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Old 01-12-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Equal i zer or Reese Straightline Dual Cam

Im new to a TT and need some help.

Im in process of getting a 2014 Rockwood Ultra lite 2703ws TT It should be ready around March

My TV is a 2005 Chevy 1500 Silverado Z71

Im trying to decide on a W/d hitch and brake controller

Equal I zer p4 $611.49 +$80 shipping

Reese Strait-Line with dual cam

Whats the good and bad either way with these?
And should I go with 10,000 or 12,000, or how should I decide?

Prodigy P2 is what I'm looking at for a controller
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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I can only speak for the equalizer since that is the one I own and use
I have the equalizer 4 point and a prodigy (don't think its a P-2 though)
I have a Rockwood 2306 and have the 1,000 / 10,000
Never had an issue and would recommend it

$611 seems kinda high - I will locate my receipt and post back tomorrow
as far as which one to order - what is the max total weight of your camper

with either hitch - I would carry spare parts like clips and pins in case one is lost or comes up missing
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I cannot respond to the choice of hitch as I do not have either, but I have the prodigy p2 controller and love it. A quite robust controller and using it solved a pulsating brake issue I had with my time delay Reese

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Old 01-12-2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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I had an F150 and pulled a 30 foot 6200 lb TT with a conventional Reese WDH.
I added the Dual Cam setup and it worked very well.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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I can only speak for the equalizer since that is the one I own and use
I have the equalizer 4 point and a prodigy (don't think its a P-2 though)
I have a Rockwood 2306 and have the 1,000 / 10,000
Never had an issue and would recommend it

$611 seems kinda high - I will locate my receipt and post back tomorrow
as far as which one to order - what is the max total weight of your camper

Thats a sale price at camping world. Im still looking for a good price. Just deciding on which one for now

with either hitch - I would carry spare parts like clips and pins in case one is lost or comes up missing
Dry Hitch Weight 621 lbs. (282 kg)
Unloaded Vehicle Weight 6,145 lbs. (2,787 kg)
GVWR 7,621 lbs. (3,457 kg)
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:10 PM   #6
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I have always used the Equal-i-zer but the Reese DC is just as great. You can't go wrong with either one. IIRC the Reese requires you to drill the frame, which some people don't like to do that themselves.

As for the bar size, the trailer's GVWR is nearly 8,000 Lbs, which gives a loaded hitch weight between 8-12K. I'd guess the 1,200 lb bars are best, but I recommend you talk with Progress Mfg to double check that.

RV Wholesalers sell that hitch for a little bit under $500 with free shipping so check them out. You might need to install yourself, which requires some special tools (thin walled socket and big wrench that you either need to own or find a local shop who will help you). The dealer could be your best bet unless you want to do it yourself.

The P2 is a good brake controller and will suffice.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:30 PM   #7
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I bought the Equalizer and couldn't be happier, take a look here for pricing.
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http://www.rvwholesalers.com/catalog...h-14-2927.html
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I would think the 10k would work for that set up.
I had the 10k on my last truck( k1500) and 6500 lbs tracer and it worked out great.
Upgraded to the 14k for the Lacrosse and it too is working out great.
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since you don't list where you live, don't know if you're in the U.S. or Canada.
if you're in the U.S., i don't see why you'd spend over $600 for an Equalizer, when plenty of other places, like RVW, sell it for way less and with free shipping.
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