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Old 04-01-2024, 09:28 AM   #1
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Greetings, new friends! We will be picking up our new 171BH next week. Would you recommend any specific sway bar and hitch for a Jayco Jay Feather micro 171BH that weighs slightly less than 4,000 lb? Towing with a 2013 Ford F150. TIA!
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I would say the two most popular WDHs are the Equalizer E4 and the Anderson. I have the Equalizer, and really love it. It is a little heavy, but very robust and reliable. I have not used the Anderson, feed back I have heard is very positive, light weight, and functional.

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Old 04-01-2024, 10:42 AM   #3
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Iíve had the equalizer and currently use an Anderson.
Both perform very well.
Only reason I like the Anderson more is the weight factor. Much easier to take on and off the truck.
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I’ve used a Fastwsy e2 for the past 7 years. Simple to hookup and works great.

https://www.fastwaytrailer.com/e2-hitch
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Old 04-01-2024, 11:32 AM   #5
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I have the equalizer also. As others have said, the hitch is heavy
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Old 04-01-2024, 11:39 AM   #6
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I use Equalizer and have been very happy with it. Yes it's heavy but it's built very well. I have no experience with the Anderson.
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Old 04-01-2024, 12:02 PM   #7
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I use this to install and remove my hitch from the truck. No more greasy hands of sore back!

https://www.amazon.com/HitchGrip-HG7...s%2C168&sr=8-1
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Old 04-01-2024, 02:10 PM   #8
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Greetings, new friends! We will be picking up our new 171BH next week. Would you recommend any specific sway bar and hitch for a Jayco Jay Feather micro 171BH that weighs slightly less than 4,000 lb? Towing with a 2013 Ford F150. TIA!
Welcome to the forum!

I would recommend a weight distribution hitch and one that specifically has 4 points of sway control like the Equalizer. These hitches arenít cheap but well worth the investment.
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Pulling that trailer with an F-150, I think the Anderson would be a great WDH. I've never used one either, but the reviews are very good.
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I use this to install and remove my hitch from the truck. No more greasy hands of sore back!

https://www.amazon.com/HitchGrip-HG7...s%2C168&sr=8-1
I agree! Makes handling the hitch-ball a breeze!
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I have been using the Andersen in bad wind condition and thousands of miles with a similar trailer. So simple to use, light weight for mount, dismount and less weight on rear end. Simple to use and very positive. Quick to hitch/unhitch!
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Old 04-03-2024, 06:57 PM   #12
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Andersen here
Happy with it
Have towed to Newfoundland twice and to Florida and back three times
No sway even in the Wreckhouse which routinely has 70 mph winds ( its in Newfoundland)
Havent calculsted dirt road travel but its considerable
Unit is 5200 lbs loaded ( not usually with fresh water)
Unit seems to work well
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I have tens of thousands of miles on my Andersen. Completely satisfied with the performance of the hitch. In addition, if you ever do have a question or need a part, the customer service is second to none.
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We have a Husky Weight distribution kit on our 2015 Jeep Cherokee North. Pulling an STx 174BH
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Had a Husky fifth wheel hitch, to sloppy; went with a Curt fifth wheel hitch, night and day difference.
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Andersen! Been using for 15 years!

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I've used both E2 and Equalizer. In my opinion, the Equalizer performed best! I think the key thing for that weight of an RV and tow vehicle is to use a WDH! Well worth the investment for safety and comfort!
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Greetings, new friends! We will be picking up our new 171BH next week. Would you recommend any specific sway bar and hitch for a Jayco Jay Feather micro 171BH that weighs slightly less than 4,000 lb? Towing with a 2013 Ford F150. TIA!
I have a E4 600/6000 like new for sale
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Andersen is a breeze to use
Light and works well for us with smaller trailers
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