Weighs 3,300 to 3,500 lbs
    If your tongue weight ended up being above 400 lbs and below 600 lbs the Husky Weight Distribution System part # HT32216 would be a great option. If instead it was lower than 400 the Equalizer part # EQ37040ET that you also referenced would be a great option.
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