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Old 05-06-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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What size Equal-i-zer hitch?

Purchasing an Equalizer hitch for our (incoming) Tracer 3150. In the brochure, the trailer shows 6,330 lbs empty w/ 2,715 lbs carrying capacity, for a GVWR of 9,045 lbs. Shows tongue weight of 665 lbs.

Equalizer makes a 1,000/10,000 (tongue/GVWR) and a 1,200/12,000 that I am having trouble choosing between.

I have read that it is better to go too big than too small, but have also read that the smaller the hitch, the better the overall ride when towing (less bouncing, etc).

As I can't exceed 10,000 lbs anyway, based on the GVWR of the trailer, I'm thinking I should be good with the 1,000/10,000. Any opinions?

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Old 05-06-2011, 11:07 PM   #2
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What is your tow vehicle????

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Old 05-06-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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2009 Ford F-150 FX4 SuperCrew. So my tow capacity is right around 10,000 lbs.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
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From the numbers you provided the 1,000/10,000 lb hitch should work for you.

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Old 05-07-2011, 12:18 AM   #5
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I would go with the 1000\10'000 as well
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:50 PM   #6
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I have a lacrosse 296, weights are similar, and I use the 1000/10000 without any problems. Although I tow with an F350.

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