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Old 03-15-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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Equal-i-zer Vs. Reese Weight Dist, Trunnion

I need something in the 12,000 pound range and was wondering what the difference between the Reese and Equal-i-zer are.

any one have pros and cons on the two?

any help is appreciated.

Rig is Cherokee 29.5 ft and towing with F350 Diesel
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:13 AM   #2
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Either system should work well.

The Equal-i-zer system tends to keep the truck and trailer in the same position (angle) as the current angle.

The Reese Straight Line Dual Cam tends to get the truck and trailer back to a straight-on angle. I have the Dual Cam, and I can "feel" the truck and trailer trying to straighten as I go into a curve, but not bad. The Equal-i-zer will hold your position in a curve, but will still tend to hold that position coming out of the curve......again, should not be bad.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:07 PM   #3
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the Reese requires you drill into the A-frame while the Equal-i-zer requires NO drilling at all.
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Doesn't look like any drilling on the Reese Weight Distribution - RP66155 model. Clamps on the A - Frame.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:01 AM   #5
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I have a friend that pulls a 2010 wolfpack 30 wp with his 2010 2500 duramax using the equalizer 4 point hitch. he swears by it but it still can get a little squirrely on him in the wind, enough to feel it from the pass seat a little. I suggested he move his dirt bike back up against the ramp gate behind the sand rail while towing and that made a noticeable difference while towing in the wind. that suggestion was based on personal experience with my previous 30 wp toy hauler after discovering 18% tw! I say this because that toy hauler is 35' long over all and empty 7950 lbs and the rail weighs 1150 lbs and bike 400 lbs. plus gear he's got to be 10k lbs plus so that equ wdh is working. back when I used wdh's I had the trunnion style first and did not like that so I bought the other. I didn't feel the trunnion style provided enough control and I was right in my case pulling at the time my 2006 wolf pack 30wp toy hauler. that one was 10800 lbs loaded with my sand rail and gear and I put a quad in the bed of the truck. my 3/4 ton diesel was not up to the task stability wise imo even with bags and sway bars and heavier springs plus 4 ply sidewall 10 ply tires so I went dually 1 ton and fiver. I didn't use an equalizer brand with mine I used I think a tow master brand with 2 sway brakes and I only say this because I believer the equalizer 4 point I a far far better hitch than the 12k lb one I had.
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Doesn't look like any drilling on the Reese Weight Distribution - RP66155 model. Clamps on the A - Frame.
In my post #2, I did not realize you were referring to the Reese SC WDH......I was presuming the Straight Line Dual Cam.

I don't think the Reese SC would provide as good sway control as the Equal-i-zer.....there are only 2 points of sway control, and those are at the friction pads.

If you decide to go with the top-of-the-line Reese system (Straight Line Dual Cam), then that would be comparable to the Equal-i-zer. But, as bikendan stated, you do have to drill 2 holes in each side of the trailer tongue.
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Doesn't look like any drilling on the Reese Weight Distribution - RP66155 model. Clamps on the A - Frame.
i also thought you were talking about the Reese Dual-Cam, since it's the one usually being compared to the Equal-i-zer.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:51 AM   #8
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Sorry for my ignorance in the hitch department, I’ve only used a friction bar before because of small campers. The Reese dealer showed me this unit after I told him I was looking for the Equalizer hitch.

Still hitch shopping and stumbled across this site: AdventureRV.net. Has anyone ever dealt with them? They are advertising an Equalizer E2 Distribution Hitch 12,000 lbs with MFG # 92-00-1200 for 329.90. What is an E2? Then on the same site they have the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Equalizer Hitch 12000 MFG# 90-00-1200 for 477.99. This is 161.00 dollars less than most other sites, just wondering how they can sell it so cheap. Not sure what their shipping costs are as I didn’t go that far without checking in with you folks.

Equalizer E2 Weight Distribution Hitch 12,000 lbs - $329.90

Equal-i-Zer Weight Distribution Equalizer Hitch 12000# - $477.99

Any help is appreciated.
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The E2 is similar to the Reese SC WDH....the sway control is provided by the friction pads.

Besides the friction pads, the Equal-i-zer also provides a damping effect on the spring bars at the hitch head.

With the stated Cherokee with an overall length (has that been confirmed ??) of 29.5' being pulled by a 1 ton truck, then the E2 or Reese SC may work, but the Equal-i-zer would provide better sway control.
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Thinking about buying the $477.99 version and shipping would be $50.00 to my address. I have yet to see one cheaper than that. I was more interested in knowing if anyone has used that dealer before. I emailed them and questioned the price and they responded that they buy them in bulk and can offer the lower price.

Hate to get burned.
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