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Best Option to Reduce Sag and Sway with 2018 Chevy Silverado Towing Enclosed Trailer

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I tow a 20ft enclosed trailer with my classic car inside with my 2018 Silverado 4x4. The trailer loaded weighs about 7700 lbs. The truck is leveled in front and I would like to reduce rear squat as much as possible when towing. Sway is a big issue for me as well. I would like to reduce sway and squat as much as possible. What product do you recommend for me? Thanks

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The best way for you to both reduce sag and sway when towing with your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is with the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET.

The spring bars in this system are going to apply leverage which will transfer the load pushing down on your trailer tongue to the axles of your truck and trailer, creating a level ride. It also prevents sway instead of just manages it using 4 points of sway control via friction in the spring bars and head unit.

The Equal-i-zer uses clamp-on brackets making it easier to install than other weight distribution systems, and also allows you to back up with the system in place, a convenience factor not all systems have. Our customers who have used this system regard it very highly; with over 350 reviews of of this writing it has averaged nearly 5 out of 5 stars, as you can see on the product page.

The correct Equal-i-zer system will depend on your total tongue weight, which is the tongue weight of your trailer PLUS the weight of any cargo behind your rear axle. Since you mentioned your loaded trailer weighs about 7,700 lbs and tongue weight is anywhere between 10% to 15% of that weight a good estimate is a tongue weight in the 1,000 lb to 1,100 lb range.

The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET I recommend is designed to be used with total tongue weights between 1,000 lbs and 1,400 lbs.

This system comes with everything you need for installation though it is recommended you use thin-walled socket # EQ70-00-4800 to help install the hitch ball.

I have added links to video reviews for you to take a look at as well as a link to a help article on weight distribution I recommend reading.

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