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Old 01-28-2015, 03:10 PM   #11
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The shank is included in the above link. It may not be the best price out there, but it is the best I found. My dealer wanted $880 for the hitch. I had them price match to the site. I'm sure they still made money, but I was happy with the price.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:34 PM   #12
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Yes my dealer wants $800 for the E4. that does include install. How much work is install? I was kinda counting on them showing us how it all works. The salesman told me getting to heavy duty a WDH could damage the trailer. That said the GVWR is 9250. I don't intend to get anywhere near that. From what I hear my true empty weight on the factory sticker will be around 6800 and I plan to keep things conservative and try not to go over 8000 giving me a tongue weight around 900 - 1000. Due to my payload restrictions I want to stay under 1000 tongue weight. So would the 1200 - 12000 be to much and I need a 1000 - 10000. Can to much damage my trailer or did the sales guy have no clue what he is talking about?
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:58 PM   #13
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Your trailer is too big for the equal-I-zer 10,000/1,000lb hitch. You need at least the 12,000/1,200lb and even the 14,000/1,400lb would not be overkill. You should size the hitch to the trailer. The trailer GVWR is 9,250lbs. With a hitch weight of 12-15% you are looking at 1,110-1,387.5lbs. That is in the 14,000/1,400lb range. I know your truck can't handle that, but what if you get a new truck in 5 years that can? Do you want to buy a new hitch? The bigger one will not hurt the trailer or your truck. It will just leave you in a better position in the future. I am running the 12,000/1,200lb hitch on my 26BHS because depending on how I load it, it could go over 1,000lbs hitch weight.

I think you would do well with the 12,000/1,200lb E4 hitch. Don't settle for less.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:24 PM   #14
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snip...... Can to much damage my trailer or did the sales guy have no clue what he is talking about?
Yes to both questions.

"Any" improperly installed and/or adjusted WDH has the potential to create towing issues, that can in some instances result in damage to "something"..., even with a properly weight rated WDH.

....... and,

It's apparent that your salesperson doesn't have enough basic WDH knowledge to make a proper Equal-i-zer brand product recommendation, and/or "weight rating" selection.

The 28BHBE is a heavy and long TT, even under modest loading conditions, so I agree with the other comments that an Equal-i-zer E4 rated at 12,000lb/1,200lb is required (at a minimum). As mentioned, a 14,000lb/1,400lb rated E4 wouldn't be overkill, what's important is that the WDH is adjusted correctly to the TT's loaded tongue weight and the TV's front suspensions requirements (refer to TV owners manual).

Also confirm the "WD Mode" weight limits of your TV's OEM receiver.

At the end of the day, one should take their TV/TT under "loaded" conditions to a CAT scale to confirm all your TV/TT weights, tongue weight, and confirm that your E4 Equal-i-zer is adjusted properly to your TV's front suspension requirements (refer to TV owners manual).

CAT scale 'how-to': https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f37/how-to-weigh-your-tv-tt-3871.html

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Old 01-31-2015, 03:39 PM   #15
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Good News, Dealer told me to email them the link showing the price of the 1200/12000 equalizer and they will match it. I have been very pleased with them. I got them down 37% below MSRP a price even lower than the RV direct quoted price. I then got them to throw in a slide awning for free now got them to match the lower price for the WDH
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Good News, Dealer told me to email them the link showing the price of the 1200/12000 equalizer and they will match it. I have been very pleased with them. I got them down 37% below MSRP a price even lower than the RV direct quoted price. I then got them to throw in a slide awning for free now got them to match the lower price for the WDH
Who did you buy from?
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Is there such a thing as over-sizing a WD hitch to the point where it causes damage? I currently have an e2 800/8000 hitch on my White Hawk 25BHS. I know a 1400/14000 hitch would be overkill but would it cause damage to the TV or TT?

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FYI, i recently contacted Equalizer Hitches. I was informed the 1200 and 1400 hitch uses the same bars. They both use the 1.5" square size bars. I also contacted a couple local RV dealers and they confirmed the same thing. The only difference between the 1200 and the 1400 is the contruction (casting thickness)of the hitch head. The 1200 is 3/8" thick and the 1400 is 1/2" thick to handle higher tongue weights. I have spent considerable time searching web for answer to my question of what hitch to buy. I need a 1200 for sure, but will likely get a 1400 because same bars and same weight distribution force ability. effectively both with give the same leveling and sway control, I had the equalizer representative repeat this severals times to make sure i understood it correctly. Hopefully this helps others to understand and feel free to call equalizer to confirm.

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