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

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

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Light Duty
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" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Equal-i-zer. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number EQ37060ET can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution - EQ37060ET

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" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included.


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Integrated 4-Point Sway Control limits side-to-side movement
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds trailer in line
    • No lift chains - eliminate unwanted movement
    • Steel-on-steel friction helps to minimize sway caused by winds or sudden maneuvers
  • Unique design makes system compatible with surge-type brake actuators
  • Spring bars flex for a controlled, even ride
    • Constructed of chromoly steel for superior dexterity and spring
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can be adjusted along the trailer frame
    • Accommodates frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, battery boxes, toolboxes, or generators
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Dipped steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, adjustable shank, spring bars, sway control brackets, lift handle, hitch ball, 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: 200 lbs - 600 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 27" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Shank length:
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 9" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 7" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 12" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 7-1/2"
    • Maximum rise: 7"
    • Maximum drop: 3"
    • Overall height: 9-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Spring bar dimensions: 36" long x 1-1/4" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Dimensions

Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

90-00-0600 Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

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



EQ37060ET Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch with Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 6K



EQ37060ET Installation InstructionsInstallation Details EQ37060ET Installation instructions


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


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




Video Transcript for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution - WD With Sway Control - EQ37060ET Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the equalizer weight distribution system with four point sway control. A weight distribution system creates a more stable ride for your tow vehicle and your trailer. This unit features a two inch hitch ball, which is included. It has a gross towing weight capacity of up to 6,000 pounds, and it is designed for trailers that have a ton of weight between 200 and 600 pounds.It fits inside of a two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver secures in place with the included pin and clip, and again it fits inside a two inch by two inch trailer hitch, but you need to make sure that your hitch is rated for use with a weight distribution system.Now adding spring bars or weight distribution system to your towing setup really helps apply leverage, and the reason why that's important is because leverage 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. What that does is it results in an even distribution of weight throughout your towing setup. Which results in a smooth ride, a more level ride, and it has the ability to tow the maximum capacity of your hitch.Now this unit does feature integrated four point sway control, which works to stop trailer sway before it begins, and it's integrated.

Like I said, there's no additional sway control systems that need to be added onto correct trailer sway. It's all integrated, so the head right here, this is the weight distribution head. This creates two points of sway control using what's known as rotational friction. Downward pressure placed on the hitch ball fights the upward pressure created by the spring bars. The upward force is placed on the spring bars on both sides of the system, which creates the rotational friction that forces to keep your trailer in line all the time.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.

Now, the unique design makes the system compatible with surge type brake actuators. The spring bars are designed to flex for a controlled even ride. One of my favorite features about this system is that this is not just standard steel when it comes to the spring bars. These are made of a specialized steel to offer superior dexterity and spring and the playability is important because that really helps drastically minimized trailer bounce. Also, it has the no drill clamp on brackets.

These can be adjusted along your trailer frame, which was really nice. They're a nice basically low profile design. They don't take up much space to the side or above your trailer frame, so that really helps accommodate frame mounted items such as gas tanks, battery boxes, tool boxes, generators and so on.Then another thing when you're comparing weight distribution systems is really how the head assembly tilts. This one uses the traditional washer and spacer rivet design, so you can add or remove washers from the spacer rivet to tilt the head up or down, and fine tune the leverage on your entire system. That spacer Rivet installs between the shank right here and the slot right here of the head assembly.

Also, on the bottom we have a set bolt that we can tighten to help take out any play from the head assembly attachment to the adjustable shank right here.When it comes to protecting the unit from the elements and rusting corrosion, you don't have to worry about what that system. This unit uses a dipped steel, so that's very durable. It's also rust and corrosion resistant. Comes with the snap up lever. This eases installation of the spring bars by reducing the amount of lifting required by the trailer jack. The product's made in the USA. Your sway control brackets need to be positioned 27 to 32 inches back from the center of your coupler. The maximum trailer frame heights and this will accommodate or fit on is six inches tall. As you can see, we have multiple holes on the bracket, so it is designed to set most trailer frames out there on the market, but again, maximum trailer frame height is six inches.Last thing I want to mention is the shank length. We took some measurements on that and we measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on that shank to the center of the adjustment holes and got a measurement of around eight inches. So to the front we get nine inches to the back of that upright bar, we get like seven inches, and the overall length of that shank is 12 inches. This unit offers a total height adjustment along the shank of seven and a half inches. You can use this in the drop or rise positions with it in the maximum, or excuse me with it in the rise position at the highest setting.You're going to get a maximum rise of around seven inches. That's from the inside top edge of the receiver tube of your hitch to the top of the ball platform. With it in the drop position at the lowest setting, you're going to get a maximum drop of three inches, and then your holes are spaced apart on center by an inch and a quarter. So that's your incremental height adjustment. Again, the product's made in the USA and it's covered with a limited lifetime warranty. That's gonna do it for today's look at the equalizer weight distribution system with the integrated four point sway control.


Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - EQ37060ET

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (377 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" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included.

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



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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



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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



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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


Comments

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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Great customer service. Plan on dealing with them in the future 567966



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Performs great. No problems. I use it with my Toyota 4Runner when pulling my 3300# trailer with a 500# tongue weight. 621971



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The Equalizer has been a great hitch. I needed the sway control more than the weight distribution in windy Kansas, and this hitch virtually eliminated sway. The weight distribution does alleviate bouncing and makes me feel completely in control of the trailer. I bought the pads to control noise, and I’m glad I did. No complaints. The only downside is that the hitch is heavy and bulky. I’ve yet to find a simple and clean place to store it. 616592



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Works great, but is quite noisy. 611318



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Ever since we purchased this Weight distribution system, we have been on 7 trips with our travel trailer. Every trip the system far exceeded our expectation. The built quality is amazing and by the looks of it, it will last a lifetime if taken care off properly. We would recommend this system to anyone planning to tow their travel trailer and wants the peace of mind that a gust of wind or fast-moving tractor trailer is NOT going to have you take evasive maneuvers. 610518



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The hitch works as advertised. And as always, etrailer and their website were very helpful. 608646



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I have been using my Equalizer weight distribution hitch for a year now. It truly is the best hitch I have ever used. Towing through high winds in eastern Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming our trailer (a 21 foot Escape) tracked perfect with no sway what-so-ever. Also there was one occasion that I had to make a very sudden stop to avoid a deer running in front of me. The trailer was rock solid, with no sway. Thank you Equalizer. It took a little time to set up the system properly, but, with a little help from a few friends it was easy. I found it important to have a local tire shop assist in torquing everything to the recommended specs. Great product and lots of good support from eTrailer. 596391



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Just installed this weight distribution system. It took me approx 3 hrs to set it up on my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It may warrent a 5 rating, but I have only towed my trailer on local roads. Even on local roads it drives smooth. Have not yet taken it on the highway. For the install, I purchased a Powerbuilt 643216 3/4-Inch Drive 12 Point 1-7/8-Inch Socket to install the ball. Worked fine. 590918



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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



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ETrailers reviews and info videos helped me to decide on what & where in purchasing my EQ37060ET. It came professionally packed and arrived VERY quickly. The product is made in the USA, and is a very high quality unit. Very well designed, excellent fitment and factory welds, extremely satisfied with this 6000 lb. GTW 600 lb. TW wt. dist 4 point sway control hitch. We are ready for that small Airstream! Vince P. 578395



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I am so happy with my purchase. I would highly recommend this hitch for your travel trailer. The more I look at this style of hitch, with built in sway control, the more I realize, that this was a new and modern style hitch. Now, that I have assembled the parts, I am excited to try this beautiful built hitch out on my trailer. 578380



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Perfect fit and function and easy to install. The ordering process was very simple and the item arrived in perfect condition and within about three days of ordering. The thin wall socket issue was solved simply by going to Harbor Freight and picking up a 3/4” drive SAE socket set that went up to a 2” socket for less than the price of the socket alone and it came with the ratchet necessary to tighten it. My tent camper and tow vehicle are perfectly level. Haven’t taken it out on a trip yet but I know it will ride much better than before as the front end was at least 3” higher than the back prior to putting on Equilizer Weight Distribution System. Thanks for carrying suck a great product. 565553



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Would have been 5star. The hitch it well built and strong. I was told by the E-Trailer operator that it came with a 2in ball already installed. Come to find out it doesn’t. This is frustrating now our trip is going to be postponed or canceled. Apparently you need a special sockoand short thread 2in ball. Bummer 547922


Comments

The ball is included, but not installed. We offer the 1-78 inch thin-wall socket as part # EQ70-00-4800
Thin Walled Socket for Equal-i-zer Hitches
$55.44
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-- Mike L - 08/01/2018

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I just drove from VT to PA to SC to MD to CT and back to VT, close to 3K miles and this weight distribution/sway control worked great ( I think it did, my first sway bar). Not sure on the effectiveness of the weight distribution as I was pulling with 2018 Jeep G.C. and that SUV does not sag under 500 lbs tongue weight. You can feel that you are pulling a trailer when a semi passes you going over 80 miles an hour, or when you get hit with a side wind on a bridge, but all other conditions are fine (e.g. passing semi truck or normal side wind). Easy to back up into any place. On advice to everybody, keep it lubricated, if you don't, enjoy screeching noise with every turn :). Happy towing. 543094



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The people at etrailer are great to work with and the orders are shipped fast. The equalizer hitch worked great and Leeza was very helpful. I have told my friends about etrailer. 498220



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Excellent! This has been a great product for me. As a first time travel trailer owner I was concerned with the safety of towing a trailer and concerned with controlling swaying of the trailer and tow vehicle. I had towed a rental trailer once and got a good scare when it started swaying when I tried to pass a transport truck. I set this up using the provided instructions and all worked great. Tow vehicle is level and no swaying in traffic or in very windy conditions. I even had to change tow vehicles in the middle of an extended trip and the conversion to the new vehicle was very easy even though I was "on the road". I just followed the instructions again and all worked very well. I highly recommend this unit. 488881



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Has been trouble free and easy to hook up. I especially like the ease in connecting all the clips and pins - we’ll sized and good quality so no fumbling or jiggling required. 487609



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Excellent product. Very well built and stout! Instructions are well written and easy to follow. If you take your time during set up, it works very well. I am pleased with the weight distribution effectiveness, and the sway control makes a huge difference in the winds of west Texas! 474426



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Great made in the USA equalizer system! 472148



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I don't have any previous experience towing travel trailers to compare to, but I could definitely sense it's value and worth. On the first trip after installing the stabilizer, we encountered sustained winds and a large amount of truck traffic. The trailer was stable and tracked well. The installation is straightforward and took about 2 1/2 hours which included making a couple of adjustments and testing. 431546



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Truck: 2015 F150 crew 4x4 2.7L eco Trailer: Jayco Jayflight 4100 lbs dry Great product. Sway and bounce are eliminated. 427328


Comments

After 1 year and many trips, no problems with the Equalizer hitch.

Craig - 08/31/2018

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Product was delivered on time. It was what I expected. The hitch works better than I thought it would!! I installed it myself. It took a few hours. Making adjustments was a little time consuming, but not difficult. I highly recommend this product. 423210



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Very best way to connect to and level a trailer. Trailer sway control is unbelievably good. If one needs to back a trailer (and we all do at one point or another) then this system is the best way to go! 403951



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Installation pretty simple to understand. Components quite heavy. 378896


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Works great. Easy to set up. A bit heavy to carry.

Richard - 05/11/2018

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Entire order went very well except that I put the wrong address on my credit card information. Donna, from customer service, called and got everything cleared up and my order was shipped within hours. I havent used the hitch yet but it was all in excellent condition. 375528


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Installation went well and we have been towing our rv since with no problems at all. I have had no sway at all with the hitch.

Ed - 05/10/2018

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Good quality product,very easy to understand manual! As always etrailer is excellent in the shipping department. 373360



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This is a great item and arrived on time . 324955



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The part arrived as promised. Haven't had an opportunity to use it yet but looking forward to spring of next year! 307896



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Easy to install, Works good. 227314



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


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


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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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



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


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



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


Pics of my sway setup 436811



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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



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


product was delivered quickly with regular shipping. The hitch was easily installed using the simple instructions that came with it. overall and wonderful experience with ordering and installation. Thanks, James 302965



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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



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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



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


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


Comments

Great! Best hitch I’ve used.

Charles K - 11/30/2018

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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



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From my limited experience with the hitch, it appears to be very high quality. Have not had it out on a long trip yet, but did do a 20 mile road test with speeds up to 70mph and it was very stable. It is on a Toyota Tundra 5.7 and is pulling a 23.5 foot toyhauler that probably weighed around 6500 lbs. at the time of my short road test. 427958



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



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



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



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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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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


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  • The benefits of an Equal-I-zer hitch over the e2 is primarily the improved 4-point sway control of the Equal-I-zer. The 4-point sway control utilizes steel on steel friction at the arms as well as in the hitch head to stop sway. The e2's 2-point sway control uses the same steel on steel friction at the arms to fight sway. Another difference in these systems is that the Equal-I-zer system includes a hitch ball, but the e2 does not. For the e2 system, you will want a hitch ball with a...
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  • Can a Unibody Vehicle Use Weight Distribution or Sway Control?
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  • Can a 2-5/16 Inch Ball be Used on Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution that has a 2 Inch Ball
  • First, if the total tongue weight of the trailer is 400 pounds then you would need to use the next size up and not the 400 pound Equal-I-zer system. The 400 pound system is # EQ37040ET and the next step up is the 600 pound system, # EQ37060ET. When selecting weight distribution tongue weight is calculated a little differently. It is the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of any cargo carried behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You can use...
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  • Is Weight Distribution Needed for a 2018 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pup 16BHS
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  • Will Backing a Trailer Up an Incline Create Too Much Stress for a Weight Distribution Hitch
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For Towing 2018 Rpod Trailer
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Flagstaff ePro Trailer with 3,890 Pound GVW
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 5000-lb Travel Trailer Towed by 2017 Toyota 4Runner
  • For a 5000-lb travel trailer with tongue weight (TW) of 450-lbs you can use a weight distribution/sway control system such as the Equal-i-zer 4-Point Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET which works effectively over a range of trailer TW from 200- to 600-lbs. This will both prevent trailer sway from starting and shift some of the trailer TW forward back onto the vehicle's front axle. This will restore steering and braking performance and reduce rear-end squat. Keep in mind that any...
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