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Old 03-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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WD hitch size(Equalizer brand)

In the process of picking up a Equalizer WD hitch for my rig and looking for some advice on the proper size. TT is 26ft, dry weight 5780lbs and a hitch weight of 815lbs.

Not sure whether to get the 10,000/1000 tongue weight of the larger 14,000/1400 tongue weight?


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Old 03-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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There is also a 1200/12000 that's the one I have and my weights are very very similar to yours. It works great and a perfect set up.

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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You should be OK with the 1000/10000 as your tongue weight shouldn't be over 1000 lbs. I'd think the loaded camper would be around 7000 lb loaded and tongue weight of 910 lb trying for 13% of total.

There's no penalty of having the higher rated string bars/hitch should you opt for the 1200/12000 set-up...might make the ride a tiny bit stiffer but probably not even noticeable.


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Old 03-26-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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1200/12000 sounds like a perfect solution to me !
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
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The 1400/14000 is a 2 1/2" receiver so unless you upgraded from the factory standard of 2" this one is out. It would be overkill for a F150 since your tow capacity would not come close. The 10K or 12K would be a better sizing to your tow vehicle. I purchased based on my vehicle capacity rather than the trailer weights in case I upsize or need to pull and equipment trailer with more weight than the TT.

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:23 PM   #6
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Equalizer comes with is own matching head. Am I misreading your post ?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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I think you will be close enough to 1000 lbs TW (loaded) that using the 10k/1000 unit is a risk. Also, it would be nice to not have to upgrade the WDH should you decide to get something heavier in a few years.

I see no downside to you getting the 12k/1200 Equil-i-zer, besides a neglegible weight increase.

Most of us with ultralights have to chose between the 6,000 and 10,000 lbs units. Always better to err on the high side. My camper is rarely over 5,000 lbs loaded, and I'm very happy with my 10k Equil-i-zer.

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