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Old 07-07-2015, 11:11 PM   #1
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Towing Oscillation

I'm towing a Minilite 2304 with a Chevy Silverado and a 350 cid engine off a standard bumper pull which is obviously not adequate. I pull my horse trailer with two horses and no problems but not my Minilite. When on the interstate the Minilite seems like a gigantic spring pushing and pulling the truck down the road. Also the camper is slightly down angle dragging the chain so that I have to tape up the chain like an athletic supporter :-) On a rainy day the weight on the bumper takes enough off the front wheels that the truck frequently hydroplanes. My question is would a load equalizing hitch fix this problem and if so what hitch do you recommend? Or should I just buy a bigger truck? Thanks
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:15 PM   #2
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Put a good weight dist hitch on it! No more wheelies.....
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:18 PM   #3
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Yes! Plus you can then have the ability to add a sway control bar.
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:26 PM   #4
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Equalizer--problem solved.!!!
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:30 PM   #5
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Agree with the above... Definitely a weight distribution hitch with sway control.

I learned a lot poking around the etrailer site. They provide good information and helpful videos. Trailer Hitches, Fifth Wheel, Ball Mounts, Hitch and Towing Accessories - etrailer.com
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:32 PM   #6
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Get a good weight distribution hitch with integrated sway like equal-i-zer or Reese dual cam. Take the time to set it up properly. Towing will be a night and day difference for you.
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Oh and as for the chains you can shorten them.
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Get a good weight distribution hitch with integrated sway like equal-i-zer or Reese dual cam. Take the time to set it up properly. Towing will be a night and day difference for you.
I can't emphasize enough the importance of learning to use the WDH properly.....both for effectiveness and personal safety. Maybe someone can go through it with you once you get it??

I agree with the above.....it'll make an amazing difference.
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For the chains, you can also just twist/wind 'em up some.
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This would be solved by just about any WD Hitch. I personally have a Fastway E2 Trunnion 2-Way Sway control hitch and it is great. If I had ti to do all over again I would but the Fastway Equal-i-zer 4-Way hitch. This is a great debate as everyone seems to have a favorite. Anderson makes a good one, Blue Ox makes a good one, if you want to spend thousands (I don't) ProPride makesa GREAT one. I say middle of the road ($400-600) variety is sufficient.
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