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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

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Why would I buy this?

  • Great at preventing sway by holding trailer firmly in place at the system head and along the frame
  • Industry leading Equal-i-zer brand does weight distribution hitches and nothing else, so they know their stuff
  • Very little maintenance is required

Why wouldn't I buy this?

  • Steel-on-steel brackets can create a lot of noise, especially during turns
  • Requires a special thin-walled socket for installation, which is not included
  • You can't just switch out the bars if you get a heavier trailer
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. 2-5/16" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Equal-i-zer. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW part number EQ37140ET can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch - EQ37140ET

  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Prevents Sway
  • Equal-i-zer
  • 4-Point
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Includes Shank
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible

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. 2-5/16" Hitch ball and adjustable shank 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
    • 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, 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


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 14,000 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • 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"
  • 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 1-1/2" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Dimensions

Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

90-00-1400 Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Weight Distribution Shank
  • Weight Distribution Head
  • 2-5/16" Chrome Hitch Ball
  • 2 Sway Control Brackets
  • 2 Spring Bars
  • Snap-up Lever
  • Spacer Rivet and Washers
  • Hitch Pin and Clip
  • Necessary Installation Hardware
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  • 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 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.



EQ37140ET Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch with Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 14K

Installation Details EQ37140ET Installation instructions



Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - EQ37140ET Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System with 4-Point Sway Control. Now, a weight distribution system creates a more stable ride for your tow vehicle and for your trailer. This unit features a 2 5/16 inch hitch ball, it's included. It has a gross towing weight capacity of 14000 pounds, and it is designed for trailers that have a tongue weight of 1000 to 1400 pounds. It slides into 2-inch by 2-inch trailer hitch receiver that's rated for us with weight distribution.Now, with the weight distribution system, one of the main components is the spring bar. Adding spring bars to your towing setup really helps apply 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.

That results in an even distribution of weight throughout. It results in a smooth ride, a level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.This unit features integrated 4-point sway control that's designed to work and stop trailer sway, really before it ever begins or before it's felt by the driver or by those riding in the vehicle. The head, right here, creates two points of sway control using rotational friction, so the downward pressure placed on the hitch ball fights or battles the upward pressure created by the spring bars. The upward force is placed on the spring bars on both sides of the system, creating the rotation friction that forces your trailer to stay in line at all times. 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 to the trailer tongue.This unique design makes this system compatible with surge-type brake actuators.

The spring bars are designed to flex for a controlled, even ride. These spring bars are constructed of a specialized steel for superior dexterity and spring, so this pliability is very important in minimizing trailer bounce. The brackets are a no-drill, clamp-on bracket that can be adjusted along the trailer frame. They don't take up much space on the trailer frame, so this system is great for accommodating frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, battery boxes, toolboxes, generators, and so on.When it comes to the head assembly, you can tilt it. Desired tilt is achieved with a traditional spacer rivet and washer design, so you just add or remove washers from the spacer rivet to tilt the head up or down and fine-tune the leverage on the entire system.

That basically installs between the head assembly and the mount right here. Also, on the bottom, we do have a set screw that can be tightened once you have it set the way you want it, and that's really gonna help eliminate any rattle or play between the head assembly and the shank that's included with the kit.The steel has all been dipped, so it's a dipped steel construction. It's very durable and corrosion resistant. It comes with a snap-up lever to ease installation of the spring bars by reducing the amount of lifting required by your trailer jack. The product's made in the USA.

The sway control brackets get positioned about 27 to 32 inches back from the center of your coupler along your trailer tongue or trailer frame. This will fit maximum trailer frame heights of up to six inches. As you can see, it has a lot of holes on it, so it is completely adjustable to thus fit your particular trailer frame. Again, the shank is included, as well as the pin and clip to secure it in your hitch. All the necessary hardware is included as well.The shank link from the center of the hitch pin hold to the center of the adjustment holes is about eight inches. From the center of the hitch pin hold to the center of the hitch ball is about 12 inches. The total height adjustment along the shank is 7 1/2 inches, so if you're using this in the rise position with the head assembly at the highest setting, it's gonna give you a maximum rise of around seven inches. That's measured from the inside top edge of the receiver tip of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. If you have this in the drop position with the head assembly at the lowest setting, it's gonna give you a maximum drop of around three inches. The holes on the unit are separated on center by an inch and a quarter, so that's your incremental height adjustment. Again, the product's made in the USA and it's covered with a limited lifetime warranty.That's gonna do it for today's look at the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution system with Integrated 4-Point Sway Control.


Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW - EQ37140ET

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (478 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. 2-5/16" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included.

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Product works as advertised. We pull a 10,000 lb 24' catering trailer that the weight distribution is far from even with convection oven, 2 door commercial refrigerator and more. We were having severe swaying problems on the highways. Bought this sway control and it stopped all swaying. Before I couldn't hit 55mph without uncontrollable sway and now there is no speed limit that causes sway. Very easy to hook up, follow directions and its a no brainer. After 1 year I still use it every time and seems to work just as well. Re-adjusted for a new truck in minutes. Doesn't interfere with any wire or chains and we have 3 camera system along with custom frame platform on front of trailer to support 2- 100 lb propane tanks and a generator and was still easy to fit on and works great. 517465



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From my limited experience with the hitch, it appears to be very high quality. Have not had it out on a long trip yet, but did do a 20 mile road test with speeds up to 70mph and it was very stable. It is on a Toyota Tundra 5.7 and is pulling a 23.5 foot toyhauler that probably weighed around 6500 lbs. at the time of my short road test. 427957



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Pics of my sway setup 436811



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Great! I will never own anything else. 674352



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I ordered this twice from another website and both times only received one box! Today I received both boxes from e-trailer! Great and fast service! 663769



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Product arrived without the load bars. I contacted etrailer and they sent the bars immediately. I was very impressed with their customer service and recommend them. 628972



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The system works great leveling but it is very noisey when making turns. The problem is where the bars swivel. Metal on metal. To tight to grease. 622035



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I experienced no sway problems after changing to the Equal-i-zer hitch. I pull a 30 foot travel trailer with a 1200 lbs TW. My original 2500 Dodge Ram had air bags. I recently bought a new truck and discovered I didn't need to install air bags thanks to the Equal-i-zer hitch. One year and over 5000 miles of towing I can say, I am very, very satisfied with this product. 603717



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Very happy with my purchase, works great and easy to put together 595214



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fast shiping 584827



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I bought this hitch because the dealer I purchased my new trailer from undersized the new Equal-i-zer hitch I purchased along with the trailer. Even though I used the hitch for the last year I finally decided I had to upgrade it because the spring bars were just not quite adequate keeping the trailer level and transferring the weight. My experience with the Equal-I-zer hitch has been satisfactory because of ease of hooking up and unhooking. The integrated friction control has worked very well and the 4 point design makes backing up without having to unhook a friction control device is convenient. You can leave the spring bars on when backing up. I am quite happy with the Equal-i-zer brand and would recommend this hitch to anyone in the market for a new hitch. 575202



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I'm towing a 35' windjammer and this hitch work wonders. I had purchase another brand and had control problems since day one. the equalizer makes this travel trailer behave. Should have bought it first. 565798



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Cuts down sway considerably. Noisy on turns because it uses friction on bars to control the sway. Definatly worth the price but not as good as a Hensley. Would I buy again, yes. Hook up is a little more physical getting the friction bars onto the L brackets but easier once you learn not to put full weight of trailer on the ball until you position the friction side bars on the brackets. Own several trailers and this purchase allows me to move to trailer needed by just buying an extra set of L brackets for each trailer. Seems to be well built and no problems after a year of use. Glad I paired my purchase with power post. This helps find the sweet spot when hooking up. 558212


Comments
If you hitch up the trailer, and use the trailer jack to raise both the front of the trailer and the rear of the tow vehicle by a few inches, youll find that enough of the tension is taken out of the system so the spring bars are easier to put in place.
-- Mike L - 08/27/2018

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Great company. Big selection. Fast deli very. 552540



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Good product at a great price. Shipping was free and quick. As always with etrailer it was an excellent experience, I highly recommend them! 541572



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much better that the standard equilizer hitch was 517565



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A LITTLE OVER A YEAR LATER THIS HITCH SYSTEM IS STILL PERFORMING WELL. THE BRACKETS THAT BOLT TO THE FRAME OF THE CAMPER ARE SHOWING SMALL SIGNS OF WEAR BUT NOTHING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT. I WOULD BUY THIS HITCH SYSTEM AGAIN IF I NEEDED TO ITS A GOOD SYSTEM. 516816



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Best hitch I have owned 502202



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The hitch is everything it said it would be. I am very satisfied with the results. Had other types but this is the best yet. Also in made in USA 492131



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Excellent hitch! Very heavy duty. Great quality and made in U.S.A!! etrailer was fast and great customer service. I order my product to be delivered to my shop vs my house and they called to make sure it was me who ordered it, and that I wanted it deliverd at a different locaton. 478547



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I received the items just as described and in a timely manner. I appreciate the ease of ordering and delivery. 457264



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Packages received last night. Have not yet opened them as I will have dealer open and assemble when my new trailer is delivered, probably next week. Great service from etrailer and Crystal. 456044


Comments
Great! Best hitch I’ve used.
Charles K - 11/30/2018

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This is an outstanding hitch. Easy to install, we did it on our camping trip and the drive home was so much more comfortable then with the old weight distribution hitch. There was no sway whatsoever. We pull a 30 foot camp trailer with an F150 and the weight distribution with this hitch is unbelievable. I now have peace of mind knowing my new hitch will keep my trailer from swaying anymore. This is a great product and I highly recomend it. 455416



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I had been using a less expensive competitor sway hitch with chains on a 27 ft. camper. I didn't think the performance of the hitch was too bad but I didn't know what I was missing. We recently purchased a 32 ft. toy hauler and I tried using the old hitch. The performance was horrible. After a recommendation on the correct hitch from etrailer and reading the reviews, I purchased the Equalizer 14,000 pound hitch. Man what a difference! The toy hauler pulls straight as an arrow. In addition, the semi trucks don't suck and push the rig all over the road when they pass. Lastly, the wife doesn't have a death grip on the door arm rest. She actually reads a book during the trip which says it all. The only complaint is that it is noisy when pulling through the campgrounds. But who really cares when it performs flawlessly on the road. Thanks so much etrailer! Walt 442118


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I It’s working out great! I bought the plastic clips for the L brackets to reduce the hitch noise when entering and leaving in the campground but didn’t help. Nonetheless, still a wonderful hitch and would buy again.
Walt - 11/21/2018

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The jackets reduce the sound by a very small degree, but remember that metal on metal friction that creates the noise is what's providing your sway control so eliminating the noise would eliminate the performance of that function as well.

-- Mike L - 11/21/2018


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The weight distribution hitch is what I expected. The only problem was some of the parts were missing. I called the manufacturer and they agreed with me that they had been unintentionally left out. They're sending me those parts. 440192


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

  • Upgrading a 12K Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System to a 14K
    There area few differences between the 1,200 and 1,400 pound Equal-I-zer systems. The heads are different and the spring bars are different. If your tongue weight is over 1,200 pound then the 1,200 pound system is not rated high enough. When calculating tongue weight for weight distribution you go by the total tongue weight. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle....
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  • Ranking Weight Distribution Systems for 8,000 lb Trailer
    Based on what you said and the photo you added a weight distribution system is absolutely the best route for your 2018 Ford F-150; air bags will help to a degree but would be a band-aid that would not remedy your situation. The prices would be similar depending on the weight distribution system you use, and if you added a compressor to air bags you are looking at something that would be more expensive and less effective than a weight distribution system. The correct weight distribution...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Equal-I-Zer System to 1,400 lb Tongue Weight System
    The difference is the spring bars of the systems and the amount of weight they are designed for in tongue weight. So if you replaced the spring bars of your current system with the part # EQ90-01-1499 you'd have a 1,400 lb system like what you need. You also have to swap head out too though so you'd also need # EQ90-02-1400.
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  • Changing a 14K Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System to a 12K System
    I spoke with my contact at Equal-i-zer who said that the arms of the 14K Weight Distribution (WD) system # EQ37140ET and the 12K WD system # EQ37120ET are compatible with each other. In fact, he said they are the exact same bars. The difference between the systems actually stems from the head unit. To step down to the 12K system you will need to use the head unit # EQ90-02-1200 instead of the 14K head unit # EQ90-02-1400 that you are using. You want to make sure your WD system has...
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  • Length of Spring Bars for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET
    The spring bars for the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET feature a total length of 35-1/2". Equal-i-zer recommends that the sway control brackets (or in your case the Pole-Tongue Adapter # EQ95-01-5950) be positioned 27" to 32" back from the center of the trailer coupler. I have attached a couple short video reviews below, along with the written installation instructions that you can look through as well.
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  • Weight Distribution for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing 26 Foot Trailer
    In order to choose the best weight distribution system, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2017 Ford F-350. To determine your trailer's tongue weight you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by use one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you. From there, simply add on...
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  • Sway Control for 2014 Ford F-150 Pulling Heartland Mallard M32
    The best option for you would be to add a weight distribution hitch to control the sway while towing with your 2014 Ford F-150. In order to choose the best weight distribution hitch, you will first need to know 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 behind the rear axle of your '14 F-150. To determine TW you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
    There is a way for you to determine which Equal-i-zer system is the right one for you but you will need to know your tongue weight with water and the amount of weight behind the rear axle of your truck. From what you described, if you loaded the water tank and added only some of the 200 lbs - 300 lbs weight behind the rear axle of your truck then you may be able to use the Equal-i-zer # EQ37140ET, which is rated for total tongue weights between 1,000 lbs and 1,400 lbs. So it would be...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Air Springs for 2018 Ford F-150 Towing Cargo Trailer
    For your 2018 Ford F-150, the 9,100 lb towing capacity will limit the cargo in your trailer. Using the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET is the best option for your truck and trailer combination to help level your load and also give you sway control. If you are experiencing squat when towing or when you have equipment in the bed of your truck, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57385. These air springs allow you...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for Sway Control
    Absolutely, the most effective weight distribution system we carry in regards to sway control is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System. These are considered to be one of the best on the market. They have a 4-point sway control system whereas most others only have a 2-point sway control system. As long as the total tongue weight (TTW) of your towing setup which is the tongue weight of the loaded trailer and any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle does not exceed 1,400 lbs,...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 8 Inch Tall Frame and 1,000 Pounds Tongue Weight
    For your 8 inch tall trailer frame and up to 1,000 pounds tongue weight I recommend Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW Item # EQ37120ET. But in order to use this system on an 8 inch tall frame you will also need 2 of Outer Link Plate for Equal-i-zer Sway Control Bracket - 8" Trailer Frames # EQ90-02-5378 and 2 of Inner Link Plate for Equal-i-zer Sway Control Bracket - 8" Trailer Frames # EQ90-02-5208.
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  • Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 11.4k Trailer and Lifted Truck
    Based on the tongue weight you listed having and needing a larger drop shank the Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution system you'd want is the part # EQ37141ET which has a tongue weight range of 1,000 lb to 1,400 lbs. For lifted trucks like yours a larger drop shank like the part # EQ90-02-4400 would be your best option as it allows you to do drops up to 9 inches which is about right for a truck like yours with a 2 inch lift.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution & Hitch Extender to Towing a Camper and Trailer with 2015 Chevy 3500
    For your situation, I cannot recommend you use a hitch extender like # RP11004 and a longer weight distribution shank, but I do have a couple solutions for you. A hitch extender like # RP11004, will not be able to support the weight of your trailer and weight distribution system. This extender maxes out at 650lbs TW when used with a weight distribution system which we have figured your trailer alone will have max 600-900lbs when loaded and you have to account for the weight of the system...
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  • Does Equalizer # EQ37140ET Come with Hitch Ball Rated for Capacity of System
    Yes, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET does come with a hitch ball that has the same rating as the system. 1,400 lbs tongue weight and 14,000 lbs total trailer weight. You will need a thin walled socket like # ALL643216 to install the ball though.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150 5.0 Towing 9000 lb Trailer
    The trailer weight a 2016 Ford F-150 with a 5.0 liter engine can tow ranges from 8,300 lbs to 11,000 lbs depending on rear end gear size and bed/cab length. Basically as long as your rear end gears are 3.73 you are definitely fine, if they are 3.55 then there's a good chance but the bed length and cab style plays a big factor, and there's even a small chance if the gears are 3.31. Check out the chart I attached. The Equalizer System part # EQ37140ET that you mentioned would be a great...
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  • Best Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System for a Trailer with +1,000 Lbs Tongue Weight
    For your travel trailer with 1,058 lbs of tongue weight I would absolutely go with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System 14K part # EQ37140ET which is rated for 1,000-1,400 lbs of tongue weight. The reason for this is because the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system includes both that of the loaded ready to tow trailer but also that of the cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. This option will allow for far more room to add weight should you choose...
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  • Upgrading from 1,200 lb Tongue Weight Fastway Weight Distribution to 1,400 lb Equalizer
    Your best solution is going to be to go with the part # EQ37141ET. This is the # EQ37140ET but without the shank since you already have one. The head of your old system is not the same as the # EQ37140ET so new bars would not fit it. By the time you would piece together everything you would end up spending more than just ordering the part # EQ3714ET.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 1,300-1,500 lb Tongue Weight
    Equal-I-Zer is the clear winner. Many refer to the Equal-I-Zer brand as the nicest around whereas the feedback for Blue Ox weight distribution systems isn't as consistently positive. The highest rated system from them though is the part # EQ37141ET which is rated for up to 1,400 lbs of tongue weight. So if you are going to be over that you'd instead want to look at the Reese Strailtline kit part # RP66075 with the shank part # C17131 since your 2018 Ram would have a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch....
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  • Best Option to Reduce Sag and Sway with 2018 Chevy Silverado Towing Enclosed Trailer
    The best way for you to both reduce sag and sway when towing with your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET. The spring bars in this system are going to apply leverage which will transfer the load pushing down on your trailer tongue to the axles of your truck and trailer, creating a level ride. It also prevents sway instead of just manages it using 4 points of sway control via friction in the spring bars and head unit. The Equal-i-zer...
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  • How to Determine Correct Shank for a Weight Distribution System and a 2014 Ram 2500
    A properly rated weight distribution (WD) system will keep your trailer and your 2014 Ram 2500 level since it distributes the weight evenly across all of the axles in a towing setup. What you need to do is park your trailer and your Ram on a level surface and then measure from the ground to the bottom of your coupler (with the trailer level) and then from the ground to the top of the inside of your 2-1/2" receiver. Since you have a Ram 2500 you most likely need a shank with a drop. Simply...
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  • Equal-I-Zer Recommendation for Car Hauler Towing Trailer that Weighs 12k
    To answer your first question you'll be best served to go with a weight distribution rated for the loaded weight of your trailer with a car on it and set up the spring bar tension for that weight. And then when unloaded disconnect the spring bars all together so that the system isn't active. Reason being you have much too large of a weight difference loaded and unloaded and the spring bar tension has to be very specific to the weight of the trailer so it's best to go that route. Now...
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  • Recommended Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System for 2019 Grand Design Imagine 2670MK
    For your 2019 Grand Design Imagine 2670MK Trailer the higher-rated Equal-i-zer 14/1.4K Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET will be the better option. Since your Grand Design can weigh up to 8,500 pounds when fully loaded, you are looking at a loaded tongue weight of around 850 to 1,275 pounds. We can calculate this because a trailer's tongue weight should be 10 to 15 percent of its total weight. When picking out a weight distribution system the most important factor to consider...
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  • How to Use Wheel Well to Ground Dimensions to Adjust Equalizer Spring Bar Tension
    The goal with an Equalizer weight distribution system is to get the distance from the ground to the wheel well half way back to the unloaded height when compared to the height of the vehicle with trailer connected. So if the distance was 30 inches unloaded and then 28 inches loaded the target is 29 inches. If the hitch is transferring too little or too much weight you must make adjustments to the hitch setup. For changes during the initial setup we recommend adding or removing spacer...
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  • Troubleshooting Rear Sag With Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Connected on 2006 Ford F-250
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET may or may not be set up correctly. You'd be surprised by how many systems are not installed correctly at dealers. I'd double check your setup first and then if needed address the truck sag. I've attached the installation instructions to assist. A weight distribution system should not only help your trailer to sit level but should also reduce the sag of your truck. If your truck sees very little difference...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 33 Foot Jayco Jay Flight Travel Trailer
    For your 33 foot Jayco Jay Flight, we have many weight distribution systems that can work, but a favorite is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET. This is rated for total tongue weights between 1,000 and 1,400 lbs. That total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of your trailer as well as any cargo weight behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. This system includes the hitch ball and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The hitch...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2014 Attitude 27CBG Toy Hauler Trailer
    For your 2014 Attitude 27cbg toy hauler, based on the loaded tongue weight you gave and as long as you don't put much weight behind the rear axle of your truck, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET will be a good fit. This system is rated for total tongue weights between 1000 and 1400 lbs, so you will fall in the middle of that without cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. This system will come with a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball, but you will...
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  • Parts Needed to Upgrade Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution from 1,200 lb Spring Bars to 1,400 lb
    Yes, you can upgrade the spring bars that the weight distribution system of your Equal-i-Zer kit to a higher rating. What you need is the higher rated bars part # EQ90-01-1499 and the replacement head part # EQ90-02-1400. The heads and the bars have to be swapped together since they are all different sizes.
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  • Initial Setup and Adjustments of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET is an easy system to adjust. This system will use the standard washer system to tilt the head up or down for fit. The brackets that mount to the trailer are also very easy to install and adjust as needed. You simply want to make sure your trailer is level and your vehicle is level when the two are connected. There are just the two adjustments to make this, the tilt of the head and then the brackets on the trailer. The system will...
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  • Does the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET Comes with a Shank and Hitch Ball
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET that you referenced does come with a shank and a 2-5/16" hitch ball so you will not have to purchase anything else for your towing setup. The only other thing that you may want to get is a 1-7/8" thin walled socket like part # EQ70-00-4800 to help make installing the hitch ball easier. You will want to make sure that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup fall in the middle of the Tongue Weight (TW) range of this Weight...
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  • Is the Equal-i-zer 14K Weight Distribution System Too Much for a 7,500 lb - 8,000 lb Trailer
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control part # EQ37140ET would be a bit too overrated for a 7,500-8,000 lb trailer and if used there would some negative effects such as ineffective sway control. That said, it's pretty easy to switch to the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control part # EQ37120ET because all you will need is the Replacement Head for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems part # EQ90-02-1200. The new head would then provide...
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