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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Lindsey S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a lighter weight trailer (200 lbs – 600 lbs of tongue weight) that has a significant problem tracking behind your vehicle
  • Want an American-made system that lasts from an industry-leading brand
  • Have a lifted truck or a low-riding van and need a bigger drop or rise than you'd get with the standard shank that typically comes with these hitches

No, if you:

  • Hate noise - the steel on steel brackets can create a racket, especially during turns
  • Might be upgrading to a heavier trailer and would want to transfer your hitch to it
  • Don't have a big problem with trailer sway - you might just end up with a really rigid ride
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. Shank sold separately. 2" Hitch ball included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Equal-i-zer. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number EQ37061ET can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch - EQ37061ET

  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Shank Not Included
  • 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. Shank sold separately. 2" Hitch ball included.


Features:

  • 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
    • Steel-on-steel friction helps to minimize sway caused by winds or sudden maneuvers
    • No lift chains - eliminate unwanted movement
  • 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, spring bars, sway control brackets, hitch ball, lift handle, and all necessary hardware
    • Adjustable shank sold separately
    • 1-7/8" Thin walled socket (EQ70-00-4800 - sold separately) recommended for hitch ball installation
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 200 lbs - 600 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 27" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Spring bar dimensions: 36" long x 1-1/4" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

90-00-0601 Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Weight Distribution Head
  • 2" Chrome Hitch Ball
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Snap-up Lever
  • Spacer Rivet and Washers
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
  • Adjustable Shank
  • 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 (sold separately) 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 27 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.



EQ37061ET Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Ball, without Shank - 6K

Installation Details EQ37061ET Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - EQ37061ET

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (565 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. Shank sold separately. 2" Hitch ball included.

- EQ37061ET
by:

Very glad I spent the money. This was for my 2015 Tacoma and 7x14’ Vnose trailer. Eliminates the bucking on the truck over bumps, and eliminates sway. Balances the weight quite nicely. Well with the peace of mind.



- EQ37061ET
by:

Easy setup. Haven't tried it out yet but it looks like it will work as intended.


Comments
This provided a great improvement when pulling our trailer.
Dan M - 08/01/2017



- EQ37061ET
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Love it.



- EQ37100ET
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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.


Comments
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
$70.96
. 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
$35.36
, works well with the Equal-i-zer system.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 10/08/2019

Comments
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


- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


World of difference, my wife's truck is our tow pig (2500 yukon) and the nose barely rises even with 750+ lbs on the tongue (~1/2"-3/4"), but you can feel a huge difference with/without WD and sway control. Steering is significantly more positive and responsive due to more weight on the front axle and the trailer handles the wind much better. Excellent product that is easy to install WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE BALL. I recommend going to an RV place to get the ball put on the head (and I am a VERY handy guy) if you don't already have a massive torque wrench and the random thinwall socket. Not worth the hassle.


Comments
A year into ownership, this thing is even better than I originally thought. I will never consider towing heavy of towing largewind affected trailers without this setup. This hitch makes what is a terrifying experience even at 45mph towing our 32+foot travel trailer in heavy winds trust me, Ive tried with a regular hitch setup into a stress-free experience up to 65mph in the same conditions. Awesome piece of kit no true tow rig should be without!
Mason - 07/02/2021


- EQ37120ET
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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!!


Comments
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



- EQ37140ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


Very pleased with this hitch purchase, reasonable price, quick delivery, minor issue resolved quickly. I found out that I had been using an undersized Equalizer hitch for my new trailer. When I started using the new hitch, towing was like night and day, to the better!! For all of you reading this do your self a favor... double check your capacities, order the correct size hitch, and get it from Etrailer. You wont regret it.



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


Fantastic piece of gear. Super heavy-duty. Made my truck and trailer ride so much smoother, brought the back end of my 3/4 ton truck back up to level, and completely eliminated the the swaying I would get from time to time with my dump trailer. Instruction manual that came with the kit was very detailed and well-written. One minor complaint: it would be nice if the ball came mounted to the hitch assembly because most of us don’t have a torque wrench that goes to 430 feet pounds. Beyond that, an excellent investment.



- EQ37100ET
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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.


Comments
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



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


Great product. I use it with my '21 Tundra Crewmax SR5 Sport and a 34' Keystone Bullet 290BHS RV. However, there is one major hang up. You have to get your own 3/4 drive 430-foot pound torque wrench and 1-7/8 thin walled socket in order to install and tighten the hitch ball. I had to rent that torque wrench which is about 4' long. Neither Home Depot or Lowe's had it. But Lowe's had the socket. The hitch ball should come pre-tightened to save the customer all this hassle and run around. Be aware of this issue.



- EQ37100ET
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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.


Comments
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



- EQ37101ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


This hitch works great! Just got back from my first 300 mile round trip pulling a 25' travel trailer and I had no issues at speeds above 55mph. The hitch really helps lock the trailer with the tow vehicle and helps prevent sway! Set up was pretty simple, there were great instructions provided.



- EQ37101ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


Picked up my new trailer, traveled through rush hour traffic in heavy rain and wind. Trailer didn't budge an inch, pulled with ease and confidence. Phone Staff was extremely helpful with getting the right product for my needs and it was shipped out immediately putting me on schedule. Excited to hit the road. Thanks etrailer!!



- EQ64FR
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


The Equilizer hitch installation instructions were easy to follow and the unit was easy to install. The only thing that I think would be better is if the hitch ball was installed at the factory or the specialty socket needed was priced more reasonably. I don’t have a store near me that can install the hitch ball. I was very happy with the service I received from Jamie S. To help expedite my order. She went out of her way to make sure my order was shipped out and she followed up letting me know when it shipped.



- EQ37101ET
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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.


Comments
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



- EQ37121ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


I have purchased several items from etrailer.com over the last several years and the quality of the products have all been top notch and shipped quickly. You really don't know how good a company is with their products and services until there is an issue. My Equal-i-zer hitch came as expected, but the boxes were damaged in transit and had several items missing. Whether they were missed during packaging, or lost as a result of the shipping damage, Teresa was very responsive and accommodated quick shipping of the missing part and provided me credit for the item I purchased locally due to my tight time line. ... FYI the thin walled socket is a 3/4" drive, so I will still need to stop by the local tire shop to have them drive the ball nut on as my home shop doesn't have 3/4 drive, but I do have the socket. I will absolutely do business again with etrailer.com.



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


I towed my camper over 250 miles with the equalizer hitch. Set up and install was very easy. Very little to no sway at all with passing semi trucks.


Comments
Purchased last year year best sway control Ive owned. Easy hook up and disconnected from camper. Highly recommend.
Raymond L - 09/30/2019



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


Ordered the Equal-I-zer weight dist hitch as a reaplacement for original W/D anti-sway hitch trailer dealer sold me (was getting quite a bit of sway). Relatively easy to install, instructions were very easy to follow, getting a torque wrench (430 ft-lbs) for the ball had been my only concern. Weight distribution was right the first time, truck and trailer sit nice and level. The trailer tracked very well and there was no sway when being passed by large tractor-trailers. Less noise than I expected after reading reviews when researching hitches. Very happy with the hitch and the GREAT service from etrailer. Highly recommend.



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


I purchased this hitch for a 9000lbs travel trailer with a 1001lbs tongue weight. If your debating between a less expensive round bar and this setup, spend the money. This hitch is by far a better, easier, and safer setup. I purchased this hitch to replace a Pro-series round bar with a friction sway control bar. The Equal-i-zer's 4 point sway control is big step up from a single point sway control system. The 1st drive felt secure and safe. Install was easy, but time consuming for a 1st time installer. But worth it in the end. Here's some pointers. 1. get the right tools, rent or barrow a the torque wrench to do the hitch ball 430ft/lbs, and shank bolts 320ft/lbs. The piece of mind that it's correct is worth it. 2. Plan for the afternoon, not a couple of hours. 1st setup is going to be close but your going to have to adjust it so plan on taking something apart. but setup is relatively easy, esp with the right tools. I had the trailer level the 1st go around to 2.5". So I had to move the head up one hole in the shank and then it was within 1". Distribution setup was still with in a proper setup, so I didn't have to make any further adjustments. As far as the coupling and uncoupling the hitch. Using the tongue jack to release the tension is easy to do and quick. Esp. with an electric jack. I never liked the round bar with chain setup on my previous hitch. High quality, easy install and setup, and seems to have great sway control.



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


Was needing a weight distribution system for towing my 16' toy hauler and with Kats help from etrailer I couldn't be happier with this product. Trailer has a dry hitch weight of 950lb and 1100lb loaded. Set up took me an hour or so, but now I feel comfortable hooking and unhooking. Took it on a 100 mile trip a few weeks back in heavy rain with strong wind gust and handled great! Without it I didn't feel safe going 60mph on calm sunny day.



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


Ordered this product for the built in sway control. My last hitch required another device to achieve this, but I didn't care for the additional work when backing up or on wet surfaces. The order shipped quickly and arrived intact in 2 separate packages. The smaller of the two, contained the hitch shank and main body. It's heavy, so it was expected that the box would have a hole. The other larger package was sealed and intact. All parts were present. Setup was straightforward, documentation excellent. Particularly the places to annotate measurements. The manual was small but effective. The ball mounting requires a thin walled 1 7/8 socket. I didn't buy this, my RV dealer torqued my setup for nothing. Very satisfied with this hitch thus far. Will update when I have had a chance to put it through the motion.



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


Just bought a new Travel Trailer, had been using a Reese Weight distribution set up with traditional sway bar. This system worked well but had the tractor trailers pushing me around and on windy days I had to reduce highway speeds dramatically. So, I chose to upgrade to the Equalizer for the new TT. I had the Professionals install it since it was raining but the videos and information on etrailer make me confident I could have done it with the correct tools. The Equalizer was fantastic on the 75 mile ride home in the rain with heavy Tractor Trailer traffic. Had little to no sway. Very pleased with my decision. This is a heavy duty system and is easy to hook up. I ordered by calling etrailer because I had a question about shipping and delivery since I needed the new set up for delivery of my new TT. Lisa was more than helpful answering my questions and getting the hitch to me on time. I strongly recommend The Equalizer and etrailer for your towing needs.



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


The Equalizer Wt Dist W Sway Con And Ball 10k Gtw, 1000 Tw. Was recommended for my application and works great. [Local retailer] in New York did the installation on my New 2017 Starcraft ultra light. The product has a clean look on the trailer. The Equalizer is a great product for tight turns and backing into parking slips. No need to remove sway controls, because its incorporated into the Patented Design. I've used other styles in the past but this is the product for me. Thanks Etrailer for the on time shipping of the Equalizer. Did you Equalize your trailer today!! etrailer.com



- EQ37060ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


Excellent product. This is my 2nd Equalizer hitch. First one was a 10,000lb I used on my 29ft Keystone Camper that was around 8500lbs loaded towing with an 04 F250. I now have a 6,000lb I am using on my 6x12 V-nose around 3500lbs with a 600lb tounge weight towing with a 2016 Tacoma. These hitches make a world of difference when towing & are pretty easy to setup. Especially after doing it once lol.



- EQ37121ET
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Review from a similar 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


This is the second Equalizer hitch I have had. I needed to replace my first one as I bought a larger camping trailer and the older equalizer didn't have the proper tongue weight rating. We drive a 2011 Tundra TRD 4x4 with a 5.7 liter. We pull a 2017 mallard M292 by hartland that is 34'-9" with a height of 10''- 4" weight is 6905 lbs. Dry with a tongue weight of 725 lbs. Living in the mountains of Western North Carolina I have many curves and tractor trailers to deal with on I-40. Everywhere we go is down the mountain and to return home is always up hill. At no time have I ever had my trailer do any swaying. Leveling issues are never a problem with my Equalizer hitch. I believe it is the best hitch on the market, hands down. Having the wife happy and relaxed and not thinking about the trailer while on long hauls keeps me calm and focused. It took about 2 hours to install and adjust. etrailer has done a great job once again and Molly was the best


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Ask the Experts about this Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Drop Shank for Lifted 2016 Ford F-150
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37061ET along with the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Shank part # FA92-02-4315 is what I recommend using with a lifted 2016 Ford F-150. This system in particular is largely considered to be the best system on the market so it will work great to help reduce sag/squat while towing or hauling. Furthermore, the system has integrated sway control as well. The shank will then allow for a level connection as it offers a drop up to 7".
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  • Recommended Shank with More Drop for Equal-i-zer 6K Weight Distribution System
    In order to use the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37061ET you'll need to purchase the shank separately. For this, we have a few options depending on the rise/drop requirements. I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4100 which has a 7" rise or 3" drop. I have attached a full list of options below, brand does not matter. The MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount won't work as the dimensions are not correct and it's hollow.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 300 Pound Dry Tongue Weight
    A weight distribution system is a great idea to help evenly distribute your trailer's weight and eliminate the rear sag that it sounds like you are experiencing on the Odyssey. When picking out a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Honda...
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  • Will a Different Shank Brand Fit an Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System
    I actually do not recommend the use of Reese shank # RP54970 with an Equal-I-zer weight distribution system, # EQ37061ET, because the Reese design is such a departure from the Equal-I-Zer design. A shank such as Fastway # FA92-02-4213 or Curt # 17120 are better options and either would work well for you.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2016 Ram
    In order to choose the best weight distribution hitch, you will first need to know your total tongue weight. That weight is going to be the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go 2018 R-Pod 180 plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2016 Ram. To determine this you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you.
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  • Question on Weight Distribution and Sway Control On A 2013 Ford Edge
    Since you are dealing with a ground clearance issue with your tow vehicle and trailer, your best bet is to look into a short weight distribution shank like the Blue Ox shank, # BXW4017. This will provide the most ground clearance possible for your application. In addition to this shank, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution system. There is no weight distribution system that will provide the necessary drop and ground clearance that you will need, but these two components will...
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  • Can Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Work With EAZ Lift Shank?
    Your EAZ Lift shank may work with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37061ET; it will depend on a measurement you need to take. If your shank has holes that measure 3/4" in diameter and are spread 1-1/4" apart then it will work with the Equal-i-zer # EQ37061ET.
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  • Can The Shank From One Weight Distribution System be Used on Another System
    Yes, you will be able to use your current weight distribution shank on the Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution System, # EQ37061ET. All the other needed parts will be included with the new weight distribution system. For installing the trailer ball to the weight distribution head, I recommend using a thin walled socket like # EQ70-00-4800. This socket is designed to work with Equal-I-Zer hitches
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  • How To Measure Trailer Frame Rail To Confirm Fit Of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
    The maximum frame height mentioned for the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37061ET is the actual size of the trailer's frame rails and not the ground clearance. You will need to measure your trailer's frame as the Equal-i-zer will not be able to bolt to your trailer if it's frame rails are larger than 6" tall. I included a diagram showing the measurement mentioned. The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4300 will be great at ensuring that you have enough...
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  • Replacement Head for Equal-i-zer Compatible with 6,000 lb Bars for Lance 1575 Travel Trailer
    To determine the best system for your Lance 1575 I would need to know what the loaded tongue weight of your trailer is and then add any cargo weight loaded behind the rear axle of your 2018 Highlander. Without knowing the year of your trailer, I grabbed specs from the manufacturer for the most recent model and based on that info the 6,000 lb system # EQ37061ET would work just fine. The Replacement Head for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - 600 lbs TW # EQ90-02-0600 will work...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for 2021 Lance 1995 with 390-lbs Dry Tongue Weight
    You will want to choose the correct system based off of the loaded tongue weight of your trailer; this should typically be between 10% and 15% of the loaded weight of the trailer. I recommend using the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW # EQ37061ET which is designed for trailers with up to 600-lbs of tongue weight. I prefer the Equal-i-zer since it's going to provide 4 point sway control, as opposed to the Fastway # FA92-00-0800...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch For 3,800lb Travel Trailer Pulled By 2012 Toyota Siennna
    It is always a good idea to check the owner's manual or check with the manufacturer to verify the towing capabilities of your vehicle. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37061ET will work great for your 3,800lb travel trailer with a tongue weight of 570lbs. This has a max towing weight of 6,000lbs and max tongue weight of 600lbs. Weight distribution systems are not vehicle specific, so as long as your hitch is rated for use with weight distribution and rated for the correct amount,...
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  • Does the Weight of the Weight Distribution System Count as Tongue Weight When Picking Out WD System
    This is a very good question, but you do not need to count the weight distribution system as added tongue weight when you use it. We have had several weight distribution manufacturers come out and specify this. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution System for 7500-lb GVWR Travel Trailer
    They best way to choose a weight distribution system is to know your specific trailer's actual loaded tongue weight (TW) and to this to add the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle, as you noted. Tongue weight scale # 5780 is the easiest way to measure the loaded trailer. A properly-loaded trailer's TW should be about 15% of the gross weight, so a 4500-lb trailer should have TW near 675-lbs. A 6000-lb trailer's TW should be close to 900-lbs. You want to choose...
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  • What's Needed to Attach Hitch Ball of Equal-i-zer to Head of System
    To install the hitch ball that comes with the Equal-i-zer weight distribution system part # EQ37061ET requires a thin-walled socket like the part # ALL643216. The ball is not assembled as it's easier to ship and package with everything disassembled.
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  • Recommending a Weight Distribution System for a Jeep Wrangler
    The most important factor in choosing a weight distribution system is going to be your total tongue weight (TW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo located behind the rear axle of your Jeep Wrangler. You can determine this by using scale # 5780 or by one of the methods I've outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you. For example, if you had a loaded trailer tongue weight of 350 lbs and...
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  • Weight Distribution System and Drop Shank Recommendation for 2011 Honda Pilot
    For a weight distribution system that should be rated for the trailer you plan to tow with your 2011 Honda Pilot that does not have a shank you would want the part # EQ37061ET which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs. For a very long drop shank we have the part # C17124 which will work well. It can do a drop of up to 7-1/2 inches.
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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Ordered without Shank to Allow Use of Drop Shank
    We have weight distribution systems you can order without a shank so that you can purchase the one you would prefer to use like the Equalizer part # EQ37061ET which is rated similarly to the Fastway you referenced and is also compatible with the 7 inch shank part # FA92-02-4315 you mentioned wanting.
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  • Equal-i-zer WD System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 2019 Ram 1500
    At first glance, it looks like the Equal-i-zer WD system you were considering # EQ37120ET is a little stronger than what you need in a weight distribution hitch. This system may require considerable spring bar adjustment to set up correctly, and will likely ride stiffer than a system that's designed to pull a shorter, lighter trailer. I've attached an article that details several methods for you to determine your loaded tongue weight. I do recommend that you determine this before you...
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  • How To Prevent Rear End Sag on a 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor While Towing
    Yes, you can use a weight distribution system on your 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor. However, you will need to make sure the trailer hitch is rated for use with a weight distribution system. For one that is, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98871 which is a direct fit so no drilling is required and it will exceed the weight limitations of your vehicle. For a weight distribution system, there are few better than the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37061ET...
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  • Equipping 2019 Kia Sedona LX For Towing 3200 lb Pop-Up Camper
    You can indeed use weight distribution with your 2019 Kia Sedona, and the hitches we offer for it are rated for use with weight distribution systems. First, let's make sure your Sedona is equipped for towing, if it isn't already. For a hitch, I'd recommend the Curt Class III, part # C13115. For a 4 pole trailer wiring harness, I'd go with # 118269 if the pop-up is NOT equipped with brakes or # TK24FR if it DOES have brakes. You'll also need a brake controller to actuate the trailer...
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  • Weight Distribution System that is Made in the USA
    Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems like the part # EQ37061ET are made in the USA but the Blue Ox weight distribution systems like # BLU45FR are not made here. Then for a shank you'd also need the part # EQ90-02-4100.
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch With Sway Control For A Trailer Tongue Weight Of 460lbs Unloaded
    For your 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, out of the three, I would go with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System Item # C17500. If you go with a hitch that has a max of 600lb to 800lbs and your trailer tongue weight is 460 unloaded, when you load the trailer and add anything in the back of the vehicle you don't want to be close on maxing out the hitch. I always recommend going with a hitch with a higher weight rating than your trailer. That way you can load the trailer as needed and add any...
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  • Sway Prevention for Jayco Jay Flight SX7 Towed By 2020 Ford F150
    As kind of a rule of thumb, suspension enhancement like helper springs or Timbren Aeon springs are most effectively used to suspend loads carried in the truck bed, but they're not the best choice for suspending a trailer's tongue weight. For instability caused by a trailer (or more specifically, crosswinds and turbulence from oncoming or passing traffic acting on the trailer), a weight distribution system that's been properly tailored to the as-towed tongue weight of your Jay Flight...
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  • Will the Reese Pole Tongue Adapter Work on my Load Rite Elite Trailer
    Yes the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems part # RP58393 can be used on your Load Rite Elite trailers tongue. This allows you to connect the weight distribution and sway control systems. I really like the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control Systems like part # EQ37061ET. To determine which weight distribution you need the tongue weight is the most important measurement. I have linked an article explaining how to get an accurate reading of...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2019 Chevy Tahoe
    I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37061ET for your travel trailer. This system has integrated 4-point sway control and uses clamp-on brackets so there is no need to drill into the trailer frame. The tongue weight capacity for this system is 200-600 lbs so your 430 lbs tongue weight falls nicely in the middle. All of the available roof racks have fixed mounting. If that works for you, there are options with longer bars. I recommend the Yakima...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation For A 2018 Chevy Colorado Pulling A 4,147lbTravel Trailer
    I would recommend a weight distribution system for this application. You will notice in many towing situations that vehicles sag in the rear under the downward force of the trailer coupler. This can cause lift to the front of the vehicle and that increases the chance of sway and lessens towing safety. If the 4147lbs is the dry weight of your travel trailer, that's a good start but you will need to know your fully loaded, ready to tow weight if you don't have that. A scale like the...
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  • How to Reduce Sway When Towing a Trailer With a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
    I have a couple of recommendations for you. A truck suspension enhancement system will help reduce sag and will help with sway especially if you are close to the maximum towing weight limit of your truck. If you are not close to the weight limit, adding suspension enhancement systems will enhance driving stability. I recommend the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRCK15S for your truck. These will help stabilize and level your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. However, if you...
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  • Weight of Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion # FA92-00-0600
    Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Item # FA92-00-0600 weighs approximately 75 pounds when you add a ball such as # A-90 for a 2 inch or # 19286 for a 2-5/16 inch. Keep in mind that the weight of the weight distribution you use is not factored in to the total tongue weight. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the...
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  • Longer Shank for use With Fastway Weight Distribution System
    There are some solutions available to you, but we do not carry 18 inch shanks designed for use with Fastway weight distribution systems. Since Equal-i-zer makes a pair of shanks that are 18 inches and have tongue weight capacities between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs your best option would be to get an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system and shank. For example, Equal-i-zer system # EQ37061ET has a GTW of 6,000 lbs and a total tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs, while # EQ37041ET has a GTW...
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