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Old 02-10-2016, 08:43 PM   #31
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My blue ox performs perfectly. TT is 4500 lbs. ready to camp. My TV is a 2005 Nissan Titan.


Info on the blue ox is here: Sway Pro With Clamp On Brackets


I like the fact that I don't have to purchase a new WDH system if I upgrade the trailer.


Dealer had it set wrong but I fixed it on my way home from the dealer. Otherwise, its works great. You do need to review the instructions on safety.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:53 PM   #32
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My vote----the Blue Ox!!! My Ram pulls my 7500 lb trailer like a charm, minimal sway and rides level!
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:06 PM   #33
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I had the Equl-I-zer and was able to trade it in for a Blue Ox. Glad I did it handles better the the other.
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:18 PM   #34
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My blue ox performs perfectly. TT is 4500 lbs. ready to camp. My TV is a 2005 Nissan Titan.


Info on the blue ox is here: Sway Pro With Clamp On Brackets


I like the fact that I don't have to purchase a new WDH system if I upgrade the trailer.


Dealer had it set wrong but I fixed it on my way home from the dealer. Otherwise, its works great. You do need to review the instructions on safety.
Notice another trailer short in length. Of course it will work good so will the Equl-I-ze. Not quite a good comparison. Later RJD
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:07 AM   #35
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Notice another trailer short in length. Of course it will work good so will the Equl-I-ze. Not quite a good comparison. Later RJD
Actually, a fine comparison considering the same BO hitch with different bars can handle up to 2000# tongue weight. The op asked for opinions and he has gotten quite a few good ones...including the ones for BO.

I'm glad you are as sold on your EQ as others are on their BO...both work as advertised...small or big TT...
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I thank all of you for the comments, etc. Very helpful information. Since my trailer has different hitch weights depending on the motorcycle loading I've ordered a hitch scale (tomorrow delivery, I hope). Using that I'll be able to make a final decision. Will let y'all know.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:24 PM   #37
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Fantastic, -dog! Keep on trucking.
Like I've said here or elsewhere, move people love the system they have, especially if it has integrated sway control.
Chances are we won't find anybody that has used both the Equal-izer, and the Blue Ox.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:45 PM   #38
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I notice some comment from folks not towing the longer heaver tt with either hitch. Wait till you tow one 35ft and see how much nicer the Egual-i-zer hitch is. BTW why would you be lubing these hitches you are defeting the purpose of preventing sway. Later RJD
You must lube the socket surfaces, where they slide against the head during a turn. How do I know, you ask?
Because I've been lazy the last 2 years, and have not been lubing mine. The top surfaces of the sockets are slightly worn, such that even when I over-torque the lower socket bolts, there is a noticeable reduction in effort required to rotate the bars (by hand, before engaging). I have not noticed a decrease in sway prevention, likely because once the bars are engaged, there is still enough contact to provide significant rotational friction.

I sent the company an email this week, and will be sending pics soon, in hopes of getting some new sockets to rebuild.

So, definitely follow the instructions regarding lubrication, Equil-i-zer, Blue Ox, or otherwise.
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I really appreciate all the comments and information y'all have given me in this thread.

Now, I have more helpful information but not quite sure how to use it. I got a Sh Sherline tongue weight scale today and was able to get some extremely accurate numbers.

With the Harley loaded in the back of the Vengeance, and everything else in place, I get a tongue weight (at the ball hitch point) of 1,125 pounds (14.9% of trailer weight). When I unload the Harley the tongue weight increases to 1,250 pounds (18%). Between the Equal-I-Zer and Blue Ox the bar spec choices are 1,200, 1,400 or 1,500 pounds. Which of those specs should I try to comply with?
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You must lube the socket surfaces, where they slide against the head during a turn. How do I know, you ask?
Because I've been lazy the last 2 years, and have not been lubing mine. The top surfaces of the sockets are slightly worn, such that even when I over-torque the lower socket bolts, there is a noticeable reduction in effort required to rotate the bars (by hand, before engaging). I have not noticed a decrease in sway prevention, likely because once the bars are engaged, there is still enough contact to provide significant rotational friction.

I sent the company an email this week, and will be sending pics soon, in hopes of getting some new sockets to rebuild.

So, definitely follow the instructions regarding lubrication, Equil-i-zer, Blue Ox, or otherwise.
The only thing that needs lube is the ball. Slide is suppose to be stiff to prevent the sway. Just guess you do not like the noise. Later RJD
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