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Old 03-17-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Weight Distribution Hitch. Which one?

I'm sure this has been tackled and debated but I cannot find a thread.
I'm getting ready to order my trailer (Signature Ultra Light 8311SS). Tongue is 768, total TT weight 8500. I need to figure out the hitch I want to use. I think I narrowed it down to Equil-i-zer or Blue Ox. One dealer told me they are the same. Any help, opinions, suggestions would be great.

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Old 03-17-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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Hensley Arrow. My house to Mrytle Beach is 642 miles. We made two trips with no issues. We thought the third was going to be our last, anywhere, white line to white line on I-77 in WV. Had we been in traffic it would of been all over. Had the Hensley shipped to Myrtle. I would not pull my RV with out it. Our outfit is an 80K investment, 3K for a hitch, and the peace of mind that comes with it, very well worth it.

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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I'm really appreciating my Equalizer as well. It's turned white-knuckle driving with a 31' long trailer into an almost normal experience! I don't think you'd go wrong with it or the Hensley. Can't speak for Blue Ox, don't know anything about them.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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all you have to do is read through the "Towing, Hitches and Toads" section here.
there are probably thousands of posts, just on the Equal-i-zer alone.
WDH comparison questions are asked all the time.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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If you have to decide on either or, I have owned both. They both do a good job controlling sway. My newest TT, I went with the Blue Ox Sway Pro
-commercial quality powder coat...stays clean like new
-easiest to hook up
-sealed grease fittings
-silent forward, back, and turns
-very HD setup

downside...cost more than the mentioned above....dozens of previous posts on WDH.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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I think you will be more than happy with the Equal-i-zer or the Blue Ox. You could also look at the Reese Dual Cam or Andersen if you want other options. All of these will distribute weight and help to control sway.

The Hensley mentioned above (and Propride) will eliminate the sway. Much more expensive, though.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #7
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RVW onlinefor the price, free ship, easy to set up.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:08 AM   #8
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I have an equalizer WD hitch it does control sway and they have a great customer service dept.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:19 AM   #9
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I have the basic equalizer e-2 and pulled my 28bh home in 30-40 mph winds yesterday. Granted, I kept it around 45-50, but had no problems, even when getting passed by the big rigs. I think any of the choices mentioned, set up properly, will work well.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #10
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RVW onlinefor the price, free ship, easy to set up.
I also got my Equalizer from them. By far the best price and free shipping.
I also needed to buy the special 70 dollar thin wall socket to torque the ball on. Afterwards I realized you could go to a U-Haul and have them do the final torque for about 40 bucks (they have the tool), but that socket is mine and I can recheck the torque whenever I want for free now.

I know I have a 5th wheel now, but I still have my hitch for other uses.


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