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Old 09-16-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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What Hitch should I buy

I'm buying a 8000lbs trailer in a couple weeks, 10,400lbs gvw.
What does one recommend for a good safe hitch to pull my trailer?
Im spending 100k on trailer and truck I want whats the safest and not the cheapest hitch.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:00 AM   #2
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I'm running a 14K Equalizer, other than a little noisy backing into the sites, no complaints. in case you are not familiar with these, load equalizing and sway control. I'm sure you will get a few differing opinions
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:00 AM   #3
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RE: What Hitch should I buy

I have the Equalizer. It is less money then most, and has a lifetime warranty. I had the old chain style on old camper. Went with this one and it made a world of difference. I just upgraded my TT from a 19 foot to a 35 foot and had the dealer move the hitch to the new one. When I pull the new bigger and heaver tt, it actually pulls better then the 19 footer I had. Will never use any other.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:26 AM   #4
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We just went thru that whole thing ourselfs. We have/had an Harbor Frt. WDH and it has done fine, but we wanted to upgrade with our new TT, something with built in sway control. Was looking at the Blue Ox sway Pro, Reese Straight Line and the Equalizer. Yes !!! Price is a factor, but more than that i wanted to get away from having chains, so that let out the first 2, and although the equalizer has many pos. reviews, most all commented about the noise.

So we stumped onto the Husky TS WHD $399 from Amazon. it's a newer hitch by them, looks like a copy of the Equalizer, says quieter, and an all newer/better design,lifetime warrentee , and i liked the tongue rating at 800 to 1200 pounds, since ours is around 900.Max tow 12,000. The few people i could find had all pos. comments on it, so we bought one.

Just arrived a few days ago from Amazon, was worried about the weight and shipping it ups, but arrived great, fantastic packaging, even had plywood on top and bottom of the box and everything in it's own styrofoam compartment.

Have not install yet, but looking at the quality, this thing is a hoss, everything solid steel, no stamped parts/plates, all powder coated ( which some say will flake off ).

Since we have not used it yet, no input there. Hope this may help you !!

Next trip is not until the end of Oct. so, won't know till then !
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:30 AM   #5
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Whats your tow vehicle ?
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:37 AM   #6
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I haven't bought the tow vehicle yet but will in a couple weeks when I'm done refinancing my house. I'm looking at getting the new 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 ecodiesel if it can pull a 10,400lbs GVW trailer. If the 1500 Ram doesn't work I will step up to the 2500 ram with bigger diesel.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:46 AM   #7
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I'm buying a 8000lbs trailer in a couple weeks, 10,400lbs gvw.
What does one recommend for a good safe hitch to pull my trailer?
Im spending 100k on trailer and truck I want whats the safest and not the cheapest hitch.
ProPride or Hensley. Either will run you around the mid $2K range. I run the ProPride and love it.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:49 AM   #8
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You're gonna definitely want the 2500- maybe even the SRW 3500. The 1500 will NOT handle that trailer. The soft coil spring suspension on the 1500 doesn't do well loaded heavy- and you'll almost for sure be over on payload by several hundred pounds with that trailer on the 1/2 ton.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:58 AM   #9
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Crap, I was afraid of that. So now if I up the truck to a 2500 series, that means I can consider the Chevy, GMC or Ram now. I just wonder which one I can get the best deal on a 2015 model with the diesel engine?
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Just a thought, but this is a bumper pull and not a 5th wheel, right?
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