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Old 01-22-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Just ordered a Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604

Hi All, I am a new comer to this site. Just ordered a Rockwood 2604. will pickup some time in March. I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab short bed, 4 wd. I'm trying to decide if I should buy a Reese Dual Cam or a Equal-I-zer Hitch. They both sound like good hitches but does one have something over the other?
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Either WDH should do you a fine job.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:47 PM   #3
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Welcome! I give the Equalizer high marks. I've used an Equalizer on my current and prior trailer, and purchased after much research. If you go that way, I do recommend purchasing the " Sway Bracket Jacket." These do make a noticeable difference.

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Old 01-23-2011, 06:35 AM   #4
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I would vote for the Equalizer. We had the dual cam hitch installed on our unit but the dealer could never get it to work correctly. So we experienced a lot of sway when on the interstate highways. We finally had the dealer replace the dual cam with the Equalizer and so far we have not had any sway problems. It is also easier for me to hook up.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:29 AM   #5
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Greetings and Welcome!!!

I can't speak about the Equalizer because I've never
had one.
I have the dual cam and like it OK but can't say it's
awesome or anything. I don't have anything to compare to.
One thing to consider-- the dual cam depends on tongue
weight to press down on the weight distributing bars
in order to dampen sway. If your tongue is light the bars
won't be able to do that as well.

I have a 2502 and don't really know what the
difference is between our trailers.
The tongue weight is not all that high on mine.
In fact the entire trailer is not all that heavy
(Mine weighs about 4500 loaded with all supplies
and half tank of water including tongue weight)

IF an Equalizer is supposed to work better with lighter
tongue weights I'd suggest going with that one but
I can't really speak for it because I've never had one!

IF you go with the dual cam be sure they don't stick you
with the 1000 LB bars. You want the light bars because
your tongue won't be anywhere near 1000 LBs.

Hope this helps a little.....
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:40 AM   #6
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The 2604 is a bigger, heavier trailer than the 2502. Your tongue weight will probably be in the 750 - 800 lb range all loaded up so 1000lb bars if what you would want if you choose the Equalizer.

Both hitches need TW to work properly and both will work fine on the 2604. You may want to invest in a powered tongue jack if your trailer doesn't come with one. That makes hitching and unhitching a breeze.

The EQ works great for my setup.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #7
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First I want to thank all the people that reply to this thread. Second what a wonderful site this is. I have only been on here for a few days and by reading the different thead found more info then shopping for RV's in the last year. Thanks for all the info on the hitches.
The wife and I are looking forward to getting our Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604 TT.
Anybody that owns the Rockwood 2604 TT I would like to hear your comments, good or not so good.
I live in eartern PA and will drive to Ohio to pickup the TT sometime in March. I Have a 2007 Silverado 1500 entcab short bed 4wd 5.3 V8 with tow pkg. Also in 2007 Silverado had the classic body and the new body. My Silverado is the new Body. The TT dry weight is listed at 5317 but a couple 100 lbs more with extra options I added.
I live about 465 miles one way to the tt pickup. Does anyboby see any problems with this setup?
Thanks again to all.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
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I think you'll be OK but definitely not over powered!

My weight is real, loaded on the way to a camp ground
certified truck scales weight.

You know the "dry" weight.
As soon as you get it home and go somewhere with
full tanks, full fridge and full closets and pantry stop
at a truck scale and weigh it!!
ONLY then will you know what you're pulling.

Get weighed!! It's easy around here. Many truck stops
have certified scales.
Just pull up on the scale. Put the truck front wheels
on one section, the rear wheels on the middle section
and the trailer on the rear section.
Push the intercom button and tell them to weigh you.
When they say OK, go to the gas counter inside and pay.
You'll be glad you did!
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:15 PM   #9
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i had a Hensly Arrow on my last TT and i loved it, check them out, i think Hensly sells rebuilt ones that maybe a little cheaper but worth it
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