just so we use the correct terminology.
sounds like what you have is a WDH, weight distributing hitch. not sure what brand you have.
Equal-i-zer is a brand name for an American-made WDH that has built-in sway control. since it has built-in sway control, it doesn't need friction bars like the chain-type WDH's. it doesn't have "stabilizer bars".
it's so well loved, it's become a common term for a WDH. sort of like Kleenex for any brand of tissue.
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
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