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Old 09-06-2016, 04:38 PM   #11
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I initially went with a 10K Equalizer for a 28BHBE (6500 dry appx 9K max) - I typically weigh in at roughly 8K towing loaded.

It didn't take long for me to realize I should have gone with the 12K. I upgraded and it GREATLY improved my tow experience.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:48 PM   #12
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I initially went with a 10K Equalizer for a 28BHBE (6500 dry appx 9K max) - I typically weigh in at roughly 8K towing loaded.

It didn't take long for me to realize I should have gone with the 12K. I upgraded and it GREATLY improved my tow experience.
Oh man, now you have me wondering if my 10K is enough. I'm still not happy with the setup, but it keeps getting better as I tweak it. I still have to hit the scales..
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:58 PM   #13
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We use the 10k bars on our approximately 5000 pound trailer. That's the size that the dealer installed. Once we get it loaded up we're probably closer to 6000 pounds. I'm glad they chose that size because I already know we will be moving up to a bigger trailer (fingers crossed).
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:31 PM   #14
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I had a 2007 Silverado 1500 when we bought our 26BH and the dealer set us up with a 10K hitch.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:56 PM   #15
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I have a 10k on my X213....I can't imagine a 6k on your rig. Definitely go 10k
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:37 PM   #16
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I just sold my 2013 26BH. I used the Equalizer 10K and it worked like a charm. I would not feel comfortable with the 6K. The 10K performed well beyond expectations for the 26BH.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:40 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone. I also talked with an engineer at Equalizer and they (along with their website) also recommended the 10k, basically for the same reasons you all have been saying.

I've told my dealer to get the Equalizer 10k. If they don't... no deal.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:08 AM   #18
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Just wanted to let you guys know that we picked up our 2017 26BH yesterday, with the aforementioned Equalizer 10k (model 9000-1000). Between that and air-leveler shocks on the truck, the pull was nice and smooth, even with 25mph crosswind. A bit of movement, and almost no "bounce", nothing unreasonable. Sweet spot for my truck pulling this is 55-58mph, stays in third mostly unless it's flat, doesn't scream unless going up a pretty good hill, so I'm fine with taking things slow.

Love the new trailer, looking forward to Stone Mountain with it next month!
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Thanks everyone. I also talked with an engineer at Equalizer and they (along with their website) also recommended the 10k, basically for the same reasons you all have been saying.

I've told my dealer to get the Equalizer 10k. If they don't... no deal.
Good Plan!

We have 10K bars on our X23B. I have no regrets. The HTT is about a 5K loaded. In theory 8K bars would have worked. The dealer recommended upsizing to the larger size
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