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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
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • Includes Shank
  • 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.



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.



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


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  • Allows Backing Up
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Video Transcript for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Review

Today we'll be taking a look at the equalizer weight distribution system with 4-point sway control, and weight distribution chain. With 6000 lbs gross trailer weight, and a 600 lbs tongue weight. Part number EQ37060ET. So you've decided you need a weight distribution system. The Equalizer weight distribution system uses steel on steel friction to help prevent and correct trailer sway. The sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. Our spring bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain, for a more controlled and even ride without bounce. The system includes a head assembly, though you will have to provide your own hitch ball and you will need to make sure it has a 1-1/4" shank.

It uses a traditional washer system to provide tilt in the head. The more tilt in the head, the more lift in the tongue weight. Because it uses the 4-point sway control, there are no chains. The spring bars are easily installed with the included lift handle. The whole thing is made out of a dipped steel construction, so it is going to be durable and resist rust and corrosion. As with all weight distribution systems, it helps your tow vehicle get back to a stock height with the added weight of a trailer.

Let's take a look at that now. I've gone ahead and removed the weight distribution and disconnected from the trailer. Let's go ahead and get a stock measurement of our tow vehicle. Here at the rear, we've got about 39-1/2" to the underside of the wheel well. At the front, I've got about 38-1/2". Now, you want to be sure and record these measurements, because these are the measurements we want to try and get back to when we engage our weight distribution system.

Now, I've gone ahead and hooked up my trailer to my tow vehicle without weight distribution. Now, let's take a look and see what the tow vehicle looks like. Here in the back, I'm squatting about an inch and here in the front, my vehicle is tilted upward about 3/4 of an inch. Weight distribution should correct that. Let's hook it up. Now, I've got my trailer hooked back up and my weight distribution engaged.

Let's go ahead and take another measurement on our tow vehicle. Here in the back, we're back to stock height and same with the front. Excellent. Not using a weight distribution system can cause issues with your traction, tire wear, and handling. Getting your vehicle back to stock with a weight distribution system can help prevent those problems. Now let's show you how it's installed. First to note about using a weight distribution system is you need to make sure your camper or trailer is fully loaded and ready to go. This ensures proper weight is being applied to your tow vehicle. The shank can be installed in either the rise or drop position. The head is adjustable along the shank. You just need to make sure that the top of the ball is level with the top of the coupler when your trailer is level. The kit includes eight washers to adjust the tilt of your head. You don't have to use all eight, you just need to make sure to use enough to get your vehicle back close to stock. Our spring bars fit inside the weight distribution head and are lifted on the L-bracket with the included tool. We can then place in our snap-L pin, to help keep the spring bar in place. This is where that steel on steel friction takes place, helping us with our sway control. Finally, our link plates are installed on our trailer's A-frame, with the L-brackets on the outside. You just want to make sure you avoid your battery box or your propane tanks. Those may have to be relocated. It needs to be positioned between 27" and 32" from the center of your coupler. If you've used all eight washers for your head tilt and your vehicle still isn't back to stock, you can adjust your L-brackets. That's going to complete our look, the equalizer 4-point weight control with shank. With a 6000lbs gross trailer weight and a 600lbs tongue weight, part number EQ37060ET.


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   (188 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.

- EQ37060ET

by: Todd A09/12/2017


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



- EQ37060ET

by: James L.03/18/2017


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



- EQ37060ET

by: Ron H01/22/2017


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



- EQ37060ET

by: Ed05/03/2017


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



- EQ37060ET

by: John S.08/21/2017


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



- EQ37060ET

by: Mel S.07/10/2017


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



- EQ37060ET

by: Craig08/31/2017


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



- EQ37060ET

by: Shawn10/17/2016


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



- EQ37060ET

by: Mike W.04/27/2017


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



- EQ37060ET

by: Richard05/11/2017


Installation pretty simple to understand. Components quite heavy. 378896



- EQ37060ET

by: Tex D12/14/2016


This is a great item and arrived on time . 324955



- EQ37060ET

by: Bob09/24/2015


Easy to install, Works good. 227314



- EQ37100ET

by: John S.06/27/2016

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


We recently bought a travel travel trailer and I needed to use a weight distribution hitch for the first time. I researched several of the different models and types before settling on this one. I liked that I would not have to drill into the frame of my brand new camper and the sway control was built into the hitch. Upon opening the box I was a little intimidated at the volume of parts, but a quick read through the manual sorted it all out very nicely. One issue, which might be common with all such hitches, is the tools I needed to set it up. It requires some very specific and large wrenches and sockets that can be hard to find. Of particular concern was the thin-walled socket to attach the hitch. The nut for the hitch ball sits in a recess and only a socket can reach it. Also, the bolts have high torque specifications that would require a very expensive torque wrench to actually reach. Our RV dealer did most of the initial install work, but I have since made adjustments and simply do the best I can with the torque. One thing we noticed on our first trip with the new camper is that the hitch makes very loud creaking and popping noises when turning. This is normal due to the way the sway control works on this hitch -- steel rubbing against steel is loud. There are ways to address this, but I have not tried them yet. Pros Weight distribution and sway control in one device (no separate sway bar needed) No drilling required Well written manual with very detailed setup instructions Good brand with lots of additional information available online Feels sturdy and up to the job Does a great job at both distributing the load and reducing sway Easy to hook up trailer once initial setup is complete Able to backup without removing the load bars Included 'cheater' tool comes in very handy to get the bars onto the brackets Cons Initial setup requires a lot of specialized and/or expensive tools to complete per the instructions Very loud creaking and popping noises when you turn (aesthetic issue, not a functional problem) Overall I am extremely pleased with this hitch. 265423



- EQ37100ET

by: EDDIE CROSS03/13/2017

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


The Equalizer Wt Dist W Sway Con And Ball 10k Gtw, 1000 Tw. Was recommended for my application and works great. [Local retailer] in New York did the installation on my New 2017 Starcraft ultra light. The product has a clean look on the trailer. The Equalizer is a great product for tight turns and backing into parking slips. No need to remove sway controls, because its incorporated into the Patented Design. I've used other styles in the past but this is the product for me. Thanks Etrailer for the on time shipping of the Equalizer. Did you Equalize your trailer today!! etrailer.com 352111



- EQ37100ET

by: You will not be disappointed08/19/2017

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


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



- EQ37120ET

by: Nathan H.10/10/2016

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


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



- EQ37100ET

by: Ray S01/15/2016

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


After many hours of reading reviews and research on this weight distributing hitch I am very impressed with the quality of this hitch and the fact that is American made in the USA. I have a new 34' 2016 Tracer travel trailer which I will be using this hitch with. I have been using a easylift spring bar hitch with the brake pad type sway control. Never was that satisified with it. This equalizer is a very impressive hitch. The staff a e-trailer was very helpful in suggesting and recommending this hitch. I talked to a different sales person on 3 different calls and they all gave me great information. E-trailer has one of the most informative advertising and videos on the internet.They met a price match of another offer with no beating around the bush. I would highly recommend them and plan to use them in the future.Order was shipped on Friday and I received it the following Wednesday.Thank you E-trailer and staff... 235462


Comments

I am very pleased with the hitch and its operation. I dont miss the old chain style hook up.This is so much easier to connect to more important is its performance while towing. I highly recommend this hitch.

Ray S - 01/15/2017

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- EQ37120ET

by: Jurgen10/22/2012

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


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


- EQ37121ET

by: Tom06/03/2017

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


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



- EQ37100ET

by: Scott S.07/12/2012

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


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


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

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

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

-- Patrick B - 11/27/2013


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by: Kevin. A11/16/2017

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


This is the second Equalizer hitch I have had. I needed to replace my first one as I bought a larger camping trailer and the older equalizer didn't have the proper tongue weight rating. We drive a 2011 Tundra TRD 4x4 with a 5.7 liter. We pull a 2017 mallard M292 by hartland that is 34'-9" with a height of 10''- 4" weight is 6905 lbs. Dry with a tongue weight of 725 lbs. Living in the mountains of Western North Carolina I have many curves and tractor trailers to deal with on I-40. Everywhere we go is down the mountain and to return home is always up hill. At no time have I ever had my trailer do any swaying. Leveling issues are never a problem with my Equalizer hitch. I believe it is the best hitch on the market, hands down. Having the wife happy and relaxed and not thinking about the trailer while on long hauls keeps me calm and focused. It took about 2 hours to install and adjust. etrailer has done a great job once again and Molly was the best 452533



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by: Shawn M.08/30/2017

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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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by: Rudy11/18/2017

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



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by: Dan E.08/07/2016

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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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by: Walt10/12/2017

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I had been using a less expensive competitor sway hitch with chains on a 27 ft. camper. I didn't think the performance of the hitch was too bad but I didn't know what I was missing. We recently purchased a 32 ft. toy hauler and I tried using the old hitch. The performance was horrible. After a recommendation on the correct hitch from etrailer and reading the reviews, I purchased the Equalizer 14,000 pound hitch. Man what a difference! The toy hauler pulls straight as an arrow. In addition, the semi trucks don't suck and push the rig all over the road when they pass. Lastly, the wife doesn't have a death grip on the door arm rest. She actually reads a book during the trip which says it all. The only complaint is that it is noisy when pulling through the campgrounds. But who really cares when it performs flawlessly on the road. Thanks so much etrailer! Walt 442118



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by: Randy J.03/04/2016

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


Ordered the Equal-i-zer hitch after reading lots of reviews and comparisons on various forums. Super fast shipping from eTrailer, too. I have all the tools needed, so a friend and I installed the hitch in a nice, level parking lot in town (I live in the country). Took about 2 hours start to finish, and that included taking my old hitch system off the trailer. Instructions were great, detailed and explained everything start to finish. Good drawings and pictures. Got everything set up and only had to "redo" once for one adjustment which worked (just like the manual suggested). Truck and trailer sit nice and level. F250 and KZ MXT2920. Went and weighed the rig at CAT scales just up the street, WD hitch was doing it's job. Driving home was a dream. Excellent, smooth handling, and found that there was much less noise from the hitch than from my old one. Thanks eTrailer! 239641



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by: Tom D07/15/2016

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


Ordered the Equal-I-zer weight dist hitch as a reaplacement for original W/D anti-sway hitch trailer dealer sold me (was getting quite a bit of sway). Relatively easy to install, instructions were very easy to follow, getting a torque wrench (430 ft-lbs) for the ball had been my only concern. Weight distribution was right the first time, truck and trailer sit nice and level. The trailer tracked very well and there was no sway when being passed by large tractor-trailers. Less noise than I expected after reading reviews when researching hitches. Very happy with the hitch and the GREAT service from etrailer. Highly recommend. 272309



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by: Chuck J.07/02/2017

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


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



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by: C. & S. Webster07/28/2016

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


Although we have yet to go on a long trip with our camper, the preliminary 20 min. test proved to be a success! This product significantly improved the ride of our truck and reduced the sway to close to nothing, but the main reason I am writing this review is to draw attention to the excellent customer service I received when ordering. Sierra was extremely helpful after I called to find out my original item would not arrive by the time we needed it. She got all of the needed information from me and consulted on of the technicians to make sure we got something comparable and within the same price range. I can say enough about how well she handled a potentially stressful situation for us. Not to mention shipping only took 2 days! Great job Sierra and etrailer staff! 277057



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by: mike11/26/2016

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


after searching multiple websites for the Equalizer 10,000lb gtw/ 1000 lb tw weight distribution and 4 point sway control hitch, E-Trailer had the best deal for the this hitch. Not only the best deal but the best price and free shipping as well. In addition E-Trailer also offered a great price pledge, if you find an equal product cheaper they will price match. When I found a cheaper unit and emailed E-Trailer they matched the cheaper price and I saved another $xx.the hitch was also shipped quickly and I received it 3 days later. Their customer service was great. they were informative, polite and quick with all parts of the transaction, including the price match refund. great, price, great service, I would recommend them and will shop with them again. 319704



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by: Shirl09/20/2017

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


I ordered this to pull our camper, it came the very next day. It pulls the camper no problem doing 60mph. You do have to get a special socket for the ball, but asked my local RV dealer if they could tighten it for me and they did. I couldn't be happier with this system! You won't be sorry with this hitch system or the company! 434628



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by: Bryan B.05/18/2017

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


Just got the equalizer 14000 weight distribution hitch and the airlift bags in today from ups. Took a little over 2 hours to install both. The hitch I had before combined with the stock ram 1500 suspension was all over the road with my toy hauler. I couldn't go over 35-40 miles an hour with out feeling like I was going to lose my rig and anyone that's ever been in that situation knows what a white knuckle experience that is. I just got back from a test drive and it is unbelievable the difference those two items made. I got up to 70 and it drove like a dream. For reference my toy hauler is 8500#s with a 850# tongue weight. Thank you etrailer for the best product, fast/free shipping and definitely the lowest price. 382186



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by: F-150 EB 3.5 pulling 32 TT07/26/2017

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


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



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by: Pegavas01/04/2017

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


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



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by: Ron B02/26/2017

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


Immediately after placing the order I was notified the product was not in stock and I was given an expected ship date. I was updated several times during my wait and to my surprise the package showed up a few days earlier than expected. I haven't yet installed the item but it arrived in good condition even though one box was broken open due to the weight of the items inside. Luckily all contents were accounted for. Product is very sturdy and in great condition with no scratches or shipping damage. Excellent customer service in keeping me informed on a delivery date. Have purchased before from etrailer and will continue to recommend in the future. 346168



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by: john mcclure07/17/2017

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Hitch has worked great ! A 6000 mi. plus trip to Utah last year and several shorter trips since and so far so good. I am Pulling a 20' Toy Hauler ( big cracker box) @ approx. 5000 lb plus cargo with a Chevy 2500HD 6.0 . Seems to take care of the majority of sway problems from big trucks going by. Had only one instance coming back from West Virginia where a truck with an odd shaped load created some turbulence after passing me where I had to slow down and back off. Only negative is that it took me several attempts over a two day period for the initial setup which my being a bit anal retentive about precision could be partially to blame. John 406782



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by: Joe F.10/11/2016

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


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



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by: Patrick10/24/2017

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


Extremely happy with the product. Drove from California to Arizona to pick up a trailer. Installed and set up the hitch at a campground. Initial adjustments were close but I still had too much sway for my tastes and after a second adjustment, the trailer tows like a dream. Parts are stiff during a first time setup but after a couple of hitch ups, they loosen up. Parts are heavy and I recommend a good 3/4 inch socket set and a torque wrench. Easy instructions to follow. I installed this hitch between a F150 and a 30' airstream. One issue I wasn't expecting, the hitch makes a ton of noise when making tight turns, especially when backing. 445643



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by: Keith F.08/30/2017

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


Figured out on Saturday what type of anti-sway hitch I needed to order, receive and install by Wednesday night. Tried another site, they couldn't meet the deadline, turned to google and discovered etrailer. Called at 1 PM on Saturday and talked to Steve Z, he got the order placed, and promised to check the status and follow up with me on Sunday. Everything was delivered on Tuesday and that night the hitch was installed, a day ahead of schedule. I don't expect to have a high need for towing / trailering, but when I do I'll be checking and calling etrailer first. On a scale of 1 to 10 their customer service is a 15. 426871



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by: Cameron G02/04/2017

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


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



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by: Jim H.07/06/2017

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


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



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by: Dale H.06/01/2017

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


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



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by: Al L.09/01/2017

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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by: glenh08/14/2016

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



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by: Michael K. MacGonegal08/27/2016

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


The primary delivery of our anti-sway system came quickly and intact but for one of the spring bars. I was not able to attend to this matter due to professional responsibilities. Calling the 800 number I was prepared for standard issue ineffectiveness replete with language and accent disorders. I was pleased to access Heather who is an American of same nature and understanding and we were able to gain a replacement spring bar that also came quickly. I thank etrailer and commend Heather on her efficiency and warm accord. 289882



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by: Jeff Pheneger07/23/2016

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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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by: Amit06/01/2016

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


This hitch was used on a 2002 f150 pulling a 26 foot Grey Wolf camper. The dealership initially set it up but didn't read the directions. The hitch worked but wasn't operation at full capacity. I went through the directions spent 10 minutes moving the trailer brackets and adjusting the ball angle. Pulled the trailer through a thunderstorm over potholes while getting passed by 18 wheelers and never had white knuckles. The hitch operates very smoothly, even when turning sharp and backing into tight spots. 255298



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by: Glenn H03/24/2017

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


The equalizer load distribution and anti sway is great, It took only about 1 hour to assemble and set up. I had used this type of system before and basically knew what to do. I only had to make one washer adjustment and the setup was perfect. When I ordered the system I didn't order the ball nut thin wall socket at the time. I would recommend that anyone who orders the system go ahead and pay the money for the special socket. I had to place a separate order which cost me more in shipping charges. 360896



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by: Bob O09/06/2017

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


The Hitch its self is awesome I just docked it a star because of cheap hardware. The sway is minimal the truck rides great and level and with the pads for the L-brackets noise is minimal. Like many vendors their hardware is not up to the task. I had the washers on the 3/4 bolts that hold the Head to the shank literally disintegrate(they cracked in so many places it was like a spider web). Luckily they held till I got home then I got some Military spec washers and they seem to be doing fine. 429312



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by: Phil R02/07/2017

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


I received my Equal-I-zer hitch in just a couple days through etrailer.com. They also had the best price I have seen for this hitch. I had the same hitch several years ago for towing a toyhauler. I let it go with the toyhauler when I sold it because we purchased a 5th wheel toyhauler. Well we have gone full circle and purchased another tag toyhauler. After some research I see the Equal-I-zer is still the top rated weight distribution hitch so it was an easy decision to buy it again. 339702


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  • We can get you everything you need for towing with your 2017 Toyota Sienna XLE. By plastic shield, I believe you are referring to the appearance panel underneath the Sienna, and that will have to trimmed a bit in each of the hitches available for the vehicle. A great Class III hitch would be the Curt # C13105, which is rated for weight distribution and has been given a nearly 5-star review on our site by the over 500 customers that have rated it. As for a brake controller, the wireless...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 3500-lb Camper Trailer
  • Apart from the white-knuckle sway effects from sudden wind gusts and air blasts from passing semi trucks, there are some other basic considerations to help you decide if and when you need a sway control system for your trailer set-up. The linked article on weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) systems may help you on this point. Although we do offer basic friction style sway control devices like # UF35-946204 and # 17200 that can help counteract trailer sway these are not going to...
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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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  • Availability of US Manufactured Weight Distribution System
  • For a weight distribution system that's manufactured in the USA, you'd want to go with an Equal-I-zer system. For a trailer with a fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight (which includes weight of cargo stowed behind tow vehicle's rear axle) below 600 lbs, use # EQ37060ET. For a fully loaded and ready to tow trailer tongue weight of 600-1000 lbs, use # EQ37100ET. Both systems include the weight distributing shank, and the # EQ37060ET system includes a 2 inch trailer ball. The #...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 19 Foot 3000 lb Lightweight Travel Trailer
  • Because a travel trailer has a lot of surface area for crosswinds and traffic caused turbulence to act against, I'd highly recommend using a weight distribution system that provides an incorporated sway control component. To choose the proper system, you'll need to know the tongue weight of the travel trailer when it's fully loaded and ready to go. Anything packed in the truck bed behind the rear axle ALSO needs to be considered as tongue weight. Assuming that the 350 lb figure you mentioned...
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  • Weight Distribution System to Provide Best Possible Ground Clearance
  • With weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) systems the best ground clearance generally comes from trunnion-style setups like the Equal-i-zer # EQ37040ET that you referenced. These systems' bars do connect to the side of the head assembly, rather than up into its bottom surface like round-bar systems such as Pro Series # PS49901. This is where their better clearance comes from. We do not offer any system whose bars attach to the top surface of the head assembly although one of my associates...
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  • Can a Unibody Vehicle Use Weight Distribution or Sway Control?
  • This is a great question. I called my contact at Progress Manufacturing (creator of Equalizer and FastWay Weight Distribution products) to pick his brain on this topic. He explained that weight distribution (WD) and sway control products rely on leverage to work properly, which requires the body of the vehicle to be rigid enough to withstand the force. Unibody vehicles are typically not as strong or rigid and therefore cannot typically handle the same loads and stresses of a body-on-frame...
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  • Brake Controller and Weight Distribution Hitch for 2017 Nissan Frontier
  • Let's start with a brake controller, and with a 2017 Nissan Frontier, you're right about it needing only to be plugged in. I highly recommend the Prodigy P3 # 90195, which is a proportional controller, meaning it acts immediately as you use your Frontier's brakes. The P3 has customizable settings, safeguards to prevent battery drain and shorts, as well as an LCD display. It will plug right into the plug you mentioned just by using adapter # 3050-P. In order to choose the best weight...
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  • Equalizer Hitch Recommendation for Travel Trailer that Weighs 3,500 lbs Dry
  • Most likely the part # EQ37060ET that you referenced would be exactly what you would need. As long as your tongue weight is under 600 lbs this system would work great for you. Typically tongue weight is 10-15 percent of the total weight of a trailer so most likely this system would be perfect for you.
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  • Will Backing a Trailer Up an Incline Create Too Much Stress for a Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Weight distribution hitches are designed to be able to move up and down because you are going to run into situations like this everywhere you go. So no worries about it stressing the system. The back of the trailer is less likely to make contact with the ground if you come in at an angle. You can also mount some skid wheels, see link, and the rear, bottom of the trailer to avoid scraping anything on the underside of the trailer.
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a 2007 Nissan Xterra
  • Your 2007 Nissan Xterra is capable of using a weight distribution system. To determine which system is best for you, we'll need to find a system that can handle the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of anything you have loaded in the Xterra behind the rear axle. Based on your vehicle's carrying capacity, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37060ET could be a great system for you. It has a tongue weight range of 200-600...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 3,200 Pound Jayco Featherlite Trailer
  • It is not required that you install a weight distribution system for your Jayco Featherlite Trailer, but one will certainly be beneficial for any trailer that weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle. This is the case with the 3,200 GVR on your trailer and the weight of your Jeep Grand Cherokee, which based on my research is between 4,470 to 4,850 pounds. A properly rated weight distribution system will not only help with tow vehicle sag, but it will also improve steering, stopping...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Light Travel Trailer R-Pod 179
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. That means your tongue weight is...
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