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Equalizer for 2" Wide Slipper Springs - 17-3/8" Long - 1" Center Hole

Equalizer for 2" Wide Slipper Springs - 17-3/8" Long - 1" Center Hole

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Equalizer for 2" Wide Slipper Springs - 17-3/8" Long - 1" Center Hole Slipper Springs - 2 Inch 13-118-03
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17-3/8" Long equalizer connects slipper springs on tandem- or triple-axle trailers and transfers impact between the axles to ensure that the load is evenly distributed. Fits springs with 5/8" diameter eye. Great Prices for the best trailer leaf spring suspension from Dexter. Equalizer for 2" Wide Slipper Springs - 17-3/8" Long - 1" Center Hole part number 13-118-03 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dexter Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension

  • Boat Trailer
  • Camper
  • Car Hauler
  • Snow Trailer
  • Utility Trailer
  • Standard Equalizer
  • Slipper Springs - 2 Inch
  • 17-3/8 Inch Long
  • Tandem Axle
  • Triple Axle
  • Dexter

17-3/8" Long equalizer connects slipper springs on tandem- or triple-axle trailers and transfers impact between the axles to ensure that the load is evenly distributed. Fits springs with 5/8" diameter eye.


  • Connects slipper springs on dual- or triple-axle trailers
    • Attach one spring with bolt (sold separately) through the eye
    • Slip arched end of other spring into equalizer so that it rests on keeper bolt (sold separately)
    • Suspend equalizer from center hanger (sold separately)
  • Transfers load and sudden impacts from one axle to another
    • Distributes weight evenly
    • Results in smooth ride for trailer
  • Designed for new-style, 8,000-lb to 9,000-lb Dexter axles


  • Fits: 2" wide slipper leaf springs
  • Center bolt hole diameter: 1"
  • Side bolt hole diameter (for mounting spring): 5/8" diameter
  • Side bolt hole diameter (for keeper bolt): 5/16"
  • Dimensions: see table

Slipper Equalizer

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13-118-03 Equalizer for 2" Slipper Springs - 17-3/8" Long

Item # 13-118-03

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Equalizer for 2" Wide Slipper Springs - 17-3/8" Long - 1" Center Hole - 13-118-03

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

17-3/8" Long equalizer connects slipper springs on tandem- or triple-axle trailers and transfers impact between the axles to ensure that the load is evenly distributed. Fits springs with 5/8" diameter eye.


Etrailer customer service has been outstanding, helped us find the correct part, ordered it and delivered it on time. Repairs were done, our trailer is working like new, both sides leveled and we can use is at its full cargo capacity.


exactly the dame on my suspension as described, thx


Great product. After 1 year of hauling a 20,000 lb backhoe, this has held up beautifully. Highly recommend.


I can not tell you much about the product as I ordered it for a student but I can tell you that the service was A-One!


You guys rock! Not only did you have what I needed, I like the speedy delivery service


Very nice quality


See what our Experts say about this Dexter Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension

  • Any Leaf Springs Designed for Boat Trailers Used in Salt Water
    They do not have leaf springs that are specifically designed for boat trailers that are used in salt water. Since the leaf springs will flex there is no kind of plating or coating that will stay attached to the spring. Also, the process that is used to plate or coat a part can use high temperatures that could cause premature failure of the spring. As long as you get the leaf springs with the correct weight rating and the correct measurements to fit your boat trailer you should have no...
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  • What is the Minimum Safe Distance Between Tires on a Tandem Axle Trailer
    The general consensus here at etrailer is that the minimum safe distance between tires on the same side of a tandem axle trailer is 4 inches. Technically speaking, you will need a minimum of 1 inch between the tires with the suspension in full flex which is when the tires will be the closest together. There are several things to consider when going to larger tires. First, some folks think that using larger tires will allow them to carry more weight. But you still are limited by the capacity...
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  • Recommended Minimum Distance Between Tandem Trailer Axle Tires
    As a general rule of thumb the minimum safe distance between front and rear tires on the same side of a tandem axle trailer is 4 inches.
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  • Trailer Spring Hanger Spacing for 35-Inch-Apart Tandem Axles
    The correct hanger spacing for your trailer will depend on several factors; I cannot generalize and give you a specific figure. Hanger spacing depends on spring length, the size of the equalizers used and the length of the shackle straps. The linked article will give you general information about double-eye suspensions including each of the components that make up a trailer suspension system.
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  • What Would Make Front and Rear or Middle and Rear Trailer Tires Make Contact with Each Other
    On a tandem or a triple axle trailer, if the front and rear tires or middle and rear tires make contact with each other then some part of the suspension, which could include the mounts that attach the axle to the suspension, could be broken or worn so much that it allows a lot of movement. You will want to inspect the suspension components for anything broken or signs of severe wear. Usually the wear you will see is egg-shaped holes instead of round holes where the springs hang. If the...
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  • How to Determine the Right Replacement Hangers for a Trailer with Slipper Spring Suspension
    To determine the correct slipper spring replacement hangers you will need to measure the ones you have now and also determine the style that you have. I have included a link to our slipper spring main page to the right for you. Once you know the measurements of the hangers you have and the style you can use the charts on the page to find the correct replacement.
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  • What Size Leaf Spring Bushing Is Required To Use 2" Slipper Spring Equalizer 13-118-03?
    The # 13-118-03 you were looking at is designed for 9000lb 2" wide slipper springs with that have a 5/8" Inside diameter bushing like what the 6-Leaf Slipper Spring w/ Flat End for 9,000-lb Trailer Axles - 30" Long # SP-165275 has. As long as the bushing has an I.D. of 5/8" the spring will bolt up perfectly to the # 13-118-03. I included a video of the # SP-165275 for you to take a look at.
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  • Trailer Equalizer Needed 17-3/8" Long for 2" Wide Slipper Spring
    Sounds like you are describing the Redline 17-3/8" Long Equalizer for 2" Wide Slipper Springs # 13-118-03. This can either be ordered in a quantity of 2 or if you need to replace your hangers you can get the Kit # HAP-205-02 instead. I have attached a dimensional photo of the equalizer for you to check out as well.
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  • How To Raise Trailer to Allow It to Be Towed Level With Taller Truck
    Typically lifting the trailer suspension is the best solution for situations like what you described. You can do this by moving the axles from being above the leaf springs to below the leaf springs. The diameter of your trailer axle will determine the size of the parts that you will need to order. If your axle is 3 inches diameter, the Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit, # K71-385-00, would be a great choice and if your axle is 2-3/8 inch diameter you could use the Over-Under...
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  • How to Determine Hanger Spacing on a Tandem Axle Trailer with 6K Axles and Slipper Spring Suspension
    The hanger spacing is going to depend on a few things including the spring measurements and the equalizers being used. But if you were using spring # SP-160275 the distance between the hangers would be around 29-3/4 inches. However this is using hanger kit # AP202-H202 with 10-1/8 inch equalizers. If you were using kit # AP216-H202 the hanger spacing guideline would be 31-1/2 inches because the equalizers are longer. So you can see that it changes depending on the components being used. Also,...
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  • Spring Hanger Spacing Dimensions for a Tandem Axle Slipper Spring Suspension on a 14,0000 lb Trailer
    The hanger spacing for a tandem axle trailer suspension setup can be determined, but you need to take into account the axle spacing needed for the overall diameter of your wheel and tire combination and the springs you will be using. Lets say that you plan on using 4 of the 5-Leaf Slipper Springs, # SP-232275, for 7,000-lb Trailer Axles, and that your wheel and tire combinations are the Karrier ST235/85R16 Wheel and Tire, # AM32764. The AM32764 wheel and tires overall diameter is 31.61...
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