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Old 11-30-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Weight distribution hitches

I have a 2008 Jayco 27BH. I have the standard bent bar weight distribution hitch with the typical friction trailer sway control. I haven't had any trouble yet. I am considering moving to the Reese Dual Cam Sway Control. What are others using and your experiences?
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:20 AM   #2
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I have the Equal-i-zer system on our 25' Jayflight and 2006 Ford F150.
I have no experience with the Reese system so I can not comment on that system. The equal-i-zer system has performed very well for me and I doubt I will ever change to a different system.

http://www.equalizerhitch.com/produc...stribution.php
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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We use a Hensley Arrow that totally eliminates sway. The new ProPride, an improved HA by the original designer of the Arrow, is now available. Both do an excellent job. From what I've read about the Reese DC and the Equal-I-Zer, both do a fine job living up to their reputations. Maybe others with those hitches will join in.
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I know Sean Woodruff the President of ProPride... he is a stand up guy and will gladly answer any questions you may about the ProPride hitch.... and provide first class support....

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The first hitch installed on the new tt was a "Huskey" brand with the chains and separate sway bar. It did not work well for us (partly because it was not installed correctly at the Indiana facility). Our dealer replaced it with the Equalizer we had ordered with the trailer when we got back home to California. Wow! What a difference. We could drive up to 65mph in a 15ish mile side wind with no sway. The trucks sits more level with the new Equalizer. I like the four point sway system with the Equalizer.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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Weight distribution hitches

I stopped by the local Camping World today to learn more about the dual cam system. Advised against it as they have heard that the drop arms can drag when passing over humps. I'll look into the other systems mentioned. Thank you for the input.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:36 AM   #7
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2nd on equalizer. i pull an 08 322fks with no problems.the best price is from wwwadventure rv.com .i have 1400lb bars.the cost was $399.00 from them.
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Is there any issues with the Equalizer making a loud noise. I have seen posts on other forums that say this has been a big problem and there is nothing that can be done ,but it does fade over time. I am thinking of getting it but wondered how it compares with the Reese.
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I know Sean Woodruff the President of ProPride... he is a stand up guy and will gladly answer any questions you may about the ProPride hitch.... and provide first class support....

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Ditto Joe... Folks really brag on Sean's invention. He is a good guy as well.

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Old 12-19-2009, 07:47 PM   #10
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I have used a Reese dual cam weight distribution hitch with a 27ft Jayco RLS and a 29ft Jayco G2 RLS with good results. The distribution bars are easy to insert into and remove from the hitch and they are easy to place over the cams prior to attaching the chains. Be aware that there can be a loud scraping or popping sound occasionally when the tow vehicle is turning--that is normal and does not damage the hitch assembly, the trailer or the tow vehicle.

I once had a weight distribution hitch on a travel trailer in the 1980s that used a friction pad to reduce trailer sway. I much prefer the Reese dual cam.

That being said, I would very much like to try out a Hensley Arrow. Testimonials are powerful but the cost is more than I am willing to invest without trying it out in high winds and at high speed. If it works as well as it is reported to work, it would be worth the investment for those of us who take long trips in windy conditions and who want to tow at posted speed limits up to 70-75 mph.
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