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Old 09-30-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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Sway/WD Hitch opinions

So I know this has probably been discussed at length on here but I can't decide between 2 different hitches. Mostly trying to figure out if one is better than the other. The Reese strait line, or the equalizer 4point. I will be towing a Rockwood Ultralite 2905ss. TV is a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500. Could you guys give me your opinions on installs and performance of the two hitches. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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Haven't had the Reese but have used 2 different Equalizer 4 points and they performed well. Just make sure to get the 4 point, and not the 2.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:02 PM   #3
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I like my Equal-i-zer.

Positives:
Very quick / easy to hitch and un-hitch, smooth stable ride.
The bars can be mostly pushed under the bumper after we un-hitch, nothing to take off or store until we are ready to leave.
Great customer support.

Downsides:
It's a bit noisy even with their sway bracket jackets (only noticeable at slow speeds).
It's heavy when you take it off, (taking off the bars separately helps)
Quicker than taking a fifth wheel hitch out of the bed though.

Sorry, can't help with the Reese.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:15 PM   #4
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Very true about being heavy. The Anderson is probably your only option that will be substantially lighter, but there are some concerns about it's ability to transfer enough weight with larger trailers. I would definitely give one a try if I had a loaded tongue weight of less than 600 or so.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:22 PM   #5
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I have the Reese Straight Line Dual Cam, and it does a great job. A bit of work to get the cams exactly in the center of the crooks in the spring bars, but when done correctly it lives up to the name....keeps the rig straight and true.

Note: Cequent towing has moved it's Reese manufacturing jobs to Mexico, and I think Equal-i-zer is still american made.
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I have the Reese Straight Line Dual Cam, and it does a great job. A bit of work to get the cams exactly in the center of the crooks in the spring bars, but when done correctly it lives up to the name....keeps the rig straight and true.

Note: Cequent towing has moved it's Reese manufacturing jobs to Mexico, and I think Equal-i-zer is still american made.
Then Equalizer is what I recommend.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:45 PM   #7
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BTW, RVWholesalers has free shipping and excellent prices on their Equalizer hitches.
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:57 PM   #8
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MtnGuy, when you say it's a lot of work getting the cams in, do you mean on initial set up? Or do you have that trouble every time you hook up?
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:04 PM   #9
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We had an Equal-i-zer on our TT and loved it. So easy to set up and use especially with the electric tongue jack.
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I like my Equal-i-zer.

Positives:
Very quick / easy to hitch and un-hitch, smooth stable ride.
The bars can be mostly pushed under the bumper after we un-hitch, nothing to take off or store until we are ready to leave.
Great customer support.

Downsides:
It's a bit noisy even with their sway bracket jackets (only noticeable at slow speeds).
It's heavy when you take it off, (taking off the bars separately helps)
Quicker than taking a fifth wheel hitch out of the bed though.

Sorry, can't help with the Reese.

What are you talking about when you say it's noisy? I'm thinking when you turn?
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