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Posted: 09/01/21 07:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, it was only a matter of time, I see that Harbor Freight is now offering a 10k weight distributing hitch

Certainly nothing fancy about it but neither is the price....looks like it would do the job if you didn't need sway control. Anybody try one of these yet?


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Posted: 09/01/21 08:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Actually they had those for years, they appear to be the same as a popular brand and have the same quality. A friction sway control also has been offered for years.





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Posted: 09/01/21 09:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can find those basic WDH's on Craigslist quite often for dirt cheap.

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I think it best to get a WDH with sway control bars should you ever need them. Sometimes I did not use my Equalizer sway bars as I was towing a light TT with a HD ram 2500 V10 with great stability and no sway from passing semi trucks. Always used them when towing with my two Ram 1500s. Equalizer WDH was not expensive at all and a great hitch for me.

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Posted: 09/02/21 04:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought the Harbor Freight WDH when I got my 20' cargo trailer and have not had a problem yet. I hooks up easily and, well, it works. It's a big tandem axle trailer and I tow it with my 2001 Jeep GC with no problem.

I also bought the Curt ECHO brake controller and it works great.

I have not used the sway bars but have not needed them.


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Posted: 09/02/21 07:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

More junk from China!

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Geo*Boy wrote:

More junk from China!


It must be great to be a privileged person to say that and not be deleted by a


Sometimes us poor folks have to buy that

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Geo*Boy wrote:

More junk from China!


Based on what? With the amount of China junk purchased in America you'd think there'd be a total breakdown of our way of life.

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goducks10 wrote:

Geo*Boy wrote:

More junk from China!


Based on what? With the amount of China junk purchased in America you'd think there'd be a total breakdown of our way of life.


The world has shrunk…and ‘we’ are in it together generally speaking without politics…

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Especially clothing, watch, smart phone, electrons, vehicles, etc.

Especially sad to see one guy almost toss his Snap-On tools after pointing that out, but he decided where is pocketbook vs political opinion line was…


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Posted: 09/02/21 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am using a DSP WD hitch that belonged to my father. He bought it used when our family go to Jasper and the BC Okanagan holiday campin' rig was a 1965 Pontiac Laurentian station wagon, 283 2spd powerglide, pulling a canned ham style trailer, probably 16 or 17ft.

Anyways it was made in Edmonton, AB sometime in the 60's. It's done about 24,000 miles of towing in the last 5 years.

They still make them today.

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