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Old 02-14-2014, 06:33 PM   #11
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Bikendan, do you use a weight distribution hitch for your 23ss?
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:41 PM   #12
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Bikendan, do you use a weight distribution hitch for your 23ss?
HECK, YEA!
if you read your Sequoia's owners manual's towing section, it should state what minimum hitch/trailer weight REQUIRES using a WDH.
there's no way any 1/2 ton vehicle, especially a soft-suspension SUV, should not use a WDH, to tow a trailer the size of the 23SS.
only if you've got a 3/4 ton or bigger, could you get by not using a WDH.
and get one with built-in sway control, such as the Equal-i-zer or Reese Dual-Cam WDH's.
you're also going to need a brake controller. i recommend the Prodigy P2 or P3.
most recommended BC on the internet.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:53 PM   #13
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Welcome to the forum, and yes, please get the WDH!
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Thanks for the input, I was pretty much decided on the weight distribution hitch, I just wanted to see what some people with much more experience had to say. Going to get one of these

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-48058-El...h+sway+control
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You might want to research more on a W/D (WITH) S/Control! Price is not a factor in Sway Control! Youroo!!
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Thanks for the input, I was pretty much decided on the weight distribution hitch, I just wanted to see what some people with much more experience had to say. Going to get one of these

Amazon.com: Camco 48058 Elite Weight Distributing Hitch Kit for RV - 1,000 lbs Capacity: Automotive
Welcome and congrats on your new to you Shamrock. Visit our hybrid forums for more specific information.

I like the Equal-I-zer or Reese Dual Cam for your rig as Bikendan recommended. Either of those two WDH would be better than the Eaz lift that you linked to on Amazon because of the integrated sway control. Blue Ox also makes a good one. Check out RV Wholesalers or a number of other RV parts store for good pricing and free shipping.

Don't forget that brake controller Dan also recommends (plug & play with the right harness for your Sequoia).

We have the manuals for those WDHs and BCs in our library. You will want to familiarize yourself with the installation of the hitch if you are doing it yourself.

Feel free to ask more questions and have fun getting ready for spring!
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Are you keeping the unit at your house? As soon as it warms up a little more, set it up and use it in the driveway for a night. Make sure on how to set it up and that all of the parts are there and in good working order. Check the canvass all over and look into water proofing it while at home if needed. Check the furnace, stove, burners, water heater, pumps, shower as if you were out camping. Any little tweak that needs to be done, it is easier with your tools in the garage vs from the camp ground...oh yes, the tools are at home in the garage . You and your family will love camping beyond measure in the years to come. Take your time and understand that part of the adventure is getting there and back.

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Thanks for the input, I was pretty much decided on the weight distribution hitch, I just wanted to see what some people with much more experience had to say. Going to get one of these

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-48058-El...h+sway+control

I had the same WDH/sway control set up that you're looking at on my previous TV/TT... A Nissan Armada (like your TV, a big engine but a shorter wheel base than a truck) with a 20' TT. Sway control was just ok... But not what I had hoped. Lots of push/pull from big rigs on the highway. I went with the 4-point Equal-i-zer for my new TT (Rockwood 2306, 24'). For me, difference was night and day. Zero sway and only an occasional "wiggle," and no push/pull from big rigs. I highly recommend you spend the little extra for an Equal-i-zer or it's equivelant. Also, the Equal-i-zer set-ups have no turning restrictions... With the friction bar, I was always having to get out and remove it before backing into a campsite.
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