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Old 12-01-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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Best WD/ sway control ?

what is the best available system for travel trailer towing? all companies say that they're the best. the the Hensley arrow looks good but wow expensive and suggestions?
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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We got the Reese Dual-Cam system and LOVE it! No sway, even if a tractor-trailer passes, we don't feel it, if I drop the trailer off the edge of the road, when I bring it back on, it does not throw itself across the other lane.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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I have been using the ProPride 3P hitch on my 8319SS trailer (35 feet) through crosswinds of 70 km/h (45 mph), heavy rain, meeting transport trucks and large buses and IMHO is the best hitch on the market, no sway and no white knuckle, maybe more expensive but for safety I will save money somewhere else......
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:45 PM   #4
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We got the Reese Dual-Cam system and LOVE it! No sway, even if a tractor-trailer passes, we don't feel it, if I drop the trailer off the edge of the road, when I bring it back on, it does not throw itself across the other lane.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:56 PM   #5
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Husky centerline hitch here.

Active sway control, WD.

It's essentially an equil-i-zer hitch design with spring pots to help control/correct sway.

I pulled from west coast to east coast this year. Mountains, winds, weather, semi's, etc.

Not a hint of sway, no groaning or noise, not one complaint.

Well, I did break a spring plate in that 7000km pull. But Husky overnighted and entire hitch head assembly to me in a campground to replace it.

No cost.

Very impressive customer service.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:26 PM   #6
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Hensley is expensive but is the best one I've ever towed with. Can you really put a price on safety?
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #7
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The only three hitches that change the geometry of towing a bumper pull trailer are the Propride, Hensley, and Pullrite. Any one of these three are the best from an engineering standpoint (and why I pull with a Hensley). Anything else limits or reduces the sway, it will never eliminate it due to the geometry of a bumper pull setup.
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if you did a search on your subject, on any RV forum, you'd find that the Equalizer and the Reese Dual-Cam are the most popular WDHs out there.
the reasons are that both have built-in sway control, they are both well priced for their features, and they are a quality product.
the Hensley and the Propride are both highly regarded but only you can decide if they are worth that much.
for most, the two mentioned above perform almost as well as the two expensive ones, for a lot less money.

IMHO, i liked the Equalizer's simplicity, compared to the Dual-Cam.
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I have RV-ed with Husky, Equalizer and Reese, they all CONTROL sway and do their job as a weight distribution device. They are priced under $1000 and are a reasonable way to have adequete safety when towing.
The best engineered hitch as stated above is the Hensley, ProPride type of hitch. We now have a Hensley and it is the best when you do not put a price on total safety. One way to describe the difference is to say this, if you know the difference between "steering your TV and TT combination down the road" and "driving your TV and TT combination down the road" don't stop until you have purchased a Hensley hitch. The feeling of a TT following your every move at any speed with complete control and solid response is the true feeling that you are DRIVING and not STEERING your rig.
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