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Old 05-26-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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26BH Weight Distribution Hitch

To all who have a 26BH out there,
What do you use on your TT for weight distribution? I was looking at the Equalizer and the Reese Dual cam. I noticed with the Reese, they have a trunnion type and a round bar type? Never bought one before, so I value the veteran's inputs on this.
Oh, My TV is a 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD 5.3L w/3.73 gears if that matters.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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I have never used an Equalizer, just the Reese Dual Cam. Some of the comments I have heard is that the Equalizer apparently prevents the sway before it starts and the Reese stops the sway once started. However, given how the Reese is, the bar has to slide up on the cam increasing the tension, so I would say it prevents it too.

Other differences between the Equalizer 4 Point Sway Control and Reese Dual-Cam is the Equalizer is a friction type sway control. A friction sway control stiffens the joint between the car and trailer, restricting movement away from center and movement back to center. This can be a problem if the rear axle of the car loses traction on a slick surface during a turn as the friction can lock the car and trailer into a perpetual turn.

The Reese, by contrast, opposes movement away from a straight line and enhances the return to a straight line, so it can be used in all conditions. When the car and trailer move away from center, the bars ride up on the cams, opposing the movement away from center and pushing the trailer back to the centerline. The Equalizer does not rely on the tension, so that's not a factor.

I use the DC pulling a 29fbs and in my opinion is one of the best/most cost effective ways to to add sway control.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:05 AM   #3
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I am using the 10k Equalizer TDH with the sway control on my 26BH. It seems to work quite well. I have had it on the freeway with some good cross wind and it seem to do the job. We will be taking our first real trip this weekend so I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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I have the old style Reese Dual Cam, trunnion style. Does a good job. Both get good reviews.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
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I have just got the standard round bar setup and friction sway that was included when I purchased my 26BH. Have thought about upgrading to something better, but it has actually done quite well. I have never had a bit of sway.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:45 PM   #6
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I bought the Equalizer WDH. It seems to do a good job. When I brought my new trailer home last week there were some serious winds. Drove 30 miles in a gusty 30mph crosswind and it did just fine. Most of my friends and family that have bumper pulls use it as well also.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #7
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On my old TT I had the Dual Cam with the trunion style bars. The Dual Cam is most effective when there is a lot of force exerted by the spring bars. That said, the 26BH has a 595 lb dry tongue weight. I don't know much about the 1500 Silverado but I suspect that it won't need much tension on the spring bars to keep things even. Although I have never had the Equalizer, I would probably opt for that with the lighter tongue weights. Just my opinion worth exactly what was paid.
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Both are good. I was about to order the dual cam, but found a 1200# equallizer locally for $300 so I went that way. 50MPH gusts on the way home with our 28BHS last Sunday and it worked like a champ.
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Love my Equalizer. It works like a champ plus you can back up without having to disengage anything. It is a little noisy when turning hard though, the noise reminds me that it's working.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:18 PM   #10
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Bryan,
What do you have to disconnect to back up? Never heard that. But then again, I haven't heard a lot when it comes to TT's.
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