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Old 06-15-2016, 11:36 PM   #1
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Ram 1500 Hitch Question

So im 2 seconds away from getting a 247BHDS (5800lbs UVW), my Ram with the better towing gear transmission is listed to tow 10,300lbs. The dealer is throwing in an ez lift hitch with 1000lb bars and a trailer brake. I know the trailer brake is obvious, but is that a decent hitch? Would I be better off getting one outside of the dealer?
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:56 PM   #2
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I have the 4-way Equalizer hitch. (10,000lb)

The bars also act as sway control, so there is no "extra" sway controller to futz with.

So far, I like it better than my previous trailer with Eaz Lift and seperate sway controller.

...but hey....if they are giving you a free hitch...
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It's an ok hitch. Certainly not the best on the market.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:03 AM   #4
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What about the Reese straight line 1200lb trunnion bar hitch kit? How does it compare to the EZ?
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What about the Reese straight line 1200lb trunnion bar hitch kit? How does it compare to the EZ?
Yep that is a step up and a good hitch
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:59 AM   #6
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What about the Reese straight line 1200lb trunnion bar hitch kit? How does it compare to the EZ?
The Reese Strait-Line WDH works well - I'm pretty happy with it. The 1200 lb bars though are overkill for your TT. The spring bar rating should be approximately the same (a little more is better) as the weight of the TT's coupler on the ball, which ideally should be between 11 to 15 percent of the TT's loaded weight.

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In my case, much better off to get a WDH outside of the stealership $$$. Not only that most dealers have no clue how to set it up properly...

I have TWO Fastway e2 1000lb (2pt version of Equalizer) round bar WD hitches. I got them off of craigslist for total of $220. I now have spares just in case for not much $ and very happy with my setup.
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Another local dealer uses the Reese hitch, MSRP was $999 for it. Im going to get a trailer brake myself from the OEM and have it look stock so I may ask the dealer to upgrade the hitch to something a little cooler/easier to use.
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Another local dealer uses the Reese hitch, MSRP was $999 for it. Im going to get a trailer brake myself from the OEM and have it look stock so I may ask the dealer to upgrade the hitch to something a little cooler/easier to use.
If you're talking about getting the Ram integrated brake controller then you'll be happy with it. It's a very easy installation (less than 30 minutes). Smoothist unit I've ever used.
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If you're talking about getting the Ram integrated brake controller then you'll be happy with it. It's a very easy installation (less than 30 minutes). Smoothist unit I've ever used.
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.
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