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Old 12-10-2017, 10:13 PM   #1
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How do I choose a WDH/Sway control?

Oh my, I need to pick up a new WDH/sway for our Jay Flight 34RSBS.
With so many to choose from, how the heck does one decide which one to get.
As I get older I look for simplicity, ease of use, yet maintaining high effectiveness.
I've been checking out youtube videos, the WDH poll, etc....
With a 37' unit, good sway control is a must.

Sticker on unit has GVWR at 10,950lbs
Trailer as produced at factory 8,896lbs
Jayco lists the Dry Hitch weight (tongue weight) at 1,250lbs
Fresh tank is 80 gallon, we never travel with water.

For now, TV is a F250 Super Duty, looking to possibly upgrade to Ram 3500 6.4 w 4.10's

So how do I choose?
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:27 AM   #2
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Get the same as me, it is the best! ;-) While I absolutely recommend the unit I use, I'm sure there are other good hitches I have not tried. The advantages of the Reese HD Dual Cam that I see are rock-solid towing and no disconnect is necessary before backing. Disadvantage from what I understand is that apparently some of the other units have a step or two less to hook-up and apparently the Reese can take a bit more measuring for initial setup. Mine was setup by a local RV shop and this guy has been recommending and installing Reese for a long time.

Take the advice you get here and check internet for user and dealer videos and recommendations. The best will start to show themselves. Then, make sure your installer knows what he is doing or do your own homework before you do it yourself.
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:58 AM   #3
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Equal-i-zer brand, 4-point hitch.

There are a lot of happy Equal-i-zer owners on this site and I'm one of them!
They are an excellent anti-sway hitch, are simple to install and set up (I did my own), no frame drilling needed, and nothing needs to be disconnected when backing.

BTW, your trailer tongue weight will be in the 1,600lb range (10,950 * .15).
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:15 AM   #4
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So many:
Camco Re Curve 6
Anderson
Blue Ox
Reese (Steadi Flex)
Curt
EZ Lift
Husky
Ultra Fab
Fastway
Equalizer
Straight Line
Pro Ride
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:03 AM   #5
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Blue,

With an ~1250lb “brochure” dry tw, that is going to rule out a fair amount of wdh models due to them not being rated high enough for your loaded tw! You will be over 1400lbs once the propane tanks and a battery are on the tongue before even loading the tt.

The Reese Dual Cam is available for a 1500 or 1700lb tw, or the Blue Ox in a 1500 or 2000lb tw rated model.

If I had to guess, the 1500lb models probably won’t be enough. So go for the 1700lb Reese or 2000lb BO.

The Equal-I-Zer, Hensley, and PP all have a max of 1400lbs tw. And most of the others max at 1200lbs last I knew.

As mentioned, the trailer brackets do need to be mounted properly for the Reese DC system. Otherwise the bolts can loosen and strip out the holes.

Double check the trucks receiver hitch max tw rating as well!!

Good luck!!!
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:12 AM   #6
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I know it's not my money to spend but wouldn't it be worth going to a 5er for that size trailer? Also asking which hitch to go with, you may as well asked if ford dodge or chevy is the best. I don't have one but it seems like Anderson hitches are the king of the hill for that size trailer
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:12 PM   #7
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Well everyone know Ram and ProPride are the best on the market!

Since that is now cleared up...Based on what the projected TW will be which is above 1400# I doubt you can use the ProPride. I would call Sean, the owner and ask him though. It is absolutely the best hitch on the market. Very easy to use and infinitely adjustable too.
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Troll Craigslist and you'll be surprised what a nice bargain you'll find. My go-to source for hard to ship stuff that you know everyone wants to unload. Got my Roadmaster setup that way.
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