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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a Travel Trailer with 790 lbs Loaded Tongue Weight
  • Thank you for including the different weight ratings of your travel trailer. You want to choose a Weight Distribution (WD) system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of your towing setup you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. Keep in mind that a properly loaded trailer will have a TW that...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a R-Pod 190 Travel Trailer
  • Generally speaking, if the gross trailer weight (GTW) of the trailer is more than 50% of the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) than a weight distribution system is recommended. According to my research, your 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 weighs around 5,000 - 6,000 lb and your R-Pod 190 Travel Trailer weighs around 3,000 lbs therefore, yes the use of a weight distribution system is recommended. In order to make sure you are choosing the best weight distribution system, you will need to calculate...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for Flagstaff ePro Trailer with 3,890 Pound GVW
  • When picking out a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the weight distribution system you choose. Using a scale like the Sherline # 5780 is...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2017 Springdale 189FLWE
  • When picking out a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your setup. This number includes both the loaded tongue weight of your trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your Yukon Denali. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. The most accurate method for determining your trailer's loaded...
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  • How Much Does the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET Weigh
  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET that you referenced has a shipping weight of 109 lbs so it is a little hefty like the majority of WD systems out there. If you take away a few pounds for the shipping materials you are left with about 105 lbs. The Spring Bar # EQ90-02-1099 weighs in at about 17 lbs so if you removed both that would be 34 lbs, making the leftover weight 69 lbs. Keep in mind that there are some other components that you will not be removing at the...
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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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  • 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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  • Will Equal-i-zer Sway Bracket Jackets Work For All Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems?
  • If the Equal-i-zer weight-distribution system you have is rated between 6,000 to 14,000 lbs then the Sway Bracket Jackets, part # EQ95-01-5150 will work great for you. They will work on the # EQ37060ET weight distribution system you mentioned as it is a 6,000-lb system. These help minimize noise and wear on your sway-control brackets.
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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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  • 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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