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Old 03-07-2016, 05:31 PM   #11
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The Equalizer is an awesome hitch. I have the 10K for my set up and it works well.

Consider that the bars are identical between the 12K and 14K hitches. The only difference is the hitch head metal thickness; the 12K is 3/8in and the 14K is 1/2in I believe. This will obviously make the hitch heavier but also more robust due to the increased forces of a higher tongue weight.

If I were you, I would get the 14K. My hitch also came with bracket jackets which are frictional material that sits on the L bracket and the bars slide on top. It's some sort of plastic material. It quiets the hitch right down and prevents wear on the metal surfaces as the jackets are replaceable.
Thanks! I actually called Equalizer today prior to readying your post and they said the same thing! Both models use the same bars...only difference is that the 1400# system has a stronger head. Makes you wonder...if that's the case then why even offer the 1200# system?
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:55 AM   #12
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It's not just the bars in relation to the tongue weight, it's the forces the hitch head must endure with all that leverage created by the bars and the tongue weight itself. The 1200lb hitch head is thinner metal, meaning it can only take a certain amount of force generated by the tongue weight and bars; the higher the tongue weight the higher the force on the hitch head. Anything over 1200lbs of tongue weight requires thicker metal in the hitch head to deal with the forces applied to it, so they beefed it up and upped the tongue weight rating to 1400lbs.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:21 AM   #13
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Finally, I've looked at the Blue Ox Sway Pro, but for the life of me I can't understand how it prevents sway any better than any other system with chain up bars.
I've got the Blue Ox and have been happy with it.

Some threads I found where it was discussed...
https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...pging/1/page/1

Trailer Life Magazine Open Roads Forum: Good and Bad about Blue Ox Sway Pro
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:50 AM   #14
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Thanks! I actually called Equalizer today prior to readying your post and they said the same thing! Both models use the same bars...only difference is that the 1400# system has a stronger head. Makes you wonder...if that's the case then why even offer the 1200# system?
Didn't know this, but it certainly validates my decision to go with the Equal-i-zer 1400/14000. Right now I have a Fastway E2 1000/10000 round bar setup (made by the same folks at Progress Manufacturing) and it's just not up to the task IMO.

Also, I can vouch for the improvement of the spring bar hangers. I bent the ones that came with my Fastway and ordered replacements designed for the Equal-i-zer and they are FAR superior.

OP, personally, I would go with the Equal-i-zer 1400/14000. I think it's about the best on the market for the money.
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