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Old 04-20-2015, 07:12 PM   #1
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Equalizer Hitch

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I've been looking to upgrade my WDH to a set up that has built in sway control like this Equalizer. I can get this one used (used for 1 Year) for $300. Is that a decent deal? Does anyone use this hitch with a Whitehawk 28DSBH?

I have a very basic ProSeries hitch without any sway control right now. My current hitch has 800 lb bars. This equalizer has 1,000 lb bars.... which I need anyways with all my cargo in the front pass through storage and dual battery set up. I want a hitch with sway control instead of adding a friction sway bar to what I already have. I don't want to drill into the frame to go that route.

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Old 04-20-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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I have that same hitch for my TT. Mine was installed with my TT when I picked it up. I think it was around $600-700.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:58 PM   #3
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Yes. $300 is a great price for the Equalizer hitch with 1000 lb bars. Mine was almost twice that new.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:01 PM   #4
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Definitely a good price. I used the same hitch on my Whitehawk and it was $600 new. Good hitch too and made pulling the Whitehawk a breeze.

Just make sure you take the time To get it installed properly. If you go to Equalizer's website that have excellent videos to walk you thru the installation process.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:06 PM   #5
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Amazon is the best deals I have seen on them new. You can get a new Equal-I-Zer 1000/10k for $500 or 1200/12k for $540 and an Equal-I-Zer specific ball for $25 all with free shipping.

If I was buying used on CL I would shoot for <50% of brand new. I would offer $225-$250. $300 isn't a bad deal, but not amazing either.
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That price is pretty good. We are heading up to Michigan to pick up our new 27DSRL and we bought the Equalizer 1000 for 509. We were told by the dealer that it should be perfect for the weight. They said anymore is overkill unless you plane on going bigger.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:14 PM   #7
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That's a good price! That hitch costs over $500 through RVWholsalers.com - the cheapest price I've seen (shipping is free).

You can download the installation instructions here: Installation Instructions & Parts Breakdown

That's a great hitch, as long as your tongue weight does not exceed 1000#. I have the 1200#/12,000# version. I've used it on two trailers for 9 years and couldn't be more pleased. Easy to install and simple to hitch and unhitch, especially if you have an electric tongue jack.
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Just do it for for the $300.00 and you'll both be happy and it's more than fair. If the tide was turned what would you want for it.
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snip..... This equalizer has 1,000 lb bars.... which I need anyways with all my cargo in the front pass through storage and dual battery set up......snip
Depending on your loading habits the 28DSBH's loaded tongue weight "could" exceed 1,000lbs.. Since you already have the TV/TT combination I would visit a CAT scale under loaded conditions and confirm your TT's loaded tongue weight, thus insuring the 1,000lb rated Equal-i-zer will meet your personal loading habits (good price at $300).

CAT scale how-to: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...v-tt-3871.html

Reference thread: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...h-16827-2.html

Please note: The Equal-i-zer brand spring bars are not interchangeable, thus the 1,000lb rated bars can't be replaced with 1,200lb rated bars (whole new Equal-i-zer WDH would be required).

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Amazon is the best deals I have seen on them new. You can get a new Equal-I-Zer 1000/10k for $500 or 1200/12k for $540 and an Equal-I-Zer specific ball for $25 all with free shipping.

If I was buying used on CL I would shoot for <50% of brand new. I would offer $225-$250. $300 isn't a bad deal, but not amazing either.
I recently spoke with folks at Equalizer and they recommended against buying from Amazon. Said they are not authorized dealers and that they've had people call them because of missing parts.

They recommended RV Wholesalers instead which is same price as Amazon and free shipping.
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