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Old 03-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #11
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If he has a GVWR of 7300 then he has the 5.4L 4x4 and that has a hitch load of 800lbs, so he is in spec for the TV but on the high end. I would lean towards the integrated sway control system myself on this setup.

However, if I had the Curt I might try adding two friction bars knowing I was risking 150.00 and that the back up plan would be to move to an integrated system if I did not like the setup.
Keep in mind that you do have to drop the bars to maneuver the TT in tight spots or backup, something that you do not have to deal with on an integrated system like the equalizer.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:14 PM   #12
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When I weighed it I had all the kids in the Expedition. We'll have a few other items, like the Nintendos for the kids to play with but I'm not planning on loading anything else in it. The Expedition is a 5.4L v8 and has a new transmission ( not sure on the ratio but I know we had them rebuild it with the heavy duty components ). Not sure where to go to get the dual friction sway bars. I'm assuming they need to be from Curt to match the WDS so I'll check their website. Glad to see someone else pulling with the same system I'm looking to use!
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #13
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I owned a 30 ft. Jayco which was pulled by an F-150 with the Curt WD hitch. I ended up switching to an Equal-i-zer and the difference was night and day. Here's my take on your situation. I feel you are maxed out on the towing capabilities of your Expy. If you are financing, why not just include the new hitch in the amount you finance. Over 120 months it will be around $6/mo. Over 60 months it would be $11. Family safety should be of your highest priority. Why take chances to save a few bucks?
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #14
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If I switch from the Curt to the Equal-i-zer what model would you recommend? I've heard about the Equal-i-zer but don't know much about them.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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If I switch from the Curt to the Equal-i-zer what model would you recommend? I've heard about the Equal-i-zer but don't know much about them.
1,000/10,000 Equal-i-zer 4 point. Not the e2. RVW is cheapest to buy from.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:08 PM   #16
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Get 2 of these if you keep your Curt hitch:

Amazon.com: Curt Manufacturing 17200 Sway Control Kit: Automotive
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:50 PM   #17
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Aveytua,
Was just at RVW and they said they are moving away from the Equalizer and to a new type called Blue Ox. They said the Blue Ox has a better paint (specail powder coat) that will last longer. It uses heavy chains to adjust the sway bars instead of resting it on an L-bracket like the Equalizer does. It looks nice (lite gold color). Said it was only $10 more in price. I still went with the Equalizer 1000/10000 since I had studied up on it and it appears to be proven and reliable plus I wasn't a fan of the chains. I think the new Blue Ox would work fine too though if you chose to buy a whole new setup. Congrats on the new trailer.
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Blue Ox is nice, too, from what I've read.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback...and the link to what I need to buy for the Curt WDH.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback...and the link to what I need to buy for the Curt WDH.
No problem! Let us know what you finally decide on.
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