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Old 02-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Well we are the proud new owners of a baby 292bhds liberty edition. Of course very excited and can't wait to play, but first things first need some advice on wdh with sway controller. Pulling with 04 ford v8 5.4 half ton. Any help would be greatly accepted
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new travel trailer!! As far as a good WDH, I like the Equal-i-zer. It has served me very well for three different TT's already...
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Congrats on the new toy! I used a Reese Dual Cam setup on my previous tt and had very good luck with it. I have also heard very good things about the Equal-i-zer but have not first hand experience with it.
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Congrats! Welcome to the club. Used Reese on rentals and they worked well...have a husky centerline and it works well...it's a bit heavy though. Most any of the equalizer type hitches out there you should be happy with. Also there is the new Andersen hitch that some people have had luck with.
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"I used a Reese Dual Cam setup on my previous tt and had very good luck with it."
I'm using one now and it works very well.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:43 AM   #8
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Another Reece Strait Line Dual Cam user. Very pleased with the product. Have heard great things also about the Equalizer and the Reece SC (which is their version of the Equalizer).
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #9
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Well we are the proud new owners of a baby 292bhds liberty edition. Of course very excited and can't wait to play, but first things first need some advice on wdh with sway controller. Pulling with 04 ford v8 5.4 half ton. Any help would be greatly accepted
Gratz!

Equal-i-zer, Reese Dual Cam, Blue OX, and Andersen all make good hitches. I am partial to the Equal-i-zer (4-point - not the e2). These all have sway control built-in.

You might also want to consider Propride and Hensely.

I think this is the trailer that you bought - A Coachman Freedom Express 292BHDS. If so, it is a long trailer at 33'5" but fairly lightweight for its length with a dry weight of 5,492 and a CCC of 1,306lbs. This means you can have it up to 6,800lbs if you fully loaded the trailer. By the way, this is from the Coachman website but I have seen dealer sites that list the GVWR as 7,600.

A fully loaded trailer of 6,800lbs implies an estimated tongue weight of 800-1000lbs at 12-15% so I would suggest the 1,000lb bars if you decide to go with the Equal-i-zer.

A fully loaded trailer of 7,600lbs implies an estimated tongue weight of 900-1140lbs at 12-15%; but 988lbs if you use a reasonable 13% TW. Still think the 1,000lb bars are appropriate.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks everyone appreciate the input, I was kinda fishing for anything I believe I'm going with the 1000 lb bars due to length no cents going to light
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