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Old 10-11-2016, 06:52 PM   #21
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I changed to Blue Ox almost a year ago after using another brand WDH with sway control added for 3 years. I'm VERY pleased with the Blue Ox and I installed it myself in about an hour. It tows quieter, easier and with hardly any sway. I'm also pleased that it is 100% Made in the USA. The Blue Ox is beautifully made and finished.


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Old 10-11-2016, 07:23 PM   #22
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I use an 6K Equal-i-zer 4 point and it can be left hooked up while backing. It is easier to back into tight 90 degree areas like my driveway if you remove the bars but it is not required. For most back in campsites that are angled or have large entrances it has no noticeable effect. I set mine up by myself in a couple of hours and paid under $400 for it a couple of years ago.

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Old 10-11-2016, 08:01 PM   #23
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I have a Blue Ox unit on my Solaire 201SS (Approx 4000lb TT/400lb tongue weight). The trailer tows rock solid. Can sometimes be tricky installing the sway bars and you need to watch out when releasing the bars so they do not release too quickly and bite you. I use the electric tongue jack to assist with getting the sway bars on/off which makes the job very easy. The sway bars can be changed out to accommodate different tongue weights in the event you pruchase another trailer down the road. I would recommend the Blue Ox.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:31 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by TravelinFam View Post
I've been meaning to do a write up for this as I currently have a 2012 F-150 Crew cab with E2 weight distribution hitch that pulls my 26' 4500 lb Jayco, and a 2014 F-150 Crew cab with Husky Centerline weight distribution hitch that's pulls my 35' 7500 lb Rockwood. I prefer the E2 for the following reasons:
Easier to attach bars, Easier to get bars off, quieter, black vs. gray, less pins. My wife has one truck at the moment, but maybe I can get a video of the first one started. Both good hitches though.
At the end of the season this year, I am going to be upgrading from an E2 to an Equalizer. The E2 is a decent hitch but I am pulling about 6800 lbs with a RAM 1500 crew cab and from all the research I have done, the E2 may be a little less than what I need/want back there.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:47 PM   #25
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I use an 10K Equal-i-zer 4 point it is the only way to go. And makes it were the wife can handell it with ease I have driven with other TT to see which I perferd and there was no question which way to go. have fun and be safe.

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Old 10-11-2016, 08:47 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by stantyszka View Post
At the end of the season this year, I am going to be upgrading from an E2 to an Equalizer. The E2 is a decent hitch but I am pulling about 6800 lbs with a RAM 1500 crew cab and from all the research I have done, the E2 may be a little less than what I need/want back there.
Although I used others over the past 42 years there are good reasons Equalizer has been selling hitches for 70 years.
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:54 AM   #27
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I have an Equalizer hitch and a 2016 1500 Suburban. The hitch with built in sway control works flawlessly. The advice/service provided by Equalizer is exceptional. A word of caution is what size hitch shank in "drop" measurement you will need. My Suburban and I am sure yours, will require an extended drop shank, because of the vehicle height versus the trailer coupler. The equalizer hitch can be ordered minus the factory supplied hitch shank. You would then order the hitch shank independently, per the requirement of your tow vehicle height. Otherwise, you will end up with the factory supplied shank which is incorrect for your vehicle. The Equalizer website has an excellent program to determine the correct length of shank. The Equalizer brand shank I purchased from an after market supplier was $123.00 versus $179.00 at the factory. RV Upgrades was my source.
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:59 AM   #28
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cheap hich

I have almost exactly the same TT and TV you are asking about. I purchased the cheapie from Harbor Freight, 1000# bars, added one sway controller. Works great for me. Would something more expensive work better? Possibly, but I'm happy. Look at some of the hitches less than $200.00, I've had three and happy. I usually include hitch when I sell a trailer as it adds some incentive to the buyer.

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Old 10-12-2016, 09:59 AM   #29
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Equalizer is great, love mine!!!
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:25 PM   #30
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Bought our Equal-I-zer hitch after being blown all over the road with our old hitch which just wasn't up to the task. Now, in just a few minutes, we can hook up with the Equalizer and basically forget it until we have to unhook which only takes a couple of minutes. You don't need to do anything to back up and the trailer pulls like a dream. If you get a larger trailer someday, you can upgrade the hitch and keep going (if you even need to do so). It's not hard to install and the other users are right - if you don't have the tools to install it, go and get them. It is still probably cheaper than having a dealer do it and you have the tools to make adjustments in the future if needed. Equalizer is a great hitch. Just pin the bars into the hitch, slide them over the brackets on the trailer (use the trailer jack to lift the trailer so they just slide in), and fasten the clips onto the bars. It requires little effort or strength - an easy, quick, setup. My truck and trailer feel like a single vehicle with this hitch. They say it lasts generations, too.

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