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Old 03-22-2014, 12:02 AM   #1
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At what point is one needed? A certain weight or a certain trailer length?
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Just read a couple threads right below yours.
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At what point is one needed? A certain weight or a certain trailer length?
Anti-sway and weight distribution are two different things. A Lot of the high end WDHs come with anti-sway built in. THe cheaper ones, like the two I have, do not, but you can add antisway with a separate friction bar or two.
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In my research, you need WDH after 5000 lbs and 500 lb tongue weight. I expect it is similar for anti sway.
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I've seen a small u-haul trailer wag a little Tacoma truck around to the point of almost wrecking him on the interstate. Sway control is always a good idea, and I've never regretted my Equalizer WDH.
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I've seen a small u-haul trailer wag a little Tacoma truck around to the point of almost wrecking him on the interstate. Sway control is always a good idea, and I've never regretted my Equalizer WDH.

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I had both equalizer and anti-sway on my 4500 lb trailer (loaded) and for the minor cost associated with them both, I can't see a reason not to have it.
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I had both equalizer and anti-sway on my 4500 lb trailer (loaded) and for the minor cost associated with them both, I can't see a reason not to have it.
I find it really confusing when folks use the term "equalizer" for a WDH (weight distribution hitch) without any sway control. In fact I got burned once by a salesman who claimed not to know the difference between that and "Equal-I-Zer" which is a brand name for a fancy WDH with built in sway control.

Just saying ...
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I find it really confusing when folks use the term "equalizer" for a WDH (weight distribution hitch) without any sway control. In fact I got burned once by a salesman who claimed not to know the difference between that and "Equal-I-Zer" which is a brand name for a fancy WDH with built in sway control.

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Ok, I had a weight distributing hitch and a separate sway control. They both worked well.




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Ok, I had a weight distributing hitch and a separate sway control. They both worked well.




Thanks. I currently use a separate friction bar as well, but hope to upgrade to a true Equal-I-Zer someday.

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