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Old 11-25-2020, 07:59 AM   #1
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Which size equalizer for new Jayco 264bhok

I have the equalizer 10k and it is clearly not enough for the new trailer. The new one has a 9995gvwr but the website hasnít posted all of weights for 2021. The 2019 and 2020 weights are posted differently. Same unloaded weight of 7610 and same 9995 gvwr but the 2019 shows a dry hitch weight of 760 yet the 2020 shows a dry hitch of 1015. So they did something differently. Either way. I have the ram 2500 so should I go with the 12k or 14k equalizer? Thanks.
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Not sure about equalizer, but the Husky centerline I used (cheap equalizer knockoff) share the same hitch unit and you only need to replace two bars for different tongue weight. These bars are not classified by the trailer weight but tongue weight. Maybe equalizer is the same? If that’s the case, I’d go with 14k.
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GVWR 9995# using a 12% tongue weight ratio = 1199# wet tongue
12K should be OK....your 10K is overloaded
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Old 11-25-2020, 06:03 PM   #4
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Not sure about equalizer, but the Husky centerline I used (cheap equalizer knockoff) share the same hitch unit and you only need to replace two bars for different tongue weight. These bars are not classified by the trailer weight but tongue weight. Maybe equalizer is the same? If thatís the case, Iíd go with 14k.
Equalizer needs everything new other than shank, ball, and brackets
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I have the equalizer 10k and it is clearly not enough for the new trailer. The new one has a 9995gvwr but the website hasnít posted all of weights for 2021. The 2019 and 2020 weights are posted differently. Same unloaded weight of 7610 and same 9995 gvwr but the 2019 shows a dry hitch weight of 760 yet the 2020 shows a dry hitch of 1015. So they did something differently. Either way. I have the ram 2500 so should I go with the 12k or 14k equalizer? Thanks.
If you use the calculator on the Equal-i-zer site and allow 13% of your trailer's GVWR, plus add in 100 lbs of cargo in the bed of the truck,
Equal-i-zer recommends the 14K hitch.

It's really important that you have an accurate tongue weight though as there can be a good amount of variance based on how the trailer is engineered.

I was ignorant on these fine points and in the same situation....bought our trailer from Camping World and they sold me a 10K 4pt Equal-i-zer for a 9500 GVWR trailer. In my rudimentary pre-purchase Googling, I requested a 12K hitch but they advised the 10K would be more in line with my trailer's GVWR. I deferred to their 'expertise'. Once I did additional research and complained that I should have gotten the 12K, they agreed to provide a 12K as long as I made up the $ difference, which I did.

Fast forward to getting my actual scaled truck/trailer weights. My trailer's brochure tongue weight is 810. Loaded up for travel, with a bit of water in the tanks I am at 1380 tongue weight. Fully 2 Equal-i-zer sizes up from what you would calculate just looking at your trailer's GVWR.
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Equalizer needs everything new other than shank, ball, and brackets
Since I was looking to upgrade my 4 point Equal-i-zer from 12k to 14k, I contacted Equal-i-zer support to get the scoop:

According to Equal-i-zer, the shank and spring bars are exactly the same for the 12K and 14K models. I would need to purchase just a new head in order to upgrade to 14K.

At least one other manufacturer (Blue Ox, I think) is the opposite...they allow an upgrade just by purchasing different (heavier) set of spring/tension bars.
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I have the equalizer 10k and it is clearly not enough for the new trailer. The new one has a 9995gvwr but the website hasnít posted all of weights for 2021. The 2019 and 2020 weights are posted differently. Same unloaded weight of 7610 and same 9995 gvwr but the 2019 shows a dry hitch weight of 760 yet the 2020 shows a dry hitch of 1015. So they did something differently. Either way. I have the ram 2500 so should I go with the 12k or 14k equalizer? Thanks.
Don't know but I like my Husky Centerline with the 1200lb bars. My loaded tongue weight is 1150.
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Almost time to pick up this trailer. I think Iím going with the 14000 equalizer. Spendy but what can you do. Any other suggestions? I think I have to use wd with a trailer in the 8500/9500 range. It has 9995gvwr but hopefully I wonít max it. I did add the auto leveling which adds a few hundred pounds or so.
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Since I was looking to upgrade my 4 point Equal-i-zer from 12k to 14k, I contacted Equal-i-zer support to get the scoop:

According to Equal-i-zer, the shank and spring bars are exactly the same for the 12K and 14K models. I would need to purchase just a new head in order to upgrade to 14K.

At least one other manufacturer (Blue Ox, I think) is the opposite...they allow an upgrade just by purchasing different (heavier) set of spring/tension bars.
Most hitch manufacturers have interchangeable bars. The heads have a fairly high rating, along with the shanks, you just change the bars and insure the ball has a high enough rating (stamped on top of the ball). Equalizer seems to be the odd man out. I suppose they want to sell more hitches.

Yes, Blue Ox has bars rated at 350, 550, 750, 1000, 1500, 2000 pounds. These bars are identified by dimples machined into the bar just behind the recess where the lock pin engages the bar. 350 lb has no dimples, 550 is one, 750 is two, 1000 is three, 1500 is four, and 2000 is five. You can sometimes find the bars on Craigslist where someone has upgraded or downgraded and is selling just the bars.

See the bottom of page two to see the bar markings. Blue Ox Sway Pro installation manual



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