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

Yes, if you:

  • Have a lightweight trailer with just 400 lbs of tongue weight that has a significant problem tracking behind your vehicle
  • Want an American-made system that lasts from an industry-leading brand
  • Have a lifted truck or a low-riding van and need a bigger drop or rise than you'd get with the standard shank that typically comes with these hitches

No, if you:

  • Hate noise - the steel on steel brackets can create a racket, especially during turns
  • Might be upgrading to a heavier trailer and would want to transfer your hitch to it
  • Don't have a big problem with trailer sway - you might just end up with a really rigid ride
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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch - EQ37041ET

  • 100 lbs
  • 200 lbs
  • 300 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Prevents Sway
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Shank Not Included
  • 4-Point
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible

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

Installation Details EQ37041ET Installation instructions


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   (505 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


Comments
Great. Much easier to attach.
Alan F - 07/27/2020

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- 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



- EQ37041ET
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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



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


Thank you for your 10 Star customer service. Cathy T took time and reassured me on my order was the right order for my set up. I tell you what it’s nice to know you both are giving great customer service. I will go out of my means to tell people about your excellent service! Thank you 661491



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


I towed my trailer out West in July. No problems on windy roads thanks to your product! 725803



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


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


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


Great product except for one thing. If you are going to sell this hitch either sell it with ball already attached or include the 1 7/8 thin wall socket with it. Could not find socket anywhere locally and finally had to dismantle Equilizer bar sockets which is no easy task , and then use regular socket that I already had, what a pain. Other than that great service and ultra fast shipping. I think I ordered it Tuesday night and had it Friday night. Great job. Will repost once all is installed and try it out. 275437


Comments
Best hitch on the market for anti sway and load equizling. Quick hook up, love it!
Jeff P - 07/23/2017

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


First let me say that Katherine B was very helpful and answered all my questions. I received my equalizer 4 point WD/antisway hitch in 2 days. I have it installed will do a test run this weekend and update my review. 557321


Comments
It has working great for the past year. Much better than chain type. A lot less noise than with chains.
Charles L - 08/24/2019

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


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



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


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


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



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


Was needing a weight distribution system for towing my 16' toy hauler and with Kats help from etrailer I couldn't be happier with this product. Trailer has a dry hitch weight of 950lb and 1100lb loaded. Set up took me an hour or so, but now I feel comfortable hooking and unhooking. Took it on a 100 mile trip a few weeks back in heavy rain with strong wind gust and handled great! Without it I didn't feel safe going 60mph on calm sunny day. 305707



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


I purchased this hitch for a 9000lbs travel trailer with a 1001lbs tongue weight. If your debating between a less expensive round bar and this setup, spend the money. This hitch is by far a better, easier, and safer setup. I purchased this hitch to replace a Pro-series round bar with a friction sway control bar. The Equal-i-zer's 4 point sway control is big step up from a single point sway control system. The 1st drive felt secure and safe. Install was easy, but time consuming for a 1st time installer. But worth it in the end. Here's some pointers. 1. get the right tools, rent or barrow a the torque wrench to do the hitch ball 430ft/lbs, and shank bolts 320ft/lbs. The piece of mind that it's correct is worth it. 2. Plan for the afternoon, not a couple of hours. 1st setup is going to be close but your going to have to adjust it so plan on taking something apart. but setup is relatively easy, esp with the right tools. I had the trailer level the 1st go around to 2.5". So I had to move the head up one hole in the shank and then it was within 1". Distribution setup was still with in a proper setup, so I didn't have to make any further adjustments. As far as the coupling and uncoupling the hitch. Using the tongue jack to release the tension is easy to do and quick. Esp. with an electric jack. I never liked the round bar with chain setup on my previous hitch. High quality, easy install and setup, and seems to have great sway control. 305090



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


Just bought a new Travel Trailer, had been using a Reese Weight distribution set up with traditional sway bar. This system worked well but had the tractor trailers pushing me around and on windy days I had to reduce highway speeds dramatically. So, I chose to upgrade to the Equalizer for the new TT. I had the Professionals install it since it was raining but the videos and information on etrailer make me confident I could have done it with the correct tools. The Equalizer was fantastic on the 75 mile ride home in the rain with heavy Tractor Trailer traffic. Had little to no sway. Very pleased with my decision. This is a heavy duty system and is easy to hook up. I ordered by calling etrailer because I had a question about shipping and delivery since I needed the new set up for delivery of my new TT. Lisa was more than helpful answering my questions and getting the hitch to me on time. I strongly recommend The Equalizer and etrailer for your towing needs. 426708



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


I towed my camper over 250 miles with the equalizer hitch. Set up and install was very easy. Very little to no sway at all with passing semi trucks. 570215


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

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


Product is well made and sturdy. Installation instructions were simple and easy to follow. Took about 2 hours from start to finish to install. The problems it solved for me were the truck sagging in the rear when my car hauler is coupled. Now the truck is level along with the trailer. Also when semi's pass by the entire set up is steady. No shaking or swerving. Wish I had put this on sooner. Very pleased. 552541


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

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


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



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


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 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


I have been hesitant to review this product as I have had several issues with it....not necessarily the product itself, but my use and application. To start out, I should have used a different drop down hitch. The one that came with the unit does not allow the ball to sit low enough for the trailer to sit level once everything is set. Get the right amount of weight transfer and the nose of the trailer sits high which has a negative impact on towing. Less weight transfer for a level trailer means to more truck nose lift, dangerous sway, dangerous driving. The worst part is that if I had been aware and asked to change the hitch, it might have only cost me 10-20 dollars. Now I need to purchase a new hitch with a bigger drop, which will cost me around 150 bucks. I do believe that this will make a big difference. As I have gotten the setup closer to correct, it does seem to work well. I do however feel that the teflon plastic slide pads for the L brackets would be a worthwhile investment as it is noisy when making slow speed turns, which can be dis-concerting 57823


Comments
You realize that the friction where the spring bar slides in the L bracket is responsible for the sway control right? Reducing the friction would reduce the sway control of the unit... I am interested to try this product. I think what you are saying about getting the right set up for your individual rig is the most important thing.
-- comment by: Donny - 02/01/2014

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The nylon jackets may very well reduce the sway control ability of the unit. For some applications, the reduction is sway control is not problematic and sometimes the noise is just too much. It is up to the user as to what they need more, but the jackets are available for those that want to get rid of some of the noise.

-- Patrick B - 2/5/2014


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


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



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


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 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


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 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution Hitch


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



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


Worth every cent. We bought a 2008 26' Sun Valley Road Runner two weeks ago and immediately took it on a trip to the N. Georgia mountains behind our 2006 Silverado 1500HD. Very scary up and back with a serious sway problem that kept me from going over 50 mph. Upon returning I researched heavily on how to "prevent" sway and not just "reduce" it. Your website was extremely helpful in explaining the differences in all the products available. The product reviews were very favorable for the Equal-i-zer four point system so it made my decision an easy one. Within two days of ordering, it arrived and I just installed it today. It was very easy to set up. I took it out for a run on the interstate and WOW what a difference! I could run along at 65-70 mph with absolutely no sway and very little bounce. This is the first time I had to buy a weight distribution system and if I ever have to do it again I will certainly go back through etrailer.com. The Equal-i-zer is a great product. 281160



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


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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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