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Old 08-11-2016, 12:25 PM   #31
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Try bearing grease on the ball and trunion bar pivot points. Mine was noisy till I tried that. I get an occasional pop but that's it.
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I'll give that a try tomorrow!
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:03 PM   #32
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It does have sway control but only 2 point. The sway control on the 2 point is the friction of the WD bars. The 4 point has sway at the WD bars and at the the hitch where the bars attach.

Like I asked the OP if he had a sway issue. A 2 point system may be fine for him..
I do have sway issues. I've always just thought it was normal however after a 5 hour tow this week I've decided there has to be a better alternative. I attributed it to my half ton towing a 6000 pound trailer but I'm well within limits for towing capacity, tongue weight, and combined cargo capacity. After some of the comments I'm really leaning on it being the hitch.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:25 PM   #33
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Seems like a lot of people like the equalizer. Gonna have to look into that more. Makes sense that the e2 has limited sway functionality based on the friction points. Really appreciate everyone's input. Time to start saving!
Watch Craigslist and others. I have one used 4 times sitting in my garage. Shipping would be ridiculously expensive. They retail for around $700 but can usually be found for $500 ~~ or used for $275 +/-. Interested~~ NC/SC border area. Make offer.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:33 PM   #34
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Watch Craigslist and others. I have one used 4 times sitting in my garage. Shipping would be ridiculously expensive. They retail for around $700 but can usually be found for $500 ~~ or used for $275 +/-.

X2 I bought my ~$500 slider for $150 with rails.


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Old 08-11-2016, 02:59 PM   #35
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I have the Equilizer 12000/1200 that we used for two 1000 miles trips to the mountains in North Carolina towing our 35' Flagstaff. Very stable hitch. It sits in a box in the house if anybody is interested in it. Would love to get $275 for it but would have to be picked up in Florida as the shipping costs are ridiculous.
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:27 PM   #36
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Seems like a lot of people like the equalizer. Gonna have to look into that more. Makes sense that the e2 has limited sway functionality based on the friction points. Really appreciate everyone's input. Time to start saving!
Check out RVW's price.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:27 AM   #37
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I know a couple that absolutely loves their ProPride 3P and another couple trying to get rid of their Hensley Arrow. They said there are a lot of used Arrows on the market.
We've towed with the ProPride since 2009 and wouldn't be without it. And there could be plenty of reasons for used Hensley Arrows on the market - got out of camping, upgraded to a fifth wheel, discovered that the Arrow does not increase your tow cap (I know of one case of the last one).
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:31 AM   #38
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I do have sway issues. I've always just thought it was normal however after a 5 hour tow this week I've decided there has to be a better alternative. I attributed it to my half ton towing a 6000 pound trailer but I'm well within limits for towing capacity, tongue weight, and combined cargo capacity. After some of the comments I'm really leaning on it being the hitch.
I pulled a Rockwood 2604WS with my 1/2 ton pickup with no sway issues. The 2604 is also in the 6000 lbs range. I pulled the trailer from Florida to PEI Canada and back with no sway issues. I was using the 4-point equalizer I mentioned in earlier posts.

One thing for you to check and you may have already is you tongue weight. It should be about 15% of your trailer weight for optimum sway performance. Set it too light and you invite a sway situation. Just a thought...
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They don't like the Arrow and said they are not alone. I don't know the specifics as to why but will ask.

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We've towed with the ProPride since 2009 and wouldn't be without it. And there could be plenty of reasons for used Hensley Arrows on the market - got out of camping, upgraded to a fifth wheel, discovered that the Arrow does not increase your tow cap (I know of one case of the last one).
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They don't like the Arrow and said they are not alone. I don't know the specifics as to why but will ask.
I'd be interested to know. Hitching and unhitching with either the ProPride or the Arrow does come with a bit of a learning curve, which may dissuade some. It's easy with a little practice.
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