Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 4,000 lbs GTW, 400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 4,000 lbs GTW, 400 lbs TW

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  • Shank Not Included
  • Prevents Sway
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  • Surge Brake Compatible
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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution - EQ37041ET

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:

  • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 4,000 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 25" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Spring bar dimensions: 36" long x 1" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

90-00-0401 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 29 inches and 32 inches back from the coupler. These brackets provide the attachment points for the weight distribution spring bars. To position the spring bars during hookup, simply use the included snap-up lever to lift each bar into place on the L-shaped brackets. Then secure the bars in place with the included L-pins and clips.


Equal-i-zer Hitch 4-Point Sway Control

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


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

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


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


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



EQ37041ET Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Ball, without Shank - 4K



EQ37041ET Installation InstructionsInstallation Details EQ37041ET Installation instructions

Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 4,000 lbs GTW, 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 System with 4 Point Sway Control Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Equalizer Weight Distribution with a 4-point Sway Control. It has a 4000 lbs gross trailer weight and a 400 lbs tongue weight. Part Number EQ37041ET. Please note you will have to provide your own weight distribution chain. You've decided you need a weight distribution system. The Equalizer Weight Distribution System uses steel on steel friction to help prevent and correct trailer sway. The sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. Our spring bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a more controlled and even ride without bounce. The system includes the head assembly. It uses a traditional washer system to provide tilt in the head.

The more tilt in the head, the more lift in the tongue weight. Because it uses the 4-point sway control there are no chains. The spring bars are easily installed with the included lift handle. The whole thing is made out of a dip steel construction, so it's going to be durable and resist rust and corrosion. As with all weight distribution systems, it helps your tow vehicle get back to a stock height with the added weight of a trailer. Let's take a look at that now. I've gone ahead and removed the weight distribution and disconnected it from the trailer.

Let's go ahead get a stock measurement of our tow vehicle. Here at the rear we've got about 39 1/2 inches to the underside of the wheel well. At the front I've got about 38 1/2 inches. You want to be sure and record these measurements because these are the measurements we want to try and get back to when we engage our weight distribution system. I've gone ahead and hooked my trailer back up to my tow vehicle without weight distribution. Let's take a look and see what the two vehicle looks like. Here in the back I'm squatting about 1 inch, and here in the front my vehicle's tilted upward about 3/4 of an inch. Weight distribution should correct that.

Let's hook it up. I've got my trailer hooked back up and my weight distribution engaged. Let's go ahead and take another measurement on our tow vehicle. Here in the back, we're back to stock height and same with the front. Excellent. Not using a weight distribution system can cause issues with your traction, tire wear and handling. Getting your vehicle back to stock with a weight distribution system and help prevent those problems. Now let's show you how it's installed. First thing to know about using a weight distribution system is you need to make sure your trailer or camper is fully loaded and ready to go.

This ensures proper weight is being applied to your tow vehicle. The shank can be installed in either the rise or drop position. The head is adjustable along the shank. You just need to make sure that the top of the ball is level with the top of the coupler when the trailer is level. The kit includes 8 washers to adjust the tilt of your head. You don't have to use all 8, you just have to make sure to use enough to get your vehicle back close to stock. Our spring bars fit inside the weight distribution head and are lifted on the L-bracket with the included tool. We can then place in our snap L-pin to help keep the spring bar in place. This is where that steel on steel friction takes place, helping us with our sway control. Finally, our link plates are installed on our trailer's A-frame with the L-brackets on the outside. You just want to make sure to avoid your battery box or your propane tanks. Those may have to be relocated. It needs to be positioned between 27 and 32 inches from the center of your coupler. If you used all your 8 washers for your head tilt and your vehicle still isn't back to stock, you can adjust your L-brackets. That's going to complete our look at the Equalizer Weight Distribution with a 4-point Sway Control with a 4000 lbs gross trailer weight and a 400 lbs tongue weight. Part Number EQ37041ET.


Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 4,000 lbs GTW, 400 lbs TW - EQ37041ET

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (431 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.

- EQ37041ET
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Much easier to install than previous sway bar/equalizer. Lighter, easier to handle. Does the job well, as advertised. Highlander pulling 20' R-Pod. 676837



- EQ37041ET
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I use this WD hitch with my '17 Tacoma pulling a 3200lb travel trailer. Once you have it configured properly, it works great. The trailer tracks straight and true at 65-70MPH, and if a big rig passes you things don't get squirrely. It does OK when making turns in reverse, but I prefer to take a moment once I've reached my spot to remove the sway bars to minimize squeaking. Well worth the money! 602590



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Great product and easy installation, if you take your time. I ordered this 400/4000 lb WD hitch to replace the same version that was the 600/6000 lb version. The 600 lb version was just overkill for my application ... and it was just WAY TOO HEAVY when installing and removing from the trailer/toad. If your trailer is less than the 400/4000 lb ratings, then I would definitely recommend going with this hitch. It's just so much easier to store, install and remove. 254625



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


The Staff at etrailer made the purchase simple and very helpful in picking the right tow package product. Installation instructions were sent when the product arrived. Great product n company! Thank you so much Connie! 654652



- EQ37060ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Installed myself and spent a lot of time adjusting the torsion and test driving. Very pleased with the firmness and stability of the 4000 lb. trailer. There are periods when I hear some squeaking in back, but retightening all the hitch bolts seems to alleviate most of the noise. 643400



- EQ37121ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Arrived promptly, and great quality. I was able to install with a friend, we are knowledgeable with adjusting hitch height, etc. 4th of July week will be my first time towing/using it. 665831



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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. 517401


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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

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- EQ37060ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


I can't speak on the hitch itself because I was never able to use it, but I hear great things. However, I want to save someone else the hassle here, so if your camper trailer has a propane or battery platform on the top side of the V hitch/tongue - you may need to do some serious modifications to put the brackets in the correct position. Check the manual and measure before you order! 660463



- EQ37121ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


After a pretty easy set up of my new Equal-I-zer hitch I took a 160 mile trip with my travel trailer and I was amazed at how well the anti sway worked. Being passed by large vehicles at high speeds caused virtually no sway in my rig. I am impressed by how well this hitch worked and would recommend it to any one who pulls a travel trailer. 614195



- EQ37121ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


We just moved from a light weight Lance to a much heavier Arctic Fox. I was inclined to use the same Fastway hitch but most of the AF owners recommended the Equalizer. I had to order the shank separately to get the right size (thanks Ford) but it all came in two (very) heavy boxes. Assembly was fairly straight forward and adjustments are easy. Quality wise, the EQ hitch appears better built than the Fastway and I really like the heavier duty construction of the parts that mount on the tongue of the trailer. The tension bars are easier to manage being straight but this also means that you have extra little parts to lose so we'll be packing a spare kit. The hitch portion itself is a heavy duty affair, much more so than I had imagined. Quality of materials and fit and finish are first rate and with the extra holes, I can use a cable lock to secure the hitch when it's off the truck. As always, we got the best price on etrailer and shipping was very quick. This is definitely a "buy once cry once" decision and etrailer's support made this an easy purchase. 469404



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


From the first moment I called this was a wonderful experience. William B was the gentleman I got on the phone and he was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the product. He helped me order the right size hitch and it arrived in three days. I installed the hitch and while yes it’s noisy as other reviews say it is the best hitch I could’ve purchased. I own a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and am pulling a 20’ enclosed V nose trailer. I can do 70 with no problem or any seaway whatsoever. Thanks again Will. 679579



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Product was easy to install, following instructions that came with. Video's online also helpful. It was recommended to use thin wall 1 7/8" socket to tighten the hitch ball nut, but was able to get a impact socket into the space. The trick is to turn the square weight distribution receiver's out to the side. ( ie...perpendicular to the hitch receiver. ) They come from factory at a 45 degree angle, turn them out to 90 degree's. Then the socket fits in to tighten the nut. Great videos online from product on how to make sure your weight distribution is correct once installed on tow vehicle and trailer. 609508



- EQ37121ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Installed and tried out the Equal-i-zer, it performed great, no sway at all. 371424



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


This is one slick setup. I got it tuned in perfectly on the second try. Instructions are very specific and very accurate. I found only one thing that could be better - the bolts that hold the ball mount to the receiver bar are too long, at least 1" too long. A standard socket won't fit over them to torque the nut - shorter bolts or a warning that a deep socket is needed would be nice. This seems like an anomaly, as everything else was a perfect fit. Good price, speedy delivery, as always. One caution, this thing is heavy! 283591



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


12000 lbs. hitch was a great improvement over my previous bent bar hitch with chains. Trailer sway has decreased a lot. MY 35 foot trailer pulls straight except when it is windy. I am no longer bothered by passing vehicles. Was noisy until I added the nylon pads from equalizer. Much quite now. 610499


Comments

Keep in mind that the jackets or pads will decrease the effectiveness of the sway control to a degree because they limit some of the metal-on-metal friction which provides the sway control.

-- Mike L - 03/06/2019

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- EQ37060ET
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I purchased the EQ37060ET (6000 GTW-600 TW) last year and cannot say enough good things about it. It has performed flawlessly on my 2014 Toyoda Highlander, pulling our 21', 4000 lb Winnebago Mico Minnie. As the expression goes, "If I can hook it up, anyone can !" I've recommended to anyone who's in the market for a great weight distribution system. 334439



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


I received this hitch about a month ago and couldn't install right at first due to some issues I was having but I have finally got it installed and set up right. This is great! I will go on my maiden voyage Memorial weekend but I'm sure it is going to perform as expected. Excellent price that no one can touch. Instructions are easy to follow and detailed the way it should be. Time, was about as expected, so don't rush because you don't want to miss any steps. 314559


Comments

Well I have owned this hitch for a year and it has worked flawlessly. In July we took our camper on a 2000 mile trip and we had no issues with the hitch at all. We were in all types of traffic through large and small cities, we didnt have any sway issues because the hitch, now broken in, works much better than I knew it would. I had installed the pads under the slide bars and use the grease to quieten it down when in all the turns I made during this trip. I dont believe there is a better hitch out there that can tame my 38 ft 9000lb Jayco than this Equalizer. Best money spent here. 11/7/17

Herman S - 11/07/2017

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- EQ37140ET
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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



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Lindy was very helpful verifying the correct model for my new 19 ft TT. The hitch arrived in 2 boxes - very heavy! This hitch is built like it belongs on a tank - glad I purchased the hitchgrip carrying tool. All of the parts are heavy duty and well finished. The etrailer installation video on YouTube is very helpful to better demonstrate the installation manual instructions. My dealer installed the ball since they had the thin-wall socket. Everything installed easily and fit well. Need to load up the new TT and make final adjustments if necessary. 493532



- EQ37140ET
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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



- EQ37140ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


I installed this hitch on my 2007 Toyota Tundra. I use to have the chain style. Big difference when getting next to rigs. This hitch is a much tighter tow. Glad I upgraded. 386771



- EQ37060ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Love It Put over 5000 miles towing not one bit of trouble 4000 LB 21 RBS Livin Lite Pulled by 2015 Toyota Tacoma 592225



- EQ37121ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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 452533



- EQ37120ET
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We made a trip to the Pacific Northwest from Arkansas and I have to say, the hitch performed perfectly. Even in a high wind, which is common in Wyoming and the plain states there was no problem keeping a straight line going down the road. One time, when I wasn't paying attention and ran off onto the shoulder of the road, the trailer didn't sway at all but kept straight and allowed me to return to the road without incident. I would recommend this hitch to anyone pulling a trailer of any significant weight behind them. I have a 33 foot RV and pulling it with a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500. 474796


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Its been over a year since I purchased my Equalizer hitch system and I am completely satisfied with it. Occasionally I have to spray some lubricant on the pivot points on the receiver end to keep the noise down but other than that It works as advertised and I would again rate it 5 stars.

Ronald - 02/11/2019

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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. 579828



- EQ37121ET
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The 12k Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch is an AWESOME product and did all it said it would do. Bombed hills, kept my ride steady, and most important kept my family safe on the SoCal/NorCal roads more than 28 hrs of driving north to the redwoods @ Jedidiah Smith then back south again. Next trip coming up quick in a week getting ready for another adventure. With the new EQ WDH set up is a snap! Thank you etrailer Team for all the help and great pricing! See you on the road. 413546



- EQ37060ET
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Etrailer is awesome! I called Monday evening and they answered my questions about the weight distribution hitches. I knew I wanted an Equalizer hitch but was unsure on the model. Etrailer recommended the 600/6000 model so I ordered it over the phone. They said it would take five days to ship to CA, but it was delivered today, on Thursday, and only took three days! Etrailer rocks!!! 525151



- EQ37121ET
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I purchased a trailer used over ten years ago. It was a 26 foot travel trailer approximately 7500 lbs. It was old and heavy. The previous owner had purchased this same equilizer hitch and gave it to me with trailer. It was on there since day one every time I towed so I never realized how well it benefited me. I sold that trailer some years back. Last year I bought a new travel trailer. 26 foot but only 6000lbs. I bought a harbor freight weight distribution hitch and installed it at rv dealer. I worked with the guys to ensure it was installed correctly. Well I can tell you the combo was the most dangerous rig I ever operated. I made adjustments over and over again but never felt safe. At that piont I decided it must be the cheap harbor freight hitch and started looking for a new hitch. I came across the equilizer and remembered how well and stabil that rig felt. So I sized the correct one and purchased it. I installed it as per manufacturer instructions. Right away it was a million times better. It took some adjustments but got it perfect. In my opinion it one of the best and good price too. Easy to use and adjust . Nothing fancy but a good old design that works quiet and safe. I have traveled at over 85 mph by accident because it's all so smooth. 388383


Comments

I bought a heavier truck in past year. Im using same hitch and trailer. I had to make a height adjustment but other than that the hitch is still delivering the same great stable service.

Tom - 06/24/2018

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- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Great weight distribution system! Easy to install and adjust. I've used it for over a year now and find it quick and easy to use. However, I quickly lost the black 'persuasion bar' so paint yours red for better visibility when you set it down (although you'll rarely need it). 488981



- EQ37140ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Ashley was very knowledgeable and helpful with my purchase, Products arrived Sooner than expected and as promised, I have used etrailer in the past and will continue to use them. 302573



- EQ37120ET
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I picked up my new reflection travel trailer in June 2017 and had the EQ37120ET installed. That day unfortunately was a rainy and very windy day. As I got on the road for my 130 mile trek back home the rains and the wind intensified. I noticed that I felt some wind movement against the trailer but I was not tossed all over the road and my tow vehicle and trailer stayed true and straight in the road lane. I was pulling at 60 MPH and was surprised how well this product was performing. Also when big trucks would pass this product kept that pushing away and sucking in motion from happening. I can attest that this product worked great and better than I thought. This product also kept my tow vehicle and trailer level, no steering problems at all. This product is well worth the money and performs great. I recommend this product. 401043



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Hitch has performed great after a year. Quality is good, 4-pt sway control is noticeably helpful, but only if you have the hitch setup correctly. I had the RV dealer set this up for me, and the first 300 miles of towing a 7,000 lb trailer with my F150 was rather uncomfortable. Once at my home, I spent a good 30 minutes dialing in the hitch, and now it works great. It IS squeaky in turns. We use white lithium grease (at the front of the hitch, not the rear L brackets that need the friction) and it helps, but it still is a little embarrassing pulling out of the gas station as it creaks and we get "the stares." If I could buy it again I definitely would, despite the turn squeaks because it is easy to connect and disconnect, it provides decent sway control, and the price is attractive. If you are on the fence about the 10,000lb unit or the 12,500lb, I wish I would have bought the higher unit for my 7,000lb load. Because I am nearer to the limit of WD for the 10,000lb unit, it requires lots of the included washers to angle the hitch head to the proper geometry for the load. The hitch head angle then makes disconnecting my trailer somewhat tricky if I am at an unlevel campsite. The head will snag the trailer ball and I'll have to rock the trailer back and forth to get it to disconnect. I think the 12,500lb unit's stiffer arms and thereby better geometry would release better... YMMV 600852



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The Equalizer Weight Distribution System w/4 point sway control is as good as advertised. The installation took me approx 2.5 hrs and it was not difficult, just took a little time to make fine tuning adjustments to get the performance from the system that I wanted. The Equalizer System has removed an estimated 95% of the sway issue that I was having while pulling a 29 ft travel trailer with a mid-size Chevrolet Colorado pickup. Looking forward to getting out on the road and giving it a thorough testing, but so far it meets my expectations. 402238


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This hitch was a great investment!! It has made a huge difference in how my trailer handles in the Texas winds. I used to get white knuckled every time that I set out on a trip with my previous chain hitch and seldom ever felt comfortable in pulling the trailer at speeds in excess of 45 mile per hour. Now I can move along at normal Dallas freeway speeds in comfort. This hitch was a welcomed addition to my RV experience.

Jim H - 07/06/2018

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- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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. 426708



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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


The installation process was fairly easy, but if you're planning on doing it yourself, keep in mind you'll need the 1 7/8" thin-walled socket (EQ70-00-4800), and most likely a 3/4 drive extension to clear the head, as well as a torque wrench that can read up to 420+ lb/ft. I wish etrailer would sell the extension like they do the socket, though - I lucked out and found one locally, but they only had one, and they were the only store I could find in 50 miles that had 3/4 drive extensions. Hitching is a little more difficult than using a chain WD system because the arms are so hard to get into position, but not needing a separate anti-sway mechanism is great, and after dealing with a failure and warranty claim with a competitor's chain-based system, the quality, customer service, and warranty terms of the Equal-i-zer really set it apart. 467432



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Honestly a great purchase. Read a ton of reviews before buying. Had the traditional style weight distribution hitch with sway bar attachment before, and I'll definitely say that I have no intentions of going back! The sway control is absolutely great. Hauled a 30' travel trailer from Atlanta, GA to upstate New York and back with absolutely no sway issues whatsoever. If set up correctly, it should do the trick. I will say, however, that it can be slightly loud at low speeds, but is just something to get used to. Would recommend this hitch to anyone. Worth the investment. 338779



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


This hitch setup is worth every penny. Install was not painful and instructions were clear. After setup was finished I took her for a spin and I was amazed at the difference. The ride was smooth and no sway!!!! No more friction sway control for me!! I would recommend this to anyone who is in the market for a WD hitch. 472980



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Pics of my sway setup 436811



- EQ37060ET
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The new hitch allowed us to get our camper almost exactly level. It barely feels like we have something hooked to the truck. We get no wind pushing us around when trucks pass us on the interstate. It was easy to attach to our camper. Your shipment came in exactly when you said it would. Thank you very much for your good service and for the good hitch. 355315


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I have loved your hitches since 1995. We pulled a camper for 10 years without one and basically started avoiding the interstate highways because of what happened when trucks passed us. The guy at the place we stored our camper had a used Equilizer that we bought and used for 12 years. We got a new tow vehicle with a higher hitch and the old Equilizer was welded and could not be adjusted. Thats when we bought the new one. I watch people at the campgrounds wrestling with other hitches and I just calmly hook mine up and go. I hardly feel the camper behind us. You have a great product and I will use it till I cant camp any more.

James L - 03/18/2018

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- EQ37140ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


All good with this hitch! We have pulled in high cross wind without much noticeable sway. Our truck and the trailer are level. After I learned the trick of raising the tongue a little above horizontal, I can install and remove the arms without using the cheater bar. I had to adjust the hitch after I traded trucks but it was a simple thing and took very little time. We've had people stop to look at it because they were tired of using the hitches with chain adjustment. Couldn't be happier. The support from etrailer staff is great. 387470



- EQ37140ET
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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



- EQ37100ET
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I have a new 2012 F150 Ford XLT which does NOT pull my trailer as well as my old truck. I was not comfortable with the amount of sway and could not go over 50mph. On Sunday night after returning I purchased the Equal-i-zer. On Thursday it arrived and we literally had to look at the instruction book once. After 30 minutes the installation was completed and no extra parts... I merged onto the highway to test the equipment. I reached a cruising speed of 70mph and had absolutely NO SWAY. The fact that I now have a piece of mind knowing that the Equal-i-zer is less than that of a life when you are towing without the proper equipment. Other products may be available but research was extensive before I purchased the Equal-i-zer. The shear strength is visible and the product is very well made. The fasteners are heavy, the hitch is heavy, and the stabilizer bars are heavy. This is a 5 star product and every trailer owner should own the Equal-i-zer. The best thing about all of this is it was a product that was sold without a gimick and does the job well. Hat's off to you!! Scott S. 47603


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I have bought a F150 2013. having simular issues do you know the weight of your trailer I have apx. 5500 lb trailer tongue weight about 550 to 600 lbs

-- comment by: mark b - 11/24/2013

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The 550-600 tongue weight falls into an in-between area with Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems. The 6K system is built for 400-600 pounds tongue weight, and you are at the end of that range so it may not be a good choice particularly if you have any gear in the tow vehicle rear of the axle. Remember any weight behind the axle counts towards your tongue weight. The next step up is the 10K system featured on this page with a recommended tongue weight range of 400-1000 pounds. Now this would work, but it may be a bit overkill. The extra tension of these bars when paired with a 600 pound tongue weight may ride a bit stiff. If you are not particular to the Equal-i-zer systems, you may want to check out the Fastway 8K system, part FA92-00-0800. It may be a bit closer of a match to your trailer.

-- Patrick B - 11/27/2013


- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Fantastic Hitch! etrailer had the best price by far, arrived within 4 days of placing the order in excellent condition with no shipping damage or missing parts. Mt RV Dealer did the original setup, but their installers apparently never watched a video on proper installation, as they took no before or after measurements of my truck wheel well height, never used a torque wrench, and placed the sway bracket assemblies at 27 inches from the ball when 32 inches (factory recommended distance) was easily available on the trailer. Many other install errors as well like incorrect number of spacer washers and incorrect L bracket mounting hole positions, all of which caused my 2016 Ford F-150 to squat while towing. Never assume the dealer service department knows what they are doing! Once home, I set the hitch up as instructed by Equal-i-zer without too much difficulty. This hitch now has my truck sitting level and tows like a dream with very little sway at all, and I tow a 35 foot travel trailer. Keep the hitch lubed as instructed, and use the optional sway bracket jackets and this hitch is fairly quiet. Well worth the money, no more white knuckles!! 453213



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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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. 305090



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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


The hitch works great. Distributes load and no sway. I have a Dodge Diesel pretty good weight to balance against 7500# trailer so trailer isn't going to push around anyway. I like ability to back in to spaces not having to drop load from hitch. I use the plastic inserts (which should be included not extra, MHO) and hitch does not make noise. It takes serious focus on instructions to setup hitch. I had to reduce amount of load pushed to front of truck because it caused loss of traction. The torque on fasteners was beyond my tooling capabilities so set hitch, tighten as much as possible then took to Les Schwab who accomplished the finish torques. I would buy it again. 329832


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Hitch has functioned flawlessly over the last year. No sway on hiway. Im about to move hitch to new tow vehicle and readjust. The new truck is much lighter than original tow vehicle. The hitch will hopefully provide the stability between lighter tow vehicle and same trailer. We shall see

Pegavas - 01/05/2018

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- EQ37140ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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



- EQ37140ET
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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 think this hitch saved our lives and probably others. This is my first "big" camper I've been towing trailers and pop ups for years. A 23' Grey Wolf Toyhauler with my 2011 Ford Expy as the TV out in front. I had been talking with more mature campers from work about the high prices of some of these WD hitches.... who wisely advised... don't go cheap on tires, brakes or hitches. I bit the bullet, took a little heat from the wife, cause I had it professionally installed too. (This thing is massive). I'll add pics next time I hookup. Plus rolling on $1200 of new Good Year AT's So me and my wife had just pulled out from Clabough's camp grounds after a week of great exploring, great weather and fun smoky Mtn motorcycle riding. We were heading north on 441, not to the highway yet. Probably not on the road more than 20 min or so driving through a small town. Maybe Severville Anyway, 4 lanes, maybe 40mph or 45mph. Following a car, and just talking. Then what seemed to be out of no where, I looked up to see the car was stopped at a red light right in front of us. When did that light turn red!! I had less than a second to react. I knew I couldn't stop. No one coming left or right at the intersection. No one to my right. It was tight, but I might be able to make it.... I swerved HARD right, then back with a HARD left... missing the car in front of us, and the sidewalk. We went sailing through the intersection totally unscathed... and THE CAMPER FOLLOWED ALONG PERFECTLY!! Silence. Neither of us said a word for what seemed like 5 minutes. I'm not even sure who spoke first. I recall someone saying like, did that just happen? And "we're not doing that again" So guys, it may seem like a lot of money, but I'd say it's pretty cheap. I'll just repeat what I was told... don't cheap out on tires, brake, or hitches. Happy camping. 422706


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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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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution For R-Pod 171
  • When selecting a weight distribution system for your R-Pod 171, the key factor is the tongue weight (TW) of your towing setup. This means the total load of your trailer with all the gear and supplies included. You will also need to add any weight from behind your tow vehicle's rear axle to determine total tongue weight. TW is 10% to 15% of the total weight of your fully loaded trailer. For example: a trailer fully loaded at 3,500-lbs would have a TW of 350-lbs to 525-lbs. Ideally,...
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  • Does Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System EQ37041ET Come With a Shank?
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37041ET does not come with a shank. This system has a tongue weight capacity of up to 400 lbs and there are three shanks compatible with that weight capacity, each of which are 12" long and fit 2" hitches: # EQ90-02-4140 offers up to 7" of rise or 3" of drop # EQ90-02-4240 offers up to 8" of rise or 4" of drop # EQ90-02-4340 offers up to 10" of rise or 6" of drop
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  • Difference Between 2-Point and 4-Point Sway Control on Weight Distribution Systems
  • The Equil-i-zer Weight Distribution with 4-Point Sway Control, like # EQ37041ET, differs from the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution with 2-Point Sway Control # FA92-00-0450, because it does utilize 2 more points of steel-on-steel friction at the head of the system. The 4-point system uses a tight connection with the trunnion bars at the head, in a way sandwiching the bar and utilizing that friction to keep it from moving as freely. The Fastway e2 2-point system has a slight gap between the...
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  • Replacement Sway-Control Bracket for 4,000 lb Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution
  • Since you have the 4,000 lb Equalizer system # EQ37041ET the kit you need is the # EQ95-01-5540. What you mentioned fits the higher rated systems.
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  • Maximum Allowed Trailer Weight for 2017 Honda CR-V Touring
  • Auto makers like Honda get to decide what the towing capacity is for any vehicle they make. This towing capacity is a function of the entire vehicle; its frame, engine, transmission, suspension, cooling system, etc. The online owner's manual for the 2017 CR-V does state that 1500-lbs is the most a loaded trailer can weigh including the weight of cargo in it. There are no qualifying statements in the manual that say more weight is okay under specific conditions, such as when a weight...
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  • Availability of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Compatible with 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
  • For the 2-1/2 inch receiver you'd need to use an Equal-I-zer hitch along with their shank for a 2-1/2 inch receiver, part # EQ90-02-4900. The Equal-I-zer system you would choose will depend on the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer, plus the weight of anything carried in the bed behind the rear truck axle. I'll link you to an FAQ article that outlines how to determine your trailer's tongue weight. For tongue weights up to but not exceeding 400 lbs, use part #...
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  • Weight Distribution and Rear Suspension Helper Spring Use in 2008 Chrysler Town and Country
  • In general, a properly selected and installed weight distribution system like the Reese Strait-Line # RP66082 will do more to improve the overall towing quality of a trailer than a set of rear air bags in the tow vehicle. The WD system actually shifts trailer weight to the vehicle's front axle to restore traction (for better steering and braking) while an air bag kit will essentially just prevent rear-end sag by stiffening the suspension. The results of these two different strategies, a...
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  • How to Determine Need for Weight Distribution for Towing Tear Drop Trailer
  • If you find that your tow vehicle is sagging in the rear due to the tongue weight of your trailer you can add a weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) system to level the vehicle and also to prevent the trailer sway that can make towing stressful. When selecting a WD/SC system the key is knowing the total effective tongue weight (TW) of the towing setup. This means loading up your trailer with all gear and supplies and then measuring the actual TW. To this you need to add the weight...
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  • Where is Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Manufactured
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37041ET referenced in your question is made right here in the USA. This is an excellent system that will do a great job of evenly distributing weight over the axles of your trailer and tow vehicle. It features integrated 4-point sway control to limit side to side movement. It has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 400 pounds. As long as the total tongue weight of your setup, which includes both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer plus...
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  • Does Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Require Drilling on Trailer Frame?
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37041ET will not require you to drill into your trailer frame. It uses clamp-on brackets that will adjust along your trailer frame. Please take a look at the linked video for more information on this system.
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control for a 2009 Jeep Liberty and 2,100 Pound Trailer
  • Weight distribution with sway control will absolutely help with the sway issue that you are having. 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. A trailer that weighs 2,100 pounds would, by itself, have a tongue weight of around 210 to 315 pounds. You...
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  • Is a Thin Walled Socket Required when Installing Hitch Ball in Equal-i-zer WD # EQ37041ET
  • Although a thin walled socket, like part # EQ70-00-4800, is not required to install the hitch ball on the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37041ET, it will make the job easier. Typically the torque specs for installing a hitch ball are pretty high so it benefits to have a sockect that easily fits inside the spring arm mounting points. the torque rating you will need to use will be attached to the hitch ball.
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  • Weight Distribution System for Pop-Up Camper Trailer with 200-Lbs Tongue Weight
  • Weight distribution/sway control systems such as the Husky Centerline # HT32218 work over a range of trailer tongue weight (TW). This particular system is suitable for loaded trailer TW of 800- to 1200-lbs, making it ideal for a towing setup with 1000-lbs of total TW. Note the weight of any cargo behind the tow vehicle's rear axle also counts as TW, something like a generator or a big loaded cooler. Be sure to account for any such cargo weight; add it to the measured trailer TW which...
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  • What Material are Equal-i-zer Spring Bars Made From?
  • The spring bars of the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37041ET are made of what is called chromium-molybdenum alloy steel. Really, that's just a fancy name for steel that has increased strength but higher pliability as well. I've added a link to a video review of this system for you to take a look at.
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  • Is Anything Else Needed to Install the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37041ET
  • The only thing you will need to add to the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37041ET you referenced is an adjustable shank. For this, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shank # EQ90-02-4100, which will give you up to a 7 inch rise or a 3 inch drop. For this same system that includes the shank, you can use # EQ37040ET. I have attached a short video demonstration on this system that you can also check out.
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  • Is Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Compatible With Surge Brakes?
  • Yes, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37041ET is compatible with surge brakes. It has a tongue weight capacity of up to 400 lbs so if your total tongue weight (TTW) - the tongue weight of your loaded trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle - is 250 lbs it would be a great choice.
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  • Length of Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution Spring Bars
  • The spring bars of an Equal-I-Zer system like part # EQ37041ET are 36 inches in overall length and 1-3/8 inches wide.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing a Motorcycle with a Lightweight Trailer
  • I have some solutions for you, but I cannot recommend drilling out holes in a weight distribution system. If you are trying to get parts to match up it is always better to purchase something that was made to fit rather than cutting and drilling to fit your needs. The danger with modifying things at home, especially when they deal with towing, is that it can change the weight capacities and could cause your equipment to not work properly. Since there are no weight distribution shanks...
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  • Head Replacement for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37041ET
  • Sounds like you are looking for just the head assembly of the Equal-i-zer weight distribution system # EQ37041ET. For that you'd just need the part # EQ90-02-0400 and you'd be set.
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