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Posted: 01/28/21 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had an E2 and when I bought a heavier, longer trailer Equalizer was an automatic purchase for me. Our E2 kept the trailer true and centered behind us for 30k miles including an offroad excursion at 68 mph due to sudden stopped traffic over a blind hill. I've only completed the one 3k mile trip so far but other than the noise it's worked very well. I think I'll be buying the plastic pads to lower the noise as it's unfortunately not that uncommon for us to be pulling in at supper time or later since I'm still working age =)


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We have been happy with the Blue Ox Sway Pro.


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Super happy with the Blue Ox Sway Pro. Had it for 5 years and would buy another.
Hitches at dealers tend to be overpriced, get the best deal on the camper, the shop the best deal on the hitch.
Watch the install and set up videos, and do it yourself. I don’t really trust the “Pros”.


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I love my husky center-line. Its the torsion bar style. No chains. Once i got it dialed in its been great!

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Posted: 01/29/21 05:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

treyster wrote:

Have them set the hitch up for you.

Another Equalizer user here.


That's fine but read the manual and watch a few videos, so you can check that the guys installing it, do it right.


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I highly recommend the Reese Dual Cam,the only system better is the HA/ProPride.

I had the D.C. With our 35ft TT and it kept it solid behind my Excursion even in high winds or with semis passing.


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Monaramblee wrote:

Spare no expense on safety get the best.
HENSLEY hitch

I agree. The expense is significant. I suggest you get over the sticker shock and take them up on their 60 day guarantee.
Once you experience the towing performance of a Hensley no other hitch compares.
NO sway is for real. You will not feel, anticipate, move over or grab the wheel wheelers 18 wheelers go by. no regrets buying a Hensley.
In hindsight, the money I regret spending was on the other hitches that did not tow as well as the Hensley...LOL


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Posted: 01/30/21 12:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use an Equalizer and have never had a reason to try anything else. I'm sure theres other good products, but as long as it works.....

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I like my Husky Centerline TS with 1200 lb bars for my 10k lb trailer with up to 9280 lbs on the trailers axles and 1000 lbs on the trucks rear axle. I pulled the trailer for a year before being talked into a WD hitch.
Just make sure the hitch is heavy duty enough for the long haul.


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Posted: 01/31/21 04:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Blue OX Sway Pro does not have the noise or grease some do. ALso no shoulder straining chain hoisting like some and no back up issues

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