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Old 07-11-2016, 07:54 AM   #1
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Equalizer size question. Over size vs. correct size

So my uncle gave me his Equalized WDH. Because we're in the market for a Cherokee GW Limited (4700 dry). It was hard to turn down a free WDH much less an Equalizer.

The only thing that concerns me is it's 1200 TW/12000 Gross.

Which is obviously oversized for what I need. Should I even use it or will it even be effective?

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There is an operating range of WD systems. I don't know about Equalizer, however other WD systems tend to have a range of 1/2 their "size" through their max -- which is usually their advertised size.

I would expect that setup to work on trailers 6k thru 12k lbs with a tongue weight (which is actually what the system is for -- not the actual trailer weight) of 600 thru 1,200 lbs.

Once loaded, you are probably well into the lower limit of the bars. Keep in mind, the less you crank on the bars, the less friction for sway control.


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Old 07-11-2016, 09:06 AM   #3
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I have an Equalizer, I'm no expert, but I would think being over sized is not an issue. Personally I'd rather be over than under.
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There is an operating range of WD systems. I don't know about Equalizer, however other WD systems tend to have a range of 1/2 their "size" through their max -- which is usually their advertised size.

I would expect that setup to work on trailers 6k thru 12k lbs with a tongue weight (which is actually what the system is for -- not the actual trailer weight) of 600 thru 1,200 lbs.

Once loaded, you are probably well into the lower limit of the bars. Keep in mind, the less you crank on the bars, the less friction for sway control.


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Appreciate it.

Just so I'm clear. When you say "crank" on the bars you mean how much weight is on the tongue?

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As you put more tension on the bars you are transferring more weight to the front of the truck. Keep in mind you could always buy bars that are designed for lesser tongue weight.
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Appreciate it.

Just so I'm clear. When you say "crank" on the bars you mean how much weight is on the tongue?

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On the Equalizer you don't crank on the bars so to speak. You adjust the amount of weight being transferred back to your vehicle using the adjustment washers in the head of the hitch.
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On the Equalizer you don't crank on the bars so to speak. You adjust the amount of weight being transferred back to your vehicle using the adjustment washers in the head of the hitch.
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Free is good!

Your 4700 (dry) TT will likely be around 6000 loaded with tongue weight in the 600 - 900 range so IMO the Equalizer 4 1200 should work just fine. If your setup feels too stiff, which I don't think it will, you should be able to buy replacement bars, (1000 size, etc.) for much less than the whole setup.
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A quick email to Equalizer would probably answer your question without doubt!!

info@equalizerhitch.com

(800) 478-5578

Sure can't hurt to ask!
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A quick email to Equalizer would probably answer your question without doubt!!

info@equalizerhitch.com

(800) 478-5578

Sure can't hurt to ask!

Already ahead of you. I called earlier and left a message. I know their CS is excellent. I believe I'll email them after lunch too just in case.

I wanted to check here too with real world guys. I know there have been others in my situation so I wanted to check here too.

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Already ahead of you. I called earlier and left a message. I know their CS is excellent. I believe I'll email them after lunch too just in case.

I wanted to check here too with real world guys. I know there have been others in my situation so I wanted to check here too.

Thanks as always.
Awesome! And for what it's worth (maybe a penny and a half ) I think you would be fine too!

But very curious what they say!
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