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Old 08-12-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Equal-I-zer question

A friend of mine gave me his old Equal-I-zer model 2332 12K hitch

My question is I own a 2008 Nissan pathfinder V6 with towing capacity of 6000lb and tongue weight of 600lb. My trailer is a 2001 Starcraft travelite hybrid with a 3260lb unloaded and 3990lb loaded. Will that hitch work???
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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I'd say no. Although the Equal-I-zer are made to work well with lower weights, I think 12,000/1,200 is too much of a difference for a 4K lb trailer.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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X2... It will work but not appropriately and you won't be happy with it...
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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If you can find a pair of 600 lb spring bars for it, use it.
The 1200 pounders are far too stiff.
Call or Email them. Tell them what you've got and see if you can get the bars.
http://www.equalizerhitch.com/Contact%20Us/index.php
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
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I used the same setup on a Starcraft hybrid and it weighed 3500 lbs. I towed it with a f150. It worked great.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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+1 on Twisty's comment. You can get 600 lb bars easily and be a happy camper. Here's one place: Replacement Spring Bars for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - Qty 2 - 600 lbs TW Equal-i-zer Accessories and Parts EQ90-01-0699

I hope I got the link correct. If not, just check out etrailer.com
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:09 PM   #7
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twisty I sent Equal-I-zer an email, thanks

00Buck, your link works and if they recommend 600lb bars I will buy them, thanks.
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You're welcome, Friend
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #9
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Hitch heads and sockets are not interchangeable. I contacted equalizer and thy said smaller and larger bars are not interchangeable because the sockets they fit in are sized different, and the bars themselves are different as well. This is evident in hitch head model numbers and bar model numbers in the manual.

Your methods may vary but I sure would not do it!

Sell the 12k and get the size you want and need for your application.
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If that applies to the OP's free hitch...
that's a bummer.
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