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Old 02-13-2019, 09:26 AM   #11
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14k will be too much. OP do some research on configuring the Equalizer. I believe there is a break point somewhere in their setups where the shank is upgraded to a 14k shank (not bars) regardless of the weight of the bars. Look for that break point and get the 14k shank in the event you want to get a larger trailer in the future. You can get the bars at whatever weight you want but don't take a 10k shank (I think that is the next level down if I recall). I can't remember exactly but I think the break point is 10k for the shank. If so, and 1k bars you should be good to go.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:59 PM   #12
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I would try to find someone who specializes in hitches. Reading through the forums here, it seems like some RV dealers have been less than brilliant at selecting and setting up WD hitches. Also, a specialist business is likely to have a wider selection of brands and models.
In our case, we got our rig set up by a business not far from our trailer dealer. This business specializes, as I mentioned, and advised us based on what I wanted from the rig. I wanted something quick and easy to hook up, but which would give a solid secure towing experience. The dealer advised a Husky Centerline hitch for us. It was expensive and as described by the dealer, the Husky took all the good bits of the Equalizer and improved it. Our experience with the Husky has well and truly proven the claims made by the dealer.
The Husky hitch incorporates WD as well as anti-sway with only two bars to connect up.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:45 PM   #13
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I use the Equalizer 4pt sway control and I recommend it. Also, if you don’t have them already, you may want to consider light truck tires for your tow vehicle instead of passenger tires. Light truck tires usually say LT before the tire size on the sidewall.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:49 PM   #14
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Thanks, I haven't hit the buy button yet. Picking up the camper in a couple weeks and will wait and see what they throw in the deal.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:36 AM   #15
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I had the E2 hitch, worked great on our 20' Creekside. I found it was noisy and creaky though. Have since switched to an Andersen No Bounce No sway. It works as good as the E2 for sway control, weighs in at a total of 54 lbs. Easy set up as well. It is capable up to 14,000 Lb trailer so you can take it with you if you upgrade.


We tow a 2014 Cougar 212 RBWE with our Grand Cherokee. Have put about 7000 miles and only one issue for a bushing replacement. Andersen sent it no charge as they have a life time warranty.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:04 AM   #16
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I have the Tundra with the same 400hp 5.7l engine. I use the EAZ LIFT 48053 plus two sway bars. I don't need 2, but I had them leftover from my pos Lincoln Navigator so as long as I had them I used them. Once setup correctly, I used the equalizer directions, don't notice the trailer back there. It is a very easy diy project. IMHO, before starting get some Class 5 or better bolts for screwing it to the trailer frame.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:39 AM   #17
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I bought these after some research on YouTube, etc. They are supposed to minimize the E2 noise issue. I haven't tried them yet, but hoping for the best.

Equal-i-zer 95015150 Sway Bracket Jacket - 1pair
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Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HRJNIE..._saVBCb8Y76K0F
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:46 AM   #18
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I bought these after some research on YouTube, etc. They are supposed to minimize the E2 noise issue. I haven't tried them yet, but hoping for the best.

Equal-i-zer 95015150 Sway Bracket Jacket - 1pair
by Amazon.com
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HRJNIE..._saVBCb8Y76K0F

I use them on my 4 point. I don't know if they eliminate a lot of noise, but they do eliminate the need for putting anything on the L brackets to minimize the noise. I found most of the noise on mine came from the head and lubing the ball and friction points at the swivel points as instructed in the manual eliminated virtually all of the noise from the hitch....which was bad at one time.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:42 AM   #19
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I will suggest that you go with the ProPride hitch. Its expensive, costing almost $3k. I was able to get a used one for $1k but drove 5 hours one way to get it. It is the ultimate anti-sway hitch. My neck is worth considerably more than $3K so I consider it money well spent. There are shops out that that will install it for you. The manufacturer can help with that. But if you install it yourself you will gain valuable insights into the mechanics of towing. Look it up on youtube and such. Towing is the least fun part of the rving experience for me and anything that reduces the mental tension is worth the bucks. The easiest towing experience is a dually with a fifth wheel. Been there done that. The ProPride is as close to that fifth wheel experience as you will get with a bumper pull. Just my $.02. Good luck
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Old 02-23-2019, 02:13 PM   #20
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I have the Tundra with the same 400hp 5.7l engine. I use the EAZ LIFT 48053 plus two sway bars. I don't need 2, but I had them leftover from my pos Lincoln Navigator so as long as I had them I used them. Once setup correctly, I used the equalizer directions, don't notice the trailer back there. It is a very easy diy project. IMHO, before starting get some Class 5 or better bolts for screwing it to the trailer frame.
Just to clarify, the OP has a 2005 sequoia. Only engine in that was was the 4.7L rated at 282 HP. The new 5.7L Tundras have 381 hp, so your Tundra has 100 more HP than OPs truck.
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