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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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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. Includes adjustable shank. Great Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Equal-i-zer. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number EQ90-00-0600 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch - EQ90-00-0600

  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Includes Shank
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Some Sway

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


  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Integrated 4-Point Sway Control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds trailer in line
      • No lift chains - spring bars can't move freely
      • Steel-on-steel friction helps to minimize sway caused by winds, curvy roads or sudden maneuvers
  • Unique design makes system compatible with surge-type brake actuators
  • Spring bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride without the bounce
    • Constructed of chromoly steel for superior dexterity and spring
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can be adjusted along the trailer frame to accommodate frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, 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, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • Hitch ball sold separately - requires 1-1/4" diameter shank that does not exceed 2-3/8" in length
  • Made in the USA


  • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
  • Application: 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: 12"
  • Maximum rise: 7" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 3" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Spring-bar dimensions: 35-1/2" long x 1-1/4" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Included w/ EQ90-00-0600Required - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons
  • Adjustable Shank
  • System Head
  • Sway-Control Brackets
  • Spring Bars
  • Hitch Ball w/ 1-1/4" Diameter Shank
    • 2-3/8" Maximum Shank Length

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.

90-00-0600 Equalizer Weight-Distribution Hitch with Adjustable Shank - 6K

Installation Details EQ90-00-0600 Installation instructions

Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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

Video Transcript for Review of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch - WD With Sway Control - EQ90-00-0600

Hello neighbors and friends, Steve here with Today we're talking weight distribution, specifically the Equalizer weight distribution system. It's a four point sway control system rated at 6,000 pounds towing capacity and 600 pounds tongue weight capacity. So why weight distribution Well, if you've never used one, pretty much if you're camper, trailer, whatever in your vehicle, when you load it down, you're squatting the back of the vehicle and the tongue of the trailer. This type of system should get you back up level in that safe towing position. So when you're squatting, your headlights are pointing to the sky.

You don't have good positive traction at the front tires. So all that can make for an unsafe drive. We certainly don't want that. we want you to be safe. So a weight distribution system could be a great option for you.

Now that being said you do wanna make sure that you're not going too big or too little on a weight distribution system. So you need to make sure that you know number one, what your total weight of the trailer that or camper or whatever it is you're towing, what that is. So if it's a camper, the manufacturer sticker or maybe a placard on the front should tell you what your gross weight is of that camper system. Make sure you're adding in things like whatever you're putting inside the camper, whether it's 200 pounds of gear, that kind of stuff. Propane tanks are full, generators that are added on, even stuff in the bed of a truck if you're using this on a truck or the back of an SUV or something like that, kind of add all that up to give you a more accurate weight.

So once you've got that, ideally you wanna make sure you have a system that's within probably a thousand to 2000 pounds of that weight. So this particular system, again, is rated at a max of 6,000 pounds. This one would probably work for anything between four to 6,000 pounds, somewhere in that range. It most certainly will work with ones that are lighter, but just keep in mind, you don't wanna go too big for what you're carrying because again, these bars are made for that rating. So they're gonna put a lot of pressure on lighter stuff.

So that being said, the weight distribution itself will evenly distribute the weight over the axles of the tow vehicle and help get that ride height back to normal and keep your tire traction in the front safer and keep your headlights pointed in a safe direction and angle. Now this particular system has an integrated four point sway control. It's gonna limit side to side movements. So you've got two brackets here, one on each side of the trailer frame. So that's two points. You got the hitch ball itself and the shank to make up all your different points. And especially right up here where the bar connects to the head unit. You're gonna get the lift tool here you are gonna get the safety L pins. These guys pretty simply mount to the trailer frame, you put it over the bar. Once you get the bar in place, you'd snap that retainer ring pin down in place. So it's gonna look something like that when it's in place, and it simply folds up and that's how it comes out. So very simple to use, and why I've got this bracket back here. So this is gonna accommodate trailer frame heights up to six inches. And you wanna put these and have enough space, they need to go back from the center of the ball or the coupler. So what the ball's gonna be under the coupler, you wanna go back 27 to 32 inches on the side of that trailer frame. That's where these guys are gonna go. Now, if you've used weight distribution before, some different models out there use chains, those kind of stuff, we don't have chains with this particular brand. So some people like this better. You simply mount these brackets to the side of the frame on the camper, trailer, whatever, and then you use the spring bar lift tool to go under, help give you leverage to then pick up the bar and slide it on top of the bracket. Now that being said, that can be a dangerous operation in that again, it's a spring bar, it's under pressure. So what we recommend is use that jack on your trailer, camper, or whatnot, get some of that pressure off. That way the Jack's helping support some of it. It'll make these just a little bit easier to get on and always, always make sure you're standing away and to the side when you're lifting. That way it doesn't come back down if you slip and hit yourself in the chest or something like that. So again, just be safe folks. Now when I go up here to the head unit assembly, let me come around here. So you got the shank and everything here. The hitch pin obviously. You can see this head is at a down angle. Well, it is designed to either go to there and you could also make it straight depending on there's a groove behind this bolt here. You got this guy. It's basically a whole bunch of washers that are stacked up and you got a little pin here, that's the head pin. And what you'll do is you may not need all these washers. There's a whole back here in the back of the head. This would go down in here. And then when you tighten this at the right angle that you have need for whatever angle you need for your specific situation, then that would just stay in place because it's gonna be held together at that pivot point. So this would push against it. You tighten the bolts, that's your angle. Now again, figuring out that angle, you need to check the instructions that come with it, read how to set it up and go by those instructions. And it'll help you get the right amount of washers and the right angle for your specific needs. Now everything here is made in the US. The spring bars here are 35 and a half inches long by an inch and a quarter square thick. Everything's been dipped. It's a steel construction but it's durable and has a nice corrosion dip resistant on it and it's gonna be really nice longevity, that kind of stuff. And let me come back over here. I'm gonna throw up an image of the shank and the measurements on that shank. So you're gonna have a lot of different holes there, obviously for heights. I'll let you read those. The maximum trailer frame height as I mentioned for the brackets is six inches. The shank length itself overall is 12 inches. And you've got the other measurements there, but you have a maximum rise option of seven inches from the top of your hitch receiver opening with this. Or you can flip it or rather you know, flip it whichever way. And if you have in the drop position, you can get a max of three inches of drop from the top of the hitch receiver opening. Has a nice limited lifetime warranty on it. And again, it's very, very well made, nice little product here by Equalizer. So folks, keep in mind, I'm set up on the table here. Unfortunately I don't have it in the hitch or on a vehicle to show you more. We do have lots of videos out here on our website of different brands, different models. They sell this with different spring bars. If you need a higher capacity, check out our website. There's lots of different options. Again, all the way up to, I believe, 15,000 pounds in that area. So we have lots of different options for you to choose from. The ball is not included, it is sold separately. The hitch ball, because you may need a two inch or a two and 5/16ths depending on what size your coupler is. It does require a one and a quarter inch thick shank to go into that head hole. And you gotta make sure that that shank is not longer than two and three eighths of an inch because it's not gonna go any deeper than that measurement. So just keep those two measurements in mind. All that information is here on the product page as well. Well folks, again, I'm Steven, a lot of information. I hope it's been helpful. There's a lot more information that I probably didn't go over. So make sure you're reading the website page and contact us with any more questions you have and that's gonna wrap it up. Thanks for watching and have a great day.

Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - EQ90-00-0600

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (764 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. Includes adjustable shank.


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


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


i’m not sure what to say, this hitch is pretty much the hitch by which all other hitches are measured. Everybody knows if you want a great hitch. This is the one. It lives up to its reputation. The service at etrailer is fantastic, and their agents are extremely helpful and knowledgeable.


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.


Excellent quality and straight forward installation. Only issue was obtaining the required torque with standard equipment. It’s heavy but does the job.


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.


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


I 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!!


We've had a long and sordid history with distribution hitches. The failures are always in the same two places: at the hitch where the bars "click in" to the spring pins or at the brackets where the chains hang from. Don't use a chain-style distribution hitch for heavy duty use. This design alleviates both those issues and has been holding up great.


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.


This WDH has been terrific. My only complaint and why I only gave it 4 stars is because on the initial set up you have to have a special thin walled socked for the bolt for the ball. I tried several thin walled sockets including and etrailer one and all were too thick. So I ended up getting the equilizer socket, but that one is VERY expensive. It seems a bit much to first pay top-dollar for the WDH AND then have to buy their special socket.


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.


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.


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.


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.


A little noisy but it works awesome and makes towing so much more comfortable. I have a custom trailer that is a little too tongue heavy. This hitch helped me get things leveled out and stable. The etrailer people were very helpful with recommendations for ways to mount the brackets on my trailer frame. No regrets here.


Had a 10k equalizer WDS for 8k Jayco, worked well cross country. Needed heavier WDS for new travel trailer, so went with Equalizer again. Should treat us well on trip to Disney World.


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.


The Equalizer Wt Dist W Sway Con And Ball
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!!


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.


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.


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


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.


Product: Disappointed in the paint quality. Item look like design quality from the 50's. Also, what a crappy design for the ball. Seriously you can't figure out how to make it work with a regular socket.

Sales: Asked questions about product and the person was not very helpful. I ended up calling Equal-i-zer to get the correct info.


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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    Hello Allen, thanks for the picture and for providing all that info. The brackets in your picture do appear to be the snap-up chain hanger brackets for a Reese or Curt weight distribution system. The fact that they are placed 32" back from the hitch ball indicates that these are likely from a Curt system, like the Curt MV Weight Distribution System # C17050. This Curt system is decent for weight distribution but does not really provide any additional sway prevention. For something that...
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