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What is the Correct Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System?

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Should I get the 12000# or the 14000# equalizer 4 point hitch for this set up... thanks 2013 FX2 3.5L 5254 lb curb weight. 26 gallon tank Max payload 1846 lb. Front GAWR 3600 lb Rear GAWR 4050 lb GVWR 7100 lb occupants and cargo 1385 lb L3 3.31 transmission 9400 lb. Truck has 2nd transmission cooler and trailer brake hook up with brake trailer brake controller adjustment on dashboard of truck. 2018 Jay Flight RKS unloaded weight 6770 lb dry hitch weight 800 lb Gross Vehicle Wt Rating 9500 lb Cargo carrying capacity 2730 lb

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I would not be able to tell you which Equal-i-zer system to get because in order to determine if you need the 1,200 lbs system # EQ37120ET or 1,400 lbs system # EQ37140ET you have to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go Jay Flight RKS plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2013 FX2.

To determine your trailer's loaded 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 the weight of the cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle and you'll have your TTW. The ideal system would be one in which your TTW would fall somewhere in the middle of the Equal-i-zer system's tongue weight capacity.

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Use the same numbers and my trailer is 8500 lb fully loaded with 250 lb behind the rear axles. or whatever is "normal" behind the rear axles... I'm just looking at normal loading which of the load bars, 1200# or 1400# will put me in the "middle" of the power band, and which one will be either way not enough or way too much... one has got to be better than the other with the numbers I have provided.. I don't know because I just don't know enough here.. and I won't know if I chose the right one until I set up the new trailer and start making adjustments... based on 8500 lb total trailer weight and normal load behind the rear axle, what is your best guess? thanks

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Tongue weight is typically 10% - 15% of your loaded trailer's weight, and since you aren't completely certain of the weight, I'll use 12% of the 8,500 lbs weight you gave, which comes out to 1,020 lbs. With 250 lbs of cargo behind the rear axle of your vehicle your total tongue weight would be 1,270 lbs.

Based on that the better option of the two Equal-i-zer weight distribution systems you asked about would be the Equal-i-zer 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW # EQ37140ET which is for total tongue weights between 1,000 lbs and 1,400 lbs. This system does include everything needed for installation, though it is recommended you use Thin Walled Socket # EQ70-00-4800 to make it easier to install the Equal-i-zer's hitch ball.

I've added links to video reviews of these products for you to take a look at.

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