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Old 02-28-2013, 07:25 AM   #21
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Thanks for the input, everyone. Our TT does have torsion axles, that was a big consideration while searching for TT's. After much research and consideration, i think i'm going with the e4. It will probably end up costing me a few more $, but i'd rather be safe then sorry.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #22
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I can give you this much info. We have a 2010 F-150 with the 4.6-L engine. It was what was put into the Mustang. I opted for the 4.6-L VS the 5.0 because of fuel when we were not pulling. Our first TT was a 29' North Trail. It was about 7,000# loaded and had standard leaf spring suspension. Our hitch was the 4-point Equalizer with 10,000 bars. We traveled twice to FL with the NT and I added shocks for the second trip. It traveled better with the shocks. We probably drove 8-10-K miles before trading for the Flagstaff. The Flagstaff (29' / 7.000#) has the Tor-Flex independent suspension by Dexter and I have not had time to install shocks. On this past Monday we departed for our 1,000 mile trip to FL. We left on Monday to avoid the bad weather lol. We traveled through some of the worst winds, cross winds and a lot of gusts, rain, lightening etc, etc that I've traveled through in some time and I've never done it while pulling a TT. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Flagstaff traveled. I never felt insecure or scared that i was going to loose it. Some of that traveling was on limited access and 2-lane roads. The TT was very steady. Since I've had both experiences I can compare two different suspension systems and I applaud the Tor-Flex independent axles, even without shocks. When you hit a bump with solid axles it rises and affects the tracking of the opposite wheel. This compounds the suspension issues. Shocks help to dampen the effect but it is still an issue that will effect handling. When we return from our trip I will add shocks and I'm looking forward to the results when it is done and we take our next trip. A good WD hitch is essential and so it sway control but I believe suspension and shocks play a more significant role in the TT handling. Sway control is important but if your suspension reduces the effects of the outside forces that contribute to trailer sway there is less that needs controlled. If your current rig has standard leaf springs then I would without a doubt add shocks ASAP.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #23
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I have decided to go with the equalizer e4 hitch. If it does not work well enough then I can sell it and look at the more expensive units.
If you take your time and set it up properly, I think you'll be very happy with the results. Good luck and wise choice
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #24
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Thanks for the input, everyone. Our TT does have torsion axles, that was a big consideration while searching for TT's. After much research and consideration, i think i'm going with the e4. It will probably end up costing me a few more $, but i'd rather be safe then sorry.

Thanks again to all.
If safety is a requirement then you will have only two choices, either a Hensley or a PP3, they don't control sway there just isn't any period, this is not an opinion but a fact.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:47 PM   #25
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No sway period with my E4. That is a fact as well.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #26
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Any thoughts on which WD hitch and sway control would be best for my set up? My TV is a 2010 F150, 5.4 with 3.55 screw, GVW 7200, 9700 tow capacity. TT is a 2013 Rockwood 8311SS, load should be about 8000-8500, tw should be about 800-900. I know i'm real close on GVW, might have to leave the dogs at home The hitch work is part of the deal we made with the dealer, want to make sure we get what we need instead of cheap stuff.
Husky Centerline works great with our rig, which is similar to yours.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:32 PM   #27
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I think there is safe and safer. I believe your whole setup comes into play. My Jeep is a weak point. When side wind hit 20 plus miles per hour. I could slow my speed down to be safe. But when big truck would pass at the same time as high winds hit the side of the trailer. I did feel safe at all. So I bought a safer hitch.
I think the cost is high for the safer hitches. But what price do you put on being safe. I was price shopping with my first hitch. I paid for two hitches and learned the hard way.
Might ask how some trailers are doing in a 20 mile side wind in traffic. Most hitches don't do well. I believe it's the setup truck and trailer. The closer you get to maxing out the truck the safer hitch comes into play. food for thought.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:09 PM   #28
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I have noting against free trade but why is a business person allowed to be on this site pushing his product and calling every other item cheap. I agree that he does sell a high end product that will eliminate sway before it starts. I do not agree to his slamming all the other product by calling them cheap. He should be banned from the site.
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Type of Driving can Eliminate sway

You can eliminate sway by driving at 40 MPH or less. Your set up is not as important if you tow a few hundred miles per year to local campgrounds.
But if you max out your TV and plan to travel several thousand miles per year at Interstate speeds you should consider the higher cost Hensley or ProPride hitch.
Yes, I agree good defensive driving at moderate speeds when going down hills or operating in high winds will also work very well with an Equalizer.
But, if you would like a super safe carefree drive, spent the money.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #30
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I have noting against free trade but why is a business person allowed to be on this site pushing his product and calling every other item cheap. I agree that he does sell a high end product that will eliminate sway before it starts. I do not agree to his slamming all the other product by calling them cheap. He should be banned from the site.

And there you go... with only reading, and not comprehending, what was written we have a winner...

Let me spell it out for you.

The OP used the word CHEAP.

The word cheap is and adjective or an adverb.

Adjective - (of an item for sale) Low in price

Adverb - At or for a low price: "a house that was going cheap"

If you want to project your own ideas of a word, other than the commonly spoken or written English language, I'd appreciate it if you'd not drag me into your world and project that I was slamming anything.

Thank you...

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