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Old 06-26-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Equal-i-zer or Reese Dual Cam

I have a 2011 SV264 Surveyor TT. I am considering buying either a Reese DC or Equal-i-zer 4PT sway control hitch. Any opinions on which is a better choice?
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll go wrong with either. Just make sure it's set up properly and you have the correct size, 800/8,000 - 1,000/10,000 - 1,200/12,000, etc....

I've had the Equal-i-zer for over 2 years now with no problems, so I vote for the Equal-i-zer!
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:34 PM   #3
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Both are commonly recommended and well-thought of by users on this board and rv.com.

As Gary said, you can't go wrong with either one. I use the Equal-i-zer because that's what I'm used to and saw no reason to have switched with this newest trailer.
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My dry tongue weight is 481lbs. I have not weighed the tongue but loaded I figure it is about 750 to 850lbs . The dry weight of the trailer is 4547 GVWR is 7400lbs. The dealer and equal-i-zer both recommend the 10,000lbs hitch. The Reese dealer recommends the 12000lb hitch. Any thoughts on that?
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:39 PM   #5
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from what i've seen and read, the Reese requires drilling on the tongue, whereas the Equalizer does not.
i find the Equalizer simpler to hookup and adjust.

i've also read some opinions that the Reese is better for larger trailers that have heavy tongue weights.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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Progressive Mfg, who makes the Equal-i-zer, will tell you to round up from the estimated or actual tongue weight. For example, my trailer's tongue weight is 700lbs according to my Sherline and I am good with the 1,000 lb bars. Whatever you do don't use the dry TW which would indicate you would use the 600lb bars. Way too light. I'm not sure about the Reese.
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I had the Reese on my first camper and loved it. When I bought my next camper I went with the Equal-I-zer. The only reason I made the switch is the way it mounts. The Reese works well with a C-shaped frame but on a boxed frame the Equal-I-zer is easier to mount and requires no drilling. The Eqial-I-zer works just as well as the Reese and either will do a good job for you.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:19 PM   #8
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Darn, now I'm really confused (new RVer). I told the dealer I wanted an Equal-i-zer brand, and he apparently does not handle them. I heard nothing but praise about these. He said he would have me one that worked identically, and if I do not like it, I do not have to take it. Problem is, I am driving 200 miles to pick up this TT, so I won't have many options once I am there. From what I see, the Reese does look harder to hook up and rquires drilling (I'm assuming this is what he'll provide). There is a little negative info on the web on the Reese. I am not sure what to do now. Are you experts fairly ceratin the Reese as as good as the Equal-i-zer?
Thanks very much for any adice on this.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:38 AM   #9
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I went with the equalizer brand hitch. Just did 400 miles round trip with it and loved it. Big difference over my old WD hitch and friction sway control arm. The Reese was my second choice but the drilling on the frame and more difficulty hitching up made me choose the equalizer.
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I have used both and as far as function (controlling trailer and sway) they are equal. I would give the slight preference to Equalizer as I felt it was easier to set up, adjust and it was quieter in operation. You can't go wrong with either. They are both good.
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