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Old 04-12-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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weight distribution/sway control

First time trailer owner. Trying to decide on which hitch to buy.
would like to know which is better.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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I used a Equalizer 10K hitch for 18 months and 8000 miles. My TT weighed 6200 lbs and my truck a chevy 1500 weighed 6100 lbs, both loaded for camping. The Equalizer worked very well. On level roads I didn't know the TT was back there. I could feel large vehicles when they came up behind me and when the passed I could feel a little pull but not bad. I would buy one again if pulling a TT.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
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rgray, first welcome to iRV2.

Yell us what size trailer you will be pulling and what will be the puller?

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:06 AM   #4
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
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Equal-i-zer 10,000lb here. After looking at several differant ones. Looked to be the easiest one, simple and works out great.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #6
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We have the equalizer wd with 12000 lb bars attached to our 33' Flagstaff and 08 Tundra double cab. The trailer loaded for travel is 7660 lb and the Tundra is 5840 llb for a total rig wt of 13500. The Equalizer hitch is very easy to hook-up and does a great job of assisting the trailer to follow the truck with very minimal sway. No white knuckle trips due to sway issues.
That said, I will state that I have no experience with other WD hitches but have many times recommended the Equalizer because ours has performed so well with our set-up.
Good luck with your decision and travel safely.

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Old 04-15-2011, 04:21 PM   #7
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I have the draw-tite 10,000 lbs weight distribution and eaz-lift sway control. Works great when towing my 21' Carson Fun runner 7000 lbs loaded with Dodge Ram 1500 QC through the southern California mountains. Strong gusts of wind are not that bad with the sway control and it's easy to put on and off.
Robert - 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 QC Hemi 4x4, 2000 Carson Fun Runner 21'
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:31 PM   #8
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Hidden Hitch on the truck and Curt weight distribution trunnion style. Cheap place to get a hitch installed is UHaul. The Curt instructions for setup are easy to understand and to accomplish.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:42 PM   #9
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Iíve used the Reese weight distributing hitch (without the sway control), the expensive and complicated Pulliam Pull-Rite hitch, and the Equal-i-zer brand. Of the three, I like my Equal-i-zer the best.

Itís about the least expensive weight distributing hitch you can find. It doesnít use chains, so there are no issues with the brackets sliding back and forth along the trailer frame. Itís very simple to use, although setting it up properly can be time consuming. Thatís true of any weight distributing hitch that uses spring bars (all of them?). The instructions that explain the set up procedure are good, but it helps to have an experienced, knowledgeable helper/instructor.

The folks at Equal-i-zer are knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly.

It took me quite a while before I finally bought an Equal-i-zer, but Iím glad I finally did.

Good luck,
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:44 PM   #10
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I am in he same boat as a new TT owner. I ended up getting the Equalizer 4point sway. Purchased the hitch, hitch ball, and spare l brackets from for $485 to my door.
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