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Old 01-28-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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Husky or Equal-i-zer

Just ordered a new TT and am starting my research on WD hitches. My RV dealer carries the Husky Center Line and the Equil-i-zer. Should I go with one of his or think about another? Blue Ox etc.

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Dennis in Dewitt, MI

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Old 01-28-2015, 10:16 PM   #2
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I have a Husky and am happy with it.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:21 PM   #3
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My Equil-I-zer hooks up quickly, provides a level ride with no sway problems. Highly recommended.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:24 PM   #4
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I've use a Equalizer on two trailers I've had (Jayco Eagle & Keystone Cougar HC). Too many adjustments with the Equalizer. Plus one time going down the highway I had a trucker motion me that there was trouble. I pulled over and one of the torgue bars had flipped over the L Bracket and was sticking straight out. Twice I had Equalizer replace the L brackets because they wear over time. Finally its the noisiest hitch I ever heard.
Next hitch with be a Blue Ox Pro. Here's the specs and a video:
SwayPro By Blue Ox
A friend has this and it's so much easier to hook up than my Equalizer.
Happy trails,
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I have a Husky (that I need to sell, btw) and I really liked it. Never felt any sway, even in a wind storm in KS.
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I have a Husky (that I need to sell, btw) and I really liked it. Never felt any sway, even in a wind storm in KS.
Post it for sale in the classifieds section.
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I have a husky wd and sway bars and have been very happy with the setup. I would recommend it.
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Is the Pro Pride 3P worth the money? I got the engineering on those and it makes a lot of sense. I don't mind the price tag if they are good as claimed. Any experiences to share? Thanks!
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Is the Pro Pride 3P worth the money? I got the engineering on those and it makes a lot of sense. I don't mind the price tag if they are good as claimed. Any experiences to share? Thanks!
Jim developed two top-of-the-line hitches for certain in his years!!!

However, IMO they have their place but are certainly not needed for every combination of TV and TT. Not at all - think belt, suspenders, and velcro. Remember, Jim's focus was sway control, and there are many ways to skin that.

To the OP, I recommend a properly installed and adjusted Equal-i-zer. Yep, I completely agree that it is a noisy hitch, but you rarely hear it within the TV. I'm running the same Equal-i-zer that I have been for 15 years now on the third trailer! I have replaced the L-pins twice and the bolts for the brackets with each swap to the new trailer. Otherwise, it's only seen regular maintenance of cleaning, lubing, and painting! I have set mine up for each loaded camper using the local CAT scale and the TV packed for camping. Once set, no adjustment necessary unless you change how you load your gear or change the TV.
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Love my Equalizer. No sway
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