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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW

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

Yes, if you:

  • Need heavy-duty sway control that keeps your trailer firmly in line
  • Want an American-made system that lasts from an industry-leading brand
  • Have a trailer with 600 lbs – 1,000 lbs of tongue weight

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 - EQ37100ET

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

Steel-on-steel friction works to prevent and correct trailer sway in this unique weight distribution system. Sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. 2-5/16" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a more level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Integrated 4-Point Sway Control limits side-to-side movement of trailer
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds trailer in line
    • No lift chains - spring bars can't move freely
    • Steel-on-steel friction helps to minimize sway caused by winds, curvy roads or sudden maneuvers
  • Unique design makes system compatible with surge-type brake actuators
  • Spring bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain for a controlled, even ride without the bounce
    • Constructed of chromoly steel for superior dexterity and spring
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can be adjusted along the trailer frame
    • Accommodates frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, battery boxes, toolboxes, or generators
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Dipped steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, sway control brackets, hitch ball, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • 1-7/8" Thin walled socket (EQ70-00-4800 - sold separately) recommended for hitch ball installation
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs
  • Maximum gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 27" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Shank length: 12"
  • Maximum rise: 7" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Maximum drop: 3" from top of hitch receiver opening
  • Spring bar dimensions: 36" long x 1-3/8" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

90-00-1000 Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

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

Weight Distribution Diagram

Create a more stable ride for your tow vehicle and trailer with a weight distribution hitch. Adding spring bars to your towing system applies leverage, which transfers the load that is pushing down on the rear of your vehicle to all the axles on both your tow vehicle and your trailer, resulting in an even distribution of weight throughout. The result is a smooth, level ride, as well as the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.



Selecting a Weight Distribution System

The tongue weight rating is the most important factor in determining which size weight distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride, which can result in a bouncing trailer. If, on the other hand, the bars are not rated high enough, the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight, rendering it virtually useless.


To determine the proper weight rating for a weight distribution system, you must first determine your trailer's tongue weight. Then add to that the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. These two measurements make up the tongue weight rating for a weight distribution system.


Features of the Equal-i-zer

Head Tilt Adjustment

Controlling head tilt with traditional washer method

The Equal-i-zer weight distribution system uses the traditional washer-style adjustment method to achieve the perfect tilt. Controlling the head tilt helps you to fine-tune the leverage on your entire system, making it easier to install and hook up the spring bars. To adjust the tilt, simply slide washers onto the spacer rivet and insert the rivet into the head assembly. To increase the angle, add a washer. To reduce the angle, remove a washer. Most setups take four to six washers to achieve the proper height. Once you get the desired tilt, insert the shank bolts to secure the head to the shank and then tighten it in place.



Construction of Spring Arms

The Equal-i-zer spring bars are not made of traditional spring steel. Rather, they are constructed of a chromium-molybdenum alloy steel. Chromoly steel has a high tensile strength for extreme durability. It also features excellent dexterity, which allows it to give as required and then return softly back to its original form. This pliability is important in minimizing trailer bounce while still ensuring that the weight of your rig is adequately distributed.


Fixed Sway Control Brackets

Installation of Sway-Control Brackets

The unique sway control brackets of the Equal-i-zer are easy to install and simple to use. They clamp onto your trailer frame and conveniently adjust to a position anywhere between 27 inches and 32 inches back from the coupler. These brackets provide the attachment points for the weight distribution spring bars. To position the spring bars during hookup, simply use the included snap-up lever to lift each bar into place on the L-shaped brackets. Then secure the bars in place with the included L-pins and clips.


Equal-i-zer Hitch 4-Point Sway Control

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


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

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


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


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



EQ37100ET Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch with Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 10K

Installation Details EQ37100ET Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW - EQ37100ET

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (507 Customer Reviews)

Steel-on-steel friction works to prevent and correct trailer sway in this unique weight distribution system. Sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. 2-5/16" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included.

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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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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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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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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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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



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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



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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



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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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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


Comments
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


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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



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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


Comments
A whole year has gone by, and Im still extremely satisfied with my equalizer hitch. I hear the squeaks when I make my turns, I know people talk about this hitch being slightly noisy, but every time I hear it I smile. I know its back there, doing its thing, and it does it extremely well. I would buy this hitch again in a New York minute. I am very pleased. Did I say Im VERY pleased? Lol. Its that good.
Richard P - 06/04/2019

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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



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Great product. Loved that etrailer provided financing so we were able to pay on it. We love the equalizer bar. And etrailer made it so easy ... 836974



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Equilizer hitch works perfect.could not ask for a better hitch.takes all sway out of my trailer. 830146



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It's an excellent product. Almost eliminates all sway and balances the load on my truck. A little noisy, but If you keep it properly lubed it's not a bother. Haven't seen any that I like better. The torsion bars control but up and down where I would imagine a drop chain can only control one way. Con: There are a pain to hook up. You have to install bars, lift the back of your truck with your trailer jack, install the bars and then drop it back down. Around town , I don't install the bars. I did add the sway bracket jackets to reduce the noise some. 828828



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World of difference, my wife's truck is our tow pig (2500 yukon) and the nose barely rises even with 750+ lbs on the tongue (~1/2"-3/4"), but you can feel a huge difference with/without WD and sway control. Steering is significantly more positive and responsive due to more weight on the front axle and the trailer handles the wind much better. Excellent product that is easy to install WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE BALL. I recommend going to an RV place to get the ball put on the head (and I am a VERY handy guy) if you don't already have a massive torque wrench and the random thinwall socket. Not worth the hassle. 825885



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We are very satisfied with the Equal-I-Zer 4-Point Sway Control Weight Distribution Hitch purchased from etrailer. The hitch works great for our needs using our 2016 Ford F150 crew cab to pull a 27 foot camper. This system was probably a little more than we currently need, however, it can be used in the future if we decide to purchase a larger/heaver camper. Thank you etrailer.com 817053



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Hitch works just as advertised. Easy to install, though did require a 750 lb torque wrench or accessed to a mechanic that has one. Significantly reduced sway and bounce. Can't imagine pulling without it. 799761



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The good: It was easy to install. It works as stated. My 8000lb trailer rides very well with this hitch. I tow very close to my max capacity, but the hitch keeps the “rig” reasonably stable in wind and when being passed. The bad: The hitch is too heavy for the box is was shipped in and it arrived just as it was about to fall apart. There was considerable surface damage and scratches on some parts. The “wear in” on the hitch is extreme. After one use the hitch head wear surfaces were pitted and sharp. I used grease per the manual , but the surfaces were not flat to start. The head is difficult to handle with these dangerous sharp edges. Last, after 2 months, the brackets have rusted to the point where they need to be repainted. To summarize, the hitch works well, but I do not see this lasting many years. I missed the less expensive E2 hitch I used previously. 792097



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Great product, Easy to install 791758



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Equalizer weight distribution hitch arrived quickly. I will update my review once it’s installed and used. Thanks Etrailer! 785520



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Fantastic piece of gear. Super heavy-duty. Made my truck and trailer ride so much smoother, brought the back end of my 3/4 ton truck back up to level, and completely eliminated the the swaying I would get from time to time with my dump trailer. Instruction manual that came with the kit was very detailed and well-written. One minor complaint: it would be nice if the ball came mounted to the hitch assembly because most of us don’t have a torque wrench that goes to 430 feet pounds. Beyond that, an excellent investment. 774916



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Great hitch, helps keep the backend of the truck up. It will NOT fix the problems you experience pulling a big trailer with a small truck though. I pull a 36' camper with an F150 and while the hitch makes it safe and sway less, it's still a roller coaster in the wind. Make sure you grease that ball good the first time you use it, too! 774250



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Unit works very well, I am pleased. Had a "standard WD with a Dual Can Sway Control for years & thought that was good. This unit is much better both in reaction and predictability. A bonus would also be the hitch up is simple & quick. Dropped a star as the Bracket Jackets SHOULD be standard issue with unit. 768196


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

  • Excessive Trailer Sway While Towing with Late Model Ford F-150 Using Sway Control
    I do have some things that you can adjust on the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System but I will say this is a common compliant with the late model Ford F-150's. The weight distribution system could very well be setup properly as well as the trailer loaded correctly but yet still have sway. I can't say exactly what causes this but I can say this is not uncommon and we hear this compliant quite often. I have heard some people that have the factory airbags have had success with turning...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Trailer With 1600 lbs of Tongue Weight
    Whew. That's one heavy trailer! As long as the trailer tongue weight won't exceed 1600 lbs, the # EQ64FR Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System would be ideal. This particular system is meant to be used in a Class V hitch with a 2-1/2 inch by 2-1/2 inch receiver. This is the highest rated system Equal-i-zer offers. If your trailer's tongue weight will exceed 1600 lbs, the next step up is the Reese # RP66075 Strait-Line, good for up to 1700 lbs of tongue weight. The sway control component...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2015 Silverado 1500 w/ 6800 lb Micro Lite Trailer
    For your 2015 Silverado and 2019 Flagstaff 25brsd trailer, with the weight of your trailer and the dry tongue weight given, I can give you some recommended options. Based on the GVWR, the total tongue weight is often 10-15 percent of the total trailer weight. This includes the loaded tongue weight of the trailer as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. This will put you between 660 and 1000 lbs for your total tongue weight. I've attached an article to assist. Based...
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  • Recommendation For Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch For 30 Foot Travel Trailer
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to get one that works with your setup when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. This fully loaded weight will also include all cargo behind the rear axle of your 2016 Ford F-150. To help get an accurate reading when fully loaded, you can use a scale like the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, Item # 5780. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out. Ideally, you want to get a system where your...
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  • Fighting Sway From Wind With Light Weight Enclosed Cargo Trailer
    It seems like you've got a pretty good grasp on this! I will make one slight change or clarification to you- approximately 10-15% of the total loaded weight of the trailer is what you want as your tongue weight. It won't actually change the 60% that you want forward of the axle, and it's something that you'll likely want to purchase a tongue weight scale to make sure that you're not under/overloaded at the tongue. For this, I recommend using a ball mount scale like the Weigh Safe # WSUN-1...
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  • Will Applying Grease to Equal-i-zer Head Assembly Cause Less Friction
    Although the head unit of an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System, like part # EQ37100ET, does contribute to the sway control, where the arms connect to the L brackets contributes even more. The arms move back and forth and really only apply friction when needed whereas the head unit, where the arms connect, will have much more movement when you are making turns. Because of this it is best to grease the Equal-i-zer head assembly to help increase the lifespan of the weight distribution...
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    The sway control system on your 2020 Ford Expedition is designed to help after the sway event starts. With that said I highly recommend going with a weight distribution system that helps to keep it from ever happening like one similar to the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control part # EQ37100ET which is by far my favorite. When choosing a system you want one that has the tongue weight rating that is equal to the tongue weight plus anything behind the rear axle....
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  • Anti-Sway Needed for 7K Aluminum Trailer Towed by 2015 Ram 2500
    To determine the best weight distribution (WD) system for your towing application you need to add the loaded tongue weight (TW) of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Ram 2500. Once you know the total tongue weight you will then need to choose a WD system that has a TW range this number falls in the middle of. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW of 10-15% of the weight of the trailer. With this in mind you will likely be...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution System 2015 Jayco 26RKS Travel Trailer
    Weight distribution/sway control systems like the Equal-i-zer 4-Point # EQ37100ET are not specific to a brand or model of trailer but selecting the right one is important for getting the most benefits they can provide in your towing setup. If you like you can click on the linked video which explains lots about WD systems. The key is knowing your fully-loaded trailer's actual tongue weight (TW) since that is what matters most. The ideal situation is that your total TW (which includes...
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  • Can Weigh Safe 2 Hitch Ball w/ Built-In Scale be Used With Weight Distribution
    The Weigh Safe 2" Hitch Ball w/ Built-In Scale # WSUN-2 cannot be used with a weight distribution system no matter what bars it has but if you need to determine your tongue weight there is a scale you can use, the Sherline # 5780. I've also added a link to a help article for you on other methods to determine tongue weight.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2006 Nissan Xterra Towing 3,500 Pound Trailer
    Generally speaking when vehicle sag is caused by a trailer the best option is to use weight distribution. But on some vehicles, including your 2006 Nissan Xterra, it still may not help enough. In this case using a combination of weight distribution and rear axle helper springs is the way to go. Equal-I-zer system # EQ37100ET is rated too high for your trailer. You will need to go by the total tongue weight. this is the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, plus...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for Coleman Camper With 7,600 lb GVWR
    A weight distribution hitch is recommended if your loaded trailer has a GVWR of more than half the weight of your tow vehicle and because your Coleman Light 2515RL has, according to my research, a GVWR of 7,600 lbs a weight distribution system with sway control will definitely help ensure you have a safe towing experience. The best weight distribution system will depend on your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the...
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  • Can an Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System be Used with a 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Reducer
    The best option would be to replace the shank that came with Equal-I-zer system # EQ37100ET with one that fits directly in a 2-1/2 inch receiver. There are 3 Equal-I-zer options: # EQ90-02-4900 with 6 inch drop or 10 inch rise # EQ90-02-4800 with 4 inch drop or 8 inch rise # EQ90-02-4700 with 3 inch drop or 7 inch rise For some 2-1/2 inch hitches the use of a reducer sleeve such as # C45405 will reduce the capacity of the hitch so I would check on that first before getting a sleeve...
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  • Recommended Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System for 2018 Rockwood Roo 233s
    For your 2018 Rockwood Roo 233s, the unloaded hitch weight is the 612 lbs you stated as the 4842 is also the unloaded weight. Based on the 1770 cargo capacity, that puts the trailer at a GVWR of 6612. Your unloaded tongue weight ratio is currently at just under 13%, so if you take that number and the GVWR, you get a loaded tongue weight of right around 850 lbs. You want your total tongue weight which includes your loaded tongue weight and any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow...
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  • Should Equal-i-zer Spring Bars be Greased
    No you are not going to want to put grease directly on the spring bars (or the brackets) of the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET. That said, you can use the Equal-i-zer High-Performance Lubricant # EQ91-00-4250 in other areas of your system in order to help reduce wear and lessen the noise that may occur from the steel-on-steel friction; this lubricant can be put on the system's hitch ball as well as its spring-bar sockets and hitch head.
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  • Correct Equal-i-zer Hitch for Flagstaff Micro Lite 21DS
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control part # EQ37100ET is the perfect option for a Flagstaff Micro Lite 21DS so that is what I recommend. The trailer while fully loaded will still be well within the tongue and trailer weight range of the system and that is what makes it a perfect option. It sounds like you have already done quite a bit of research since you have found the best hitch. I am fully confident you will be happy with the Equal-i-zer and glad you choose...
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  • Parts Needed to Upgrade Spring Bars of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution to 1,000 lb Spring Bars
    You are on the right track Brian! So what you'll need is an upgraded set of spring bars and a new head and you'd be set with a higher rated system. The shank and spring hangers are totally fine. So the two components you'd need are the # EQ90-02-1000 for the head and two of the spring bars # EQ90-02-1099.
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2005 TrailManor 2720
    Your 2005 TrailManor 2720 is pretty lightweight for a Ford F-150 to tow so for a weight distribution system a Fastway e2 part # FA94-00-0600 would be a great solution. It has a tongue weight range of 400 to 600 lbs which would be ideal for your trailer when loaded. It does not have sway control but it's not going to be needed.
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  • Can 1,000 Lb Spring Bars be Swapped out with 600 Lb Spring Bars on a Equal-i-zer System
    For starters, I would not use the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37100ET that you have now as it is rated for a total tongue weight of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. The tongue weight of your 1967 Holiday Rambler is likely around 380 lbs - 570 lbs which means the above system is not going to perform well for you. Now I do have an option for you but the Replacement Spring Bars part # EQ90-01-0699 which are rated for a total tongue weight of 200 lbs - 600 lbs cannot be used with...
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  • Using Surge or Electric Brakes with A Weight Distribution Hitch
    The main difference between weight distribution that are compatible with surge brakes and systems that are not is the design of the the spring bars. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET has straight spring bars that are designed to move back and forth in the frame clamps. These bars allow enough movement in the hitch to correctly activate a surge brake coupler. Typically, the chain and cam design weight distribution systems, like the Reese Strait-Line System # RP66084,...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Nobo 19.3 Camper
    Between the Equal-i-zer and the Fastway weight distribution systems the Equal-i-zer kits are superior as they have a better sway control setup and are widely considered to be the best performing and best made weight distribution system out there. So based on that you'd want the part # EQ37100ET which has a tongue weight range of 600-1,000 lbs. To install the included hitch ball you'd then want the part # ALL643216 and you'd be set.
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  • Is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System EQ37100ET Too Stiff for a Tongue Weight of 615 lbs
    When looking for a Weight Distribution (WD) system you will first need to figure out the Tongue Weight (TW) of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer. You will then take that and add the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Once you have that total, you will then need to make sure that the WD system that you pick out has a range where your total falls inside of. Normally your trailer TW should be between 10-15 percent of the weight of your trailer. Since...
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  • Comparing Equal-i-zer and Blue Ox Weight Distribution Systems With Sway Control
    Right off the bat the Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET has an advantage because it has a larger Tongue Weight (TW) range of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs as opposed to the 750 lbs - 1,000 lbs TW range of the Blue Ox # BXW1000. The flip side of that is if you get a heavier or lighter trailer then you would need to change out the whole Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution (WD) system whereas the Blue Ox systems use the same head so you would just need to swap out the bars. This is much more cost-effective than purchasing...
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  • Hitch Ball Installation on Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System
    To install the hitch ball on your weight distribution system # EQ37100ET or any ball mount, the torque required is significant. There is a really expensive torque wrench that we use for installations so it can be precise, but most installations are not to that precision level when done by other shops or individuals. I haven't heard of using an impact driver, but it sounds that that may end up being too much power. Most people end up using a long length of pipe to get the leverage...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2019 Toyota Tacoma Towing 3,000 lb Trailer
    Bigger is not necessarily better in regards to weight distribution system; in fact, the ideal system would be one in which your total tongue weight - the tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2019 Toyota Tacoma - would fall somewhere in the middle of the weight distribution system's tongue weight capacity. For your application I strongly recommend the Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems because this system is the best...
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  • 10K and 12K Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch Weight
    I went out to the warehouse and had both the Equal-i-zer systems weighed and found that the 10,000lbs system # EQ37100ET weighs 106.5lbs and the 12,000lbs system # EQ37120ET weighs 114.7lbs. I have linked both systems to this page for your convenience.
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  • Comparing the Curt # C17500 and Equal-i-zer # EQ37100ET Weight Distribution Systems
    Both the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET and the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 are compatible with underslung trailer couplers. I have contacted both manufacturers and received confirmation of this. Both options do allow you to back up without disconnecting anything as well. In this case I recommend going with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET since it has the greater Tongue Weight (TW) capacity range of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs...
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  • Recommended Performance Tuner for 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
    The best option for your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is to use a performance tuner, though the right one will depend on what engine you have. I assume you do not have the turbocharged diesel which does narrow the choices. If you have a 4.3L V6 on your Silverado the only option is going to be the Superchips Dashpaq Performance Tuner # SU2060 which will allow you to switch between different power levels and has a 2.4" color screen. Should you have a 4.8L V8, 5.3L V8, or 6.0L V8 I recommend...
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