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Old 04-03-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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Equalizer 2pt or 4? Help! Salesman says 2

Quick question. We are buying the shamrock 21dk . Dry weight about 3800.
Has a pretty heavy tonque weight. The salesman is saying we only need the 2 pt. But I wanted to talk it over with you guys first.
Do we need the 4 pt equalizer or 2pt? We are pulling with a 2008 Tahoe.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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Wouldnt worry about it at all.

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Old 04-03-2014, 01:59 PM   #3
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Even thought that is a fairly short trailer, the Tahoe has a fairly short wheelbase. Best bet would be the Equal-i-zer 4 pt in your case. I don't think Equal-i-zer even makes a 2 pt.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:06 PM   #4
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Equalizer 2pt or 4? Help! Salesman says 2

Yea they make a 2 and 4. I would go with the 4 point. I've had no issues with mine.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:18 PM   #5
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I don't think there are any "faults" per se to the E2 as I don't believe that Progressive would manufacture and sell a hitch that is faulty. I believe its sold under the name Fastway now and is $175 less than the Equal-i-zer 4-point.

But you will inherently have greater sway control and, hence, greater safety with the Equal-i-zer 4-point.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:40 PM   #6
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Ok,, we are going with the 4 pt. Thanks everyone!
Now we just need to see if we need the LT tires vs the P tires.
We may just try it out first with the p and see how she rides.
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I don't think there are any "faults" per se to the E2 as I don't believe that Progressive would manufacture and sell a hitch that is faulty. I believe its sold under the name Fastway now and is $175 less than the Equal-i-zer 4-point.

But you will inherently have greater sway control and, hence, greater safety with the Equal-i-zer 4-point.
I also agree with Triguy, you never know what will happen with weather or traffic. You will feel a lot safer, and you will feel better not being a menace on the road that I see all the time. You have to remember your member of the Frogs and we only do whats best.....
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Just do make sure it's the Equal-i-zer brand:
Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution

And, as the others have said- no sense in not getting the 4pt.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:51 AM   #9
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4-point with the shorter wheelbase of the Tahoe.

plus, the 4-point is American-made, while the cheaper E-2 is made overseas.
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I agree the 4 point is the way to go but for some applications the E2 is a good hitch that serves the purpose well. It's made overseas but it's a really good hitch.
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