Reese Steadi-Flex And Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems Comparison


Which would be the better option for a boat/motor/trailer combination of roughly 9,000 lbs and TW of 900 lbs with surge brakes - the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 12,000 lbs GTW or Reese 66560 Steadi-Flex Trunnion Weight-Distributing Hitch Kit with Shank - 12,000 lb? What pole-tongue adapter would you recommend? Is it recommended to disconnect the weight distribution bars prior to backing down launch ramp? Thank you


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Both of the weight distribution systems, part # RP66560 and part # EQ37120ET you asked about will do a great job for you.

They are similar in tongue and weight capacity at 12,000-lbs for towing capacity and 1,200-lbs for tongue weight capacity. Both feature sway control and use clamp-on no-drill brackets. Both of these systems will allow you to back up with the bars attached and will work with surge brakes. The SteadiFlex system uses brake pad material in the sway brackets, where the Equal-i-zer system uses metal on metal.

The Equal-i-zer system has a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball included but the Reese system would need part # 19286 for the hitch ball.

One important thing to think about is if you were to ever want to upgrade the system you would need to replace the spring bars and the head on the Equal-i-zer system where you only have to replace the spring bars for the Reese system. For my money, I recommend the Reese System, part # RP66560.

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