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Old 05-07-2018, 04:24 PM   #1
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New equalizer?

My new tounge weight is roughly 1100lbs. Should I get the 1400lb or just roll with 1200? Probably 1400 but don't want to add any weight but I don't guess the wdh should be included with the weight on the tounge. I would hate to get 1200 and need the 1400 one day. Sorry for the ramblings but I guess I answered my own question.

Maybe not though?

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Old 05-07-2018, 05:19 PM   #2
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My new tounge weight is roughly 1100lbs. Should I get the 1400lb or just roll with 1200? Probably 1400 but don't want to add any weight but I don't guess the wdh should be included with the weight on the tounge. I would hate to get 1200 and need the 1400 one day. Sorry for the ramblings but I guess I answered my own question.

Maybe not though?

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The wdh is included in the tongue weight. Get the 1400. Going up is not a problem and most likely just different bars.
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:19 PM   #3
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The wdh is included in the tongue weight. Get the 1400. Going up is not a problem and most likely just different bars.
Thanks Pastor!
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:33 PM   #4
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I would go with the 1400 lb bars. 1100 lbs tongue weight now plus 100 lbs for the hitch then load the camper and truck you should be in its weight range.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:15 PM   #5
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Cool just bought the 1400
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:51 PM   #6
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My current tounge weight with the wdh and bars in the cubby and right back from a trip was 1150 so it was loaded how we usually trip. Seems heavy for a trailer that only has a gvwr of 7700 and loaded a lot less than gvwr. Once I get the new wdh, I'll go to a scale and weigh again. Would you think the setup would be close to the same with washers and l bracket height?
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I would go with the 1400 lb bars. 1100 lbs tongue weight now plus 100 lbs for the hitch then load the camper and truck you should be in its weight range.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:31 PM   #7
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Yes it should be close. You may have to take a washer out or lower the L bracket because the bars will be stronger than the 1200s. I would set it up like my last hitch and see. The 1200 lb bars were almost at max weight.The 1400 lb bars are good for 1000 to 1400 lbs off equalizer specs so you should be in the middle of its range.
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:33 AM   #8
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Yes it should be close. You may have to take a washer out or lower the L bracket because the bars will be stronger than the 1200s. I would set it up like my last hitch and see. The 1200 lb bars were almost at max weight.The 1400 lb bars are good for 1000 to 1400 lbs off equalizer specs so you should be in the middle of its range.
Ok, very good. Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:08 AM   #9
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I'm second guessing the 1400lb equilizer now. I'm reading that sway control may not be as good if I'm not heavy enough.

What are the weights that some of you are using for the 1400?
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:14 AM   #10
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Nevermind, I'm good. Their weight calculator shows I'm good and was way over with the 1000
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:56 PM   #11
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Equalizer sway

Is the 700plus worth it for this? Thanks
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:12 AM   #12
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I paid 598 for it. I think it's worth it. Makes a big difference. I've only used equilizer brand and they have treated well. First one I got on my other truck and trailer was a night and day difference. It went from almost unbearable to easy pull
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:46 PM   #13
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So I spent more time setting this one up. Tried initially to setup like it was on my 1k equilizer hitch but that was a mistake.

The front of the trailer was too high so dropped a hole and it was still higher in the front. It's on the lowest hole it can go now. Measured and the front on the trailer is about 1/4 - 1/2 lower as wanted now. Bars are now parallel and front fender is back to unloaded height.

The manual Jack gave out on the last try. Ordered a bull dog (I think that's the name) hopefully it will be here by Thursday so we can leave on Friday. Hopefully this setup is right since I can't test it.

Any suggestions are welcome!

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Nice looking rig. How does the Eco-Boost tow that trailer? I notice the big frame on the trailer. Looks solid. Also looks like 1,100lbs on the hitch. Good luck getting it dialed in.
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