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Old 02-09-2016, 10:06 PM   #1
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Blue Ox or Equal-I-Zer?

I'm going to have to get a new w/d hitch and have narrowed the choice to the Blue Ox or EQ. Any recommendations as to which is best?

I have to deal with two different hitch weights (1,600 or 1,350), depending on whether or not the Harley is loaded in the back of the TT. Trailers weight if 7,660 ready to go camping.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:07 PM   #2
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Have the equalizer 4 point, love it. 7500 trailer.

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Old 02-10-2016, 12:32 AM   #3
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I forgot to mention, either hitch is fine for weight distribution, leveling, etc., but I'm more interested in the sway control abilities.
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:37 AM   #4
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I have the EQ (1200 lb) and love it. Outstanding sway control!
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When I bought my new camper changed out my old hitch for the equalizer 4 point 1400# Works great and got rid of sway. Also added Timbren snubbers which add more to control sway. Later RJD
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I had a dual cam equalizer on previous trailer.
Now have Blue Ox on current rig.
The new trailer is 1500 lbs heavier and 5 feet longer.
They both exibit(ed) about the same amount of sway.

If you go with the blue ox BE CAREFUL. I went right out and bought
the longest strong arm breaker bar Harbor freight has and supplied my
own socket. That cheezy flat steel handle they give you with the blue
ox is TOO SHORT.
Also you MUST leave ball hitched and crank up the tongue to unload
the spring bars on the Blue Ox. If you don't they can really hurt you when
you try to unhook the chains!!!

Blue Ox is quieter in the turns but my dual cam wasn't too bad either.

I think Blue Ox might be a little better but it also takes longer to hitch
and un-hitch and it's more likely to hurt you if you aren't careful.
Both allow me to back in sharp turns without loosening/removing spring bars.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:59 AM   #7
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I tow with the Equalizer 4 point and it works well. I hear lot's of praise for the Blue Ox as well, so I think you'd be well served with either.
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Either system is going to require you to raise the tt with it hooked to tv to be able to remove/install the bars. Most tt have power jacks, for the ones that don't either system is going to be a pain to remove bars or install bars. Later RJD
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One thing I learned with the Equalizer is to raise the trailer and remove the WD bars and swing them around when I enter a campground and am on flat ground. If the campsite places the TV and TT in a position where there is some pivot going on between the 2 or if the front of the TV is slightly higher, it will be a serious pain to remove and reinstall the bars. When I hook up to leave, if it's a flat campsite, I install the bars there. If not, I leave them off until I pull out to a level spot and then install them.
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:16 AM   #10
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One thing I learned with the Equalizer is to raise the trailer and remove the WD bars and swing them around when I enter a campground and am on flat ground. If the campsite places the TV and TT in a position where there is some pivot going on between the 2 or if the front of the TV is slightly higher, it will be a serious pain to remove and reinstall the bars. When I hook up to leave, if it's a flat campsite, I install the bars there. If not, I leave them off until I pull out to a level spot and then install them.
Yep like learning as you go. Good tip Later RJD
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