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Old 11-04-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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Towing Setup Recommendations? Reese?

I am new to Travel Trailers..my previous RV's were 5er. I uses to owne a snow plowing business, so I alwasy had the bigger trucks for that. Since I got rid of my business, I now simply drive a 1/2 ton, one that can pull a lot. So, we are getting back into camping and got a Lacross 318BHS. I have a heavy duty towing package from the factory, with factory break controller..Max towing 10050 lbs. My boat weights 10000 lbs, and truck has power left, so I know I am good there. But I know nothing about WD hitches, whihc I now need. My father recommended the reese Dual Cam system. he used one way back in the day, talking way back, and at the time it was the best I guess. is it still the best?
Looking for some guidance where to go on this one.thanks
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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I use the equalizer 4pt hitch and love it. It is easy to set up and works like a champ.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:05 AM   #3
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I've read good things about the Reese, but I've never owned one. I have the Equal-i-zer 4 Point Sway Control hitch. I've used it the last 2Ĺ years without any problems. Noisy, but works great.

One thing to note, the tt will probably be more strain on your tv than a boat because of the frontal area. It's like towing a big sail, so don't be surprised if it doesn't tow as easy.
Let us know what you choose and how it works out.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:37 AM   #4
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i'm a fan of the Equalizer over the Reese because the Equalizer doesn't require any drilling.
it's easier to setup also.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:22 AM   #5
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X2 on the Equal-i-zer 4-point. Reese Dual Cam is similar but does require drilling into the tongue as bikendan said. Also consider Blue Ox. These three are very good hitches.

You didn't say what specifically you are driving or what kind of terrain you are towing in, but that is one long and heavy trailer for any half-ton (with the possible exception of the new Ecoboost). Have you weighed the TT, yet? I bet you're at 8,000 lbs or more unloaded. You might seriously consider a Hensley or Propride hitch to help avoid the tail wagging the dog.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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Husky Centerline hitch here.

No drill install.

"active" sway control.

Towed a 2011 831RLSS from the west coat to the east coast this year.

Smooth, controlled, not a smidge of sway when passing (or being passed) by 18 wheelers at 70+ Mph.

Broke one pressure plate in the hitch, husky sent me a completely new entire hitch head. Overnighted, no questions asked.

Like any other WD hitch, they take a bit of attention to set up right but you only have to do that once and it works great once dialed in.

The have several weight bars to choose from so you can get it just right for your rig. If you move up, you can just buy new bars for your weight class.

The hitch head is pretty heavy. It's a bit of a PITA that way from removing and installing it.

If you don't already have one, get a power jack for your trailer, makes loading/unloading the bars for removal/installation much easier.

The Husky Centerline gets my seal of approval.

Good piece of kit.
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