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Old 06-16-2015, 09:54 PM   #1
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E2 vs equalizer

I have the fastway e2 hitch with 1200 lbs bars. Which is the heaviest bars they make. My tongue weight is around 1400lbs and the hitch does a good job of keeping my truck level but when I weigh it I am loosing about 200lbs off my front axle. I am sure I should be adding front axle weight with the wd hitch. I am wondering if I went to the equalizer brand 4
Point away with the 1400 lbs bars if it
Would make a big difference.
My dealer installed it and said it should be right but that was based on the sticker tongue weight of 960 lbs. I am mainly concern if i am over weight on the bars if it will loose it sway control characteristics
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:06 AM   #2
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snip.......I am wondering if I went to the equalizer brand 4 Point away with the 1400 lbs bars if it Would make a big difference.....snip
IMO, yes.

Your present 200lb delta is based in a static mode..., IMO the under rated spring bars and/or less then ideal towing conditions will influence increased TV suspension movement resulting in sporadic additional weight being removed from the front suspension. The enhanced sway control function of the Equal-i-zer brand WDH will be an added benefit as well.

I had a similar condition with my TV/TT combination when my loaded tongue increased to 1,300lbs when I upgraded to two deep cycle batteries (heavy), I replaced my 1,200lb bars with 1,500lb bars. I found the 1,500ib bars made a notable change in maintaining my TV's suspension stability while in tow.

Also confirm that your TV's receiver is also up to the 1,400lb tongue weight task as well.

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The dealer where I bought my TT was installing the WDH when I noticed they were trying to give me 1200lb. bars. I mentioned to them that my tongue weight was about 1275lbs. and that I wanted 1400lb bars. They obliged. Can't really say if there's a difference but I would imagine it would've been.
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Thanks for the help. Does anyone have a setup that they still loose a little bit of front axle weight after hook up? I always found it odd that they say your rear should sit slightly 1 inch or so and the front should lift slight as well but actually increase your f.a weight.
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