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

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

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

Yes, if you:

  • Need to keep your trailer firmly in line so it tracks perfectly behind your vehicle
  • Want an American-made system that lasts from an industry-leading brand
  • Have a lighter weight trailer with 200 lbs - 600 lbs of tongue weight

No, if you:

  • Hate noise - the steel-on-steel brackets can create a racket, especially during turns
  • Might be upgrading to a heavier trailer and would want to transfer your hitch to it
  • Don't have a big problem with trailer sway - you might just end up with a really rigid ride
Steel-on-steel friction works to prevent and correct trailer sway in this unique weight distribution system. Sway control brackets ensure that your trailer stays in line with your tow vehicle. 2" Hitch ball and adjustable shank included. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution hitch from Equal-i-zer. Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW part number EQ37060ET can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Hitch - EQ37060ET

  • 300 lbs
  • 400 lbs
  • 500 lbs
  • 600 lbs
  • WD With Sway Control
  • Equal-i-zer
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Prevents Sway
  • Allows Backing Up
  • Includes Shank
  • 4-Point
  • Electric Brake Compatible
  • Surge Brake Compatible

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


Features:

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


Specs:

  • Tongue weight: 200 lbs - 600 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 6,000 lbs
  • Ball size: 2"
  • Fits: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Sway control bracket positioning: 27" - 32" back from center of coupler
  • Maximum trailer frame height: 6"
  • Shank length:
    • 8" From center of hitch pin hole to center of adjustment holes
    • 9" From center of hitch pin hole to front of shank
    • 7" From center of hitch pin hole to back of shank
    • 12" Overall
  • Total height adjustment along shank: 7-1/2"
    • Maximum rise: 7"
    • Maximum drop: 3"
    • Overall height: 9-1/2"
    • Holes are spaced 1-1/4" apart on center
  • Spring bar dimensions: 36" long x 1-1/4" wide
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Dimensions

Included w/ SystemRequired - Sold SeparatelyOptional Add-Ons

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

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



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

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Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (505 Customer Reviews)

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

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



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



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


Comments
I have loved your hitches since 1995. We pulled a camper for 10 years without one and basically started avoiding the interstate highways because of what happened when trucks passed us. The guy at the place we stored our camper had a used Equilizer that we bought and used for 12 years. We got a new tow vehicle with a higher hitch and the old Equilizer was welded and could not be adjusted. Thats when we bought the new one. I watch people at the campgrounds wrestling with other hitches and I just calmly hook mine up and go. I hardly feel the camper behind us. You have a great product and I will use it till I cant camp any more.
James L - 03/18/2018

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I can't speak on the hitch itself because I was never able to use it, but I hear great things. However, I want to save someone else the hassle here, so if your camper trailer has a propane or battery platform on the top side of the V hitch/tongue - you may need to do some serious modifications to put the brackets in the correct position. Check the manual and measure before you order! 660463



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



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I really couldn't figure out how this device was going to help with towing our 19' RV. From an engineering standpoint I'm still baffled. The RV center applied it to our new Coachmen Apex Nano so I don't have the experience of installing it myself. They made it seem simple. The only "special" tool they used was a high-torque air gun to secure the ball. I was seriously concerned that the weight of the RV (3,500 Lbs.) would try to control my Dodge Ram ProMaster 2500 van. While the van could certainly use more towing power, I was blown away at how smoothly it towed the RV. I expected very little and was pleasantly surprised by the performance of this system. The first year I put 600 miles on our RV and was never once disappointed or regretful of my purchase. It's really nice that reversing the vehicle has no adverse effect. Some stabilizers won't allow you to reverse. The cost of the unit was a little shocking at first and you may ask yourself where all the money is with just a few heavy metal pieces. The money is in the magic of the performance. Spend the extra dollars on the best, it's worth the peace of mind while towing. 806677



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Easy to install, and great instructions, and videos. 10 year old installed with help from Dad. Works great, but buy the extra grease, or it will squeak. 797466



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In 2019, we purchased a small Airstream and needed a way to add stability while towing it with our Jeep Wrangler. This is the perfect device. Easy to use and it does a beautiful job of adding the stability we need. Thank you. 770101



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Fairly easy to install and really easy to use. Very good improvement in overall trailer stability especially on the interstate being passed by tractor trailers. Does not seem to limit turning ability or hamper backing. 765328



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Driving a 2019 Colorado with a V6 pulling a RPOD 189. I made two (2) trips before installing the device, in which the camper "danced" around quit a bit behind the truck. After I installed the device, the camper stabilized and has been an easy pull since. Also, buy a few extra of the spring "L" clips, because you will eventually loose one, I did. Great product. I would by this again. 725807



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Provides excellent sway control and load distribution for my camping trailer. It was also easy to install and setup. 705614



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I love the easy of use. The product works great. My only issue is the noise but that is expected for this type of sway controller. 704009



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We purchased a 19 foot RV travel trailer last year, and even though this may be considered a smaller trailer, it was considerably bigger and heavier than the pop up trailers we have used for the last 20 years, so a new venture for us. I knew I wanted a weight distribution and sway control hitch, but was not sure which to buy. So, I posted the question on this site, and this hitch was the one recommendation by this site's representative. The quality of the hitch and hardware is excellent, and the instructions for installation and adjustment were very clear and easy to understand. So far, we have pulled the trailer on several trips from East Tennessee to central WV. On the long stretches of freeway driving, often with heavy traffic, and on the steep grades, and curves going over the mountains, I was very pleased with the performance of this hitch. The hitch provides excellent sway control, and with proper adjustment there are absolutely no steering or handling issues with the tow vehicle. The guys on this site know their stuff! 702770



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Works great! The instructions made it easy to set up and use. I would recommend this product. 694242



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Spoke with a knowledgable gal at etrailer.com and she convinced me this is the best hitch to use. I ordered it on Sunday evening, it arrived on Tuesday and was in perfect condition. Hitch took 3 hours to install. A $12.00 (regular wall thickness) 1-7/8 was needed from [on-line retailer]. Hitch works very well. So glad I didn’t buy a cheap hitch. This one does everything well. Highly recommend etrailer.com, EQ37060ET Hitch and 3/4 Drive 12 pt. Socket with (3/4 to 1/2 adapter) socket. I will continue to do business with etrailer.com. 686558



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The hitch was everything I expected and with unbelievable improvements on all aspects of towing my camper. I received excellent customer service and knowledgeable advice as always. Keep up the high level of service, I won’t go elsewhere for all my camping needs. 663922



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My forst equalizer hitch is a winner. Way easier to use than my friend's version with the chains ... Easy setup and works great on my 4,000 lb. camper. Almost completely eliminated sway from passing trucks, etc. Can back up without unhooking which is great. 662465



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Hauling 21 ft. travel trailer. Big difference in how it tows with this hitch as opposed to hauling without an equalizer hitch. Highly recommend this hitch, none better. I have hauled around 4000 miles, mostly mountain roads in the west, with some good winds and my trailer is rock solid with this hitch. Do not tow without a equalizer hitch and if you want the best, get this one. Excellent customer service from e-trailer on this and everything I order from them. About to order rear stabilizer coupler and pins to fix electric stabilizer from them. 658944



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I used this to tow my camper from N.J to the west coast. I know that this made a huge difference when towing in high winds and passing tractor trailers. I set this up myself and it was relatively easy. There are plenty of you tube videos to help.I would buy this again without hesitation. 629437



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



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



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Works great, but is quite noisy. 611318



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


Comments
An year later and 18 trips in, the Equalizer weight distribution system is as good as it was on day one. You dont always get to see/feel it working but the confidence we have taking our trailer on highways knowing that this system is doing exactly what it should grows with every trip. The system is definitely worth considering for anyone who tows anything that is more than 2000 pounds in weight.
Rahul - 03/07/2020

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



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


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The Equalizer hitch continues to work great. During our many camping trips throughout British Columbia, Montana and the Oregon Coast the hitch has kept our trailer in-line and we have had no swaying issues in some very heavy weather. Great product and well worth the money!
Mark W - 01/11/2020

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

  • Should 6,000 lb Equal-i-zer System be Used for Trailer with 550 lb Loaded Tongue Weight
    It really depends on how much weight you plan on having in the back of your tow vehicle. Since the tongue weight (TW) range of a weight distribution (WD) system includes both the loaded TW of the trailer plus the weight of cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle the 1,000 lbs system # EQ37100ET may be better for your application because it has a TW range of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. If you don't plan on having any weight behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle then you possibly could...
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  • Availability of 2 inch Hitch Ball for Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution System
    Yes, Equal-I-Zer actually makes a 2 inch hitch ball for use with their weight distribution systems which is part # EQ91-00-6080. This would work well with the part # EQ37060ET if that is the kit you have.
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  • Recommended Weigh Distribution for a 2015 Toyota 4Runner Towing a 2018 Winnebago Micro Minnie
    I appreciate all the information you have given. That makes things much easier to make a recommendation for you. The dry weights will increase as you add cargo to your trailer. So as you add the camping supplies, your clothes, etc, the weight of the trailer and the trailer tongue weight will increase. Using a weight distribution system will help as you are able to disperse the weight for a more stable ride. When looking for the best weight distribution system for your trailer...
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  • Weight Distribution System to Tow 2018 Forest River Wolf Pup 16BHS with 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    If you were to load your 2018 Forest River Wolf Pup 16BHS up to the max GVWR (which is 3,877 lbs) then the tongue weight (TW) of your trailer should be 380 lbs - 585 lbs. When you choose a weight distribution (WD) system you base it off of the loaded TW of your trailer as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle (2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited). You can find the TW of your trailer with the TW Scale # 5780 on our site or with one of the methods highlighted in the attached...
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  • Replacement Head and Shank for Equal-i-zer 6K Weight Distribution System
    In order to complete your Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37060ET you will need a few different components which I have attached for you below. Replacement Head for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems part # EQ90-02-0600 Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank part # EQ90-02-4100 2" Hitch Ball for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems part # EQ91-00-6080 Replacement Bolts for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Head part # EQ90-02-9100
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 600 Pound Tongue Weight
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET that you referenced is a truly excellent system that features a tongue weight range of 200 to 600 pounds. If you stay under the 600 pound tongue weight capacity, this system will be perfect for your Tacoma and Coachmen trailer. With that being said, if you think there is a possibility that you will exceed the 600 pound limit, which it seems might be the case, I recommend going with a slightly higher-rated setup. The issue with having...
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  • Is Pole-Tongue Adapter for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems Needed?
    I checked out the install guide you referenced and while you do not necessarily have to use the pole tongue adapter with your Equal-i-zer # EQ37060ET, it will mean you have a single spring bar and you won't have the same capacity and sway control. We always recommend using the Pole-Tongue Adapter # EQ95-01-5950 for to mount the L-brackets of your Equal-i-zer with a straight-tongue trailer to ensure you get the most out of your system.
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  • Best Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2020 Palomini 181fbs
    The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. For a trailer that weighs around...
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  • Do I Need a Weight Distribution System To Pull a 2,000 Lb Trailer With a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The general rule of thumb is that if the actual weight of the trailer is more than 50% of the vehicle's actual weight then a weight distribution system is recommended. According to my research, your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk will weigh between 4,500 to 5,000 lbs and your trailer when fully loaded will likely be near half of this weight so I do recommend you use a weight distribution system. Also, the built-in sway control on a weight distribution system is generally much more...
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  • Recommended Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System for a Forest River R-Pod 190
    The correct Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System for a Forest River R-Pod 190 is part # EQ37060ET which is rated for up to 600 lbs. The Forest River R-Pod 190 has an estimated loaded tongue weight of 390 lbs - 585 lbs while fully loaded so you will be perfect with the above system and have room to spare.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2019 Palomino Palomini 181FBS
    Based on my research the 2019 Palomino Palomini 181FBS has a GVWR of 4,408 pounds. This is the most it can weigh when fully loaded. A weight distribution system will be beneficial anytime the trailer weight is more than half of the tow vehicle's weight. Since your 2014 Silverado 1500 weighs around 4,800 to 5,200 pounds I definitely recommend using a weight distribution system. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET referenced in your question features a tongue weight...
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  • Best Weight Distribution with Sway Control for 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum Towing R-Pod RP-180
    Your 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum does need a full weight distribution system, and the reason for that is a WDS is needed when the trailer weight is more than 50% of your vehicle's weight (GVWR). Based on my research your 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum has a GVWR of between 6,800 lbs and 7,000 lbs, and your R-Pod has a GVWR of 3,800 lbs, which is more than 50% so you definitely want a WDS with sway control (additionally, you mentioned your truck can tow over 12,000 lbs, but no 2015 F-150 can tow...
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  • How to Find Correct Weight Distribution Hitch for 2017 Chevy Tahoe Pulling 3,200 lb Travel Trailer
    In order to choose the best weight distribution system for your 2017 Chevy Tahoe pulling a 3,200 lb travel trailer, 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 Tahoe. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but you'll want to verify it by using a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods...
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  • Is a Weight Distribution System Needed for a 3,000 Lb Trailer on a 2014 Ford F-150
    In general, if the gross trailer weight (GTW) of the trailer is more than 50% of the vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) then the use of a weight distribution system is recommended. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of your truck can be found on the white tag inside the drivers door jamb. From my research, this figure could vary between 6,450 lbs - 7,450 lbs which means even on the low end of the spectrum you would not see much benefit from installing a weight distribution...
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  • Can I Use Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution on Core Ice House Trailer
    The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control part # EQ37060ET will fit your 3" square tube frame because it fits frames up to 6" tall. However, most trailer manufacturers do not recommend using weight distribution on aluminum frames because they cannot stand up to the installation like steel frames can. I was not able to confirm with Ice House if they recommend it. I recommend to look in the manual for your particular trailer or ask the dealership you purchased...
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  • Comparing Equalizer, Fastway e2, Reese Steadi-Flex and Reese SC Weight Distribution Systems
    The Equalizer system part # EQ37060ET of the four that you mentioned would be the nicest/best setup to use. The Equalizer systems are regarded by many as the nicest around and are a favorite among RVers. It has 4 points of friction sway control which work very well. 2 in the head and 2 at the hangers. The e2 # FA94-00-0600 system is basically an entry level version of the Equalizer and wouldn't have as effective of a sway control system. It has two points of sway control at the hangers. The...
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  • Is There a Weight Distribution Hitch for a 400 lb Tongue Weight?
    There are a number of high-quality weight distribution hitches that will work with a 400 lb tongue weight such as the Equal-i-zer # EQ37060ET, which is rated for total tongue weights between 300 and 600 lbs. However, 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 2012 GMC Sierra. To determine...
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  • How to Select Correct Weight Distribution Shank to Allow Towing Trailer Properly Level
    Selecting the correct ball mount (or weight distribution shank) in order to keep your towed trailer level is important since level trailers tow much better. I linked a helpful article that explains how to measure to find the ball mount/shank with the correct amount of drop. I also contacted Jayco to see if they could tell me the coupler height on the JayFeather 22RB with its standard tire size. I was able to speak to a tech who advised the ball coupler height is 21-inches. Just measure...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System with Sway Control for a Gulfstream Vintage Cruiser 19ERD
    For your Gulfstream Vintage Cruiser 19ERD, I recommend using the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37060ET which is rated for a total tongue weight of 200 lbs - 600 lbs. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of the loaded and ready to tow trailer added to any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System is considered to be one of the best systems on the maret. It has a four point sway control system which is unlike...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for 2017 Ford Escape Titanium Towing R-Pod 180 Travel Trailer
    You're smart to keep an eye on your Escape's towing capacity as you consider your choice of trailer and the R-Pod 180 will be a suitable match, especially if you keep its loaded weight at least a bit under the Ford's maximum 3500-lb towing limit. Since the 180's dry weight is 2662-lbs by the time you fill that propane tank, fill your fresh water tank and load your food and gear you'll likely be in the 3100 to 3200-lb range. When a trailer weighs more than half the tow vehicle's curb...
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    A weight distribution system will help to ensure a smooth and level ride when towing your Jay Flight trailer. As a general rule, a weight distribution is going to be beneficial if the trailer weight is more than 50 percent of your vehicle's weight, which is the case with the 3,200 pound gross weight on your trailer. Based on the trailer hitches we have available that are custom fit for your 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, you can absolutely use a weight distribution system. The issue that...
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  • Should Weight Distribution Spring Bars be Left on Trailer Before Launching Boat
    The spring bar tension would most likely cause your rear wheels to unweight slightly. What I would recommend you do is disconnect the bars before you back the boat down the ramp. At that point you'll want the weight on the rear axle for traction. But to answer your other question the bars would be easier to disconnect with the the boat off the trailer.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2008 Toyota Highlander
    When looking at weight distribution systems, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. The total tongue weight will include the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any added weight behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. You will also just want to confirm that the factory trailer hitch on your Toyota Highlander is rated for a weight distribution system. This will be listed on the hitch itself. Since the dry tongue weight of your trailer...
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  • Difference Between Fastway E2 and Equalizer Weight Distribution System
    The benefits of an Equal-I-zer hitch over the e2 is primarily the improved 4-point sway control of the Equal-I-zer. The 4-point sway control utilizes steel on steel friction at the arms as well as in the hitch head to stop sway. The e2's 2-point sway control uses the same steel on steel friction at the arms to fight sway. Another difference in these systems is that the Equal-I-zer system includes a hitch ball, but the e2 does not. For the e2 system, you will want a hitch ball with a...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Flagstaff ePro Trailer with 3,890 Pound GVW
    When picking out a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the weight distribution system you choose. Using a scale like the Sherline # 5780 is...
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  • Recommended 2-5/16-Inch Hitch Ball for Use with Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System EQ37060ET
    Yes, you can use a 2-5/16-inch hitch ball # EQ91-00-6100 with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET that is rated for 6000-lbs. This system does not come with the ball so you can use the one above or a 2-inch ball # EQ91-00-6080. Either way, Equal-i-zer recommends a thin-walled socket like # ALL643216 for installing the hitch ball.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 19 Foot 3000 lb Lightweight Travel Trailer
    Because a travel trailer has a lot of surface area for crosswinds and traffic caused turbulence to act against, I'd highly recommend using a weight distribution system that provides an incorporated sway control component. To choose the proper system, you'll need to know the tongue weight of the travel trailer when it's fully loaded and ready to go. Anything packed in the truck bed behind the rear axle ALSO needs to be considered as tongue weight. Assuming that the 350 lb figure you mentioned...
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  • Availability of Equal-i-zer Part # 90-00-0600 and Locking Hitch Pin
    The Equal-i-zer part number you referenced is our part # EQ37060ET which is an entire weight distribution system rated for a tongue weight range of 200 lbs - 600 lbs. For a locking hitch pin to use with it the # 2866DAT is an easy to use and solid choice.
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  • Can 2-5/16 inch Hitch Ball be Used with Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution System EQ37060ET
    The Equal-I-Zer Kit part # EQ37060ET that you mentioned does come with a 2 inch hitch ball. To swap it out to a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball you'd want the part # EQ91-00-6100. You'll need a thin walled socket too to install the ball with like part # ALL643216.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Camping Trailer
    The most important thing to know when selecting a weight distribution system is your total tongue weight, which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2016 Ram 1500. Your total tongue weight needs to be in the middle of the weight distribution system's tongue weight capacity in order for the system to work effectively. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37060ET has a tongue weight capacity between 200 lbs...
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