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Old 01-24-2012, 09:10 AM   #11
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Well, as many times before, I apparently don't know what I am talking about.

There is Equal-i-zer and Equalizer, both with trademarks. The Equalizer (again, made by Progressive Manufacturing) offers a round bar setup advertised as the E2.

I think I will try to stick to Reese WDH advice.
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I use the E2 WDH on a smaller trailer (loaded weight 3338) with 13.7% hitch weight using the 600 lb trunnion (square) bars. Good combination for my trailer. Best of luck in your decision.
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I don't think Equalizer has a round bar option. The flat trunnion bars rubbing across the tongue brackets is what gives you the sway control.

You are talking about the Equalizer brand by Progressive Manufacturing, correct ??
Yes.. and you are correct.. the EQUALIZER is not avail in round bar,.. but the E2 (also a Progressive product) is available in round or trunnion. The E2 is pretty much the same as the EQUALIZER.. biggest difference seems to be E2 is 2-point sway control,.. EQUALIZER is 4 point sway control.
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I use the E2 WDH on a smaller trailer (loaded weight 3338) with 13.7% hitch weight using the 600 lb trunnion (square) bars. Good combination for my trailer. Best of luck in your decision.
did you choose the "trunnion" over the round bars for a reason?
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:24 AM   #15
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No reason other than my Dealer had trunnion model available. If I was towing larger trailer (longer and heavier) my preference would be for 4pt Equalizer with additional sway control. I think 4pt is made in Provo Utah by Progressive but my E2 was mfg in China (at least head). No issues backing up with WDH engaged but it can be noisy at low speeds during backing into site.
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I like trunion because I think they give you better ground clearance. However, in some applications, they may give you some clearance issues with your frame. IMO trunion is preferred.
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thanks for all the comments.. very helpful. I ordered an E2 WDH 800/8000 with sway control, trunnion bars.
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I like trunion because I think they give you better ground clearance. However, in some applications, they may give you some clearance issues with your frame. IMO trunion is preferred.
How is frame clearance a problem? explain further, please.
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There could be some frame clearance problems with the Reese Straight Line Dual Cam under certain conditions, but I haven't heard of problems with Equal-i-zer.

With Reese, if there is a 6" tongue frame with the coupler on top of the frame, the trunnion style spring bars could rub the cam yoke bolt. I had that problem. Reese suggested that I go with a 1" raised ball, but even now the trunnion bars will rub the cam yokes during tight turns.
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just following up.. I picked up the 2010 WILDWOOD 22RB today. I took the E2 800/8000 WDH to the dealership.. they said they would install the hitch. The tech (Mark) was a super nice guy.. but really didn't know how to set up the hitch. I stopped him after noticing he wasn't taking any measurements.. and hadn't even opened the instruction booklet.

I told him I had installed a similar (EQUALIZER) hitch a few years ago.. and maybe I could help. He was cool.. and admitted he was kinda lost. Together we were able to get the hitch installed and and the weight distribution setting pretty much "right on." The camper and tow vehicle are nearly perfectly level.. and the wheel well and camper level measurements are all within one inch of the initial numbers,.. when everything is hooked up.

I am also happy to report.. that even though this camper is 4 feet longer.. and about 700 lbs more than my old JAYCO.. I couldn't tell any difference in towing. The new2me camper is a tandem axle unit and actually seems to handle a little easier when backing.
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