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Old 03-17-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Propride or Hensley

Pulled my new Solaire 297rlds this weekend for the first time. The sway was terrible. I was riding the white knuckle express the whole time. Propride hitch or Hensley will be on order come Monday morning and this equilizer 4 pt hitch can be scrap metal. I hope this makes towing easier and this whole camping experience a little more enjoyable.

In addition I will be ordering something to weigh the tongue to ensure my tongue weight is where it needs to be.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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It would be cheaper to take it to a scale to get tounge weight .
Your going to have to scale it anyway when you change the hitch.


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Old 03-17-2013, 11:12 PM   #3
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No offense, but are you sure the e4 is/was set up properly? When i bought my first TT and the dealer setup my equalizer hitch, it was way off and once home and adjusted, it was great. By all means if you have the budget and desire, get a propride or hensley, but maybe try setting your current hitch up by the book and see what you think then?
If you already set it up as best you can, then your headed in the right direction.
Either way, enjoy!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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Hope you're not relying on the dealership to have the hitch set up correctly. Here's a link to the Equal-i-zer site and their installation manuals. There's no reason for that hitch not working for you other than set-up.

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:29 PM   #5
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I was gonna call the dealer, but then decided if this system can make me and my family as safe as we can be rolling down hwy that was the way to go. I just figured the dealer knew what he was doing when he set it up. I'll definitely take another look at it though, and see if I can make some adjustments.

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:40 PM   #6
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The dealer set up my e4 and told me good to go should never have to adjust it. Ha ya until I loaded for first trip in was way out and need a lot of adjustment. Check it out its a great hitch once you get it where it needs to be.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:21 AM   #7
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Check the hitch setup after loading TT as it will be when traveling. Set up per manual, test drive then make adjustments. Get scale weights

I have had 3 other hitches before the Hensley, only 1 was set up properly by the dealer, had to make adjustments. If I didn't have a Hensley, I would have an Equalizer, it worked best for me for my rig.

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:05 AM   #8
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Travis,

What are you using for a tow vehicle? I have a Hensley and love it. I would certainly recommend one.

That being said, your E4 should not be that scarry of a ride. Like others, I would suspect that it is not set up properly.

I will end with, I think the Hensley and Propride offer the best towing safety and you would be well served with either.
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The Hen & Pro also need (Setup) they are not Magic. A trailer with improper T/W will still fishtail down the road. They will give you a (Politicians ansewer) but you still need to load & set the trailer up Properly! Youroo!!
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The Hen & Pro also need (Setup) they are not Magic. A trailer with improper T/W will still fishtail down the road. They will give you a (Politicians ansewer) but you still need to load & set the trailer up Properly! Youroo!!
I agree with the others......make sure the Equal-i-zer is setup properly. Even though I thought my Reese handled great coming back from the dealer, they had it setup so only 60 lbs. of the lost 300 lbs. on my front axle had been replaced. Tweaking the WDH myself has made a big difference, and now it tows sweet.

To follow up what youroo posted, you should have a minimum of 10% of the total trailer weight on the tongue.......and 12 to 15% would be even better.

You can weigh the tongue via this method without having to buy anything special. Hitching Up - Trailer - Tongue Weight But you would still need to know the actual weight of the trailer to get the proper percentage. A trip to the scales might be in order, if you think you can do that safely. You can also figure out the tongue weight with a trip to the scales.

And if you do decide on the Hensley or ProPpride, careful setup with that will also be necessary as youroo indicated.
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