How To Select The Correct Weight Distribution System

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I am trying to pick a hitch. Regaurding the: Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution w/ 4-Point Sway Control - No Shank - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW what does No Shank mean? I see you also sell the: Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW I just want to get the correct one. thank you !

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The best way to determine what system will work for you is to know what your total tongue weight is. The total tongue weight is the tongue weight of your fully-loaded-ready-to-tow trailer added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. You will then want to find a system where your total tongue weight falls near the middle of the tongue weight range for the system. Getting a system that is too small will be useless, but getting a system that is too big will result in a stiff, uncomfortable experience.

The weight distribution system you are asking about, part # EQ37101ET does not have a shank that attaches to the trailer hitch receiver on your vehicle. This system is designed for tongue weight between 600 and 1,000-lbs.

We do offer shanks for the Equal-I-zer systems as a separate item. I have attached a link to the shanks we have you can check out. I also attached a link to a helpful article that explains how to select a shank that will work for you.

We also have an Equal-I-zer weight distribution system that has the adjustable shank included. That is part # EQ37100ET. The shank included with this system has a maximum rise of 7-inches and a maximum drop of 3-inches. This system has the same tongue weight capacity of 600 to 1,000-lbs.

I have also attached a helpful article that explains weight distribution and sway control you may want to take a look at.

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