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Old 01-03-2022, 06:51 PM   #21
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Old 03-14-2022, 12:29 PM   #22
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I've been running the Blue Ox 15K/1500 for 3 seasons now and the hitch has done very well for us. The first thing I did was get a good quality 24" breaker bar to use in fastening/unfastening the chains. As others have suggested once the trailer and truck are coupled using the tongue jack to raise the tongue up a bit before fastening the chains does help a lot. However, there have been times when I've had to unhook with things out of level or the TV off angle and it can still be a bear even with the breaker bar.

Therefore, one of my purchases in the near future will likely be the Lippert Strap-Tek. I've had conversations with others who are using this with the Blue Ox and they tell me that it has eliminated the need to raise the tongue as well as the potentially dangerous unload if there is still a bit of tension on the bars. As I understand it this works with most chain-type WDH. It does not work with Equalizer hitches. It is a little pricey but as someone else who has had a hernia surgery in the past I find the benefits it seems to provide well worth the $$.
Did you ever pull the trigger on Strap Tek?
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Old 03-14-2022, 02:43 PM   #23
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Have you looked at the Andersen?? I use the trailer tongue jack and there are no bars to take on/off. Weighs much less and has great sway control built in that adjusts itself based on the weight of the trailer.

Note, advertised max weight is 14,000 pounds.
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Old 03-14-2022, 03:01 PM   #24
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I've had nothing but an Equalizer with no desire or reason to switch. Very happy with its performance.
My situation as well. I have had an excellent experience with my Equalizer and have no desire to change.
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I'll keep my Husky Centerline TS, can't see any reason to switch?
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Old 03-14-2022, 06:26 PM   #26
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I thought this is the proper procedure for hooking up the bars. This is how I do it also.
I don't even know where the tool is. It's up and down with the jack. Grease keeps things quiet.
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I don't even know where the tool is. It's up and down with the jack. Grease keeps things quiet.
Ditto!
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Equalizer vs Blue Ox

Have used a BlueOx SwayPro WDH for both of my campers. Works great, easy to hookup and unhook, and never had a problem with the frame clamps moving and itís quiet.
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