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Old 01-19-2016, 05:42 PM   #11
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Does it have sway control ?
Sorry, I kept the sway control bar to use with my new hitch. And you really should have sway control. The Husky part #34715 is the right one for this package, seems to cost about $50. With that trailer you should only need sway control on one side - mine is a right side.

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Old 01-19-2016, 06:03 PM   #12
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What would be the advantage of husky ? compare to just the cheaper Eaz lift here :


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...1JX0BMGWGZ4PDD






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Sorry, I kept the sway control bar to use with my new hitch. And you really should have sway control. The Husky part #34715 is the right one for this package, seems to cost about $50. With that trailer you should only need sway control on one side - mine is a right side.

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Old 01-19-2016, 06:09 PM   #13
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What would be the advantage of husky ? compare to just the cheaper Eaz lift here :

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...1JX0BMGWGZ4PDD
You tell me. Looks like a rebranded Husky.
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:56 PM   #14
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How heavy is your husky whole assembly including the sway control ?


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Holy moley! I pulled an SLX 165RB with a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. You REALLY REALLY REALLY need a weight distribution hitch for that combo. I'll bet the T&C really sags at the rear, doesn't it?

Hey, could I interest you in a Husky 31330 Weight Distribution Hitch system? I used it on our Caravan to pull the SLX 165RB, and it worked just fine. We've since upgraded both TV and TT.

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Old 01-29-2016, 08:45 PM   #15
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How heavy is your husky whole assembly including the sway control ?
The Husky hitch assembly is their part #31330 and apparently weighs 57.1 pounds. The sway control is part #34715 and weighs about 13 pounds. But I'm not selling the sway control, only the hitch assembly and weight distribution package.

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Old 01-29-2016, 10:12 PM   #16
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HI All,
Pawntan, the best thing to do is your homework on several brands of WDH's. I personally spent 6 months talking to various people in all facets of the rec vehicle business before I made my decision. I wanted to know all the weights and also the trailer weights. I too used the CAT scales ounce I did my purchase and loaded up with everything I thought I'd use on trips. Keep in mind that will change until you have it tuned in for weight. I went with the Equalizer brand as it has both Wd and anti sway in one unit.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:20 PM   #17
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If your interested, I have this basic model that I was about to put up for sale. I just upgraded and want to sell mine. You can pm me for more info if you interested. $75.00 plus shipping from Dallas, tx
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:23 AM   #18
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I'm very happy with the Equalizer (1000lb). No sway and VG weight distribution. Does make some noise, but put the Equalizer pads on for under bars at frame mounts and keeping the ball well lubed has got most of that under control. I wouldn't use another brand myself, but seems lots like the chain types as there are several to choose from and cost is much less (quality??)...

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Old 02-03-2016, 12:57 PM   #19
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I tow a Jayco 184BH with our minivan rated at 3,500lbs. You definitely need a WDH and I recommend the sway as well. I also added airbags for the rear springs. I promise you are right at the limits of your van, just like me. You need all the help you can get. I also minimally load anything in the back of the van and I pack most things to the rear of the trailer to keep the hitch weight down. The difference all this makes is night and day compared to when I towed it home from the dealer with just the airbags. I would also make sure your brakes have plenty of life left. 60mph should be your limit. Below are the links to the airbags I purchased and the Husky WDH I use. A unibody may not be designed for a WDH, but I'll tell you from a safety aspect it made a huge difference.


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Old 02-03-2016, 01:21 PM   #20
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For towing with cars I have the impression we (owners) need to know a little more on how the WDH works.
On the link below is a really nice article about the importance of ball mount angle.
Go to page 6 => RV Lifestyle - Vol. 44 No. 2
If you can not make WD work one of three things:
1 - WDH set up is not right (ball angle)?
2 - Spring bars spec. below what you need.
3 - Your hitch is twisting...
For 2 you will need stronger bars
For 3 you will need to reinforce your hitch.

rangerdoc,
What is the tongue weight of your trailer?
What pressure you load on the rear suspension bags?

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