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Old 09-11-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Which Equal-i-zer?

So we're looking at purchasing a TT that has a tongue weight of about 500 lbs, 4900 lbs UVW. I don't expect to go a whole lot higher TW, but say we hit 600 lbs. Would it be best to get the 600 lbs Equal-i-zer setup, or would it be ok to use the 1000 lbs kit?

I would prefer the 1000 for the sense of safety margin, but wasn't sure if there was any negatives in doing that.

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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So we're looking at purchasing a TT that has a tongue weight of about 500 lbs, 4900 lbs UVW. I don't expect to go a whole lot higher TW, but say we hit 600 lbs. Would it be best to get the 600 lbs Equal-i-zer setup, or would it be ok to use the 1000 lbs kit?

I would prefer the 1000 for the sense of safety margin, but wasn't sure if there was any negatives in doing that.

Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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I went with the 1000lb on mine. Listed tongue weight is 653lb so I knew I needed a bit more and also wanted the safety margin if I got a different trailer. Haven't ever noticed any issues.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
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my tongue weight is between 600-700lbs. and i went with the 1000/10000 Equalizer.
love it and no problems.
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Same as Bikendan. I'm around 600-700 and use the 1,000lb bars.

I called Progress Mfg once about this and they stated their bars can take much lighter weights than stated. Its the max weight you do not want to play around with. I believe they would also advise the 1,000lb bars for you from what you described. By the way, they are a very helpful organization to talk with.

Also, keep in mind that the UVW of 4,900 will probably become 6,000 plus once loaded for camping. At 10-15%, your tongue weight will become 600-900lbs. There is probably no need for you to be at 15%, but I would bet the TW will be more like 700.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback! The more I thought about it the more I realized the 1000 lbs bars were the way to go, and you guys confirmed it

I don't expect to go above 5200 lbs for a few years (and I upfudged the numbers a bit already ). The tongue weight is kind of up in the air as it is stated ~450 lbs. As long as I keep it at 700 lbs or under that will be fine with me.
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