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Old 03-06-2015, 09:34 AM   #11
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I can't speak to the truck, but I can tell you we bought the 274dbh last year and absolutely LOVE it!!
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:35 AM   #12
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If your dealer is saying a hitch is included, you probably have waiting for you the cheapest WDH out there. Most likely a chain type with round bars. If you haven't already signed on the dotted line, I suggest you wait for info from forum members as it's pretty easy to get taken when buying an RV. For example, did you work with a national seller like RVWholesalers before going with the local guy- I've saved several thousand dollars every time going with them and had great service to boot. Have you questioned them about any additional fees- dealers often tack on fees for things such as Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI). Have you searched for info on your dealer- RV dealers are nothing like car dealers and a dealer that offers poor service can really cause problems down the road. Not trying to rain on your parade, just wanting you to be completely informed.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:41 AM   #13
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Awesome I called the dealer and he said it was the equalizer. Thanks again
Yet another thing to watch out for. A LOT of people refer to any type of weight distributing hitch (WDH) as an "equalizer hitch"- probably because they think of it as "equalizing" the weight on the front and rear axles. Equalizer is actually a brand name. I would ask what brand the hitch is. Since you said you optioned in the "WDH and sway" I'd be willing to bet you are NOT getting a true Equalizer hitch as there is no separate "sway" with that hitch- the sway control function is built in.

Here is the Equalizer:

Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution

Here is what I am thinking they will try to give you:

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Old 03-06-2015, 09:42 AM   #14
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Awesome I called the dealer and he said it was the equalizer. Thanks again
IMO you want the 4 point , not the 2 point Equal-i-zer
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IMO you want the 4 point , not the 2 point Equal-i-zer
I am thinking the 2 point is actually by Fastway- called the E2. And I concur- the 4 point is definitely the way to go.
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I am thinking the 2 point is actually by Fastway- called the E2. And I concur- the 4 point is definitely the way to go.
Think your right, but they both are by Progress Mfg. Inc.
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If your dealer is saying a hitch is included, you probably have waiting for you the cheapest WDH out there. Most likely a chain type with round bars. If you haven't already signed on the dotted line, I suggest you wait for info from forum members as it's pretty easy to get taken when buying an RV. For example, did you work with a national seller like RVWholesalers before going with the local guy- I've saved several thousand dollars every time going with them and had great service to boot. Have you questioned them about any additional fees- dealers often tack on fees for things such as Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI). Have you searched for info on your dealer- RV dealers are nothing like car dealers and a dealer that offers poor service can really cause problems down the road. Not trying to rain on your parade, just wanting you to be completely informed.
Man I love this forum. Great information and posts. I actually am paying for the hitch myself it's equalizer 4 point. The dealer is a regional wholesaler and the only fee I have is a 56 document fee and taxes with free pdi. I wasn't fuly aware of the down the road issues but will research heavily before the final dotted line is signed in about ten days. Thanks
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Man I love this forum. Great information and posts. I actually am paying for the hitch myself it's equalizer 4 point. The dealer is a regional wholesaler and the only fee I have is a 56 document fee and taxes with free pdi. I wasn't fuly aware of the down the road issues but will research heavily before the final dotted line is signed in about ten days. Thanks
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:19 AM   #19
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I can't speak to the truck, but I can tell you we bought the 274dbh last year and absolutely LOVE it!!
That's great I am squeamish about the whole thing and all comments like this are easing my mind.
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Old 03-06-2015, 11:05 AM   #20
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We absolutely love our Cherokee 274dbh! We have spent many days camping and have towed it over 2000 miles on it last season. It tows very nice and the teconsha p3 brake controller we have is the best IMO. We use a standard equalizer WDH with 2 anti sway bars and it works great for me....
So welcome to the forum, and if you have any Qs about your 274 shoot me a pm, I know this TT like the back of my hand.
FYI. We bought the progressive industries EMS HW 30c and has saved our TT several times from electrical problems.


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