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Old 10-21-2018, 10:23 AM   #1
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SLX7 195RB Sway Control and Weigh Distribution Hitch

Just signed the papers on a 2018 195RB and the dealer is offering to install a Reese "Round Bar" WDH system which is supposed to be good for sway as well.

Funny conversation:
Salesguy (yelling across the room) "Hey Joe, what is the WDH that we install for the SLX7s?"
Partsguy "Reese"
Me "Which model?"
Salesguy "WHICH MODEL?"
Partsguy "The round bar ones"
Me "Model number and weight ratings?"
Salesguy "Good for 12,000 lb. I think, MODEL NUMBER?"
Partsguy "Don't know, the ones with the round bars"

Needless to day, I think I will have to do some research on my own before giving them $600 to install a WDH, the $600 seems reasonable but I want to make sure it is actually the right system for my new rig and my truck.

Question: What WDH and sway control do folks use on their SLX7s and are you happy with yours?
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:40 AM   #2
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I use the Anderson WDH, which many find work well on the smaller/lighter trailers. https://andersenhitches.com/Catalog/...ion-hitch.aspx
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:00 AM   #3
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I'm also using an Andersen on our 195RB Baja. Towed almost 23K miles over the last 4 seasons with it and it's been a very good hitch with excellent sway control. Lightweight, quiet, and easy to hook up.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:24 AM   #4
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X3 on the Anderson. Excellent hitch for that size trailer and so simple to use.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:25 AM   #5
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I also vote Andersen WDH! Really cut the sway in high winds going across Nebraska, Iowa and northern Colorado. Easy on and off, light weight, easy control variability. A winner over my last one with bars and no sway.

Interesting to watch semi's swaying from wind and not feel anything from my 195RB!

About 8,000 miles and still happy.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:53 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, the Andersen hitch sounds like the right answer.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:56 PM   #7
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Installation is extremely easy. You will not be disappointed.
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:06 PM   #8
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+? on Andersen (losing count), for all the reasons stated.
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:35 PM   #9
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Thanks guys, the Andersen hitch sounds like the right answer.
While you are looking at the hitch consider the Andersen leveler. Really better than backing up on wood blocks or plastic stacks.

On Andersen, I called a couple of times because mine slipped, they gave me help and suggestions. I finally broke down and drilled a stop hole on mine as I did not have anyone to weld it on. Wish I did that in the first place.

My leveler broke after about a year, called, they sent me a new one no charge.

I did replace the pin for the plate with one from the farm store that had a big handle and a locking hitch pin on a leash. A lot easier to use.
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:43 PM   #10
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+? on Andersen (losing count), for all the reasons stated.

And one more from a former Andersen Hitch owner. It's perfect for your trailer!

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