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I need a new hitch. My current trunion bar and single friction sway control bar just isn't up to par with my new TV & TT. I have good WD but my sway control is inadequate. Wind gusts keep me constantly correcting the ride and my family gets sea sick from the constant movement.

Trailer as weighed at the factory before shipping is 6140 lbs. No dealer installed accessories. I guesstimate that our ready to camp weight is close to 7000 lbs with 1000 lbs on the hitch.

Based on this I would need a 12,000 GTW/1200 TW hitch.

I'm looking for the best sway control under $550. I suppose I could buy a second friction sway control bar and be done hoping that is enough but I'd rather do it right with a whole new hitch setup.

Out of the Equal-i-zer, Reese DC, or Andersen No Sway, which is going to give me the best sway control?


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See if you can find a used Hensley on craigslist. They come up once in a while. The guy I bought mine from had it for the same reason you need it. His kids got carsick everytime he towed the trailer. Problem solved with the Hensley.


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Posted: 04/23/12 06:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it was mine, I'd get the 10000# Equal-i-zer. In fact, I did. Works great.


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I second the Equal-i-zer, have it and love it.


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They will all work although the Anderson design is the newest on the market and there is not a lot of folks using it yet. My preference is the Reese Dual Cam because I feel it is the best design and offers the most proactive sway resistance. It is harder to install initially but I feel it is worth it.

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fla-gypsy wrote:

They will all work although the Anderson design is the newest on the market and there is not a lot of folks using it yet. My preference is the Reese Dual Cam because I feel it is the best design and offers the most proactive sway resistance. It is harder to install but I feel it is worth it.


I agree. The jury is still out on the Anderson.

If you're good with wrenches the Dual Cam. If you want simple Equal-i-zer.


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1200 EQ or 1200 pound Reese Straight Line. About the same price @ RV Wholesalers, $450. They are different types of designs and people theorize indefinitely on which is "better". The fact is they both work extremely well and have hundreds of thousands of happy owners.

Did Crossroads change the 2013 model 26BH? Their web site lists dry weight at 6818 and TW at 841 pounds. Very easy to add 200 pounds of TW to that.


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fla-gypsy wrote:

They will all work although the Anderson design is the newest on the market and there is not a lot of folks using it yet. My preference is the Reese Dual Cam because I feel it is the best design and offers the most proactive sway resistance. It is harder to install initially but I feel it is worth it.



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APT wrote:


Did Crossroads change the 2013 model 26BH? Their web site lists dry weight at 6818 and TW at 841 pounds. Very easy to add 200 pounds of TW to that.


Their weights seem to be all over on their brochures. I'm going by the sticker inside one of my cabinets. While touring the factory they showed us how they are weighed before being shipped. So the weight is accurate minus our stuff, LP, battery, & hitch.

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Yellow sticker weight on RV far more accurate than web and brochure weight.

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