Strange Equalizer Hitch Ratings
Upgrading my Equalizer hitch from the 10k to the 14k. The 10k has actually worked well for us but we exceed the 1000lb tongue limit. I am perhaps not a stickler for the numbers, but this one seems cut and dry---"this hunk of metal is rated for X".
Am I the only one that finds it strange that the tongue weight to gross weight ratings on the Equalizers is 10%? It seems generally accepted/recommend to have 10 to 15 % of your trailer weight on the tongue, so it would seem that you aren't really going to tow (within the ratings) a 10k trailer with the 10k hitch, nor a 14k trailer with the 14k hitch. I would think the 10k hitch would be rated for up to 1500 lbs tongue weight.
Don't suppose I really have a question here, but the ratings leave me a little puzzled.