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Old 08-12-2015, 09:45 AM   #31
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That's great info timbob, thanks for that. I have the 1000lb E4 on my 28BHS and am running 7 washers. Seems to be just about right although I have not verified on the scales yet. So what you are saying is that 1200lb bars will slide right into the 1000lb hitch head? Also which trailer model do you have? Mine is 5500lb empty and probably 6500 loaded so I'm pretty sure I'm under 1000lb tongue although I do have dual 6V batteries up there.
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:45 PM   #32
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Negative SkyBound!! My mistake and apologies. The 1000 and 1200lbs heads share the same thickness steel. But the square sockets the spring arms go into are different sizes. 1000lb is 1-3/8" square, 1200lb and 1400lb are 1-1/2" square.

From the research I did, if you need a heavier Equalizer load distributing hitch, Sell yours and buy another whole new one. They have designed them so you can't buy larger spring arms for smaller hitch. The 1200lb and 1400lb are the exception, as they are the same arms anyway with different part numbers on them.

My advise, if you need a 1200lb Equalizer 4 point sway control hitch. You may as well get the 1400lb. Same spring arms just heavier head to handle larger tongue weight. Better to be on safe side and if you a get bigger trailer later, you have a hitch to handle it. The only disadvantage is the 1400 weights a bit more than the 1200.

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Old 08-13-2015, 10:11 PM   #33
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I do not have a Jayco, Please don't hate me LOL! Had a 2015 White Hawk 28 footer picked out but a great deal on a 2012 Keystone Cougar 29bhs came up. Divorce deal and about $13000 cheaper than new White Hawk. It is 6500lbs dry, 930lbs TW. Add 2 30lb propane tanks and a battery, up to 1000lb TW with ease. And when packed up to camp we easily add another 200lbs plus to tongue weight. Have not verified with scale, But by how far the truck sits down and the overwhelming of the 1000lb Equalizer I am pretty sure it is at the 1200lb plus area for tongue weight.

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Old 08-14-2015, 09:26 AM   #34
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It's all good man, glad to have you here. Was the 1000lb hitch showing signs of being overloaded? Spring arms bending?
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:43 AM   #35
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Just for the record.

When I first bought my TT, they installed a 1200lb bar setup. Tongue weight is around 1300lbs. and I had 0 problems with it. I did get 1400lb bars and they fit with the existing head. But Equalizer told me I was fine with the 1200lb bar setup. Why? I don't know.
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Had Max 8 washers, spring arms were flexed pretty good and truck was still on suspension bumpers with 1000lb hitch. I did not realize the tongue weight of trailer at time. Previous owner included hitch with deal, I assumed it was big enough. After I realized issue I wanted piece of mind to have proper rated hitch. In discussion with Equalizer tech line guys, they said 1200lb would likely do job with out issue. (safety factor) But when difference between the 1200 and 1400 was explained, it only made sense to go 1400lb. I also used the Equalizer selection tool on their web site, it recommended the 1400. Especially when local RV dealer sells the 1000/1200 and 1400 for same price. $700 Canadian. All other local places wanted approx. $1000 for 1400lb.
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