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Old 03-27-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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EQUALIZER Hitch - does it work for WD?

I’m just wondering what to expect from this hitch and whether it actually works for WD. In the EQUALIZER installation manual the following describes a “Good Setup”:

Good adjustment:
You have most likely achieved good weight distribution adjustment if your measurements show the following with the trailer coupled and the weight distribution engaged:
1. From the coupled without weight distribution measurement, the front wheel well measurement is at least halfway back to the original uncou­pled measurement.

Am I all wrong or does the above measurement mean I haven’t even returned all of the load transferred to the rear axle back to the front end, let alone distributing any tongue weight to the front end. For those that have this hitch is this the best you can do with this hitch? Or when you take your final measurements is the front end with WD less than your uncoupled measurement? Has anyone gone to the scale and been happy?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 03-27-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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EQUALIZER Hitch - does it work for WD?

You are not suppose to distribute any T/W to the front. The WDH is suppose to move back most or all the the weight removed from the front end when you drop the trailer on the back end. A portion of the T/W will be moved to the trailer axles, normally about 20%. I read people say the WDH moves 1/3rd to the front and 1/3rd to the trailer leaving 1/3rd on the rear axle. This is just plain wrong. On my truck the front loses about 400 lbs and the WDH puts back 240lbs and yes, I'm happy.


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Old 03-28-2014, 09:32 PM   #3
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:00 PM   #5
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I have an equilizer hitch and am quite happy with it. It does a good job of weight distribution. I have used it with 2 vehicles and one trailer. It levels the tow vehicles up just fine, which means it is doing its job. It also does a good job of sway control. There is one minor downside and that is the noise when turning. The noise can be reduced considerable by purchasing Equilizer's Swaybar Jackets. I am quite happy with mine

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Old 03-31-2014, 11:22 AM   #6
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Agree on the turning noise. Nice to know my trailer is still behind my TV.

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