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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Recommended Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System for 2018 Rockwood Roo 233s
  • For your 2018 Rockwood Roo 233s, the unloaded hitch weight is the 612 lbs you stated as the 4842 is also the unloaded weight. Based on the 1770 cargo capacity, that puts the trailer at a GVWR of 6612. Your unloaded tongue weight ratio is currently at just under 13%, so if you take that number and the GVWR, you get a loaded tongue weight of right around 850 lbs. You want your total tongue weight which includes your loaded tongue weight and any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Equalizer or Curt Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Tongue Weight of 800 lbs Loaded
  • Hands down the Equalizer setup would be what I recommend. The Curt TruTrack will work but we have seen a couple situations where the L-brackets of the kit ended up bending and because of that I wouldn't want to recommend them for you since I would hate for that to happen to you or anybody else. The Equalizer Kit part # EQ37100ET that you referenced would be exactly what I would recommend for you. It also comes with a hitch ball already so it would be all you need.
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  • Availability of Equal-I-zer Sway Control Bracket Kit for 8 Inch Tall Trailer Frame Members
  • Equal-I-zer doesn't offer a full kit for an 8 inch frame, but we can provide the parts you need. If you have an existing kit, and you're wanting a complete kit to use your system on a second trailer, you'll need: 2 of # EQ90-02-5378 Outer link plate 2 of # EQ90-02-5208 Inner link plate 2 of # EQ90-02-5150 L bracket 1 of # EQ95-01-9430 L pins 1 of # EQ90-02-9360 Bracket Hardware kit If you have a system from a previous trailer, and you're wanting to convert it for use on a trailer...
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  • Can an Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System be Used with a 2-1/2 to 2 Inch Reducer
  • The best option would be to replace the shank that came with Equal-I-zer system # EQ37100ET with one that fits directly in a 2-1/2 inch receiver. There are 3 Equal-I-zer options: # EQ90-02-4900 with 6 inch drop or 10 inch rise # EQ90-02-4800 with 4 inch drop or 8 inch rise # EQ90-02-4700 with 3 inch drop or 7 inch rise For some 2-1/2 inch hitches the use of a reducer sleeve such as # C45405 will reduce the capacity of the hitch so I would check on that first before getting a sleeve...
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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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  • 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 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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  • Height of Equal-i-Zer Shank # EQ90-02-4200
  • The total height of the shank part # EQ90-02-4200 is 9-1/2 inches and not 9-12 inches. I apologize for any confusion there.
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  • Recommended Performance Tuner for 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The best option for your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is to use a performance tuner, though the right one will depend on what engine you have. I assume you do not have the turbocharged diesel which does narrow the choices. If you have a 4.3L V6 on your Silverado the only option is going to be the Superchips Dashpaq Performance Tuner # SU2060 which will allow you to switch between different power levels and has a 2.4" color screen. Should you have a 4.8L V8, 5.3L V8, or 6.0L V8 I recommend...
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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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  • What Kind of Weight Distribution Shank Will Give a 9 Inch Drop
  • Comparing the height difference between your trailer and hitch receiver you're going to need a shank with about 9 inches of drop. The Equal-I-zer Shank # EQ90-02-4400 is going to be the only shank we have that will work for you. The Equal-I-zer will still work with the Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 with no problem. I have included a video showing the installation of the Curt system and a review video of the Equa-i-zer shank as well as a help article on "Common...
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