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  • Does Weight Distribution Lower Tongue Weight on Hitch of Tow Vehicle
  • Weight distribution works to distribute the tongue weight of a trailer up to the front axle of the tow vehicle so that it will sit more level and handle/brake better. That being said the systems do not "reduce" tongue weight or allow you to tow beyond the capacities of the vehicle. Typically though there is a second higher capacity for the hitch for when weight distribution is used. You would need to check for that figure and be sure that the loaded tongue weight does not exceed this...
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  • Can Air Bags and a Weight Distribution Hitch be Used Together?
  • It is possible to use a weight distribution system and air spring suspension enhancement together in a 2013 Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty, though if you are experiencing sag with a weight distribution system, it may not have the proper rating for the tongue weight of the trailer. To choose a proper weight distribution system, the most important thing to know is the total tongue weight of your setup. Your total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight...
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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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  • Comparing the Equal-i-zer Hitch Vs The Reese Wieght Distribution Hitch With Dual Cam Sway Control
  • The Equal-I-zer, # EQ37100ET, and Reese Strait-Line, # RP66084, weight distribution systems are both top notch systems that will get the job done for you, but I usually tend to lean towards the Equal-I-zer systems for a few reasons. First, Equal-I-zer does not require any drilling to install on most trailers. It offers the maximum amount of ground clearance because the frame brackets mount around the frame rather than below the frame like the Dual Cam sway control of the Strait-Line...
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  • Upgrading to 2-1/2 Inch Shank or Using a Reducer Sleeve with Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System
  • Between using a reducer sleeve and upgrading your weight distribution shank, I recommend going with a weight distribution shank designed to fit the 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver on your 2015 Ram 2500HD. Using a 2/1/2 inch shank, like # EQ90-02-4800, for your Equal-I-zer weight distribution system, like # EQ37121ET, will not require adding any additional components to the system at the receiver. There will be less room for play in the hitch receiver when using a 2-1/2 inch shank than if...
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  • Recommended Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution Hitch for Ice Castle Fish House Trailer
  • For your Ice Castle Fish House, the weight of the unit will determine what Equal-I-zer system will work best. A weight distribution system is based on the total tongue weight of the loaded trailer along with any cargo weight behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Because these trailers are fairly good sized, I'll give you a recommendation for a larger system. You want that total tongue weight to fall in the middle of the range of the system for best results. For a total tongue weight...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommend for 1,000 lbs Tongue Weight with 6 in of Drop for 2.5 Hitch
  • The correct way to determine the amount of drop you will need is to measure from the top of the hitch opening to the ground like you mentioned but then on the trailer you will need to measure from the bottom lip of the coupler to the ground when the trailer is level. The difference between the two measurements is the amount of drop you would need. Based on the dimensions you listed you are most likely going to need a 5 inch drop. If you have a hitch with a 2-1/2 inch opening then a system...
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  • Maximum Towing Capacity 2006 Dodge Dakota 3.7L V6
  • To determine the maximum trailer weight you can tow with your 2006 Dodge Dakota you will need take your Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) on your truck. This is the maximum allowable tow rating of the vehicle weight and the trailer weight combined. If you subtract the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of your truck from the (GCWR) that will give you the maximum Gross Trailer Weight (GTW). This can all be found on the information tag located inside the driver door jamb. If your trailer is...
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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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  • Reducing Noise With Equalizer Hitch
  • In order to reduce the squeaking you will need to do some lubrication; I recommend using the Equal-i-zer High-Performance Lubricant # EQ91-00-4250. You will want to apply this to your spring bar sockets, hitch ball and weight distribution head, though not the brackets. This should reduce the squeaking that is causing unwanted attention.
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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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  • 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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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2016 Ford F-150 5.0 Towing 9000 lb Trailer
  • The trailer weight a 2016 Ford F-150 with a 5.0 liter engine can tow ranges from 8,300 lbs to 11,000 lbs depending on rear end gear size and bed/cab length. Basically as long as your rear end gears are 3.73 you are definitely fine, if they are 3.55 then there's a good chance but the bed length and cab style plays a big factor, and there's even a small chance if the gears are 3.31. Check out the chart I attached. The Equalizer System part # EQ37140ET that you mentioned would be a great...
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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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2017 Rpod 178 Camper
  • Thanks for the kind words! Before we get into the best weight distribution solution for your needs you should note that the best way to fight sway is in how you load the trailer. If you can move as much weight to the front of the trailer and make sure it is sitting as level as possible that will be your best way to prevent the sway. Now 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....
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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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  • Equalizer Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for Travel Trailer with 7,700 GVWR
  • With a trailer GVWR of 7,700 pounds, the Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System I recommend for you is # EQ37100ET, with a 10,000 pound gross towing weight and 1,000 pound tongue weight. When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor is the trailer's loaded and ready to tow hitch weight. Typically, it is best to choose a system that your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight falls somewhere near the middle to upper-middle tongue weight range. If the...
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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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  • How to Pick Out an Equalizer Hitch for a Toy Hauler Towed by Ford F-150
  • The tongue weight range the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37120ET is designed to work with is 800 to 1,200 lbs. You didn't list the tongue weight of either trailer, but if the tongue weights do fall somewhere in that range this system would work well. Going with a system rated too low would make the WD ineffective, and going too high would cause the ride to be very harsh. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight...
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  • Dimensions Of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Shanks For 2-1/2 Inch Receivers
  • I went to the warehouse and measured the # EQ90-02-4800 for you. The hitch pin hole to the holes on the vertical leg of the shank measures 8 inches. The overall length is 12 inches. We do have another shank. It is part # EQ90-02-4900. The overall length of this shank is 12 inches and it measures 9 inches from the hitch pin hole to the vertical leg holes. I have attached photos of both of these shanks with dimensions shown you can check out.
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  • Equalizer Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2017 Jayco 28RLS
  • 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. So based on that you would want...
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  • Replacement Head Tilt Spacer Washers for Equal-I-zer EQ37100 Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Equal-I-zer uses a 3/4 inch brass washer. We sell the washers along with the spacer rivet as part # EQ95-01-9450. I'd recommend sticking with brass washers if at all possible.
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  • Anti-Sway Needed for 7K Aluminum Trailer Towed by 2015 Ram 2500
  • To determine the best weight distribution (WD) system for your towing application you need to add the loaded tongue weight (TW) of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Ram 2500. Once you know the total tongue weight you will then need to choose a WD system that has a TW range this number falls in the middle of. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW of 10-15% of the weight of the trailer. With this in mind you will likely be...
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  • Which Weight Distribution System is Best Between Reese Steadi-Flex, Blue Ox and Equalizer
  • Between the three you mentioned the Equalizer setup will be the best option. We haven't had the best luck with the Blue Ox systems, and the Steadi Flex by Reese isn't their top of the line system, whereas the Equalizer setups are considered by many as the best so it would be the obvious choice. The system you would want then is the Equalizer part # EQ37060ET which has a tongue weight range of 200 lbs - 600 lbs. I attached a review video for this system for you to check out as well. You'll...
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  • Choosing an Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System for Camper with 950 Pound Tongue Weight
  • Since it is likely that your trailer's tongue weight will likely end up around 950 pounds when it is fully loaded and ready to tow, and with an additional 100 pounds behind the rear axle in the bed of your truck, I recommend going with the larger 12,000 pound towing, 1,200 pound tongue weight rated Equal-I-zer Weight distribution system # EQ37120ET. With the total tongue weight coming in right at, or even possibly above, the capacity of the 1,000 pound system, the higher rated system...
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  • Can a Trailer with an Equalizer Weight Distribution System Be Backed Up with Spring Bars Installed
  • The Equalizer Weight Distribution system part # EQ37120ET does allow you to back up without having to disconnect anything. As long as you aren't jackknifing the trailer this system can be backed up without any issues. If you did need to make some tight turns while backing you would need to disconnect the spring bars.
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  • What Should Ball Height Be When Using Weight Distribution System
  • You want to tow your trailer with the towing system as level as possible. You can count on up to about 1-1/2 inches of squat when you hook the trailer up so you can adjust your ball height so that it is about an inch or so to compensate for the squat when the trailer is connected.
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  • Can a Unibody Vehicle Use Weight Distribution or Sway Control?
  • This is a great question. I called my contact at Progress Manufacturing (creator of Equalizer and FastWay Weight Distribution products) to pick his brain on this topic. He explained that weight distribution (WD) and sway control products rely on leverage to work properly, which requires the body of the vehicle to be rigid enough to withstand the force. Unibody vehicles are typically not as strong or rigid and therefore cannot typically handle the same loads and stresses of a body-on-frame...
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  • How to Measure to Find Weight Distribution Shank with the Right Amount of Drop to Tow Trailer Level
  • Measuring to find the right rise or drop needed to tow the trailer level is easy. First park the truck and trailer on level ground and uncouple the trailer from the truck. Use the trailer's jack to make the trailer level. Measure from the ground to the bottom of the trailer's coupler. Then measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the truck. The height difference is the amount of drop you will need (since the truck is taller). I have linked a help article that explains...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Heartland M27 Mallard Travel Trailer
  • Your Heartland M27 Mallard travel trailer has a dry hitch weight of 475-lbs, but you really need to know the actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW) of the trailer with all of your supplies and gear loaded in order to select a weight distribution/sway control system (WD/SC). You also have to account for the weight of anything in the Tundra that sits behind the rear axle, say a generator for example, since this weight will also act like trailer TW. We offer a handy scale # 5780 but other...
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