Post by coloradoconcord on Oct 20, 2020 12:41:08 GMT -8
We purchased a 1966 Concord Traveler and the previous owner included an Equal-i-zer hitch ball and sway bars/arms. These appear to be made of cast iron and are extremely heavy! There are a total of 5 pieces, but I'm not sure if this is a complete set or what may be missing. A couple distinguishing markings on them: the hitch head says "Equal-i-zer", "Ductile", and "12-16". The arms say "Reese", "109", "Elkhart, IND". I cannot find anything online about vintage weight distribution sets - just looking for information or even what this may be worth.
You're missing the tongue brackets unless they're already on the trailer. Also, the piece the ball is on doesn't look quite right to me. Take a look online of equalizer hitches or weight distribution systems to see what you may need. Also, most trailer places can help you with yours.
Depending on the size of the tow vehicle and trailer, you may or may not need this system. As you said, they weigh a LOT.
Post by John Palmer on Oct 20, 2020 20:38:03 GMT -8
I'm not sure I would call any of the weight distribution systems "vintage". They actually started to become popular in the late 1960's.
In the 1940'ys, and early 1950's, they used a entirely different idea to control the excess tongue weight. They used a dolly system with small "airplane type" front wheels under the trailer tongue to carry the weight instead of the cars bumper.
If you ever have watched the vintage movie The Long Long Trailer, they towed the large park New Moon model trailer with Slimp Wheel dolly behind both a yellow convertible Mercury, and a yellow convertible Lincoln in different scenes.