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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparing Reese Strait-Line and Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution Systems
  • We sell more Reese dual-cam (Strait-Line) weight distribution systems than Equal-I-zer systems. But we have also carried Reese products since etrailer began and haven't had Equal-I-zer as long. The thing about Equal-I-zer is that they have brand recognition. People know who and what Equal-I-zer is which is why they are so popular. Their systems do work but like any friction type of sway control system they make a lot of noise and components can wear out faster than non-friction systems....
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  • How to Pick Out Weight Distribution for 2017 Ford Raptor Towing 7,600 lb Trailer
  • When picking out a weight distribution system ideally you go with the one that has a tongue weight range where your trailer's tongue falls right in the middle. So your tongue weight is going to be between 760 lbs and 1,140 lbs. Which I would think the boat trailer would have a tongue weight more on the lower side since most of the weight is carried at the rear of the trailer (the motor is located at the rear). The part # EQ37100ET should work well, but you might first determine your...
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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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  • How Level Does Trailer Need To Be Using Weight Distribution
  • It's really going to depend on how far out of level you are. If you're within an inch or two of level, especially if it's nose-high, you'll be just fine. Turning off the auto-leveling system is not a bad ideal, if it keeps the rear of the vehicle at the correct ride height so the trailer tows level, or nearly level. Keep in mind-when you tow, you'll likely have cargo in the rear of your Yukon, which would likely cause the rear to squat a bit more than it is now. This will likely put...
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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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  • Best Ride Quality Option For Towing With A Mercedes-Benz M-Class
  • For your Mercedes-Benz M-Class, I recommend using a weight distribution system rather than a suspension enhancement system like the Air Lift system. Depending on the size of your trailer and if your hitch is rated for it, a weight distribution system can help the ride on your Mercedes-Benz M-Class when towing. Weight distribution helps the ride of your vehicle and camper by distributing the trailer tongue weight between the rear axle and front axle of your ML350. The leverage from the spring...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Towing a 2004 Coachman Cascade 30TBS Travel Trailer
  • It sounds like you already know how to find the a correct weight distribution system by using your trailer's loaded tongue weight added to the weight behind the Ram's rear axle. That's a great start. Since your trailer's gross vehicle weight rating is 8,720 pounds it's likely going to have a loaded tongue weight between 900 and 1,300 pounds. If it's loaded to its max weight. The 720 pounds tongue weight you mentioned is its dry tongue weight. Once your trailer is loaded and you...
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  • Usable Length, Pin Diameter, and Opening Size of Pins and Clips for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Pins and Thumb Clips # EQ95-01-9415 to measure them for you. The diameter is 3/8 of an inch. The usable length is just under 2-1/2 inches (2.45 inches). And the opening is 2.46 inches by 1.5 inches.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Hitch for V-Nose Rockwood 2618VS
  • Based on your Rockwood 2618VS gross weight, I recommend you go with the Equal-i-zer # EQ37120ET over the # EQ37100ET. Tongue weight is typically 10-15 percent of the gross capacity so that puts your Rockwood at 770-1155lbs. Which the # EQ37120ET is much better suited for, you will want to fall within the middle of the weight capacity for best support. The Equal-i-zer weight distribution mounting brackets need to be positioned 27 inches to 32 inches back from center of coupler. If...
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  • Upgraded Spring Bar Pin Recommendation for Securing Spring Bars on Equal-I-Zer Weight Distribution
  • The Equalizer Pins part # EQ95-01-9415 are basically an upgraded version of the part # EQ95-01-9400 that comes with Equalizer weight distribution systems. The snapper pin of the # EQ95-01-9415 allows for easier attachment when compared to the kotter pin of the # EQ95-01-9400.
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  • Does Equalizer # EQ37140ET Come with Hitch Ball Rated for Capacity of System
  • Yes, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET does come with a hitch ball that has the same rating as the system. 1,400 lbs tongue weight and 14,000 lbs total trailer weight. You will need a thin walled socket like # ALL643216 to install the ball though.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Far Back Will Frame Brackets of Curt Trutrack Weight Distribution Install on Trailer Frame
  • You are on the right track in that you do need a weight distribution system with a higher tongue weight rating than what you currently have due to the weight of your trailer. The Curt system part # C17501 is basically an Equalizer clone so if your current Equalizer is working well this would be an excellent option. I spoke with my contact at Curt and he informed me that the frame brackets can be installed on the frame between 28-1/2 inches and 31-1/2 inches from the center of the ball...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution & Hitch Extender to Towing a Camper and Trailer with 2015 Chevy 3500
  • For your situation, I cannot recommend you use a hitch extender like # RP11004 and a longer weight distribution shank, but I do have a couple solutions for you. A hitch extender like # RP11004, will not be able to support the weight of your trailer and weight distribution system. This extender maxes out at 650lbs TW when used with a weight distribution system which we have figured your trailer alone will have max 600-900lbs when loaded and you have to account for the weight of the system...
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Hitch Ball for Fastway E2 # FA92-00-0600 Weight Distribution System
  • The Equal-i-zer 2 inch trailer ball you referenced, part # EQ91-00-6080 will work perfectly with the Fastway E2 # FA92-00-0600 you mentioned. It's the ball that Equal-i-zer recommends. I've linked you to some FAQ articles you might find helpful.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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