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Old 12-06-2015, 10:01 AM   #1
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W/D hitch with sway control

I just bought a 2013 Jayco used and I am looking at Equal-i-zer 90001000 Equalizer Hitch or Equal-i-zer 90001200 Equalizer Hitch with sway control. the 1200 is a heavier hitch. My GVW is 8700lbs. Which would work best? Anyone have one of these hitches? How well do they control sway? I am well versed in 5thj wheel hitches but not W/D hitches.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:13 AM   #2
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Your ball weight is the deciding factor, not necessarily the GVW. I just took delivery on a new 5'er, and I've got a perfectly good Reese load distributing anti-sway hitch sitting in the garage gathering dust. PM me if you want to discuss!
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:25 AM   #3
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I just bought a 2013 Jayco used and I am looking at Equal-i-zer 90001000 Equalizer Hitch or Equal-i-zer 90001200 Equalizer Hitch with sway control. the 1200 is a heavier hitch. My GVW is 8700lbs. Which would work best? Anyone have one of these hitches? How well do they control sway? I am well versed in 5thj wheel hitches but not W/D hitches.
Either hitch model would work for this TT. Several years ago I had this same question and both the 10,000 or the 12,000 lb hitch was questioned. I chose to go with the 12,000 lb and It was a good choice. If in the future you decide to upgrade to a larger heavier trailer you would have the extra capacity in the hitch.

This hitch design does a great job of weight distribution and sway control. I would go for the 12,000 lb.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:51 AM   #4
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I agree, go with the 1,200lb rated WDH.

Based on a recommended 13% to 15% loaded tongue weight range (of actual TT loaded gross weight) the 1,200lb rated WDH (minimum) will provide the required support for loaded tongue weights that are most often seen with a 8,700lb GVWR TT.

With any WDH proper adjustment is "key" to insure optimum TV handling of the TT.

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To eliminate any confusion the hitch is rated at 1,200 lb. hitch weight and 12,000 lb. towing.
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Thank all of you for your responses.
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We got the Equalizer 1000 and works very very good in the 3000+ miles on trailer this past season...

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We got the Equalizer 1000 and works very very good .......snip
I would tend to agree that the 1,000lb rated WDH would be ideal for the 264BHW (6,500lb GVWR).

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