Originally Posted by 270wsmhunter
Went online to etrailer and ordered a 14K Equal-i-zer. $550 with free shipping. Hope it doesn't make my truck squat.
IMO a good choice. With the 284BHBE a family loaded TT tongue weight of 1,200lbs will be about the norm. Having a modest over-rated WDH is fine as long as the WDH is adjusted properly to the TV/TT loaded weights.
Also, as mentioned a rear TV squat of 1"-2" is normal even with a dialed-in WDH.
My Eagle 278FBS loaded tongue weight was 1,200lbs for years and used a Reese WDH with 1,200lb spring bars, worked fine......, but a couple years ago I added two deep cycle batteries and some extra tools in the pass-thru, tongue weight jumped to 1,300lbs. Replaced the Reese 1,200lb bars with Reese 1,500lb bars, tows great. My 278FBS has a similar GVWR as your 284BHBE GVWR of 9,250lbs.
Great to hear that you plan to hit the scales, the results make for a solid towing system.
The Equal-i-zer WDH brand spring bars aren't interchangeable, where a Reese Strait-Line WDH spring bars are.