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Old 06-19-2016, 10:02 AM   #11
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If your buying from "RVW" they have the best$ on Hitches! Even though your unit is ONLY 26' long you Need Sway Control,this is a "BEFORE NEEDED" item Not After! RVW sells LOTS of "Equilizer Hitchs with Built In SC" buy one while there ! Youroo!!
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If you buy Husky Centerline No SwayBar Needed!!!
And you can back up with Husky CL!
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:11 AM   #12
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If you buy Husky Centerline No SwayBar Needed!!!
And you can back up with Husky CL!
The EQ Hitch I stated has it ALL built IN also,and NO need to Remove bars either! I dont know what all RVW sells or Installs in regards to Other Hitchs! Youroo!!
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:11 AM   #13
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Seems like I'm on the bubble of one being useful or not so I went ahead and got a fastway e2 on order to be on the safe side. Seemed to be a good comprise on price and features.

Thanks for everyone's advice.
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:44 AM   #14
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Seems like I'm on the bubble of one being useful or not so I went ahead and got a fastway e2 on order to be on the safe side. Seemed to be a good comprise on price and features.

Thanks for everyone's advice.
I've got an e2 with 800# round bars - works well...

TV is a '15 F350 6.7 CC SB, Tow package, 5th wheel prep, etc, etc...

TT is a '14 Grey Wolf 28BH - 32' tongue to bumper; about 8500# loaded and rolling.

I don't necessarily need the WDH - the truck is heavy enough, and doesn't sag much with the trailer on; but the sway control alone is worth it, and no problems backing up with the e2 engaged.

You made a good choice, I think!
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:09 AM   #15
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They are relatively inexpensive and good piece of mind. I look at it as a cost avoidance just in case....
I have about the same size trailer with an F-150 Laredo so not doubt in my mind I needed it.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:15 AM   #16
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My truck is very similar...

For very short trips (under an hour) i don't bother

for anything longer, i hook up the WDH and Sway bar... mainly for the Sway control
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:22 AM   #17
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Sure this gets asked a lot but I'm having trouble deciding if I need WD hitch or not. I've towed heavy offroad vehicles and excavators with this truck and never even thought about getting one but many people say that TT catch so much wind that you need one. I bought the new camper from RVW so I won't have it for at least a week so I can't test anything out until right before a big trip I have planned the week of 4th of July. If you think a WD is needed what would you recommend? Trying to stay cheap and simple since I'm spending so much $$ right now.

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I would say you'll be fine with out one but you may have sway issues etc . if so don't watse your money on all the bar type greasy wd hitches with added sawy control just get the Andersen wd easy set up no sway built in no bounce built in only 60 lbs total weight instead of 150 like the others . it will serve you well
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:28 AM   #18
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My truck is very similar...

For very short trips (under an hour) i don't bother

for anything longer, i hook up the WDH and Sway bar... mainly for the Sway control
For the life of me I don't know how you people know that you will NOT Need Sway control on a Trip under a hour! It must be nice to "See Into The Future"! Youroo!!
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:34 AM   #19
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For the life of me I don't know how you people know that you will NOT Need Sway control on a Trip under a hour! It must be nice to "See Into The Future"! Youroo!!

well, since I am in the City, it takes an hour to get anywhere that could be defined as an open road where a semi could even plan on blowing by me. when I do hit that little country road, not too worried about the Sway Control because my truck is bigger than my camper

The OP asked what we do... thats what I do.. probably should put it on every time, but I don't and I am being honest
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:06 PM   #20
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well, since I am in the City, it takes an hour to get anywhere that could be defined as an open road where a semi could even plan on blowing by me. when I do hit that little country road, not too worried about the Sway Control because my truck is bigger than my camper

The OP asked what we do... thats what I do.. probably should put it on every time, but I don't and I am being honest
You are correct and you told the OP what you do. It seems a good share of folks think as soon as you hook up to a travel trailer you have to have sway control and wdh or you are not safe, which is just not true.
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