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Old 04-22-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Equal-i-zer hitch

Hello folks ... I'm familiar with forums and what a great resource they can be and also know that a thorough search is always a good idea before posting yet another question on a well discussed topic.

That said, I searched for discussions specific to the Equal-i-zer hitch and didn't find much out there, so here goes ...

I will be towing an Escape 19 (ETA end of June) with a 2007 Tacoma Prerunner and I'm considering the purchase of an Equal-i-zer brand hitch (at the recommendation of a buddy who tows with a std Reese WDH). The unit is expensive and might be over kill for my setup, but I don't really see a downside to the purchase if it works as well as the company says it does. www.equalizerhitch.com


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Old 04-22-2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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RB, I pull my 19' with a 2010 Honda Pilot 4WD 6 Cylinder and use and like my Equal-i-zer hitch. I keep my trailer pretty tongue heavy at 550 lbs and the hitch works great....highly recommended! I am also sure that many other hitches would probably work well also. Good luck!


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Old 04-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #3
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I tow my 19 with a '06 Tacoma 4WD. Sway has never been a problem, but the wimpy rear leaf springs (only 2 main springs, not much travel) have been. I use a WD hitch, that helps, and I installed helper air bags to keep the rear axle from bottoming out on rough roads. However, if I had it to do over, I'd probably have gone with Roadmaster helpers Roadmaster Active Suspension Kits | Helper Springs | Overload Springs

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Old 04-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by NorTexCamper View Post
The unit is expensive and might be over kill for my setup, but I don't really see a downside to the purchase if it works as well as the company says it does.
Here's my impression, based on an understanding of the design:
There's not much physical reason for this design to be expensive, but I can believe the brand name carries a price premium.
Overkill? You can select a model which has spring bars which are too stiff, but it comes in the same capacities as other common brands. It isn't overkill in weight, complexity, or capability, because it is comparable to competitors by these measures.
It will work, just as every WD system with a bunch of friction built in will work... because that's what it is.
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