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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW

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

Yes, if you:

  • Have a lighter weight trailer (200 lbs – 600 lbs of tongue weight) that has a significant problem tracking behind your vehicle
  • Want an American-made system that lasts from an industry-leading brand
  • Have a lifted truck or a low-riding van and need a bigger drop or rise than you'd get with the standard shank that typically comes with these hitches

No, if you:

  • Hate noise - the steel on steel brackets can create a racket, especially during turns
  • Might be upgrading to a heavier trailer and would want to transfer your hitch to it
  • Don't have a big problem with trailer sway - you might just end up with a really rigid ride
Steel-on-steel friction works to prevent and correct trailer sway in this unique weight distribution system. Sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. Shank sold separately. 2" Hitch ball included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Equal-i-zer. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number EQ37061ET can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

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

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


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a level ride for both tow vehicle and trailer
  • Integrated 4-Point Sway Control limits side-to-side movement
    • Brackets keep spring bars in place for a rigid system that holds trailer in line
    • Steel-on-steel friction helps to minimize sway caused by winds or sudden maneuvers
    • No lift chains - eliminate unwanted movement
  • Unique design makes system compatible with surge-type brake actuators
  • Spring bars flex for a controlled, even ride
    • Constructed of chromoly steel for superior dexterity and spring
  • No-drill, clamp-on brackets can be adjusted along the trailer frame
    • Accommodates frame-mounted items such as gas tanks, battery boxes, toolboxes, or generators
  • Desired tilt is achieved with traditional washer design
    • Add or remove washers from spacer rivet to tilt head up or down
  • Dipped steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Snap-up lever eases installation by reducing lifting required by trailer jack
  • System includes head assembly, spring bars, sway control brackets, hitch ball, lift handle, and all necessary hardware
    • Adjustable shank sold separately
    • 1-7/8" Thin walled socket (EQ70-00-4800 - sold separately) recommended for hitch ball installation
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • 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"
  • Spring bar dimensions: 36" long x 1-1/4" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

90-00-0601 Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

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

Weight Distribution Diagram

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



Selecting a Weight Distribution System

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


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


Features of the Equal-i-zer

Head Tilt Adjustment

Controlling head tilt with traditional washer method

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



Construction of Spring Arms

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


Fixed Sway Control Brackets

Installation of Sway-Control Brackets

The unique sway control brackets of the Equal-i-zer are easy to install and simple to use. They clamp onto your trailer frame and conveniently adjust to a position anywhere between 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.



EQ37061ET Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Ball, without Shank - 6K

Item # EQ37061ET

Installation Details EQ37061ET Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW - EQ37061ET

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (514 Customer Reviews)

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

- EQ37061ET
by: 08/26/2020

Love it. 869201



- EQ37061ET
by:

Very glad I spent the money. This was for my 2015 Tacoma and 7x14’ Vnose trailer. Eliminates the bucking on the truck over bumps, and eliminates sway. Balances the weight quite nicely. Well with the peace of mind. 822494



- EQ37061ET
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Easy setup. Haven't tried it out yet but it looks like it will work as intended. 278084


Comments
This provided a great improvement when pulling our trailer.
Dan M - 08/01/2017

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


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



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


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



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


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


Comments
This hitch was a great investment!! It has made a huge difference in how my trailer handles in the Texas winds. I used to get white knuckled every time that I set out on a trip with my previous chain hitch and seldom ever felt comfortable in pulling the trailer at speeds in excess of 45 mile per hour. Now I can move along at normal Dallas freeway speeds in comfort. This hitch was a welcomed addition to my RV experience.
Jim H - 07/06/2018

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


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



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


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


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


Comments
Well I have owned this hitch for a year and it has worked flawlessly. In July we took our camper on a 2000 mile trip and we had no issues with the hitch at all. We were in all types of traffic through large and small cities, we didnt have any sway issues because the hitch, now broken in, works much better than I knew it would. I had installed the pads under the slide bars and use the grease to quieten it down when in all the turns I made during this trip. I dont believe there is a better hitch out there that can tame my 38 ft 9000lb Jayco than this Equalizer. Best money spent here. 11/7/17
Herman S - 11/07/2017

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


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


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

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


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



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


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


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

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


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



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


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



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


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



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


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



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


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



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


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


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

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


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



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


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


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

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

-- Patrick B - 2/5/2014


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


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



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


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



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


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



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


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



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


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


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

  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Drop Shank for Lifted 2016 Ford F-150
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37061ET along with the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution Shank part # FA92-02-4315 is what I recommend using with a lifted 2016 Ford F-150. This system in particular is largely considered to be the best system on the market so it will work great to help reduce sag/squat while towing or hauling. Furthermore, the system has integrated sway control as well. The shank will then allow for a level connection as it offers a drop up to 7".
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  • Can Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Work With EAZ Lift Shank?
    Your EAZ Lift shank may work with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution # EQ37061ET; it will depend on a measurement you need to take. If your shank has holes that measure 3/4" in diameter and are spread 1-1/4" apart then it will work with the Equal-i-zer # EQ37061ET.
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  • Replacement Head for Equal-i-zer Compatible with 6,000 lb Bars for Lance 1575 Travel Trailer
    To determine the best system for your Lance 1575 I would need to know what the loaded tongue weight of your trailer is and then add any cargo weight loaded behind the rear axle of your 2018 Highlander. Without knowing the year of your trailer, I grabbed specs from the manufacturer for the most recent model and based on that info the 6,000 lb system # EQ37061ET would work just fine. The Replacement Head for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - 600 lbs TW # EQ90-02-0600 will work...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 300 Pound Dry Tongue Weight
    A weight distribution system is a great idea to help evenly distribute your trailer's weight and eliminate the rear sag that it sounds like you are experiencing on the Odyssey. When picking out a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Honda...
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  • Question on Weight Distribution and Sway Control On A 2013 Ford Edge
    Since you are dealing with a ground clearance issue with your tow vehicle and trailer, your best bet is to look into a short weight distribution shank like the Blue Ox shank, # BXW4017. This will provide the most ground clearance possible for your application. In addition to this shank, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution system. There is no weight distribution system that will provide the necessary drop and ground clearance that you will need, but these two components will...
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  • Can The Shank From One Weight Distribution System be Used on Another System
    Yes, you will be able to use your current weight distribution shank on the Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution System, # EQ37061ET. All the other needed parts will be included with the new weight distribution system. For installing the trailer ball to the weight distribution head, I recommend using a thin walled socket like # EQ70-00-4800. This socket is designed to work with Equal-I-Zer hitches
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  • Will a Different Shank Brand Fit an Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System
    I actually do not recommend the use of Reese shank # RP54970 with an Equal-I-zer weight distribution system, # EQ37061ET, because the Reese design is such a departure from the Equal-I-Zer design. A shank such as Fastway # FA92-02-4213 or Curt # 17120 are better options and either would work well for you.
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  • Weight Distribution System and Drop Shank Recommendation for 2011 Honda Pilot
    For a weight distribution system that should be rated for the trailer you plan to tow with your 2011 Honda Pilot that does not have a shank you would want the part # EQ37061ET which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs. For a very long drop shank we have the part # C17124 which will work well. It can do a drop of up to 7-1/2 inches.
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  • Does the Weight of the Weight Distribution System Count as Tongue Weight When Picking Out WD System
    This is a very good question, but you do not need to count the weight distribution system as added tongue weight when you use it. We have had several weight distribution manufacturers come out and specify this. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution System for 7500-lb GVWR Travel Trailer
    They best way to choose a weight distribution system is to know your specific trailer's actual loaded tongue weight (TW) and to this to add the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle, as you noted. Tongue weight scale # 5780 is the easiest way to measure the loaded trailer. A properly-loaded trailer's TW should be about 15% of the gross weight, so a 4500-lb trailer should have TW near 675-lbs. A 6000-lb trailer's TW should be close to 900-lbs. You want to choose...
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  • Recommending a Weight Distribution System for a Jeep Wrangler
    The most important factor in choosing a weight distribution system is going to be your total tongue weight (TW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo located behind the rear axle of your Jeep Wrangler. You can determine this by using scale # 5780 or by one of the methods I've outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you. For example, if you had a loaded trailer tongue weight of 350 lbs and...
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  • Recommended Shank with More Drop for Equal-i-zer 6K Weight Distribution System
    In order to use the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37061ET you'll need to purchase the shank separately. For this, we have a few options depending on the rise/drop requirements. I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4100 which has a 7" rise or 3" drop. I have attached a full list of options below, brand does not matter. The MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount won't work as the dimensions are not correct and it's hollow.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2016 Ram
    In order to choose the best weight distribution hitch, you will first need to know your total tongue weight. That weight is going to be the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go 2018 R-Pod 180 plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2016 Ram. To determine this you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you.
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  • What's Needed to Attach Hitch Ball of Equal-i-zer to Head of System
    To install the hitch ball that comes with the Equal-i-zer weight distribution system part # EQ37061ET requires a thin-walled socket like the part # ALL643216. The ball is not assembled as it's easier to ship and package with everything disassembled.
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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Ordered without Shank to Allow Use of Drop Shank
    We have weight distribution systems you can order without a shank so that you can purchase the one you would prefer to use like the Equalizer part # EQ37061ET which is rated similarly to the Fastway you referenced and is also compatible with the 7 inch shank part # FA92-02-4315 you mentioned wanting.
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  • How To Prevent Rear End Sag on a 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor While Towing
    Yes, you can use a weight distribution system on your 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor. However, you will need to make sure the trailer hitch is rated for use with a weight distribution system. For one that is, I recommend the etrailer.com Trailer Hitch Receiver part # E98871 which is a direct fit so no drilling is required and it will exceed the weight limitations of your vehicle. For a weight distribution system, there are few better than the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37061ET...
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  • Will the Reese Pole Tongue Adapter Work on my Load Rite Elite Trailer
    Yes the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems part # RP58393 can be used on your Load Rite Elite trailers tongue. This allows you to connect the weight distribution and sway control systems. I really like the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control Systems like part # EQ37061ET. To determine which weight distribution you need the tongue weight is the most important measurement. I have linked an article explaining how to get an accurate reading of...
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  • Sway Prevention for Jayco Jay Flight SX7 Towed By 2020 Ford F150
    As kind of a rule of thumb, suspension enhancement like helper springs or Timbren Aeon springs are most effectively used to suspend loads carried in the truck bed, but they're not the best choice for suspending a trailer's tongue weight. For instability caused by a trailer (or more specifically, crosswinds and turbulence from oncoming or passing traffic acting on the trailer), a weight distribution system that's been properly tailored to the as-towed tongue weight of your Jay Flight...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation For A 2018 Chevy Colorado Pulling A 4,147lbTravel Trailer
    I would recommend a weight distribution system for this application. You will notice in many towing situations that vehicles sag in the rear under the downward force of the trailer coupler. This can cause lift to the front of the vehicle and that increases the chance of sway and lessens towing safety. If the 4147lbs is the dry weight of your travel trailer, that's a good start but you will need to know your fully loaded, ready to tow weight if you don't have that. A scale like the...
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  • Helper Spring Options For A 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
    While there aren't suspension enhancement options available for your 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, if you use your vehicle for towing you could use a weight distribution system to level your setup. Firestone has suspension kits for previous years but there isn't one for 2017 models. A weight distribution system creates a level, stable ride when you tow a trailer. It will help keep your towing setup level and make sure the weight of your trailer doesn't cause undue stress on your vehicle....
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  • Longer Shank for use With Fastway Weight Distribution System
    There are some solutions available to you, but we do not carry 18 inch shanks designed for use with Fastway weight distribution systems. Since Equal-i-zer makes a pair of shanks that are 18 inches and have tongue weight capacities between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs your best option would be to get an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system and shank. For example, Equal-i-zer system # EQ37061ET has a GTW of 6,000 lbs and a total tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs, while # EQ37041ET has a GTW...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 2017 Ford Escape Titanium Towing R-Pod 180 Travel Trailer
    You're smart to keep an eye on your Escape's towing capacity as you consider your choice of trailer and the R-Pod 180 will be a suitable match, especially if you keep its loaded weight at least a bit under the Ford's maximum 3500-lb towing limit. Since the 180's dry weight is 2662-lbs by the time you fill that propane tank, fill your fresh water tank and load your food and gear you'll likely be in the 3100 to 3200-lb range. When a trailer weighs more than half the tow vehicle's curb...
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  • Weight of Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion # FA92-00-0600
    Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Item # FA92-00-0600 weighs approximately 75 pounds when you add a ball such as # A-90 for a 2 inch or # 19286 for a 2-5/16 inch. Keep in mind that the weight of the weight distribution you use is not factored in to the total tongue weight. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Camper that Weighs 4,600 lbs
    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. If a trailer that weighs 4,600...
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  • How to Reduce Sway When Towing a Trailer With a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
    I have a couple of recommendations for you. A truck suspension enhancement system will help reduce sag and will help with sway especially if you are close to the maximum towing weight limit of your truck. If you are not close to the weight limit, adding suspension enhancement systems will enhance driving stability. I recommend the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRCK15S for your truck. These will help stabilize and level your 2013 Chevrolet Silverado. However, if you...
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  • Do Pro Series Weight Distribution Systems Come without Shanks
    The Pro Series weight distribution systems such as # PS49581 all include shanks. There are other systems that do not come with shanks such as Equal-I-Zer system # EQ37061ET. I have linked a video review that covers the features of the Equal-I-Zer systems for you.
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  • Will the Equal-i-zer Trunnion Bar System Give More Ground Clearance Than the Fastway Round Bar
    Yes, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37060ET installs much closer to the frame rails which you can see in the attached photo therefore, giving more ground clearance when compared to the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution part # FA94-00-0800. The Equal-i-zer is also a step up in regards to sway control prevention so it will be a really nice upgrade for you. Since you already have a shank, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37061ET would be a better buy.
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  • Does Weight Distribution System Weight Have to Factored Into Total Tongue Weight Calculation
    The actual weight of a weight distribution hitch system does NOT have to be added to the total tongue weight calculation the way things like trailer-mounted accessories do, or the way behind-the-rear-axle cargo in the vehicle has to. So long as your trailer hitch is rated for use with weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) you can use a system that is rated correctly for your actual total TW. The Curt hitch # C13200 you referenced is rated for use with WD so if you have this hitch...
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  • Availability of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Compatible with 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
    For the 2-1/2 inch receiver you'd need to use an Equal-I-zer hitch along with their shank for a 2-1/2 inch receiver, part # EQ90-02-4900. The Equal-I-zer system you would choose will depend on the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer, plus the weight of anything carried in the bed behind the rear truck axle. I'll link you to an FAQ article that outlines how to determine your trailer's tongue weight. For tongue weights up to but not exceeding 400 lbs, use part #...
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