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Old 02-09-2015, 11:22 PM   #1
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Weight distribution hitches

The wife and I just bought a 2011 flagstaff 23lb and I want to know what you guys would recommend I get as far as a weight distribution hitch
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:29 PM   #2
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Do a Search at the Top left. Should be Weeks of W/D Hitch reading! Youroo!!
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:39 PM   #3
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Do a Search at the Top left. Should be Weeks of W/D Hitch reading! Youroo!!

Unfortunately, Youroo's not too far off. There's tons of opinions on this topic.

My own personal preference is "If you have a heart attack at the price, it's probably the better hitch."




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The wife and I just bought a 2011 flagstaff 23lb and I want to know what you guys would recommend I get as far as a weight distribution hitch

We have a Rockwood 2703WS TT and 2008 Toyota Tundra 5.7L. I use an EZ Lift WDH with 1000lb leveler bars and a single EZ Lift anti-sway bar. I have absolutely no issues when towing. My previous TT was a Keystone Sprinter 25' and I had no towing problems with that rig either.

I can only relate my experience. I suspect that there are not many people out there that have experience with multiple systems to provide a good sample of opinions.


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Old 02-10-2015, 01:23 PM   #5
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We have an Equalizer 4 Point Sway Controller that I use on my F150 Supercab to tow a 24' TT. You can look on ETrailer .com and they have a Video on how to set it up. It is rather expensive, but I saved around $200, by ordering it over the Internet. WAS shipped the next day, Only wish I could remember Whom I ordered it thru??
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Without knowing your TV or all the parameters of the weights it is a little difficult to make a solid suggestion. Most will tell you Propride for top of the line units and equal-i-zer for midgrade-ish.

Research your weights of the TT and TV then do a search and find what others have been told for a similar set up. Did you buy the TT at a dealer lot? Did the dealer offer anything or tell you anything?
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:39 PM   #7
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Most will tell you Propride for top of the line units and equal-i-zer for midgrade-ish.
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With something in the 600ish or less TW category, I'd seriously look into the Anderson, though. BTW, I purchased my Equalizer from RVWholesalers. I actually ordered one previously from another dealer to save like $20-best price I could find online. It was banged up, had paint missing from installing bolts and looked like someone had attempted to install it. Sent it back and went with RVW. Received it quickly and it was actually new.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:40 PM   #8
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I have the Camco Eaz-Lift Trekker. Works great on my W#indjammer. Comes in three different weights.


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Old 02-10-2015, 05:31 PM   #9
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Check the classifieds here- another member has an Anderson for sale $300.


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Just purchased a Rockwood Windjammer 3029W from Funtown RV in Cleburne,Tx. Anyone have any problems with this particular trailer. Got the equalizer hitch on it and had no problems towing it home.
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MK Clark, have you had any problems or suggestions on your Windjammer?
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I've had my Andersen for a couple of years and it has been great. I now have a Wildcat 5er being delivered to me mid-March. I just bought the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Aluminum for it and will be selling my Andersen WDH then. My orig tow vehicle had a 600# hitch weight limit and the Andersen WDH was the lightest weighing best performing WDH I could find. Highly recommend for your case.
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Just purchased a Rockwood Windjammer 3029W from Funtown RV in Cleburne,Tx. Anyone have any problems with this particular trailer. Got the equalizer hitch on it and had no problems towing it home.
Did you get the 4 point of the 2 point? Dealers in my area really like to sell the 2 point because many people don't know the difference. Most dealers around here try to charge $600-$750 for a 4 point, but you can get them online much cheaper.
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What is the difference between the 2 point and the 4 point hitch?
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What is the difference between the 2 point and the 4 point hitch?
What I call the 2 point is actually a Fastway product called the E2. Many people use the term "Equalizer hitch" when talking about any weight distribution hitch, probably because they think of it as "equalizing" the weight on the front and rear axle of the TV. But, an Equalizer hitch is actually a certain brand that controls sway by creating friction points on each sway bar at the head and at the mount on the trailer, thus 4 points of friction. The E2 uses friction only at the 2 mounts on the trailer- no friction at the head.

Real Equalizer:

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

Fastway E2:

http://www.fastwaytrailer.com/shop/e2-hitch/

Standard basic chain type WDH that is NOT an Equalizer:

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Okay, I know what you are talking about. I previously had a equalizer bar with sway bars but when I purchased my new Windjammer, I had to get the new 4 point Equalizer HITCH.
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Aggie Dad, no problems with our Windjammer. We have only been able to go out once with it,


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There are lots of considerations when buying; tow vehicle, budget, trailer length.

A shorter tow vehcile such as an SUV coupled to a long trailer will require sway control.

FWIW - I bought the Fastway E2 Trunnion and it works well for my set up.
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I like the Equalizer WDH. It provides both WDH and sway control.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:08 PM   #20
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Equilizer 4pt I have. It was 444 online somewhere and etrailer matches prices and beats it by 5% I think is what I got it for. Also you can back up without taking it off.
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