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View Poll Results: What brand Weight distribution hitch do you have
Equal-i-zer 336 42.53%
Reese Pro series or any Reese system W/O Dual Cam 94 11.90%
Reese with Dual Cam 108 13.67%
Husky 85 10.76%
Blue Ox 31 3.92%
Curt 23 2.91%
Hensley 18 2.28%
Propride 25 3.16%
Andersen 4 0.51%
Other- please explain in thread 66 8.35%
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:39 AM   #81
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Fastway e2 1000/10,000. Friction style sway control and weight distribution. Easy to install and set up myself. Performs fine for considerably less money than many others.

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:19 AM   #82
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I did a lot of research before I purchased a WDH. As this was our first TT we were not sure long term if we would be steady TT campers, or if we would want to move up in size, so cost was part of my thought process.
After some research and cost comparisons I purchased a 800lb Curt WDH with a seperate sway control. Ordered online at Canadianhitches.ca and it was shipped for free for a cost of $330 CAN inc. HST.
Performed well on the road and I am happy with the system.

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Old 08-07-2013, 08:12 AM   #83
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Hey all - I am a newbie when it comes to pulling something behind my minivan. I definitely need to make some adjustments to the van because the back end definitely sags. I've ordered a Timbren SES kit which I know will help, but I think a WDH is a must as well.

But I need an economical solution for now. What would you guys need to make a recommendation? My car's GVWR is 5,9XX lbs. My Jay Feather SLX 16XRB has a dry weight of ~2,900 lbs, with a max weight of 3,500. The cars towing capacity is 3,500 lbs... Tongue weight max is 350.

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Old 08-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #84
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I pulled an Antigua 19' hybrid with a 2001 Ford Windstar. A WD hitch is an absolute must, in fact my dealer told me that he wouldn't sell me the trailer without one, he would rather lose a sale than a customer. Anyway, I put on a Reese trunion style WD hitch with friction sway control and the combination was AWESOME! It was perfectly setup, and the low center of gravity with the van it was a perfect combination.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:10 AM   #85
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I got her home with just a friction control swaybar, knowing that I was ordering the Timbren. So many varying opinions on the need for WDH, but I think I agree it is a must, even though I drove 200 miles without one.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:11 AM   #86
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My WD Hitch

I am a new owner and this one was recommended by service center.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:40 AM   #87
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I have the Reese Dual Cam system but I only have 800lb bar as recommended and installed by the dealer. I questioned several times on several occasions if the 800lb bars were adequate since my 29bhs tongue weight is 760 or 780 dry. I was assured this was the correct setup. I have sway that is manageable but not always great but the truck sits pretty level. Would the heavier bars help sway? I ask here since most of you mention you have 1200lb bars.

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Old 08-21-2013, 07:11 AM   #88
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We had a Blue Ox on our first TT that went with it. Got a ProPride for the Eagle. It didn't work out due to the shape of the TT's front. Sure would like to sell it. The Equalizer works very well and is easy to use.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:23 PM   #89
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I have the EAZ Lift with 1000 lb bars and dual friction sway bars. It was the one installed by the dealer so I am certain it isn't top of the line. They also put on a Tekonsha Voyager brake controller that I am already thinking about changing out the the P2 or P3. My biggest issue being less than a month old owning a truck and a trailer, I wouldn't know a good hitch from a bad hitch if it fell on my foot.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:18 AM   #90
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Originally Posted by bgarv29BHS View Post
snip....... I questioned several times on several occasions if the 800lb bars were adequate since my 29bhs tongue weight is 760 or 780 dry. I was assured this was the correct setup.....snip
Unfortunately most RV dealerships don't know how to size and/or adjust a conventional WDH correctly, especially a Reese HP Dual Cam WDH like you and I have. When a RV dealer tech does make the proper WDH adjustments, the adjustments are only good if one plans on towing an empty TV and TT......, the dealership fails to inform customers that once their TV and TT combination is "loaded" for camping the WDH will have to be check again for adjustment, ideally at a CAT scale.

Your 2011 G2 29BHS has a published UVW of 5,475lbs, GVWR of 7,700lbs, dry hitch weight of 715lbs, and is 30'-6" long. An actual moderately loaded 29BHS would weigh around 6,700lbs (easily heavier depending on your personal loading habits). At 6,700lbs one would want a loaded tongue weight of 871lbs to 1,005lbs (13% to 15% of 6,700lbs)......, so your 800lb WDH isn't adequate. IMO a set of 1,200lb spring bars would be a good investment.

WDH spring bars alone don't actually prevent/control sway, but a proper rated WDH spring bar will enhance the TV's handling of the TT under loaded conditions. Since you have the Reese HP Dual Cam WDH (integrated sway control), your HP Dual Cam sway control feature will be much more effective with the 1,200lb rated spring bars with a loaded tongue weight well above 800lbs.

If you would like further detail on adjusting a Reese HP Dual Cam WDH, feel free to start a new thread over in the "Towing and Tow Vehicles" forum with any specific questions.

A brief visit to a CAT scale with your loaded TV/TT combination will tell you a wealth of information (TT weight, tongue weight, confirm WDH sized/adjusted correctly, axle weights, TV within weight limits, etc.). The following JOF link is CAT scale "how to" weigh a TV/TT combination and breakdown the data: http://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv

Under normal towing conditions one shouldn't "have sway that is manageable"..., a sway condition should be an extremely remote event that most never experience.



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