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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 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
  • Shank Not Included
  • 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. Shank sold separately. 2-5/16" Hitch ball included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Equal-i-zer. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW part number EQ37141ET can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution - EQ37141ET

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. 2-5/16" 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: 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"
  • Spring bar dimensions: 36" long x 1-1/2" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

90-00-1401 Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch

  • Weight Distribution Head
  • 2-5/16" 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.



EQ37141ET Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch with Hitch Ball, without Shank - 14K



EQ37141ET Installation InstructionsInstallation Details EQ37141ET Installation instructions

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Video of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 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 with 4 Point Sway Control Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the equalizer weight distribution with a four point sway control. It has a 14,000 pound gross trailer weight, and 1,400 pound ton weight. Part number EQ37141ET. Please note, you will have to provide your own weight distribution shank. 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 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 ton weight. Because it uses the four 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 its 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 and a half inches to the underside of the wheel well.

At the front, I've got about 38 and a half inches. 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 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 three-quarters 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 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 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 and avoid your battery box or your propane tanks. Those may have to be relocated. It needs to positioned between 27 and 32 inches 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. And that's going to complete our look at the equalizer weight distribution with a four point sway control. It has a 14,000 pound gross trailer weight, and 1,400 pound ton weight. Part number EQ37141ET.


Customer Reviews

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW - EQ37141ET

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. Shank sold separately. 2-5/16" Hitch ball included.

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This was bought to support an F250 with a 20' BigTex equipment trailer. Prior to buying the hitch, I had a bad experience with my old truck and a non-equalizing hitch, which prompted purchasing this with the new truck. This hitch is outstanding. Very heavy duty, and the load equalizing features are excellent. The sway bars can be difficult to install when less than fully loaded, but can be swapped with different weight bars. All in all a great piece of equipment. 360679



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Dena was very helpful and knowledgeable on the selection of my weight distribution hitch. I had purchased a thin wall socket, But my buddy had one that I could have, so she made it easy to return the socket. The distribution hitch is perfect for my truck and trailer, it was easy to assemble and with the instruction pamphlet that came with it, it was easy to set up as well. 565746



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I spend weeks researching different brands of hitches with weight distribution and sway control, for my 30 foot bumper pull RV, before buying one. I read all the reviews and called many manufactures, asking questions about their hitches. A lot of the company's that I called had personal answering the phone that didn't know anything about the product or how they worked (they only took orders) or they sounded like it was a bother to answer my questions. I finally purchased a hitch from ETrailer, it was the EQUAL-I-ZER Weight Distribution w/ 4 Point Sway Control- No Shank- 14,000 lbs TW #EQ37141ET I called the number on their web site and talked to Shawn B, I was impressed not only was she familiar with the company's' products (without putting me on hold and having to look them up) but advised me that I was at the end of the weight capacity for a 12,000 lb GTW, and suggested to go up to the 14,000 GTW and explained why. I have used this hitch for many trips and a lot of miles I waited to write this review so that I could really give it a good test. We live in Texas and have towed our 30 ft RV to Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, and Washington. The hitch has worked great, you don't have to disconnect the sway bars to back up, or when making sharp turns like other brands, and is easy to connect and disconnect (especially since I have an electric tongue jack). It does make strange sounds when you make sharp turns, that worried me at first, but I was expecting it because I had read reviews about this before buying the product. The set up was easy after watching some Videos and reading the instructions. One problem was finding someone to tighten the bolts to the requirements, after three trips to RV shop I found a place. I had informed Shawn on the phone before I ordered the hitch, that my truck was higher than most (came that way from the Factory, a 2001 Ram, 4 wheel drive, Cummings 5.9) and all the kits that I had looked at didn't have a shank that was long enough. Shawn informed me of a hitch (which I bought) that comes without a shank, and suggested buying an extra long 7 inch shank separate, (Item # C17123). Surprisingly buying the hitch without a shank, along with the extra long shank, ended up being a few dollars less, than buying a hitch with a shank. The best part was dealing with a person who knew the company's products, she even sent me an e-mail of the parts with the prices, before I ordered them, and after ordering them she followed up sending me the tracking numbers, and called the day that they were delivered, I really appreciated dealing with her on this order. Installation only took a couple hours (with no help). I would buy this product again, it works the way they said it would. 640771



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Pulling a Reflection 29 foot travel trailer and needed a bigger hitch. The Equalizer always seem to work and it is my go to hitch. There is a reason it is Trailer Life readers choice winner 5 times straight. etrailer is my go to place for all my towing needs. Fast shipping and great prices It is a win win all the way around. 636140



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Very happy with it , glad I got the heavy one , most of the time I don't feel it back there. I See many pulling with a smaller setup and I wouldn't want to be them, doesn't look safe. 585018



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Recieved all three packages regular shipping within a week. Ordering was done over phone with guidance of super agent Cathy. Making a significant purchase as an Equalizer hitch was much more moe reassuring with pro help. Now to install. 572119



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I have used a lower weight rated Equal-i-zer hitch for two years and have been so pleased that I ordered another when I traded for a heavier travel trailer. I barely know my trailer is behind me and am confident pulling under any conditions. Kirstin D was great to work with, answered my questions and helped with an unusual shipping issue. I will continue to use etrailer. They are great. 569176



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Great service, fast shipping and always exactly what you ordered with no surprises ! 561799



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Product is still great. The entire setup can be very loud (groans to wake up the neighbors) if you don't grease it regularly. Make sure you do. Other than that, definitely safer and a noticeable difference in sway and tow quality when using. 553064



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Product is excellent and installation is a little challenging but the instructions are very helpful and easy to follow. Main difficulty is tightening the hitch ball. It takes a rather expensive thin wall socket to hold the nut properly. looking forward to taking the camper out soon to test the new hitch set up. 545228



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Extremely well made The noise is not an issue when you weigh it against the benefits of the hitch. 518769



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Purchased this 1 year ago for our new TT. Had a 10,000 lb model with previous TT that worked great. This one works as great as last one. I also got the sway bracket jacket and put a dab of grease on head unit, all is quiet. 489580



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great price and fast shipping 451927



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We have a 28' toy hauler.. with this hitch sway was almost gone even with side wind. This thing is heavy. No more white knuckle towing. 388136



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First time that I have ordered from Etrailer, I'm impressed. Great price and FAST shipping. Also fantastic hitch system. The company that makes Equal-I-zer weight distribution kits recommended Etrailer to me. That says something about Etrailer's company! 335133



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Excellent product...particularly impressed with etrailer customer service and followup. 300148



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Excellent quality product...great customer service. 300146



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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



- EQ37120ET
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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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- EQ37140ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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



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


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



- EQ37121ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Installed and tried out the Equal-i-zer, it performed great, no sway at all. 371424



- EQ37060ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Excellent product. This is my 2nd Equalizer hitch. First one was a 10,000lb I used on my 29ft Keystone Camper that was around 8500lbs loaded towing with an 04 F250. I now have a 6,000lb I am using on my 6x12 V-nose around 3500lbs with a 600lb tounge weight towing with a 2016 Tacoma. These hitches make a world of difference when towing & are pretty easy to setup. Especially after doing it once lol. 579828



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


We made a trip to the Pacific Northwest from Arkansas and I have to say, the hitch performed perfectly. Even in a high wind, which is common in Wyoming and the plain states there was no problem keeping a straight line going down the road. One time, when I wasn't paying attention and ran off onto the shoulder of the road, the trailer didn't sway at all but kept straight and allowed me to return to the road without incident. I would recommend this hitch to anyone pulling a trailer of any significant weight behind them. I have a 33 foot RV and pulling it with a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500. 474796


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Its been over a year since I purchased my Equalizer hitch system and I am completely satisfied with it. Occasionally I have to spray some lubricant on the pivot points on the receiver end to keep the noise down but other than that It works as advertised and I would again rate it 5 stars.

Ronald - 02/11/2019

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


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



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


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


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


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



- EQ37100ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Hitch has performed great after a year. Quality is good, 4-pt sway control is noticeably helpful, but only if you have the hitch setup correctly. I had the RV dealer set this up for me, and the first 300 miles of towing a 7,000 lb trailer with my F150 was rather uncomfortable. Once at my home, I spent a good 30 minutes dialing in the hitch, and now it works great. It IS squeaky in turns. We use white lithium grease (at the front of the hitch, not the rear L brackets that need the friction) and it helps, but it still is a little embarrassing pulling out of the gas station as it creaks and we get "the stares." If I could buy it again I definitely would, despite the turn squeaks because it is easy to connect and disconnect, it provides decent sway control, and the price is attractive. If you are on the fence about the 10,000lb unit or the 12,500lb, I wish I would have bought the higher unit for my 7,000lb load. Because I am nearer to the limit of WD for the 10,000lb unit, it requires lots of the included washers to angle the hitch head to the proper geometry for the load. The hitch head angle then makes disconnecting my trailer somewhat tricky if I am at an unlevel campsite. The head will snag the trailer ball and I'll have to rock the trailer back and forth to get it to disconnect. I think the 12,500lb unit's stiffer arms and thereby better geometry would release better... YMMV 600852



- EQ37060ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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



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


Pics of my sway setup 436811



- EQ37120ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


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



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


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



- EQ37060ET
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Review from a similar Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control in Weight Distribution


Etrailer is awesome! I called Monday evening and they answered my questions about the weight distribution hitches. I knew I wanted an Equalizer hitch but was unsure on the model. Etrailer recommended the 600/6000 model so I ordered it over the phone. They said it would take five days to ship to CA, but it was delivered today, on Thursday, and only took three days! Etrailer rocks!!! 525151



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


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



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


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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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



- EQ37120ET
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This hitch setup is worth every penny. Install was not painful and instructions were clear. After setup was finished I took her for a spin and I was amazed at the difference. The ride was smooth and no sway!!!! No more friction sway control for me!! I would recommend this to anyone who is in the market for a WD hitch. 472980



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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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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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- EQ37100ET
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Great weight distribution system! Easy to install and adjust. I've used it for over a year now and find it quick and easy to use. However, I quickly lost the black 'persuasion bar' so paint yours red for better visibility when you set it down (although you'll rarely need it). 488981



- EQ37100ET
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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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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



- EQ37140ET
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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



- EQ37140ET
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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



- EQ37140ET
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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



- EQ37140ET
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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


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Great! Best hitch I’ve used.

Charles K - 11/30/2018

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


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



- EQ37140ET
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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



- EQ37120ET
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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



- EQ37060ET
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The new hitch allowed us to get our camper almost exactly level. It barely feels like we have something hooked to the truck. We get no wind pushing us around when trucks pass us on the interstate. It was easy to attach to our camper. Your shipment came in exactly when you said it would. Thank you very much for your good service and for the good hitch. 355315


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I have loved your hitches since 1995. We pulled a camper for 10 years without one and basically started avoiding the interstate highways because of what happened when trucks passed us. The guy at the place we stored our camper had a used Equilizer that we bought and used for 12 years. We got a new tow vehicle with a higher hitch and the old Equilizer was welded and could not be adjusted. Thats when we bought the new one. I watch people at the campgrounds wrestling with other hitches and I just calmly hook mine up and go. I hardly feel the camper behind us. You have a great product and I will use it till I cant camp any more.

James L - 03/18/2018

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  • 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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  • Reducer Sleeve for Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System in 2-1/2 Inch Receiver of 2016 Ford F350
  • The reducer sleeve does need to be a bit smaller than the interior dimension of the receiver or it could become stuck. Typically a bit of 'slop' between the shank and the receiver or in this case, the reducer and shank isn't much of a concern with a weight distribution system because the spring bars of the system are applying a good deal of upward leverage against the receiver. This is almost always enough leverage to prevent the shank from rattling around. Not in your case, however. Since...
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  • How to Determine Best Weight Distribution System
  • No, if you use a weight distribution system on your trailer that is rated higher than you need, your trailer will be bouncing. 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 tow vehicle. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but you'll want to verify...
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  • Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 11.4k Trailer and Lifted Truck
  • Based on the tongue weight you listed having and needing a larger drop shank the Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution system you'd want is the part # EQ37141ET which has a tongue weight range of 1,000 lb to 1,400 lbs. For lifted trucks like yours a larger drop shank like the part # EQ90-02-4400 would be your best option as it allows you to do drops up to 9 inches which is about right for a truck like yours with a 2 inch lift.
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  • How to Determine Correct Shank for a Weight Distribution System and a 2014 Ram 2500
  • A properly rated weight distribution (WD) system will keep your trailer and your 2014 Ram 2500 level since it distributes the weight evenly across all of the axles in a towing setup. What you need to do is park your trailer and your Ram on a level surface and then measure from the ground to the bottom of your coupler (with the trailer level) and then from the ground to the top of the inside of your 2-1/2" receiver. Since you have a Ram 2500 you most likely need a shank with a drop. Simply...
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  • Can Equalizer Weight Distribution System be Used with Curt Weight Distribution Shank
  • The Curt weight distribution shank part # C17123 that you referenced is confirmed to fit with Equalizer weight distribution systems. It will work with the 14k Equalizer part # EQ37141ET you are interested in which can be used with a hitch reducer.
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  • Is Hitch Ball Pre-Installed on Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch EQ37141ET
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch # EQ37141ET includes a 2-5/16-inch hitch ball but it is NOT already installed. You will need a thin-walled socket like # EQ70-00-4800 or # ALL643216 to install the ball, along with a torque wrench. The instructions for this hitch are linked for you and on page 9 the torque value for the hitch ball is noted.
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  • Upgrading from 1,200 lb Tongue Weight Fastway Weight Distribution to 1,400 lb Equalizer
  • Your best solution is going to be to go with the part # EQ37141ET. This is the # EQ37140ET but without the shank since you already have one. The head of your old system is not the same as the # EQ37140ET so new bars would not fit it. By the time you would piece together everything you would end up spending more than just ordering the part # EQ3714ET.
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  • How to Determine Correct Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System Based on Trailer Tongue Weight
  • The linked page will display all weight distribution/sway control (WD/SC) systems for 2-1/2-inch hitches. None of these 2-1/2-inch systems comes from Equal-I-zer but we do have 2-1/2-inch shanks that can be purchased separately. Part # EQ90-02-4800 works for tongue weight (TW) up to 1400-lbs and provides up to 4-inches of drop or 8-inches of rise. Part # EQ90-02-4900 also is rated for up to 1400-lbs but allows height adjustment from 6-inches of drop to 10-inches of rise. The key to choosing...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for Keystone Sprinter 37 Foot Travel Trailer and 2015 Ram 2500
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, it is key to know your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. To this tongue weight you will also need to add the weight of any cargo carrier behind the rear axle in the bed of your 2015 Ram 2500. Once you know the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer, it will be easier to choose a properly rated weight distribution system. Typically, you will want your trailer's tongue weight near the mid-to-upper end of the weight...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Trailer with 1,300-1,500 lb Tongue Weight
  • Equal-I-Zer is the clear winner. Many refer to the Equal-I-Zer brand as the nicest around whereas the feedback for Blue Ox weight distribution systems isn't as consistently positive. The highest rated system from them though is the part # EQ37141ET which is rated for up to 1,400 lbs of tongue weight. So if you are going to be over that you'd instead want to look at the Reese Strailtline kit part # RP66075 with the shank part # C17131 since your 2018 Ram would have a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch....
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  • Recommended Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution System For Loaded Trailer Weighing About 9,000 Lbs
  • I recommend going with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control, part # EQ37120ET. The # EQ37141ET system has a tongue weight rating capacity of 1,000 lbs and you may exceed that with the weight of your loaded trailer weight of 9,000 lbs. You want to make sure you do not exceed the towing capacity of your truck. The most important thing to consider is the tongue weight of your trailer. When calculating tongue weight you need to add the tongue weight of your...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2017 GMC Yukon Denali and ATC Enclosed Car Trailer
  • For your 2017 Yukon Denali and 24 foot ATC enclosed car trailer, I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW # EQ37141ET. This will come with the 2-5/16 inch hitch ball needed, but not the shank. The shank I recommend to go with this system is the Curt Welded Weight Distribution Shank 7" - 10 Hole Adjustment # C17123 which combined will give you a 6-1/4 inch drop. You will only need a thin walled socket like # ALL643216...
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  • Weight Distribution/Sway Control for 2008 Toyota Tundra Towing 2016 Grand Design 308BHTS
  • The key to selecting a weight distribution (WD) and sway control (SC) system is to know the trailer's actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW) when it is carrying all your usual supplies and equipment, with its water tank filled, etc. We offer a handy scale # 5780 to simplify measuring TW but the linked article offers other methods as well. To this figure you will add the weight of anything in the truck bed that sits behind the rear axle, such as a loaded cooler or generator. With this...
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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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  • Can Weight Distribution Be Setup on Vehicle that Has Auto Leveling Rear Suspension
  • What you'll want to do is put the full tongue weight of your trailer onto the rear suspension of your vehicle so that the auto-level feature engages. Once it's settled you'd then go and install and setup the weight distribution. Ideally you'd have it basically already installed minus setting the spring bar angle to achieve the proper amount of spring bar tension.
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution With Sway Control For 28 Foot Enclosed Trailer
  • In order to get the right Weight Distribution (WD) system for your towing setup, you will need to know your actual Tongue Weight (TW) when fully loaded and ready to tow. You will also need to include any weight from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. As you determine this weight, keep in mind that the TW is 10% to 15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer. A great tool to help with determining your tongue weight is the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, Item # 5780. After...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Sway Control for 2018 Jayco 324BHTS Travel Trailer
  • Your 2018 Jayco 324BHTS has a GVWR of 10,950 lbs with a dry weight of 8,605 lbs and dry hitch weight of 935 lbs. When looking for the best weight distribution system, you first need to determine the total tongue weight which will be your completely loaded tongue weight as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your Ram truck. My recommendation for the best system to meet your needs is the Rees Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs...
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