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Old 06-16-2016, 02:11 PM   #11
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I'm towing a 5800 pound TT with a RAM 1500 using an E2 round at hitch. I've also got the integrated brake controller in my truck. Was 200 installed by dealer and only took an hour. Hitch works wonderfully and is dead simple to hitch the trailer up with. Brake controller works nicely too. Once you set it, operation is smooth and seemless.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:25 PM   #12
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I'm using an Eaz Lift on my TT. Used it on a former TT as well. I'm upgrading the bars due to a heavier tongue weight. Both TTs pulled very well with it. It's cheap, but gets the job done for me. Might be due to pulling them with the longest wheelbase Silverado diesel? Dunno.
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:24 PM   #13
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It's an inexpensive hitch but it works well. I have it with the sway bar on my RAM 1500 EcoDiesel and it works fine. I pull a little over 6000 pounds with 780 pounds of hitch weight. I use the 5th chain link and the trailer and truck are straight and level as an arrow. There are better hitches for sure but for a low cost option it's fine. I really can't complain.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:04 PM   #14
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I've got it narrowed down to 2 dealers. One is a mom and pop shop that would be installing the dual cam reese and giving me 2 extra 6V GC2 batteries (still not sure why thats a good sell, something about being off the grid Im assuming). The other dealer is throwing in an eaz hitch that to me sounded pretty cheap, also throwing in a trailer brake that I now no longer need, so basically just the hitch. Prices are almost identical. Is the reese worth it to close the deal with the smaller dealer? They're actually a couple hundred less than the other dealer too.
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:59 PM   #15
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Exactly. I found it for $178 on eBay and have no problems installing it myself. Did you have to get it programmed at the dealer though? If so I may sweet talk my dealership to do it for me for free when Im getting warranty work/oil changes done.
Since one has to have access to the factory computer system the dealer(s) is the only one who can program the truck. Costs range from zero to $100 for that. If you have a good relationship with your dealer and are in the shop for other work you can usually get it done free. Just ask them to program code XHC. It's a two step process. First, the dealer accesses the factory system and tells it to associate your vin number with that code. Five minutes later, the tech plugs the laptop into your truck and the factory system then tells your truck to accept inputs from the controller. It's probably about 10 minutes or less work time for the dealer and it also doesn't cost them anything and most will do it for regular customers.

Also, you can have the programming done before or after the device is installed.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:09 PM   #16
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I've got it narrowed down to 2 dealers. One is a mom and pop shop that would be installing the dual cam reese and giving me 2 extra 6V GC2 batteries (still not sure why thats a good sell, something about being off the grid Im assuming). The other dealer is throwing in an eaz hitch that to me sounded pretty cheap, also throwing in a trailer brake that I now no longer need, so basically just the hitch. Prices are almost identical. Is the reese worth it to close the deal with the smaller dealer? They're actually a couple hundred less than the other dealer too.
The Eaz hitch is pretty low end. It's the one I have. It does the job but that's about it. The Reese with the 2 6v batteries is a great deal in my opinion. That's the way I would go.
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Old 06-24-2016, 01:00 PM   #17
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Since one has to have access to the factory computer system the dealer(s) is the only one who can program the truck. Costs range from zero to $100 for that. If you have a good relationship with your dealer and are in the shop for other work you can usually get it done free. Just ask them to program code XHC. It's a two step process. First, the dealer accesses the factory system and tells it to associate your vin number with that code. Five minutes later, the tech plugs the laptop into your truck and the factory system then tells your truck to accept inputs from the controller. It's probably about 10 minutes or less work time for the dealer and it also doesn't cost them anything and most will do it for regular customers.

Also, you can have the programming done before or after the device is installed.

What gain % do you use? And what setting? My TT will be roughly 5800lbs dry, 247bhds.
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