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Old 03-10-2016, 08:49 PM   #31
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Which hitch do you use? How is that hitch working out for you? Thanks in advance
it is a reese and it works great. When I traded in our other trailer the took the reese and had to turn it around cause the Jayco was closer to the ground, and then set it up. I can go down the road steering with 1 finger and when a 18 wheeler passes me the truck and trailer only moves about 1/4 of an inch on the road.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:16 PM   #32
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it is a reese and it works great. When I traded in our other trailer the took the reese and had to turn it around cause the Jayco was closer to the ground, and then set it up. I can go down the road steering with 1 finger and when a 18 wheeler passes me the truck and trailer only moves about 1/4 of an inch on the road.
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Thanks Parcany! Love to hear how it works with a user on the road. I do know that with our tt/tv set up, if we go with the Reese (dual cam?), we would buy the 1500lb hitch.

How about hitching and disconnecting? I have seen some reviews showing that some users are concerned with safety while unhitching a Reese (not sure what model). What are your experiences with this?

Again, thanks!
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:33 PM   #33
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Not sure what they cost but I sure love my blue ox!
Once we purchased our Equalizer hitch in 2009 (after a realllllly bad Huskey experience), neither of us payed attention to other hitches available over the years since then. Now, of course, we are back in the market. Neither of us know the name "Blue Ox"; although the name popped up in some reviews I have seen recently.

With that, why is it that you chose the Blue Ox? Not trying to be mean sounding.... but what other wdh's have you experienced over the years? Thanks in advance

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Old 03-10-2016, 09:48 PM   #34
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To be completely honest I knew nothing about WDH and had never used one. I started asking around and looking at different models. A couple local people I trust told me that bang for your buck blue ox made one of the best. Many hours of reading, videos and chat rooms and I figured I'd give it a try. I was overloaded and wanted to be as safe as possible. Performance has been awesome. Drove in 50mph cross winds on a 2 lane highway and never had any sway. I tell you, I sure wasn't steering with 1 finger! I was scared ****less!! But it never moved.
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I have a Blue Ox as well and am very happy with it. It is very easy to hook up and is quiet and it just works. No messy grease either other than the ball which catches my pants way too often!

Previous hitches;
Generic round bar hitch
Anderson Sway Pro

I would really like to try an Equilizer to compare to as it is a well regarded and simple hitch.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:49 AM   #36
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I have a Blue Ox as well and am very happy with it. It is very easy to hook up and is quiet and it just works. No messy grease either other than the ball which catches my pants way too often!

Previous hitches;
Generic round bar hitch
Anderson Sway Pro

I would really like to try an Equilizer to compare to as it is a well regarded and simple hitch.
We had an Equalizer on the previous tt, which failed on us twice. The second time, the guy drilled holes into the bracket and tongue, then bolted the two together so the bracket wouldn't slide. Still had problems. After reading up on wdh's and getting feedback in this thread, I'm starting to think that our Equalizer just wasn't set up correctly.


Blue Ox question.... can you back up with the bars engaged? DH and I agreed that the ability to back up without having to release the bars is a must have

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Yes. I have never removed the bars to backup or maneuver.

My one complaint is that the hitch head is not adjustable but that is due to how the sway control works. So adjust-ability is limited to the size of the bars and how many chain links are used.

A bit harder to fine tune than others but I haven't needed to so.....
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New tv and tt.... budget is way stretched thin

As much as we want a Hensley or Proride, it jes' ainta gunna happen Thus, the need to explore the other less expensive options.
Totally understandable. FWIW we bought our Hensley used for $950.00. Used it for one season before moving to a 5th wheel. If you have a chance to find a used one it's well worth the extra $$ over normal WDHs. We towed a 31' 7300lb TT with a 2010 F150 using the Hensley. IMO it towed just as nice as when we tow our 5th wheel with our 2500 CTD. Absolutely zero push pull or sway of any kind when passing a semi. In Oregon semis can only go 55mph. We tow around 60-65 mph so we overtake semis all the time on the interstate. You know the feeling when overtaking one. You get sucked in then pushed out. That activity completely disappears with the Hensly. (ProPride will do the same) I'm just referencing with a Hensely because that's what we owned.
I also like the fact that the whole WDH stays attached to the coupler and all you have to remove is the stinger.
I sold it for $900 a year latter. Could've got the original $950 if I wanted to. I've seen some for as low as $600.00 being bought by RVers on another forum.
Just something to think about.
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Besides Craigslist and local newspaper, any suggestions on where to go online to find used Henley/Propride's?
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:39 AM   #40
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Thanks for the advice on the 'white line'. I'm glad I can get some 'refresher' advice on current day r/t towing!

Does Reese sell a wdh that does not require the chain/links? I've read where you have to be careful when disengaging the Reese wdh so you don't accidentally get hit somehow(?).
The Reese SC doesn't have chains. It functions similarly to the Equal-i-zer, but has replaceable friction pads on the spring bar hangers. I think the spring bar hangers also rotate slightly to maintain flat contact with the spring bars when they aren't QUITE parallel with the frame. This is a problem I have with my current hitch (Fastway E2 that I never should have bought for this trailer).

I had originally set my mind on an Equal-i-zer 1400/14000 for my 33 ft trailer, but I'm seriously considering the Reese SC with 1500 lb bars.

BTW, my 3/4T Ram gasser tows our trailer (and could do a lot more) without issue. Nice thing about having the gas engine is the extra payload capacity. MPGs towing our 28BHBE (weighing between 8000-8500 lbs) are between 9 and 11. I have the 6.4L Hemi.
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