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Old 09-03-2016, 05:24 PM   #1
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What size equalizer?

I'm giving up on my e2 hitch and ordering an equalizer. I don't have a way to get a true tongue weight. My TT gross max weight is 7800#, stated dry hitch is 720#. Using gross max weight and 12-15% of that for tongue weight it could conceivably put tongue weight at 1170#. My question is should I go with 1200 or 1400# bars? Any down side to going to heavy with the bars? Thanks in advance for help and input.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:18 PM   #2
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I'm giving up on my e2 hitch and ordering an equalizer. I don't have a way to get a true tongue weight. My TT gross max weight is 7800#, stated dry hitch is 720#. Using gross max weight and 12-15% of that for tongue weight it could conceivably put tongue weight at 1170#. My question is should I go with 1200 or 1400# bars? Any down side to going to heavy with the bars? Thanks in advance for help and input.
Go with the 1200# as the 1400# will beat you up. My max is 7402#. New, I bought my 1200 chain type WDH with the TT. Look at the stuff you are loading and add up the weight plus or minus. Mine has a cargo capacity of 2823#. No way I am loading 1.2 tons of junk into it.

I love the Equalizer 4Pt that I have now and no longer have the white knuckles to prove it.

A member here has a link for weighing your rig. Check it out.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:05 AM   #3
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I believe I read somewhere from Equal-i-zer that there isn't any difference in the bars of the 1200lbs and 1400lbs hitch. The head is the difference so they recommended go with either. My trailer dry weight is about the same as yours and I have the 1400lbs bars and it works just fine.
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Old 09-04-2016, 01:06 AM   #4
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Why don't you contact the manufacturer?
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I would get the 1200.


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Weigh your rig and use Equalizers online tool, or call them. It's all about the tongue weight.
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Old 09-04-2016, 01:11 PM   #8
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I really don't have a way to weigh the trailer. I was hoping to order the hitch today to ensure delivery this week. But I will wait until tomorrow and call equalizer. Do you folks think you can go to big with the hitch?
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:47 PM   #9
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FWIW, my trailer has the same GVW but my tongue is 900 lbs loaded. I run 1000 lb e2 bars.

Loaded for camping i'm at 6900 trailer weight per CAT scales(5919 empty per trailer yellow sticker).

Not sure what it would take to reach your trailer GVW as we don't know your yellow sticker weight. But with 1k bars my ride and level was great when I had the 1500 Ram.

I would not want to run at GVW on my trailer unless I upgraded the tires.

1200 bars may make for a stiff ride depending on your trailer load, 1400 overkill.
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Fastalkintn, I have a 12000/1200 that I used for one year for 2 1000 mile trips that I would like to sell at a reasonable price. It looks like you are in TN. so it may not be for you as it costs a fortune to ship. PM me if you are interested.
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