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Old 01-29-2015, 06:10 PM   #21
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Husky is my floor liner and the 4 point Equalizer is my hitch. I spray paint my L brackets and bars at the contact point with a product call mower guard. Hitch works great for me!

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Old 01-29-2015, 06:42 PM   #22
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I spray paint my L brackets and bars at the contact point with a product call mower guard. Hitch works great for me!
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FYI - Mower Guard is just a new marketing for old-fashioned dry film aerosol graphite. So if you don't have a Napa, just about any industrial/metal supplier will sell this in "vanilla" labeling for about $6/can and you can order from McMaster-Carr, Amazon, and elsewhere.

I'm in the other camp and want metal-to-metal contact for the friction, but I coat the polished metal surfaces with Boeshield T9 to inhibit surface rusting between uses.
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Equalizer non better
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:14 AM   #24
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I have a equalizer and like it as well. But I think this could be better Trailer Sway Control Hitch Guaranteed to Eliminate Trailer Sway - ProPride 3P
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Old 02-06-2015, 04:27 AM   #25
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Had an equalizer on my last tt, went blue ox on my new. Glad i changed, easier to hook up (not that the equilizer was hard) and a hell of a lot quieter!
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Hensley and Propride are great hitches but IMHO, worth the way extra money when you have a marginal tow vehicle.
And I would argue that many people spend thousands of dollars (often $20K +) to upgrade to a truck that is overkill and isn't as well suited for daily driving when all they really needed was to upgrade from a marginal hitch...
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FYI - Mower Guard is just a new marketing for old-fashioned dry film aerosol graphite. So if you don't have a Napa, just about any industrial/metal supplier will sell this in "vanilla" labeling for about $6/can and you can order from McMaster-Carr, Amazon, and elsewhere.

I'm in the other camp and want metal-to-metal contact for the friction, but I coat the polished metal surfaces with Boeshield T9 to inhibit surface rusting between uses.
Yes you are correct there is many dry graphite films on the market.
Fortunately, I work in the anti friction (graphite) industry and have samples of several. Mower guard is one of the cleanest or less messy that I know of..

I also use a mixture of slip plate and grease on the hitch head. Its far more messy then the mower guard. But its serving a different purpose.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:55 AM   #28
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And I would argue that many people spend thousands of dollars (often $20K +) to upgrade to a truck that is overkill and isn't as well suited for daily driving when all they really needed was to upgrade from a marginal hitch...

If they are upgrading from a marginal hitch then they would be grading to the 4 point Equal-i-zer, not from it.


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If they are upgrading from a marginal hitch then they would be grading to the 4 point Equal-i-zer, not from it.
You are speaking of moving from the "good" to the "better" option. When you go the "best" option, you've made a HUGE leap and know the difference. ProPride owners can attest to this. I've pulled with hitches in each of the 3 categories and, while I do agree that the Equalizer is a good hitch and I always recommend it for folks looking to go with a friction type hitch, it is just NOT the same animal as a ProPride or Hensley. I think you'd have a hard time finding someone that has left a ProPride and gone back to an Equalizer or any other brand. I know I specifically walked from an exceptionally good deal on a TT and went with another brand because the nose design wouldn't allow me to use the ProPride and I just didn't want to go back to the Equalizer.
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If you have a marginal tow setup the Propride is a great option. Even if your tow setup is ideal it is a great option if you have deep enough pockets. Fortunately most people don't need it and can save a couple grand. My Equal-i-zer has been rock solid for 5 years and 16K miles and personally I wouldn't use anything else even it was given to me.

To the OP: the centerline, Blue Ox, Reese Dual cam and the Equal-i-zer 4 point have all had good reviews on the RV forums. All four work well. It is a tough choice but you can't really go wrong no matter what you choose.


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