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Old 11-27-2006, 02:06 AM   #1
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What size Equal-i-zer Hitch Do You Use?

If you have an Equal-i-zer WD Hitch…
What size do you use… 600, 1000 lb., or other?
What is the size of your trailer?
And what is your tow vehicle?
Are you happy with your hitch?

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Old 11-27-2006, 02:45 AM   #2
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I have the 800# bars. The tow rig was a '03 F150 4.6l V-8. The trailer is a 1975 Sovereign with a dry weight in the 6200# range. See my Photos The F150 was okay but under powered for anything but flat ground. Current tow vehicle is a '96 F350...don't need or use the Equalizer on it. But will be adding an Air Ride Hitch and a Blue Ox sway control some time in the near future.


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Old 11-27-2006, 03:45 AM   #3
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1000 pound bars, 3/4 ton pickup, 28' 2005 International. Very Happy with the setup.
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:30 AM   #4
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10,000 lb bars / 1000 lb tongue rating
19 foot CCD Bambi
2005 Nissan Pathfinder

The whole setup works fantastic. I'm extremely happy with the performance of the hitch and it's ease of use.

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Old 11-27-2006, 07:59 AM   #5
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1,000 pound hitch. Can't sing its praises loud enough. (Actually, it's probably best if I don't sing. ) Other info in signature block below.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:06 AM   #6
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Echo for me,, 1,000 pound hitch,,, 25 foot Safari,,, not even semi trucks can sway my trailer,,, nor wind,, very good choice if not getting a ha ha,,, good luck,,, donna
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:06 AM   #7
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Equal-i-zer PN 90-00-1000: 10,000# capacity, 1000# max tongue weight.

Trailer is 2003 Safari 25 SS
Tow Vehicle is 2005 Ford F150 Supercrew w/5.4L engine

It is important to lube the hitch bar pivot points (to reduce wear), and to re-torque the pivot bolts frequently. The hitch requires an odd ball shank size, so just get one through Equal-i-zer. It requires a special socket to tighten the ball nut due to tight clearances... so just order the socket from Equal-i-zer too. When setup properly, it works fine.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:25 AM   #8
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10,000# hitch..1000# bars

2007 safari 25 FB towed by 2006 Chevy 3500 (1 ton ) Express van, long wheelbase, Duramax diesel. 80% of the time , I'm towing with the van full, about 2200 # cargo. Leveling the TT puts about 1"+ bend on the bars. Have only towed this combo about 40 miles ( new ), but it feels good.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:28 AM   #9
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600 lb bars
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I am happy with this setup.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:09 AM   #10
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25' Excella, 3/4 ton truck-10,000 lb bars / 1000 lb tongue rating. Have been using the Eq for 3 different campers. Love it, very easy to set up initialy, and quick and easy to hook up every time it is used.
Can't imagine what another $2500 buys as I have never had sway, porpoise, or any other towing related issues with this (bargain basement priced) hitch. ($399 at
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:53 PM   #11
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Tow vehicle 2004 Nissan Titan 5.6l V8 with off-road package
Class 4 hitch
Equalizer 1000/10000

Only one trip so far, but it was a nice, stable pull on 2 lane roads, interstates, through congestion and across eastern mountains.
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:40 PM   #12
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19' Globetrotter , 2500 4x4 Dodge Ram, 600# bars- tows great.
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:45 PM   #13
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600# hitch, 2006 16' Quiksilver, 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid (HiHy).

VERY happy with the equal-i-zer. About 400 miles so far, no sway.
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:46 PM   #14
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Proper rated load equalizing hitches

I continue to see many owners "over hitching" like big time.

Over hitching, "does not" give superior performance.

Secondly, in time, it will tear up the front end of your Airstream.

The following was tested, retested and proven to work the best, over and over again, some 36 years ago and still holds true.

Regardless of the size Airstream trailer, as long as it has between 450 to 1000 pounds tongue weight, the correct hitch ratings are:

Old style large cars 1000 pound bars.

1/2 ton truck 750 pound bars.

3/4 ton truck 550 pound bars.

1 ton trucks do the best you can.

Adding overloads defeats the purpose of the hitch and will contribute to trailer front end damage as well as contribute to sway.

Air bags or air lifts, inflated more than the minimum pressure will also progressively defeat the purpose of the hitch and cause trailer front damage as well.

The hitch bars should easily deflect up and down and inch or so. If they don't then your rig is over hitched.

There are exceptions, but very rare ones. One is a tow vehicle that also has a heavy payload, without the trailer. But if it does, it must stay that way everytime you tow.

Different size trailers, different types of tow vehicles were used, along with truck scales during those tests.


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