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Old 02-19-2019, 08:34 PM   #1
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What is a good WDH and Sway Hitch

New to RVing and we are going to pick up our new Wolf Pack 25Pack 12+ this Saturday. We have a 3/4 ton Ram diesel truck and need some help with picking out the correct WHD and Sway Hitch. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:41 PM   #2
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I had an equalizer 4 point hitch when we had a Travel Trailer. Worked great.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:07 PM   #3
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Your choices are:

Propride
Hensley
Equalizer 4 point
Reese
Husky Centerline
Blue Ox
Andersen

I have used both the Andersen and the Husky Centerline and both are good hitches. The Hensley/Propride are by all accounts vastly superior to the others. There are some good youtube videos of each. Watch and pick the one your like best. Watch both hitch and unhitch vids and pick what you like and can afford.

You'll be stuck with what your dealer has if you want him to install this weekend.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:21 PM   #4
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Equalizer 4 point, make sure it is the Equalizer brand
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Another 4pt Equal-i-zer fan..
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:42 PM   #6
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I previously towed with a Hensley Arrow, and now have a Husky Centerline TS. The Hensley performed as advertised; it eliminates all trailer sway. With the Husky, I have felt an occasional jiggle in a wind gust followed by an immediate correction. Both hitches provide a safe, relaxed towing experience with no trailer sway.

When it comes to weight distribution, the Husky performs better than the Hensley. I've found it more effective with a greater range of adjustment for equalizing weight to the tow vehicle’s front axle.

The Husky Centerline TS is a 4-point anti-sway system, as are the Equalizer and Reese Steadi-Flex. These hitches control sway through tension in the hitch head, combined with the friction of trunnion bars on sway control brackets. There are lots of satisfied Equalizer owners on this forum. I can recommend the Husky 4-point system as well.
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I got the reese dual-cam and am very happy with it. 90% of the performance of the Propride, 30% of the cost.

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Old 02-19-2019, 11:04 PM   #8
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New to RVing and we are going to pick up our new Wolf Pack 25Pack 12+ this Saturday. We have a 3/4 ton Ram diesel truck and need some help with picking out the correct WHD and Sway Hitch. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!
Why do you want a WDH with a 3/4 ton TV And a 25 ft TT?

Edit: Not sure why they call it a 25 and make you do math when it’s 37 feet - very odd IMHO. Anywhooo...you definitely need WDH and anti-sway. Lots of good choices ITT.
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:19 PM   #9
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I agree with CurtP's post. Propride and Hensley are based on the same sway elimination design. With one, the trailer cannot sway as commonly described. They are significantly more expensive than any other hitch. Both can periodically be obtained used at reduced cost by folks moving to 5th wheel trailers.

The remainder are sway control hitches. Using some form of friction, they absorb and dissipate sway energy.

If you search this or other RV sites, I doubt you will find posters asking for help with a setup that is experiencing sway with a Propride or Hensley hitch. You will find this type of post for the others.

It is my observation that, if you do have sway issues with sway using the other hitches, you will get recommendations to adjust and manage your trailer's tongue weight and the tension on the WD bars, then a potentially expensive list of modifications to make on your TV that may come close to eliminating the cost differential between a Propride or Hensley hitch and the others.

Bottom line, none are "bad" hitches. Each has pluses and minuses. You need to decide which pluses are important to you and which minuses you can live with.

As Curt noted, do some more searching and reading. Only you can decided what is the "best" hitch for your situation.

I have a Propride and am completely satisfied with it's performance.
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:26 PM   #10
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IMO you don't need to spend the money for a Propride or Hensley hitch with a 3/4 ton pulling a 25 ft. trailer. An Equalizer 4 pt. or Reese dual cam will do all you need. I have the Equalizer with a 3/4 ton, 30 ft. trailer and have never experienced sway.

On edit...Now that I know your trailer is 37ft. I will have to say I no longer have an opinion since I have no experience with a trailer that long. Best of luck.
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