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Old 04-01-2015, 12:31 PM   #11
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I will look into the jackets thanks for the info
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:53 PM   #12
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Alternate to regular WDH

I am using a Trekker WDH with the built-in anti sway control. I went with that after I had pulled my parents and in-laws trailers many times with the friction sway controls. The Trekker is easy to use and you don't have to have another couple of small hitch balls attached to your TV or rig. It works by creating resistance at the distribution bars pivot point and restricts sway if under 10 degrees. However, you don't have to loosen it when parking or turning tight corners as some friction bars require. Just a suggestion you might consider, I am very happy with it pulling my 35" TT. http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...lies/smile.gif
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:21 PM   #13
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Trekker looks like an Equalizer brand knockoff. The only real differences I see are:
a. The sockets that the bars slide into are torqued from the top (Equalizer bolts are from the bottom).
b. The bar-retention at the L-brackets are by a hinged retainer fork (nice!), rather than a removable L-pin.

However, after reading another thread on this site, I understand that Trekker recommends you loosen the sway control at the head during rain or other slippery conditions, just like is recommended for a friction sway control bar. I do not believe the Equalizer or any of the Dual Cam WDH (the most popular WDH with integrated sway control) call for loosening under such conditions.

The only thing called for on the Equal-I-zer is checking those bolts (and all other fasteners) periodically, to be sure they haven't loosened up.

The price I saw on the Trekker was also over $700!!! I didn't check around, but I think the Equalizer is easy to find for under $500.
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:42 PM   #14
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brakeman - all is probably true, and I did spend $700 installed at Fun Town in Cleburne but didn't know any different at the time. I do like the Trekker hitch though and I don't think I would loosen the torque in slippery conditions, because I wouldn't be pulling in slippery conditions! Not if I can help it anyway. Thanks for the comparison, I'll look up the Equal-i-zer and compare, thanks.
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The dealer I bought my current trailer from gave me a Camco EZ-Lift 1000 with Sway Bar, since it was setup wrong on my F150 it was a nightmare, however I think I am going to keep this setup as most of these are basically the same and install it the right way on my new Roo 23IKSS, the Roo has a hitch weight of 600lbs and my Shast is 900, Shasta weighs 6700 dry and too 5100.

Key to doing this is set it up right so my front tires are not 1" higher.

I looked at the Camco Trekker since it does all this and I would have a much easier setup but do not need to spend another $600 when what I have should be good enough.
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:19 PM   #16
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I think almost any WDH, if it sized for your load will work just fine for many years. We just needs something to control sway, so we have some feeling left in our knuckles when you get to your campground. I used friction sway control on my parents and in-laws TT with nothing but good results.
Congrats on the new rig!
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:59 PM   #17
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There is nothing wrong with a friction sway controller (or 2), as long as you use them correctly. When the need comes to replace a WDH, most recommend getting something with integrated sway control to cut down on setup time and more components. But a standard WDH plus add-on sway control will perform just fine.

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Thinking of a Reese Equilizer tired of all the parts that go with our Camco EZ-Lift 1400
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Reese does not make the Equal-I-zer. The Equal-I-zer brand WDH with integrated sway control is made by Progress Manufacturing.

The comparable-performing WDH from Reese would be their Dual-Cam setup. Completely different style, but is comparable performance and cost. Both are good bang-for-the-buck.
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