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Old 02-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Hitch recommendations for Windjammer 3001W

We just ordered a new Windjamer 3001W. My TV is a 2011 Ford F150 Lariet SuperCrew with 5 1/2 ft. bed, Ecoboost engine, and 3.55 gears. In looking at the Rockwood and some general forums, I have seen a couple of threads on hitches and the Equalizer 4 point has been referrenced most. Any thoughts from Windjammer owners on what works well? On the Equalizer, is the 1000/10000 sufficient or would it be best to go with the 1200/12000?. Also, I saw one thread reference a new redesigned bracket. What does it do and is it not part of the Equilizer hitch or does it have to be purchased separately? Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. Looking foreward to hitting the road.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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I just had an Equalizer installed by my dealer in January and it's made a huge difference. As for which one you need--you first have to determine what the tongue weight of your trailer is and then get the one that's above it. For my Salem 292, the tongue weight is 1125#, so the 1200# would be the right model (ie, it can take 1200# of weight, even though you don't need it to take the entire tongue weight--the 1000# would likely even be sufficient.) From what I can see from my dealer's install, there was no other special bracket other than the two that bolt to the trailer's frame. The head that goes into your 2" receiver is very specific and also built by Equalizer, but that was part of the package. Your 30' trailer is likely in the same ballpark with regard to tongue weight, depending on where your tank(s) are. You can find data online as well for all your trailer's specifications. I really dig the EQ and I'm glad I went with it. Good luck!
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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We just ordered a new Windjamer 3001W. My TV is a 2011 Ford F150 Lariet SuperCrew with 5 1/2 ft. bed, Ecoboost engine, and 3.55 gears. In looking at the Rockwood and some general forums, I have seen a couple of threads on hitches and the Equalizer 4 point has been referrenced most. Any thoughts from Windjammer owners on what works well? On the Equalizer, is the 1000/10000 sufficient or would it be best to go with the 1200/12000?. Also, I saw one thread reference a new redesigned bracket. What does it do and is it not part of the Equilizer hitch or does it have to be purchased separately? Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. Looking foreward to hitting the road.
1200 equalizer hitch............windjammer 2609W........great setup!
Easy to install,dont pay dealer prices! JMHO
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:58 AM   #4
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We have the 3001 Windjammer and use the 1200# equalizer. TV is an F250. You will never regret the equalizer as it does a great job in all respects.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #5
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Our dealer gave us a price of (( $1200 )) to install a hitch....RVW had the equilzer 1200 for $475 including the ball, with free shipping! It takes all of about a half hour to set it up and install. Came highly recommended here, and online as well.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #6
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I have the Equal-i-zer 1200 lb model for my Windjammer 3001W.

Order it, set it up yourself, cause you will have to adjust it sometime along the way. And they have to disassembled and greased every year or so anyway.

Your only hurdle is the ball nut. It takes a special thin walled socket (RVW will sell you one of those also). I got a nice craftsman torque wrench that stays with the camper for setting up the hitch also. Plus an extra hardware set for all the clips, pins, and other items that could come up missing somehow.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:49 AM   #7
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Another Windjammer owner with the EQ 1200 lb set-up here. Works perfectly and have never had a hint of sway.
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