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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

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  • WD With Sway Control
  • 1100 lbs
  • 1200 lbs
  • 1300 lbs
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • Prevents Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible
  • 4-Point
Steel-on-steel friction works to prevent and correct trailer sway in this unique weight distribution system. Sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. 2-5/16" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Equal-i-zer. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW part number EQ37140ET can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution - EQ37140ET

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


Features:

  • Evenly distributes weight over axles of tow vehicle and trailer for stability and control
    • Creates a 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, hitch ball, lift handle, pin and clip, and all necessary hardware
    • 1-7/8" Thin walled socket (EQ70-00-4800 - sold separately) recommended for hitch ball installation
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs - 1,400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 14,000 lbs
  • Ball size: 2-5/16"
  • 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 1-1/2" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Dimensions

Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

90-00-1400 Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

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

Weight Distribution Diagram

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



Selecting a Weight Distribution System

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


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


Features of the Equal-i-zer

Head Tilt Adjustment

Controlling head tilt with traditional washer method

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



Construction of Spring Arms

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


Fixed Sway Control Brackets

Installation of Sway-Control Brackets

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


Equal-i-zer Hitch 4-Point Sway Control

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


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

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


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


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



EQ37140ET Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch with Adjustable Shank and Hitch Ball - 14K



EQ37140ET Installation InstructionsInstallation Details EQ37140ET Installation instructions

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Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW


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




Video Transcript for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System with a 4-Point Sway Control and an included weight distribution shank. It has a 14,000 lbs gross trailer weight, and a 1,400 lbs tongue weight, part# EQ37140ET. So you've decided you need a weight distribution system. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System uses steel-on-steel friction to help prevent and correct trailer say. The sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. Our spring bars flex appropriately over uneven terrain, for more controlled and even ride without bounce. The system includes the head assembly. 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's 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 right 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 39.5" to the underside of the wheel well.

At the front, I've got about 38.5". 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. I've gone ahead and hooked my trailer back up 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 at 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 thing to note about using a weight distribution system, is you need to make sure your trailer or camper 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 trailers A frame, with the L brackets on the outside. You just want to make sure and avoid your battery box or your propane tanks. Those may have to be relocated. It needs to be positioned 27 and 32" from the center of our 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 at the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System with a 4-Point Sway Control and an included weight distribution shank. It has a 14,000 lbs gross trailer weight, and a 1,400 lbs tongue weight, part# EQ37140ET.


Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW - EQ37140ET

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (395 Customer Reviews)

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

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



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



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Pics of my sway setup 436811



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From my limited experience with the hitch, it appears to be very high quality. Have not had it out on a long trip yet, but did do a 20 mile road test with speeds up to 70mph and it was very stable. It is on a Toyota Tundra 5.7 and is pulling a 23.5 foot toyhauler that probably weighed around 6500 lbs. at the time of my short road test. 427957



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I'm towing a 35' windjammer and this hitch work wonders. I had purchase another brand and had control problems since day one. the equalizer makes this travel trailer behave. Should have bought it first. 565798



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Ashley was very knowledgeable and helpful with my purchase, Products arrived Sooner than expected and as promised, I have used etrailer in the past and will continue to use them. 302573



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



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



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



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I must say that this isn't my first equal-i-zer hitch. Ive been a owner since 2008. I just needed to go up to a bigger size due to a bigger trailer, So there were no surprises. I knew exactly what I was buying. Just as expected, like my previous smaller 1000/10000 lb version, Excellent quality, simple set-up, and works great. As always, etrailer customer service is top notch. 351054



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


Comments

Great! Best hitch I’ve used.

Charles K - 11/30/2018

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I bought this hitch because the dealer I purchased my new trailer from undersized the new Equal-i-zer hitch I purchased along with the trailer. Even though I used the hitch for the last year I finally decided I had to upgrade it because the spring bars were just not quite adequate keeping the trailer level and transferring the weight. My experience with the Equal-I-zer hitch has been satisfactory because of ease of hooking up and unhooking. The integrated friction control has worked very well and the 4 point design makes backing up without having to unhook a friction control device is convenient. You can leave the spring bars on when backing up. I am quite happy with the Equal-i-zer brand and would recommend this hitch to anyone in the market for a new hitch. 575202



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



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Cuts down sway considerably. Noisy on turns because it uses friction on bars to control the sway. Definatly worth the price but not as good as a Hensley. Would I buy again, yes. Hook up is a little more physical getting the friction bars onto the L brackets but easier once you learn not to put full weight of trailer on the ball until you position the friction side bars on the brackets. Own several trailers and this purchase allows me to move to trailer needed by just buying an extra set of L brackets for each trailer. Seems to be well built and no problems after a year of use. Glad I paired my purchase with power post. This helps find the sweet spot when hooking up. 558212


Comments

If you hitch up the trailer, and use the trailer jack to raise both the front of the trailer and the rear of the tow vehicle by a few inches, youll find that enough of the tension is taken out of the system so the spring bars are easier to put in place.

-- Mike L - 08/27/2018

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The Equal-I-zer hitch was a night and day difference. The trailer tracked perfectly with no sway what so ever, even with a very windy day. The whole unit (truck and trailer ) has become very easy to handle and docile on the road. Thank you very much. The hitch worked as advertised and is easy and quick to install. I would recommend this hitch to anyone needing an anti-sway weight distributing hitch. 260967



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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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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


Comments

I It’s working out great! I bought the plastic clips for the L brackets to reduce the hitch noise when entering and leaving in the campground but didn’t help. Nonetheless, still a wonderful hitch and would buy again.

Walt - 11/21/2018

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The jackets reduce the sound by a very small degree, but remember that metal on metal friction that creates the noise is what's providing your sway control so eliminating the noise would eliminate the performance of that function as well.

-- Mike L - 11/21/2018


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Product arrived without the load bars. I contacted etrailer and they sent the bars immediately. I was very impressed with their customer service and recommend them. 628972



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The system works great leveling but it is very noisey when making turns. The problem is where the bars swivel. Metal on metal. To tight to grease. 622035



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I experienced no sway problems after changing to the Equal-i-zer hitch. I pull a 30 foot travel trailer with a 1200 lbs TW. My original 2500 Dodge Ram had air bags. I recently bought a new truck and discovered I didn't need to install air bags thanks to the Equal-i-zer hitch. One year and over 5000 miles of towing I can say, I am very, very satisfied with this product. 603717



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Very happy with my purchase, works great and easy to put together 595214



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fast shiping 584827



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Great company. Big selection. Fast deli very. 552540



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much better that the standard equilizer hitch was 517565



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Best hitch I have owned 502202



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The hitch is everything it said it would be. I am very satisfied with the results. Had other types but this is the best yet. Also in made in USA 492131



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Excellent hitch! Very heavy duty. Great quality and made in U.S.A!! etrailer was fast and great customer service. I order my product to be delivered to my shop vs my house and they called to make sure it was me who ordered it, and that I wanted it deliverd at a different locaton. 478547



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I received the items just as described and in a timely manner. I appreciate the ease of ordering and delivery. 457264



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This is an outstanding hitch. Easy to install, we did it on our camping trip and the drive home was so much more comfortable then with the old weight distribution hitch. There was no sway whatsoever. We pull a 30 foot camp trailer with an F150 and the weight distribution with this hitch is unbelievable. I now have peace of mind knowing my new hitch will keep my trailer from swaying anymore. This is a great product and I highly recomend it. 455416



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I ordered a 14,000 pound Equalizer hitch from etrailer. I was extremely pleased with everything. Ordering , price, free delivery to Florida. There was a follow up on when it would arrive. Hitch arrived in perfect condition and all parts were there. George follow it up from you trailer with a call to make sure everything was perfect and it was. Have told all my friends about the trailer and great service 424508



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Such a pleasure 2 see made in America..Made in China is ruining This Country..Nice Quality..Makes Me Feel safe.I have a light Duty. With chain links..Just needed Bigger and Better.Safe is Life 4 all. 421193



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Works great! 417955



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Works like a charm. Easy set up. 414508



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WORKS GREAT 404652



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Love my WDH. Does everything I expect of it. Easy on easy off. No chains to remove when backing up. 388681



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Excellent Hitch. First use was over a 700 mile trip. No issues what so ever. Great price too! 386644



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Awesome product....this is the grand daddy of all weight distribution systems. Don't be fooled by a cheaper system. Super easy installation! 380416



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It is a well built hitch. My only complaint is how heavy it is. 377755



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By far the best website I found. Easy to use and tons of information about the products they offered. I shopped all over for the best price on the equalizer hitch and leveling system. They had it and it included the shank and ball. Can't wait to go camping. 355590



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Great product. Sturdy and will be used to pull 37 foot RV. a Arrived within 3 days! Thank you. Very pleased. No sway in our trailer! 347252



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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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Exactly what I wanted at half the price than other dealers, Customer service top notch, very friendly on the phone and delivered everything as promised. I recommend etrailer for all your needs, they care and I will be their customer for life. 289706


Comments

It is always a pleasure doing business with you! I have never been disappointed with your products I purchased.

David S - 10/27/2017

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Best price out there for this item super fast shipping you guys are the best 278150



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Didn't have a chance to install it as yet, but l would like to thank E-trailer for there prompt service and great selection. Definately looks like it will fit the bill on my toy hauler! Excellent reviews in regards to this product. 251633



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I think everyone knows that Equal-I-Zer makes a great product. The real story is Etrailer. This is my second time ordering from them and it simply can't get any better, period. Easy to use site. Fast and easy ordering. Super fast shipping. Great communication during whole process. And great prices too. I would use them even if they were a whole lot more, just for the convenience. All the headaches with Amazon are not worth it. 239030



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Product shipped same day and arrived as scheduled. Very high quality parts and instructions. Watched numerous videos and read online reviews; all top quality. Only difficulty was obtaining a large torque wrench capable of 430 ft-lbs. Very pleased overall. Have not taken trailer for long trip to date or had it in strong crosswind, so no reports on that yet. 122547



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


Product was easy to install, following instructions that came with. Video's online also helpful. It was recommended to use thin wall 1 7/8" socket to tighten the hitch ball nut, but was able to get a impact socket into the space. The trick is to turn the square weight distribution receiver's out to the side. ( ie...perpendicular to the hitch receiver. ) They come from factory at a 45 degree angle, turn them out to 90 degree's. Then the socket fits in to tighten the nut. Great videos online from product on how to make sure your weight distribution is correct once installed on tow vehicle and trailer. 609508



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


12000 lbs. hitch was a great improvement over my previous bent bar hitch with chains. Trailer sway has decreased a lot. MY 35 foot trailer pulls straight except when it is windy. I am no longer bothered by passing vehicles. Was noisy until I added the nylon pads from equalizer. Much quite now. 610499


Comments

Keep in mind that the jackets or pads will decrease the effectiveness of the sway control to a degree because they limit some of the metal-on-metal friction which provides the sway control.

-- Mike L - 03/06/2019

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


I purchased the EQ37060ET (6000 GTW-600 TW) last year and cannot say enough good things about it. It has performed flawlessly on my 2014 Toyoda Highlander, pulling our 21', 4000 lb Winnebago Mico Minnie. As the expression goes, "If I can hook it up, anyone can !" I've recommended to anyone who's in the market for a great weight distribution system. 334439



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  • Upgrading a 12K Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System to a 14K
  • There area few differences between the 1,200 and 1,400 pound Equal-I-zer systems. The heads are different and the spring bars are different. If your tongue weight is over 1,200 pound then the 1,200 pound system is not rated high enough. When calculating tongue weight for weight distribution you go by the total tongue weight. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle....
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  • Trailer Hitch, Brake Controller and Weight Distribution for 2019 VW Atlas
  • Yes, you can use a weight distribution system with your 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and to answer your other question, the Curt Echo Trailer Brake Controller # C51180 is a fantastic option. Before that you need to start with a trailer hitch that is compatible with a weight distribution system and for that you will need the Draw-Tite # 76176. This is a 2 inch hitch with a 900 lb tongue weight capacity and 6,000 lb towing capacity; it will be a great hitch for your Atlas because not only does...
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  • How to Select Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 36-Foot 9000-lb Travel Trailer
  • Friction bar anti-sway systems work better on smaller and lighter trailers although doubling up with two units can work satisfactorily with some longer trailers. Still, the performance of an integrated weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) system will beat simple friction units any day of the week. I suggest you first install a properly-rated WD/SC system, before making mods to your truck's suspension, since you may find that you do not need the Superspring kit at all. The key to...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing 26 Foot Trailer
  • In order to choose the best weight distribution system, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2017 Ford F-350. To determine your trailer's tongue weight you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by use one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you. From there, simply add on...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for 2012 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi W/4 Lift and 7,500 lb Travel Trailer
  • You will be okay with a 7,500 lb travel trailer with an appropriate weight distribution system based on the numbers you gave. Because you don't know what trailer you will be getting yet, the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control # RP66561 is a great option because the total tongue weight range of this system is 700 to 1400 lbs which is a broader range than most. The total tongue weight is the loaded trailer tongue weight along with any cargo behind the rear axle...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for C-Channel Trailer Frames
  • The Curt MV Weight Distribution System part # C17057 is not ideal for c-channel trailer frames. You could still use this system on your trailer but you would want to weld steel places on the frame rails where the frame brackets of the Curt MV sit. A better option for you would be to use a system that clamps around both sides of the frame like the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37140ET. The Equal-i-zer system works with trailers that have a total tongue weight (TTW)...
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Equal-I-Zer System to 1,400 lb Tongue Weight System
  • The difference is the spring bars of the systems and the amount of weight they are designed for in tongue weight. So if you replaced the spring bars of your current system with the part # EQ90-01-1499 you'd have a 1,400 lb system like what you need. You also have to swap head out too though so you'd also need # EQ90-02-1400.
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  • Replacement Equalizer Weight Distribution Spring Bars to Increase Capacity
  • It is usually possible to replace the spring bars in a weight distribution hitch setup so long as the two sets of bars are the same type, both trunnion style for instance, and both are from the same generation of hitch. A 10-year-old setup may not be able to use current-model replacement spring bars. Based on your trailer dry hitch weight of 918-lbs (which I presume means the trailer's unloaded weight) bars rated for 1200-lbs may not be stiff enough. A properly-loaded 8800-lb trailer...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Trailer with Covered A-Frame
  • The Pole-Tongue Adapter for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems part # EQ95-01-5950 is designed to be used on straight-tongue trailers and would not work with your a-frame trailer. Since you said that the tongue of your a-frame is covered by the nose of the trailer you will want to consider a system that uses chains and attaches directly to the sides of the frame rails rather than clamping around them. For this, I recommend the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control part...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 2018 Grand Design Reflection 315 RLTS Travel Trailer
  • Sometimes just use of new spring bars can update a weight distribution hitch to match the tongue weight (TW) of a new trailer, but in the case of your Equal-I-zer system, part # EQ37140ET, the highest-rated bars are the 1400-lb set # EQ90-01-1499 that you now have. I noticed the various trailer specs you provided seemed not to match up; the dry tongue weight of 1400-lbs that you quoted seemed high for a trailer with a GVWR of 10995-lbs. I checked the specs for the 315 RLTS on the Grand...
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  • Sway Control for 2014 Ford F-150 Pulling Heartland Mallard M32
  • The best option for you would be to add a weight distribution hitch to control the sway while towing with your 2014 Ford F-150. In order to choose the best weight distribution hitch, you will first need to know 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 behind the rear axle of your '14 F-150. To determine TW you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods outlined...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for a Tritoon Boat Trailer
  • In order to help prevent and reduce trailer sway while pulling your boat/trailer with your 2014 Ford Expedition you are going to want to use a weight distribution system with integrated sway control. In order to determine which unit is correct for you, you will need to find the loaded ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer and add that to any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The sum of these two figures will be what is referred to as total tongue weight (TTW). This...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing a 2004 Coachman Cascade 30TBS Travel Trailer
  • It sounds like you already know how to find the a correct weight distribution system by using your trailer's loaded tongue weight added to the weight behind the Ram's rear axle. That's a great start. Since your trailer's gross vehicle weight rating is 8,720 pounds it's likely going to have a loaded tongue weight between 900 and 1,300 pounds. If it's loaded to its max weight. The 720 pounds tongue weight you mentioned is its dry tongue weight. Once your trailer is loaded and you...
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2018 Jayco Octane SL 272 with 1,000 to 1,500 Pounds Tongue Weight
  • I looked up your 2018 Jayco Octane SL 272 (nice trailer) and I noticed a couple of things about it that could affect the fit of a weight distribution system such as # RP66074. First I noticed that on the frame behind the propane tanks it looks like there is a metal structure welded to the bottom of the frame. With the weight distribution brackets in place on the frame that extra piece on the trailer frame could make contact with the spring bars. The brackets mount 30 inches back along...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for 2017 Ford F-150 Towing 35-Ft Travel Trailer
  • Thank you for the photo of your weight distribution hitch head assembly. We do not have any way for you to add the Reese dual-cam sway control to this hitch setup but we can help you choose the correct system for your trailer, one that will both equalize your axle load AND prevent sway issues. The modern systems we offer include ones with integrated anti-sway, rather than just the add-on friction bar type you had, and these will deliver far superior performance. The key to choosing a...
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  • Changing a 14K Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System to a 12K System
  • I spoke with my contact at Equal-i-zer who said that the arms of the 14K Weight Distribution (WD) system # EQ37140ET and the 12K WD system # EQ37120ET are compatible with each other. In fact, he said they are the exact same bars. The difference between the systems actually stems from the head unit. To step down to the 12K system you will need to use the head unit # EQ90-02-1200 instead of the 14K head unit # EQ90-02-1400 that you are using. You want to make sure your WD system has...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for Towing 8000-lb Travel Trailer with 2018 Ford F-150
  • The towing capacity for the 2018 Ford F-150 depends on the specific drivetrain and chassis components - engine, rear differential, cab style and wheelbase. Some models will have plenty of towing capacity but not all so I suggest checking the online Ford Towing Guide. As an example, the 2018 F-150 4 x 2 regular cab with 3.5L V6 and 3.55 axle ratio and 141-inch wheelbase can tow 10,700-lbs. Some other combinations of equipment mean lower or higher trailer towing capacity. The length and...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
  • There is a way for you to determine which Equal-i-zer system is the right one for you but you will need to know your tongue weight with water and the amount of weight behind the rear axle of your truck. From what you described, if you loaded the water tank and added only some of the 200 lbs - 300 lbs weight behind the rear axle of your truck then you may be able to use the Equal-i-zer # EQ37140ET, which is rated for total tongue weights between 1,000 lbs and 1,400 lbs. So it would be...
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