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road=freedom

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Posted: 06/20/20 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi All,

I'm finally getting back into RV'ing with my V6 Canyon with tow package (700 TW, 7,000 lb towing cap.). I'm getting a small TT, 2,600 lb. dry / 3,900 lb GVWR. I have a 10,000 lb. Equil-i-zer hitch and would like to know if there is a downside to using this hitch on such a light trailer? If so, I can change out the head and spring bars to a 600 / 6,000 setup, but wanted to hear from others' experiences before I shell out the $350.

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It will make for a very stiff and rough towing experience.


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camp-n-family wrote:

It will make for a very stiff and rough towing experience.


Hey, thanks for the quick reply. Do you think the 6,000 lb would be appreciably smoother?


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It'll make it ride stiff but my concern would be overstressing the tongue to chassis on the trailer. That and the resistance to allowing the truck and trailer to roll independently over uneven surfaces as the hitch resists normal twisting at the ball. I like to use as little WD as I can get away with for both of those reasons.


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Hannibal wrote:

It'll make it ride stiff but my concern would be overstressing the tongue to chassis on the trailer. That and the resistance to allowing the truck and trailer to roll independently over uneven surfaces as the hitch resists normal twisting at the ball. I like to use as little WD as I can get away with for both of those reasons.


Hey thanks for the insight. I could change my Equil-i-zer to a 400 / 4000 but I'd be very close to the TW of the trailer (366 published). So, I'm debating 4,000 or 6,000. Either way, I think I'll be ditching the 10,000 lb setup.

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Go,with the rating for your trailer. Too much WD hitch and it could cause issues!


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Posted: 06/21/20 06:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Recommend matching the WD to the tongue weight as close as possible.

If you can try yours, then borrow a set with the lower rating to compare...

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I don't know about your's, but on mine all I need to-do is switch out the bars when I tow a lighter trailer; the head is the same.

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nickthehunter wrote:

I don't know about your's, but on mine all I need to-do is switch out the bars when I tow a lighter trailer; the head is the same.

That is not the case with most of the Equal-i-zer bars.
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BTDT with a Nissan Frontier and a 4050 lb loaded TT. Way to stiff. I ended up with bars rated at 400-600 lbs.

With the Equalizer IIRC you can swap out the bars on them with the exception of the 1400 lb model. It uses a different head.

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