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Old 03-15-2016, 12:36 PM   #21
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You won't hit 7000 lbs without trying really hard. 1000 lbs over dry is a good estimate for loaded weight.
5622 + 1000 = 6622. Let's round to 6700.
6700 * 13% = 871lbs TW
For choosing a WDH rating (800, 1000, 1200, etc), I like to add 100 lbs to est TW, to be sure you're not too close to the max. Being at the limit is a recipe for a bouncy or "porpoising" connection.
This means a 1000lb rated WDH kit will be just fine for you.
I use the 1000 lbs Equal-I-zer for my 5200 lbs trailer (~700 lbs TW), and it's fantastic. You have more TW than me, but I think the 1200 kit would still be too stiff for you.

As has been said, the Propride is a great hitch. But it's crazy expensive (like the Henseley), and weighs a lot more. If you are concerned about too much TW on the Expy, you do not want the Propride.
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:24 PM   #22
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When we bought our first travel trailer (27') in 2008 we were towing with a 2005 Toyota Sequoia (1st gen). We started with the equalizer but towing on the highway was scary - lots of sway, which may have been related to the relatively short wheelbase of the Sequoia.

In the spring of 2009 I purchased and installed a ProPride hitch and it has worked very well for us. I would do it again.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:44 PM   #23
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How did you make out with your rig? If you look at my setup you will see you have more room to work with than I do as we have almost the same SUV.
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:49 PM   #24
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How did you make out with your rig? If you look at my setup you will see you have more room to work with than I do as we have almost the same SUV.
We towed with it from 2009 until last summer when we sold the Sequoia and moved to a 2013 F150. Here's a look at the connection between the Sequoia and the trailer, taken on the day of installation:



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Sorry, I neglected to complete the post! I would just add that even with the longer wheelbase and the built-in sway control on the F150 I would not want to tow without the ProPride.
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Old 05-13-2016, 09:26 AM   #25
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You don't want to rely on OEM electronic sway control anyway. From what I understand, that typically does not kick in until the situation is very bad. If it kicked in every time you had a little wind gust or passing semi, it would be constantly applying the truck and/or trailer brakes, heating them up, fighting the powertrain, and hurting fuel economy (that's already in the toilet).

Whether Propride, Equalizer, or even an old friction sway controller, you want something in your hardware to be maintaining stability, and let the software help out if things every get nuts.
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