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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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  • Longer Shank for use With Fastway Weight Distribution System
  • There are some solutions available to you, but we do not carry 18 inch shanks designed for use with Fastway weight distribution systems. Since Equal-i-zer makes a pair of shanks that are 18 inches and have tongue weight capacities between 600 lbs and 1,400 lbs your best option would be to get an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system and shank. For example, Equal-i-zer system # EQ37061ET has a GTW of 6,000 lbs and a total tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs, while # EQ37041ET has a GTW...
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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 1,200 lbs TW and 1,400 lbs TW have the same dimensions, but the spring bars rated for 400 lbs TW, 600 lbs TW and 1,000 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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  • Weight Distribution Shank with 8 inch Drop for Equalizer System
  • We do carry a Curt weight distribution shank that offers 2 more inches of drop than the Equal-i-zer shank part # EQ90-02-4900 that offers a 6 inch drop. The Curt weight distribution shank for 2 1/2 inch hitches part # C17132 has a 8 inch drop and will fit into the weight distribution head that came with the Equal-i-zer system. The Curt weight distribution shank has the same hole spacing as the Equal-i-zer shank so they are interchangable. The majority of weight distribution shanks have...
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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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  • 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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  • Recommendation For Equalizer Weight Distribution Hitch For 30 Foot Travel Trailer
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to get one that works with your setup when it is fully loaded and ready to tow. This fully loaded weight will also include all cargo behind the rear axle of your 2016 Ford F-150. To help get an accurate reading when fully loaded, you can use a scale like the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, Item # 5780. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out. Ideally, you want to get a system where your...
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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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  • How to Upgrade Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System to 1,200 Pound Tongue Weight Capacity
  • In order to increase the capacity of your Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET to 1,200 pounds of tongue weight, you will indeed need to replace the spring bars. The Replacement Spring Bars # EQ90-01-1299 referenced in your question are the correct bars for this and will provide a 1,200 pound tongue weight capacity. In order to make this conversion, you will also need to replace the head for your system with the Replacement Head # EQ90-02-1200. This is because the existing...
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  • Extended Shank for a Weight Distribution System
  • The longest extended shank we offer will be the Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4500, which is 18" long, has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 1,400 lbs, fits 2" x 2" receivers and offers up to a 7" rise or 3" drop. Equal-i-zer # EQ90-02-4600 is similar, with the only difference being it offers an 8" rise or 3" drop. I've added links to video reviews of each of these shanks for you to take a look at.
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  • How to Use an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System on a 2017 Ford F-250 with a 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
  • There isn't an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system that directly fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver. You can use a reducer, like part # 58102, as you said. Another option is to purchase a shank that will fit a 2-1/2 inch receiver. The Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4900, for example, provides 10 inches of rise or 6 inches of drop. I've linked the selection for you so you can choose the correct rise or drop you need.
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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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  • Curt or Equalizer Weight Distribution Recommendation for 30 ft Camper
  • Equalizer weight distribution systems are regarded by many to be the best systems around. I recommend them quite a bit and it would be what I would recommend for you. The part # EQ37120ET would be the better option. The Curt systems like the part # C17501 aren't terrible systems but they are essentially Curt trying to copy the Equalizer design. We have also had a few issues with the frame brackets of the systems bending so we don't recommend them as high as the Equalizer. To install...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 4,500 Pound V-Nose Trailer
  • Since you do not have any frame space on which to attach sway-control brackets, I do recommend going with the Pole-Tongue Adapter # EQ95-01-5950 referenced in your question. This will let you mount the weight distribution system on your trailer tongue and can be positioned 27 to 32 inches back from the hitch ball. I have included an image that gives you a better idea as to how this will work. Then for the actual weight distribution system, we will first want to take an estimate...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing 26 Foot Trailer
  • 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 2017 Ford F-350. To determine your trailer's tongue weight you can use a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by use one of the methods outlined in the help article on determining tongue weight I've linked for you. From there, simply add on...
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  • 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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  • Recommended Drop Shank for Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System on 2017 Ford F-250 4x4
  • Since you have the "upside down V" it sounds like you need a shank that has a lower adjustability. If you have a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver then I recommend the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank - 12" Long # EQ90-02-4400 if you want to stay brand loyal. Weight distribution shanks for your system can be interchangeable so you can use a different brand. I personally would go with the similar Curt # C17124 which is rated higher and at a good price point. If you have a specific drop...
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  • Equalizer Weight Distribution System for Travel Trailer with 800 lbs Unloaded Tongue Weight
  • The part # EQ37120ET is going to be the better option since most likely your loaded tongue weight is going to be higher than 1,000 lbs. You have to consider the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle as tongue weight when picking out a weight distribution system.
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  • How to Determine What Rise/Drop That is Needed for Weight Distribution System
  • To determine how much of a Rise or Drop you would need so that your towing setup is level you will need to compare some measurements. Start off my parking your 2017 GMC on level ground and then measuring from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. You will then want to park your trailer on level ground and measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler. If the top of your receiver opening is taller (which is most likely the case) you will want to subtract the height of...
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  • Selecting Weight Distribution System 2015 Jayco 26RKS Travel Trailer
  • Weight distribution/sway control systems like the Equal-i-zer 4-Point # EQ37100ET are not specific to a brand or model of trailer but selecting the right one is important for getting the most benefits they can provide in your towing setup. If you like you can click on the linked video which explains lots about WD systems. The key is knowing your fully-loaded trailer's actual tongue weight (TW) since that is what matters most. The ideal situation is that your total TW (which includes...
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  • Recommended Equlaizer hitch for 2018 Lance 2375
  • 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. 600 lbs of tongue weight is hard...
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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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  • Upgrading the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
  • Yes, you are correct in that you will need to upgrade your spring bars if you have exceeded the tongue weight capacity of your weight distribution system. However, the Replacement 1,000 Lb. Spring Bars for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems part # EQ90-01-1099 are 1-3/8" wide and the the Replacement 1,200 Lb. Spring Bars for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems are 1-1/2" wide. Therefore in order to upgrade the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control...
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  • Replacement Longer Shank for Fastway Weight Distribution System
  • Your best bet for gaining clearance between your new truck's tailgate and your weight distribution system is to use a longer shank instead of a hitch extender. We offer the 18-inch Equal-i-zer shanks # EQ90-02-4500 and # EQ90-02-4600, both of which are 6-inches longer than the stock shank. Please note that these offer different amounts of rise or drop.
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  • Parts Needed to Convert Equal-I-Zer System to 1,400 lb Tongue Weight System
  • The difference is the spring bars of the systems and the amount of weight they are designed for in tongue weight. So if you replaced the spring bars of your current system with the part # EQ90-01-1499 you'd have a 1,400 lb system like what you need. You also have to swap head out too though so you'd also need # EQ90-02-1400.
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  • Replacement Equalizer Weight Distribution Spring Bars to Increase Capacity
  • It is usually possible to replace the spring bars in a weight distribution hitch setup so long as the two sets of bars are the same type, both trunnion style for instance, and both are from the same generation of hitch. A 10-year-old setup may not be able to use current-model replacement spring bars. Based on your trailer dry hitch weight of 918-lbs (which I presume means the trailer's unloaded weight) bars rated for 1200-lbs may not be stiff enough. A properly-loaded 8800-lb trailer...
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  • Replacement Washers for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
  • The Replacement Bolts for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Head part # EQ90-02-9100 contains four 3/4" flat washers that go on the bolt that attaches the head to the shank (see photo (#17)). If you instead need the washer that controls the head tilt (see photo (#26)) then you will need to use the Replacement Spacer Washer for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Head part # EQ90-04-9110 instead. The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System does not come with any conical tooth washers, at least...
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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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  • Weight Distribution Shank with the Most Amount of Drop for a 2-1/2 Inch Hitch on a 2014 Ram 2500
  • For a weight distribution shank that will offer the most drop and that fits a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver I recommend Equal-I-zer shank # EQ90-02-4900. It offers up to 6 inches of drop. This means that trailers with a coupler height of 17 inches will be off level by about 2 inches (the tongue weight will pull down the truck a little). The only way to get more drop is to use a reducer sleeve and a shank for a 2 inch hitch. However, some vehicle/hitch manufacturers will provide...
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  • Weight Distribution System for Snowmobile Trailer with Short Tongue
  • Weight distribution systems usually install such that their A-frame-mounted spring bar lift brackets are between 26 and 32-inches to the rear of the hitch ball. As an example, the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET, which works for trailer tongue weights from 600- to 1000-lbs, has brackets that need to be positioned between 27- and 32-inches from the hitch ball center. But we do offer the Curt Short Arm # C17332 which needs 28-inches. Trailers that have a straight pole...
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