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Old 08-13-2015, 08:15 PM   #1
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How much hitch?

I'm picking up our 2015 X18D on Saturday. I bought an Equalizer 1,000/10,000 hitch. After doing some research, I'm now concerned that it is too much hitch for the TT. Should I be? I don't want to install the hitch if it is going to be too much for the trailer?
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:19 PM   #2
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what are you towing it with?
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:28 PM   #3
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2008 F150 SuperCrew FX4, 5.4L 3V. Have AirLift Brand Air Bags as well.
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Hello,
I'm new to the site today and am just trying to familiarize myself. Also I am new to owning my first TT last month.

I am assuming that is a feather lite and approx a 5000lb trailer loaded with water and camp gear. Is that a 4point sway equalizer? I would think that's a bit excessive myself. But you may be able to set the bars up to not have as much pressure/sway.

I may be completely wrong, as I know too much and too little can equally be troublesome. However I tend to lean to the too much more than the too little.

Good luck with everything. Congrats on the new TT!
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:00 AM   #5
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Thats a pretty light trailer. Are you sure you need a WDH at all? What is the tongue weight?
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Fully loaded the tongue weight of that trailer is probably going to be not much more than 500#. I would have gone with the 600# bars. Using too heavy of spring bars may make it ride rougher than using properly sized bars.

I know some of the Equal-i-zer bars are interchangeable, but I'm not sure which ones. Contact Progress and they will let you know. They have very good customer service. If they are interchangeable, I would get the 600# bars and keep the 1,000# bars in case you upgrade down the line.
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You may not need the bags inflated if it's that light. The WDH will probably handle the sag..especially with 1000lb. bars. That being said, you could probably go lighter. I had a 05 F150 5.4L and towed a 4000lb. cargor trailer and never had the need for a WDH, just sway control and the truck handled it perfectly. jm2c.
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I'm returning the 1000/10,000 Equalizer. I've done a lot of research and talked to a local Hitch Crafters, and the consensus is that the 1000/10,000 is way over kill, and will lend to a rough ride. The gentleman at Hitch Crafters also mentioned that sway control is likely not needed on this trailer. He said he only recommends it for people who tow a lot and do big milage. Other than that, 5-6 trips a year doesn't warrant sway control as long as you have a good weight distribution set up. He sells Eaz Lift, but didn't push anything on me. Just a good informative food for thought conversation. I think I'm going to go 600lb WDH that has a sway option. Then if I think I need sway control, I can add it.
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Get sway control.
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I had a 2800lb. pop-up and needed sway control. It's just safety insurance.
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