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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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  • Does Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37120ET Come With Hitch Ball
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37120ET that you referenced does come with a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 2-5/16 Inch Ball be Used on Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution that has a 2 Inch Ball
  • First, if the total tongue weight of the trailer is 400 pounds then you would need to use the next size up and not the 400 pound Equal-I-zer system. The 400 pound system is # EQ37040ET and the next step up is the 600 pound system, # EQ37060ET. When selecting weight distribution tongue weight is calculated a little differently. It is the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow plus the weight of any cargo carried behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You can use...
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  • Fit & Compatibility of Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution on a 2011 Ram 1500 w/7,700lb Travel Trailer
  • It is normal for all systems to creek and pop due to the nature of the metal on metal friction, which the Equal-I-zer system uses. If the unit makes an abnormally loud pop, this would indicate that there may be damage to the head or spring bar bracket. As for the weighs you mentioned the 10,000lbs Equal-I-zer system # EQ37100ET would work great for your 2011 Ram 1500 and trailer setup. This kit includes everything you will need to get on the road. The only optional add-on you may...
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  • How to Use Wheel Well to Ground Dimensions to Adjust Equalizer Spring Bar Tension
  • The goal with an Equalizer weight distribution system is to get the distance from the ground to the wheel well half way back to the unloaded height when compared to the height of the vehicle with trailer connected. So if the distance was 30 inches unloaded and then 28 inches loaded the target is 29 inches. If the hitch is transferring too little or too much weight you must make adjustments to the hitch setup. For changes during the initial setup we recommend adding or removing spacer...
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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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  • 2 1/2 Shank Recommendation for Use with the Husky Center Line HT32218 WD System
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4900 would work well with your Husky WD System part # HT32218 and would fit your 2-1/2 inch hitch without the use of an adapter. For shanks that fit 2-1/2 inch hitches the # EQ90-02-4900 can do the most drop so it would be the best option we have.
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  • Weight Distribution for a 2015 Outdoor Wind River 250RDSW and 2011 Toyota Tundra
  • I did a little research and found that your 2015 Outdoor Wind River 250RDSW travel trailer has a gross weight capacity of 8,700 pounds. This would make the tongue weight 870 to 1,305 pounds. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Based on the...
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  • Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution System without Shank and with 1,000 Pound Tongue Weight Capacity
  • We have a version of the Equal-I-zer 1,000 pound weight distribution system that does not come with a shank so that you can choose one that has the correct rise or drop needed to tow the trailer level. It is # EQ37101ET. I have included a link to the compatible shanks for you.
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  • Comparing Curt TruTrack and Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution for a 2007 GMC Sierra Classic
  • The Curt TruTrack weight distribution system # C17500 functions the same way as the Equal-I-Zer brand systems. So far the Curt system has had positive customer reviews and that is to be expected because this design is very simple yet effective. The advantage that Curt has is price. The Equal-I-zer systems cost more but are made in the US and have a limited lifetime warranty compared to the Curt 10 year warranty. But if it were me I would try out the Curt because they do make some...
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  • Does the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37101ET Include the L-Pin w/Clips EQ95-01-9430?
  • I was able to go out to the warehouse and check the # EQ37101ET weight distributions for you and I found that they all have the new snap pin like the image of the # EQ95-01-9430 you referenced. The shank that offers a larger drop for the Equal-i-zer system that is compatible with a 2 inch trailer hitch is the # EQ90-02-4400. I have linked it to this page for you to check out. It has a gross trailer weight of 14,000lbs, a tongue weight of 600lbs to 1,400lbs, and an overall length of...
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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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  • 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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  • Are Equal-i-zer Spring Bars Interchangeable With Same Head Unit?
  • It is possible for some spring bars to be interchanged based on their size, but that won't increase a weight distribution system's capacity without adding the appropriate head unit. The replacement spring bars that are rated for 1,000 lbs TW, 1,200 lbs TW and 1,400 lbs TW have the same dimensions, but the spring bars rated for 400 lbs TW and 600 lbs TW are different, as you can see below. Replacement Spring Bars for 400 lbs TW, # EQ90-01-0499: 35-1/2 inches x 1-inch Replacement...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 37 Foot Camper with 700 Pound Tongue Weight
  • When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. This will include both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any added weight coming from behind the rear axle of your truck. You will want this number to fall somewhere around the middle of the weight distribution system's weight capacity range that you choose. Using the 700 pound tongue weight you mentioned in your question, we can choose a properly...
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  • Does Ball Come Mounted on Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution and is it Better than Reese or Husky
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution system # EQ37101ET does not come with the 2-5/16 inch ball already installed in the head. It is fairly easy to do though but you will need a thin-walled socket # EQ70-00-4800 to make it easier. We can do it here only if the system is also installed here. A shank is not included with this system. I have included a link to the compatible shanks for you. As far as what is the best weight distribution system it is really a matter of opinion. I would say...
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  • Will Backing a Trailer Up an Incline Create Too Much Stress for a Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Weight distribution hitches are designed to be able to move up and down because you are going to run into situations like this everywhere you go. So no worries about it stressing the system. The back of the trailer is less likely to make contact with the ground if you come in at an angle. You can also mount some skid wheels, see link, and the rear, bottom of the trailer to avoid scraping anything on the underside of the trailer.
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  • Upgrading 1,000 lb Tongue Weight Equalizer System to 1,200 lb System Recommendation
  • If you have a 1,000 lb tongue weight Equalizer like part # EQ37100ET and your trailer has a tongue weight of 810 lbs this would be an ideal setup. Now realistically your tongue weight is going to be a bit more once the trailer is loaded so swapping to 1,200 lb spring bars like part # EQ90-01-1299 would be the best overall solution.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System For 7,600-lb Travel Trailer
  • The best way to determine what system will work for you is to know what your total tongue weight is. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully-loaded-ready-to-tow trailer added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will then want to find a system where your total tongue weight falls near the middle of the tongue weight range for the system. Getting a system that is too small will be useless, but getting a system that is too big...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Trailer with 450 Pound Tongue Weight
  • If the loaded tongue weight of your trailer is 450 pounds, I recommend looking at the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37060ET. This system has a tongue weight capacity of 200 to 600 pounds, so it will be perfect. Just keep in mind that the total tongue weight of your setup will include both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer, as if it is ready to head out on a trip, along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your 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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution For 2018 Dutchman 2790hs
  • The best way to determine what system will work for you is to know what your total tongue weight is. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully-loaded-ready-to-tow trailer added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will then want to find a system where your total tongue weight falls near the middle of the tongue weight range for the system. Getting a system that is too small will be useless, but getting a system that is too big...
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  • Replacement Spring Bars for 1,000 Pound Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
  • The Replacement Spring Bars # EQ90-01-1099 are the correct replacement bars for your 1,000 pound Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. This will include 2 spring bars. The part # EQ90-02-1099 referenced in your question is the same product, however it only includes one spring bar. That is the only difference between the two parts.
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  • Recommendation Between Air Bags or Weight Distribution with 2016 Ford F-250
  • A weight distribution with sway control is generally our first recommendation before air bags. Air bags will help keep the ride level but a weight distribution system will actively reduce sway, help level the ride, and most importantly reduce the amount of stress on the rear axle. The key is choosing a weight distribution system rated appropriately for your setup. To choose the correct system you'll need to find out your trailer's loaded and ready to tow tongue weight. I've linked...
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  • Does Hitch Ball of Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37120ET Come Mounted
  • A hitch ball does come with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37120ET but it is not installed. It will need to be mounted to the head of the system with a thin walled socket like the part # ALL643216.
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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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  • 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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