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Old 05-16-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
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Equalizer Question - Which one.

I am going with an Equalizer 4 point 1000-10,000 which will work fine, but is it a big deal to go with a 1200-12000. The cost difference isn't much.
Do they weigh more? Is it noticable? Any problems with going with a larger hitch?

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Old 05-16-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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What is the trailer weight and the tongue weight of your trailer?
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Trailer and Truck Specs

Model 29BHS

Dry Hitch Weight920 lb. (417 kg )Dry Ship Weight6,485 lb. (2,942 kg )GVWR7,920 lb. (3,592 kg )Cargo Carrying Capacity1,376 lb. (624 kg )Exterior Length32 ft. 5 in. (9.9 m)Exterior Height10 ft. 9 in. (3.3 m)Exterior Width96 in. (2.4 m)Fresh Water Capacity43 gal. (163 L)Gray Water Capacity37 gal. (140 L)Black Water Capacity37 gal. (140 L)Awning Size19 ft. (5.8 m)
The trailer is a 2012 Wildcat 29BHS (Easy Specs are below)

http://www.forestriverinc.com/nd/def...ries=TTrailers

The truck is a 2008 Toyota Tundra CrewMax with the Towpackage.

I am thinking of getting the Prodigy P2 break controller as well. Is it worth it?

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What is the trailer weight and the tongue weight of your trailer?
Model 29BHS

Dry Hitch Weight920 lb. (417 kg )Dry Ship Weight6,485 lb. (2,942 kg )GVWR7,920 lb. (3,592 kg )Cargo Carrying Capacity1,376 lb. (624 kg )Exterior Length32 ft. 5 in. (9.9 m)Exterior Height10 ft. 9 in. (3.3 m)Exterior Width96 in. (2.4 m)Fresh Water Capacity43 gal. (163 L)Gray Water Capacity37 gal. (140 L)Black Water Capacity37 gal. (140 L)Awning Size19 ft. (5.8 m)
The trailer is a 2012 Wildcat 29BHS (Easy Specs are below)

http://www.forestriverinc.com/nd/def...ries=TTrailers

The truck is a 2008 Toyota Tundra CrewMax with the Towpackage.

I am thinking of getting the Prodigy P2 break controller as well. Is it worth it?

Thanks again for any info.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:41 PM   #5
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1200/12000 bars would work for you better than the 1,000/10,000 IMO.

Your tongue weight is going to be really close to being over 1,000lbs. I think you will find that it will be relatively easy to load enough in this TT to get close to its GVWR of 8,000lbs. A modest tongue weight percentage of 13% would be 1,040lbs. 15% would put you at 1,200.

The prodigy P2 is a good choice. The P3 can be found for about $20 more but there is no difference in their braking performance.

By the way - welcome to the forum. I really like that floorplan and hope you have some great camping.
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The Prodigy P2 or P3 is an excellent choice.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:14 PM   #7
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1200/12000 bars would work for you better than the 1,000/10,000 IMO.

Your tongue weight is going to be really close to being over 1,000lbs. I think you will find that it will be relatively easy to load enough in this TT to get close to its GVWR of 8,000lbs. A modest tongue weight percentage of 13% would be 1,040lbs. 15% would put you at 1,200.

The prodigy P2 is a good choice. The P3 can be found for about $20 more but there is no difference in their braking performance.

By the way - welcome to the forum. I really like that floorplan and hope you have some great camping.
Thanks for the quick reply. I ordered the 1200/12000 equalizer today. Thanks for the great advice. I got the P2 as well. We like the floorplan too. If the two young kids get out of control we can lock them in the back. JK Hopefully we get to pick it up at the factory this weekend.

Thanks again for the quick reply.
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The Prodigy P2 or P3 is an excellent choice.
Ordered it. Thanks
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Good choices on both counts. Really borderline on with the 1000 lbs WDH. Prodigy is the best.

PS - Per the Equal-i-zer site, the 1200 lbs unit is 107 lbs versus 100 lbs for the 1000 lbs version.
Head is 1 lb heaver, and each spring bar is 3 lbs heavier.
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