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Recommended Weight Distribution for Trailer With 1600 lbs of Tongue Weight

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my tongue weight is going to be around 1600lbs. which eguelizer hitch do I need? yes I have air lift air bags. 2012 F-350 PowerStroke.

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Whew. That's one heavy trailer! As long as the trailer tongue weight won't exceed 1600 lbs, the # EQ64FR Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System would be ideal. This particular system is meant to be used in a Class V hitch with a 2-1/2 inch by 2-1/2 inch receiver. This is the highest rated system Equal-i-zer offers. If your trailer's tongue weight will exceed 1600 lbs, the next step up is the Reese # RP66075 Strait-Line, good for up to 1700 lbs of tongue weight. The sway control component offered by the Strait-Line is just a tiny bit more effective than the Equal-i-zer. This system is also designed for a 2-1/2 by 2-1/2 receiver.

Both systems would require a 2-5/16 inch diameter trailer ball with a 1-1/4 inch diameter threaded shank. I'd recommend # C40008.

The # EQ37100ET you had looked at is good up to 1000 lbs of tongue weight and would not be strong enough to handle your trailer's tongue weight.

If you click the provided link, you can see several articles with lots of information about weight distribution systems. I hope you find them helpful.

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