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Old 04-06-2015, 10:47 PM   #21
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Check out their website. Enter your data and it will tell you which hitch size is right for your needs.

https://www.equalizerhitch.com/About...hitchsizes.php

I am also looking at buying the E4. I don't like their calculator because I don't know my weight behind the rear axle. I don't have my trailer even yet. I tried entering 100# vs. 200# and it spit out two different hitches. How would one guess that weight?
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:50 PM   #22
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Figure out how you would load in your vehicle, what items would sit behind the axle and take a guess at the weight of it all. If it's that close (100#), I'd probably just go with the next hitch up instead of trying to keep it on the Cheap.

Do not ever let $$ become an obstacle to your overall safety. It's just not worth it.
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Figure out how you would load in your vehicle, what items would sit behind the axle and take a guess at the weight of it all. If it's that close (100#), I'd probably just go with the next hitch up instead of trying to keep it on the Cheap.

Do not ever let $$ become an obstacle to your overall safety. It's just not worth it.

Thanks Dagwood, I punched in some different weight scenarios and got 50/50 results between the 12000 and 10000 hitch so think I'll go with the higher rated one to be safe. Plus if they last 10 years then I can use it to upgrade to another trailer someday, right?


Will it make for a stiffer ride?
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Maybe a little. The choice I had was between a 6k or 10k, I went 10K and don't have a problem. If you do go 12k, it should leave you room for Upgrades, LOL.

You have a Ford Expedition and a Jayco X254?
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Thanks Dagwood, I punched in some different weight scenarios and got 50/50 results between the 12000 and 10000 hitch so think I'll go with the higher rated one to be safe. Plus if they last 10 years then I can use it to upgrade to another trailer someday, right?


Will it make for a stiffer ride?
Also check for a sticker on the A frame near the tongue. My trailer is 4950 gross rating and I asked them to put on the 10,000 /1000 equalizer in case I go bigger. Glad I didn't go bigger than that because my sticker says not to go over 1000 pd equalizing hitch.
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Maybe a little. The choice I had was between a 6k or 10k, I went 10K and don't have a problem. If you do go 12k, it should leave you room for Upgrades, LOL.

You have a Ford Expedition and a Jayco X254?
Yes, Ford Expedition and an X254.
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I received my new equalizer 1000. I know I need to set it up with my x17z and tv loaded but could someone who has a Tacoma dbl cab and this same hitch tell me what setting they have there receiver and bar hook ups at so I can know where to start at.
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I received my new equalizer 1000. I know I need to set it up with my x17z and tv loaded but could someone who has a Tacoma dbl cab and this same hitch tell me what setting they have there receiver and bar hook ups at so I can know where to start at.
I simply went with the recommendation (default) shown in the manual. It worked great for me.
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Thanks was the receiver at the lowest setting?
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Thanks was the receiver at the lowest setting?
I just took a peak at mine. I have one bolt hole showing on the bottom. No holes on top. Ball is on an angle with the washer count shown in the manual as a starting point. I dont have the TRD but with my HTT hooked up I sit pretty much level. Hope that helps.
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