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Old 10-24-2013, 08:57 PM   #21
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I'm surprised....it's generally not a good idea to go way over the tongue and GVW ratings for a solid bar WDH like Equal-i-zer brand. Go to E-trailer.com and type in the specs for the X23B (tongue or GVW) and it will guide you to the Equal-i-zer 600/6000 rated hitch....not a 1000/10000 rated. Bigger is not always better.....the stiffer bars will transfer the weight just fine....but with less give that you're likely to feel on the road. Maybe not so much in a Tundra....but moreso the Tahoe and smaller trucks / SUVs.
I am running the 1000-10000 bar Equalizer bar setup. The dealer recommended them, and they are within Jayco’s recommended WDH specifications. I would have no issues recommending this setup. As for a stiff ride, yes the truck does ride hard, but every TV I have ever been in with a TT and a WDH rides hard, so I cannot say it harder than with a littler WDH setup.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:20 PM   #22
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From personal experience, I just switched from an Equalizer 600/6000 (put on by my dealer) to a Reese 350/3500....and I can tell you it's made all the difference in the world. You gotta believe they make WDH Hitches in 200# increments for a reason.... sometimes you get "recommended" what the dealer has in stock....not the optimum.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:11 PM   #23
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If you're interested in used - I have an Equal-I-Zer hitch (correct for your TT / tongue weight) for sale.... PM me for more info / pictures

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...th-2-quot-Ball
Actually, the Equal-i-zer 600/6000 referenced in the link could be a little under rated for the X23B depending on one's personal loading habits. My BIL had a X23B and his loaded tongue weight was 650lbs, and was within the 10%-15% recommendation of his X23B loaded weight. The 2013 X23B has a 3,925lb UVW and a 4,950lb GVWR).

The X-23B ship weight is approximately 4,200lbs (yellow sticker I seen), add 75lbs for battery/WDH, and 500lbs of cargo..., the X23B would be 4,775lbs loaded. A 10% to 15% loaded tongue weight range at 4,775lbs would be 478lbs to 716lbs (13% @ 620lbs).

IMO a 800lb minimum rated WDH would be optimum to cover the "potential" loaded tongue weight range..., especially with the limited CCC under the 4,950 GVWR.

Again, it truly depends on one's personal loading habits in the case of the X23B.

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:09 AM   #24
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I agree. Until the trailer is weighed, all the speculation about which WDH to get is just that - speculation. My old 17Z was supposed to be 350# unladen TW but loaded up for camping the tongue was 600#. The round bar Husky system I had was (IIRC) good for 800# TW and worked perfectly for the RV.
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IMO a 800lb minimum rated WDH would be optimum to cover the "potential" loaded tongue weight range.
Unfortunately, Equalizer skips over an 800# offering. So if you want that legendary 4-point anti-sway control....you can get pack smart and enjoy a nicer ride of the 600/6000, or.......get the 1000/10000 and ride down the road like a chicken wing with a skewer run through it.....[ATTACH][/ATTACH]

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snip....... So if you want that legendary 4-point anti-sway control....you can get pack smart and enjoy a nicer ride of the 600/6000, .......snip
If one's loaded tongue weight doesn't exceed 600lbs, I would tend to agree.

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... ride down the road like a chicken wing with a skewer run through it....
OH, that was funny! You almost made coffee come out of my nose!
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We have a 2013 X23B with a Husky 1,000/10,000 round bar and husky friction sway control. I have some sway as well, I am still fine tuning weight in the trailer and the WDH. It gets it get a little squirrelly above 60. What is is issue for you getting a WDH?
Never mind is see your post about not having a WDH....sorry
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We just bought a Kiwi 23B about a month ago. I bought it from CW in Statesville, NC and live in Darlington, SC. This was the first time I had ever pulled anything this large and also on the interstate. My TV is a 2013 F150. I do not have an ebrake on it, but one has been ordered. Once I figured out my speed, which was around 60-65, it towed like a dream.
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We just bought a Kiwi 23B about a month ago. I bought it from CW in Statesville, NC and live in Darlington, SC. This was the first time I had ever pulled anything this large and also on the interstate. My TV is a 2013 F150. I do not have an ebrake on it, but one has been ordered. Once I figured out my speed, which was around 60-65, it towed like a dream.
What WDH do you have?
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