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Old 12-26-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Recently my family grew from being five people to six. I had to sell my tundra and got a 2011 Ford Expedition EL. My almost 6' 14 year old son was not comfortable in the Tundras middle seat up front nor was my DW. We own a 2007 Cherokee lite 28A.

Now to the heart of the question. We took it out for maiden voyage and found that there was a lot more sway behind the Ford Expedition then there was behind our Toyota Tundra. Upon research I found out that it is most likely the shorter wheelbase.

We are looking at replacing our weight distribution hitch and sway control with the new system. Our current system is a ProSeries 1000/10000 with a friction sway bar. My question is if you were going to replace your system what would you go with?

I know that there is the Hensley/Propride design which is around $2500 and up. The equalizer system for around $500-$700. The blue ox sway pro for around the same price and others. Just looking for some opinions and advice on the direction to go. If the ProPride/ Hensley design is the way I have to go then so be it. Just thinking financial it is a lot of money.

Just wanting some opinions. Maybe some guys out there that are pulling with Ford Expeditions, or the Suburbans / Yukon xl as they are the same wheelbase, can step in and say what you guys are pulling with.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:01 AM   #2
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The best is the Hensley/Propride systems. They both control sway before it starts.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:13 AM   #3
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If you currently have only one friction bar, try adding another. I run two and have no sway.
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:20 AM   #4
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Do you have LT tires on the new vehicle? Plus as kho6658 has suggested the second friction bar will help.
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Currently one bar and they are fairly new passenger tires.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:10 AM   #6
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I've been using a dealer supplied Fastway E2 hitch when I started towing our Grey Wolf 26dbh with our Suburban. Never had sway issues even using regular passenger tires. I use the same hitch now on our chevy express 3500 I picked up when our family grew to 7 people and the Suburban became over burdened. The Express has a 135" wheelbase and still no sway issues using the E2 hitch.
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I loved our Equalizer system on our last TT, a 36 foot Cougar High Country 321RES. VERY easy to set up, controlled sway VERY well, and was a breeze to hook up. The cheapest place we found to order one was RV Wholesalers parts dept. We had a Reese Dual Cam on the TT we owned before that and it was much more difficult to get setup just right. I realize the PP and Hensley are better, but for the money I was very satisfied with the Equalizer.
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If you currently have only one friction bar, try adding another. I run two and have no sway.
x2 on this. As you can see in my sig, I pull a loaded trailer (7200#) with a 1/2 ton TV. I added a second friction bar when my 2'nd TT went over 6k in weight. I didn't have sway then and don't now, even though I gained an additional 4 ft in length.
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" If the ProPride/ Hensley design is the way I have to go then so be it. Just thinking financial it is a lot of money. "

Your right they are a lot of money but they are the only ones that have zero sway as opposed to controlling sway, my Hensley is nearly twenty years old and has been moved from trailer to trailer as we renewed trailers, as I see it it has been one of the best purchases I have ever made.
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