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Weight Distribution System for EZ Loader trailer

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I tow a 30 ft boat, triple axle trailer EZLoader trailer that has combined weight of 12000lbs. I have electric over hydraulic disc brakes on each axle. 2012 Ram 2500 crew cab, 4 wh drive, long box, hemi engine, tongue wt of around 1100lbs. Would a weight distribution System improve my towing experience? Right now Im dealing with wandering symptoms from truck. Both hands on wheel, constant corrections to steering, truck feels unstable at times. I have 185000 miles on truck. New shocks, new ball joints, new track arm, new steering stabilizer. Thinking of replacing steering box. Appreciate your advice.

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As a general rule, any time your trailer weight is more than 50% of your towing vehicle's weight using a weight distribution hitch is recommended; considering that your trailer weighs almost 2x what your vehicle does, what you're experiencing is largely because of this and you're going to experience a much more comfortable and safe towing experience when using a weight distribution system. I linked our FAQ on Weight Distribution hitches below to help answer any questions that may come up.

For your trailer's tongue weight and towing weight I recommend going with the Equali-zer # EQ37140ET which is rated for applications with 1100-lb to 1400-lb tongue weight / 14000-lb towing weight capacity; this is going to be within the range you'll need for this boat. The brackets on this system paired with the steel on steel friction are going to help keep your trailer in line as well as helping reduce sway caused by wind gusts or sudden maneuvers. The spring bars allow for flexing which help create a controlled and even ride. This system is easy to install with no drilling and even allows for you to back up with it attached. I recommend adding the thin walled 1-7/8" socket # EQ70-00-4800 to make installing the ball easier.

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