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Old 03-26-2011, 11:03 PM   #11
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You don't disconnect the bars with an equalizer hitch. Not sure where you got that info from.

Your truck will pull virtually any travel travel you choose without any problem.
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I have read on here that people have a hard time backing thier TTs up and had to unhook the anti sway bars prior to backing up.

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Old 03-26-2011, 11:09 PM   #12
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Is the equlalizer a sway and weight distribution system?

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Old 03-26-2011, 11:29 PM   #13
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We have a Graywolf 19 RR (about 5500lbs loaded?) and tow with a Ford F150 (gas) Super Crew Cab (4-door) with a Banks Power Exhaust system. We also have a Reese sway and weight distribution hitch system. The F150 sucks gas on hilly roads but seems to pull okay....much better on flat land. I KNOW a F250 diesel would be much better. I would LOVE to have one! (my next truck)

I know that the truck manufactures are re-evaluating the current tow weight ratings. They are going to be MUCH lower, more realistic. There was an article in one of the RV magazines about this ...I think some time last summer.

http://www.dieselpowermag.com/towing...nal/index.html

http://www.automobilemag.com/feature...est/index.html
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:59 PM   #14
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I think I will go with the 1200/12500 set or is this too much?

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Yes, there is not a standardized tow rating system, it is up to the manufacturer and what number they want to place on it and I think they sometimes get caught in the 1 up game with each other.
I can give 2 examples I recently saw in my town that scared me.
First was a older Dakota pulling a 30' bumper pull. Even with a weight dist hitch, he was almost dragging bumper. I imagine the hitch was not set up properly but I still bet it was scary at highway speeds.
Second was a new tundra pulling a huge 5th wheel about 38' with the high front, you know like 8' above the cab high. No doubt the tundra has the power to move it, the 5.7 is a beast, but how long will it hold up and how safe is it?
There is a difference in driving with a 2 hand death grip on the wheel, fighting to not get blown off the road every time a Prius passes you and leisurely towing with 1 palm on the wheel and now sweating a semi passing in the opposite direction on a 2 lane road. I admit my truck is somewhat overkill for my trailer, but I have wrecked with a trailer before and the results are not at all pretty. I feel you can never have too much tow vehicle, but I see a lot of people that I dont believe have enough tow vehicle.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:59 AM   #16
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I think I will go with the 1200/12500 set or is this too much?

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Hi Al,

The TTs GVWR is 10,000+in which case the 1,400/14,000 hitch is better for you.

The 1,200/12,000 will work if your loaded trailer is 8,000lbs or less (8,000x15%=1,200 tongue weight). So this deoends on how much you plan to carry.

I have spoken with the Equal-i-zer support desk before and they tend to recommend you size up. You might want to give them a call, too.
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I think I will go with the 1200/12500 set or is this too much?

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With a listed 705 lb. empty tongue weight, that system should be fine.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:14 PM   #18
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Thanks for the information.

I will contact my dealer and have them order the 1400/14000.

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Hi Al,

The TTs GVWR is 10,000+in which case the 1,400/14,000 hitch is better for you.

The 1,200/12,000 will work if your loaded trailer is 8,000lbs or less (8,000x15%=1,200 tongue weight). So this deoends on how much you plan to carry.

I have spoken with the Equal-i-zer support desk before and they tend to recommend you size up. You might want to give them a call, too.
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