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Old 03-09-2011, 07:28 AM   #1
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hitches, sway control

Am somewhat curious about what people are using for hitches and sway control. After reading extensive material on line, am wondering what your personal experiences might be and why.
Are Hensley and Pro Pride hitches overkill?
Looking for honest opinions, not just an endorsement for what you personally have.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:10 AM   #2
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I prefer the Equalizer brand. I have used it for about 5 years. I pull doubles with it and have never had a white knuckle experience yet! I have the 1200/12000 4 point sway model.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
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Husky http://www.huskytow.com/Products.aspx has been around for a long time has quality hitches and priced right.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:34 PM   #4
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Our original hitch on our 29' tt was a huskey with only one sway bar (dealer ran out of the Equalizer we paid for). We had lotsa problems with the sway still and our front end was still much higher than it should have been. From this situation, we learned that a tt over some many pounds and so much length (like ours) should have two sway bars. When we returned home, the Equalizer was installed. We could back up without disconnecting them, and even nicer, our sway was essentially gone on the interstate's and in wind. The front of our truck also rode lower. Anyhow, the Equalizer works well for our tv/tt set-up for those reasons. We did have a failure with our Equalizer and there is an easy fix for this which I should post in a new thread
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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Our Jayco Dealer is going to set us up with a Reese hitch and sway bar. I think just one sway bar, as our trailer is the 22FB. We had a Reese hitch with one sway bar on a 24 ft trailer in the 1970's which worked out just fine, but that was many years ago. I too am curious what others use and what their experiences have been.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:53 PM   #6
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Ya know (pulling from my ever failing long term memory!), short of researching again, it seemed that the magic number for adding the second sway bar to the wdh for tt was 4500 lbs. *yikes* Don't hold me to this though!
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Am somewhat curious about what people are using for hitches and sway control. After reading extensive material on line, am wondering what your personal experiences might be and why.
Are Hensley and Pro Pride hitches overkill?
Looking for honest opinions, not just an endorsement for what you personally have.
Thanks
BTW, can't remember if you mentioned elsewhere... what size tt do you have (going to buy?)?
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:32 PM   #8
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Many trailer owners have had good results with WD systems that integrate sway control right into the system such as the EQU-A-LIZER, and the REESE DUAL CAM. These systems are mid range in price, higher then "sway bar" systems and cheaper then Hensley/Propride/Pullrite systems. I think some times there is confusion about just what "sway bars" are. The picture in the link shows an Eazilift friction sway bar. These are independent of the WD system and generally for smaller trailers. They hook up to a small ball each on the frame of the trailer and the hitch head. Some use 2 such bars on larger trailers, one on each side of the A frame. Heres`the link with also a reference to the Reese Dual Cam at the bottom of the page. My personal preference is for the integrated systems mentioned above. Good performers at a reasonable price. I must add I have never owned one of the high end systems like the Hensley so I cannot compare to them. -Lee



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If you have a Ford pickup and some Dodge pickups 2009 or newer you do not need a sway control bar as sway control is built in. http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/04...uper-duty.html
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Crabman; I like the idea of having sway control built into the WD hitch, rather than a friction bar. The Reese Dual Cam looks interesting.
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