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Old 12-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #31
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Both Equal-I-Zer and Reese are proven over years of service, Anderson is still new to the Market. Although it may prove to be one of the best, I wouldn't want to be someone's field test.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #32
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I knew the Andersen had the integrated sway control, but not the others. I'll take a look at those and see what kind of pricing I can find. Any opinion on benefits of one to the other?

This WDH poll and member discussion may prove helpful.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...highlight=poll
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #33
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The Equalizer really seems to be the choice. I checked price wise seems to be anywhere from 4-600, does that sound right?
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #34
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snip...... Any opinion on benefits of one to the other?
IMO the Equal-i-zer brand WDH and the Reese Strait-Line brand WDH will equally provide superior sway control when sized/adjusted correctly.

The one design function of the Reese Strait-Line WDH that I like is the way the spring bar force is placed/applied over the cam surface, it works at keeping the TV/HTT traveling in a straight line .... thus my comment in a prior post, being a "pro-active" sway control design.

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Old 12-08-2013, 08:30 PM   #35
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So depending on the reviews of the Andersen hitch, maybe I could have you way in on round bars vs trunnion bars. Which is better do you guys think. I'm not sure which is better, or what the actual difference is. Can you give me the low down and let me know the benefits to either?
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A round spring bar WDH and trunnion spring bar WDH of equal weight rating will give the same weight distribution results, but with some WDH manufactures the trunnion bar WDH can be purchased in the higher weight rating class (ie; 1,500lb rating).

I have found that in many cases the round bar WDH works a little better with with TT's that have the ball coupler welded to the top of the TT A-frame (clearances), and the trunnion bar WDH works better with the ball coupler welded to the bottom of the A-frame.

If it's determined that either spring bar WDH will work, I would go with the trunnion bar WDH because the associated Ball Mount allows for additional tilt (over the round bar Ball Mount)..., which comes in handy when making WDH weight distribution adjustments.

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Old 01-08-2014, 09:30 PM   #37
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We pull a 31 BHS with a 2013 Ram 1500. We use a WDH and wouldnt pull without it.
This spring we are adding either heavier duty coils or Timbrens.
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The WDH will actually raise the rear of the truck as you load the proper size bars cause like you mentioned will transfer some of the rear weight forward so less is on the rear, which is why they call them equalizer bars!!!! But with just a have ton, I would definetly purchase a WDH with proper equalizer bars to make it so much safer along with the anti sway bar!!! The vehicle was meant to ride level and not have the front end light and up in the air, plus the first time some idiot jumps the lane in front of you and you have to get on the binders and swerve to avoid the idiot with the anti sway bar and WDH hopefully you will be able to avoid the idiot with out loosing control of your vehicle and TT and sky rocket your insurance rates, lol. Better safe than sorry, there wouldn't be a question in my mind if I was in your position!!!
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Ok, so i picked up the Andersen last Saturday. Looks heavy duty and rated at 14.000 lbs of TC. Can't wait to get it on the camper.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:22 PM   #40
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One can install air shocks to help with the weight such as Gabriel High Jackers. I went with the Roadmaster suspension instead.
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