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Old 06-17-2015, 10:24 AM   #31
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There is no difference AS LONG AS the hitch weight is properly accounted for, but for simplicity just let the bars dangle if the scale master lets you.


And there are many that would disagree that the Equal-I-zer "is the best unit on the market", but it is a solid contender. Since you own it, I would not get a different one if it were me. I would verify the bars meet your requirement, though.
Actually, I don't have the Equal-I-zer setup - only the standard bars and chain with a sway bar. I am thinking of switching to the EQ 4-point. Sounds like that will assist greatly with side-to-side sway as well as bounce.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:37 AM   #32
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Actually, I don't have the Equal-I-zer setup - only the standard bars and chain with a sway bar. I am thinking of switching to the EQ 4-point. Sounds like that will assist greatly with side-to-side sway as well as bounce.
Sorry, I assumed because this thread was focused on an E4 that is what we were discussing. Yes, an Equal-I-zer will help you. I would also take a look at some of the other new offerings including the Andersen if you are truly in the market to buy something new.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:59 AM   #33
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I bought an Equalizer and set it up according to directions. My front end ended up at the same point as without a trailer. My rear was lifted 2 inches. I contacted Equalizer for their opinion and they told me it sounded like it was good. It was, my towing was improved 100%, hardly any sway at all. It turned my towing experience from stressful to easy. I pull a Rockwood 2702ss weighing 5500 lbs.

I was under the impression that your rear bumper needed to drop 1" or so, in order to have some tongue weight. But maybe I'm wrong.... I'm still getting mine dialed in exactly right - towed three times and each trip gets a little better.



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Old 06-18-2015, 08:28 AM   #34
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Actually, I don't have the Equal-I-zer setup - only the standard bars and chain with a sway bar. I am thinking of switching to the EQ 4-point. Sounds like that will assist greatly with side-to-side sway as well as bounce.
Before I got my 5th wheel I used this WDH on my trailer:

10,000 Lb. Capacity Weight-Distributing Hitch System

What a difference it made! A friend then recommended I add this: (added two, one for each side)

Trailer Sway Control Kit

Between the two things I didn't know the trailer was back there! If I were to go back to a TT instead of a 5th wheel (not likely!) I would do this again in a heart beat! Between the two there was no bounce or sway once adjusted properly.

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Old 06-18-2015, 09:22 AM   #35
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Before I got my 5th wheel I used this WDH on my trailer:

10,000 Lb. Capacity Weight-Distributing Hitch System

What a difference it made! A friend then recommended I add this: (added two, one for each side)

Trailer Sway Control Kit

Between the two things I didn't know the trailer was back there! If I were to go back to a TT instead of a 5th wheel (not likely!) I would do this again in a heart beat! Between the two there was no bounce or sway once adjusted properly.

Jim
Very helpful. Thanks Jim.
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