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Old 02-27-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Howdy, new owners from Ontario

First time owning a travel trailer. We ordered a 2011 831FLSS to be delivered in early April. We owned a 5th for the last six years. It was getting long in the tooth and more steps than old knees liked. We have been reading quite a lot on WD and sway control hitch accessories. Dealers have lots of info but we are kinda lookin to hear from actual owners and users and what their pro and con comments may be. There may be lots of info further down in the posts but hav not gotten into that far yet
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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Welcome and congrats on your purchase!
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:46 PM   #4
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Welcome from Stratford Morti,

Very nice rig you bought! We are seasonal campers now so don't tow our 30 footer. The only WD hitch we had was a husky for the Heartland Edge we used to own. It was a must for us and I wouldn't tow any TT without a WD hitch. We found the WD hitch a little noisy but a bit of silicone lube helped that. Takes a bit to figure how much to tension it at first and can change with loading habits, but eventually you just kinda know where to put it. Biggest thing to remember is to jack up the TT to remove tension and keep your feet clear when you release i, I almost broke my foot when I forgot to jack it up first.

We never had the sway control so I have no feed back on that.

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Old 02-27-2011, 09:49 PM   #5
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Welcome from Stratford Morti,

Very nice rig you bought! We are seasonal campers now so don't tow our 30 footer. The only WD hitch we had was a husky for the Heartland Edge we used to own. It was a must for us and I wouldn't tow any TT without a WD hitch. We found the WD hitch a little noisy but a bit of silicone lube helped that. Takes a bit to figure how much to tension it at first and can change with loading habits, but eventually you just kinda know where to put it. Biggest thing to remember is to jack up the TT to remove tension and keep your feet clear when you release i, I almost broke my foot when I forgot to jack it up first.

We never had the sway control so I have no feed back on that.

Happy camping!
Good info, Thanks rick_h, will add this to the data bank
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:52 AM   #6
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Either Equalizer or Reese Dual cam would be the only weight distr'n hitches with the sway bars I would consider.
If money is no object Hensley, but not really necessary
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:13 PM   #7
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Can't help with your questions but wanted to Welcome you to the forums and congratulate you on your new camper. Hope you have many fun and trouble free trips with it!!
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:44 PM   #8
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Either Equalizer or Reese Dual cam would be the only weight distr'n hitches with the sway bars I would consider.
If money is no object Hensley, but not really necessary
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The Reese, Husky and Equalizer are all very similar, I guess one just has to decide which dealer in my area carries what then go that way. The Huskey make has a new line called 'Center Line' which has the sway control similar to Reese and Equalizer. The price is right too. Henley is way out of my league.
Nice truck and 5er you have there in the picture.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:38 PM   #9
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Thanks Morti. Did not realize Husky has similar model.
Campsite in Picture is at Pinehurst conservation area near Paris Ontario. About 5 sites are in the pines.
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Welcome to a great forum. We use an equalizer 4 point hitch and are very happy with it. It has built in sway control so no additional sway bars are necessary. We looked at the Centerline from Husky when we bought the trailer but our dealer didn't handle it and it was also quite a bit more expensive than the equalizer. Good luck with your choice and happy trailering. Old Guys
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