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Old 05-03-2015, 06:42 PM   #11
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I agree, that is a lot of trailer for a friction stick. Anderson makes a good hitch, and way less expensive than the Hensley / Pro Pride. The far less expensive Husky works, too... slightly over 4 bills.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:48 PM   #12
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I would never tow that long of a trailer with an old technology WDH and friction sway bar, like the EAZ
Even with a F350.
What would you recommend? We are new to this and looking for any tips and advice.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:09 AM   #13
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What would you recommend? We are new to this and looking for any tips and advice.
One that has integrated sway control.
Reese Dual Cam, the Equal-i-zer or Blue Ox system.
A quick search on any RV forum will get you plenty of recommendations.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:11 AM   #14
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We have a Equilizer 4-way 10K WDH and anti-sway. Our 282RK is 34 feet from bumper to hitch and get no sway or fishtail even passing trucks.,
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:42 AM   #15
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I agree---what your seeing is pretty normal. I just towed my 33' TT from Seattle to Iowa, 2,000 miles. I experienced the same feel as you are getting both when being passed by Semi's and being hit by a strong side wind. I have the Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch and made things better by tightening up the bar chains a couple more links! Good luck.
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We have a Equilizer 4-way 10K WDH and anti-sway. Our 282RK is 34 feet from bumper to hitch and get no sway or fishtail even passing trucks.,
So we have decided on the Equal-I-Zer, seems to be what we are looking for , gets great reviews, and is in our price range. RVWholesalers seems to be the cheapest at $468.99 and free shipping. 12K Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control - RVWholesalers.com RV Parts and Accessories
I have looked and that seems to be the best price I can find. Anyone have suggestions on somewhere that might be cheaper or have a promo code?
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$470 is a great price. I don't know how difficult / easy it is to set up as we bought ours with the trailer and the dealer installed and set it up when we were doing the paperwork.

FYI, it will make some noise from the bars rubbing against the brackets, that's normal for a little while. Especially noticible when going slow and making sharper turns such as pulling into a gas station.

I found it easier to remove the anti-sway bars on the straight and level prior to backing the trailer on to the site. You get more jacknife ability and less tension on the bars when you go to remove them. True you have to run the jack down and remove the weight from the bars and then raise the jack again.

Be careful, as there is sometimes a lot of tension on those bars when you go to remove them.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:36 PM   #17
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Love our propride. Found it used for $1100. Worth the two state drive to pick it up. We're pulling 35' with No experience and no issues.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:57 PM   #18
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Love our propride. Found it used for $1100. Worth the two state drive to pick it up. We're pulling 35' with No experience and no issues.
Glad to hear you are enjoying the hitch. I have been search constantly for a Propride within 500 miles but have not had any luck. There is one for sale in the forum classifieds for $1000, but it is in Ohio. That is a little to far to drive from north central Tx.
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:49 AM   #19
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I have the dual-cam and when set up perfectly it works great. But, with a toy hauler and varying loads, it requires reset each time, which is a lot of work. I would say for a trailer with about the same load each trip it would be good, but for me it isn't so good.

Let us know how it goes with the Equal-I-Zer. I clicked the link and its $447 today (???).

This is what I would use if buying new. I like that it is considerably lighter and that its $470 with shipping. The come in models for smaller trailers for less $$$, too. Several of the XLR TH guys like their's.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...PZNN8H21YY2B1H
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