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Old 06-14-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Which hitch?

I am going to be towing my new rock wood roo 19 with a 2004 mountaineer, 4.6 liter V8. I am new to all of this. My dealer is recommending the Husky (valley) sway bar/weight distribution package. Is that what I need? Do I need something better? Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:32 PM   #2
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you are going to get alot of diffrent responses to your question due to each one of us uses a diffrent setup
I use the Equalizer 4 point setup. it is an all in one sway control and weight distribution - I like it the only exception I have had to do was upgrade my hitch on the truck cause my factory hitch flexes so upgraded to a class V hitch (which is overkill but it puts me in a better spot to upgrade trailers later on)

if I had to make a choice it would be either the Equalizer or the Reese Dual Cam
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:14 PM   #3
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I have a Husky Centerline and like it.
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I think the best hitch for you is whichever one you are going to learn to use well.

This is very important in that too many campers IMO do not learn their system enough to judge when an adjustment is needed or how to adjust in situations when tongue weight or TV loading are changed.

It is tough to know what is best for your setup if you have no experience with WD hitches. But, if you really trust your dealer and believe they will do a competent job, then I would recommend going with their recommendation. You will still need to learn everything there is to know about the hitch, however.

Just judging from the number of posts being made on FRF and elsewhere (and from my observations at campgrounds near me) the Equal-i-zer and Reese Dual Cam seem to be the most popular for trailers our size. They are popular because they have been around a long long time, are proven technology, and offer convenience in that sway control is built into the hitch.

Husky and Blue Ox have favorable reviews as well but are not seen as often in my area. This doesn't mean they are not as good as the Equalizer and Reese.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:30 AM   #5
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how much are they asking for the Husky? does it have built-in sway control like the Equalizer or Reese Dual-Cam?

you can get the Equal-i-zer for around $439 with free shipping. i have one and i love it. it has 4-point sway control and no chains or cheap friction anti-sway bar.

the Equalizer and the Reese D/C are the most recommended WDHs on all RV forums.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:36 AM   #6
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I have the Reese Dual cam and like it so far. avoid the "sway-bar" type systems. They are passive sway control (corrects the sway after it already starts to sway) and you have to remove the sway-bar before you can make any really tight turning or back up.

The reese dual cam system stops the sway before it even happens and you don't have to remove anything to back up.

Had the draw-tite sway bar on my old pop-up and hated it.

I only have about 300 miles of experience with the dual cam setup- but I like it so far.
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Some Centerline info: http://www.huskytow.com/FTP/PDF/P010...CenterLine.pdf
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Thanks so far for all the posts. I still am not sure whether to go with the husky that the dealer has, or order one of the others and have them put it in. The equalizer gets great reviews. The husky link looks impressive.
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you still didn't say how much the dealer is charging for the Husky.
a WDH with a friction anti-sway bar is inferior to those with integrated sway control.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:39 PM   #10
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I think it has integrated control? He said 269 installed, which worries me a great deal. That seems way too cheap.
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