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Old 01-15-2014, 11:22 AM   #21
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We are looking at purchasing the same Shamrock 233s - So I'm guessing we will need equalizers to tow it with our 2007 Nissan Aramada? Was hoping we could get away without having to buy them.
It would be a huge mistake and safety risk to forgo a WD hitch with sway control.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:27 AM   #22
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We are looking at purchasing the same Shamrock 233s - So I'm guessing we will need equalizers to tow it with our 2007 Nissan Aramada? Was hoping we could get away without having to buy them.
I pull a Tracer 3150BHD with my 2007 Armada. I have the Equalizer brand hitch and it tows beautifuly! I highly recommend it. Very easy to hook up and detach for towing. Anything over 5,000lbs Nissan requires a weight disro hitch according to the manual. Electric brakes too.

Things to know about your Armada is there is a "big tow package" option that allows you to pull up to 9100lbs. An easy way to tell is you will have a transmission cooler gauge and load leveling suspension. Without that I believe the towing capacity is between 6,300 and 7,300 lbs depending on gearing.

Good luck with your purchase!
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:10 PM   #23
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TracerMada, I have the 2950 which has a similar tongue weight. I'm looking into the equalizer hitch, can you tell me what weight bars you have?
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:30 PM   #24
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:00 PM   #25
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befink, if you would read your owner's manual towing section, it would state the amount of hitch weight that would require using a WDH. anything at or above that amount, would need one.
i'm sure that the 233S's hitch weight would require it, especially with a soft suspended SUV.

the best WDH's have built-in sway control, such as the Equal-i-zer or Reese Dual Cam.
the ones with add-on friction anti-swar bars, are old technology and are a hassle.
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TracerMada, I have the 2950 which has a similar tongue weight. I'm looking into the equalizer hitch, can you tell me what weight bars you have?
I run the 10,000lb bars. They are good for 1,000lbs of tougue weight. My Armada is limited to 900lbs. My tracer is close to 700lbs if tongue weight
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So signed all papers for the 233s at the dealer this weekend.
Picking up next weekend, because we had snow...

But they reccommended using the Reese round bar WDS with 800 lb bars ($600), they said Dual Cam is extreme overkill for this size trailer?

Thoughts???
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I pulled my Roo19 (~4600lbs) with a Chevy Traverse (5200 lb capacity) for a year and realized it just didn't have the oomph and bought the Silverado. I did have a WDH. One day I that first year I decided to pull the trailer over to the storage lot (about 5miles) w/o hooking up the bars on the Traverse. HUGE DIFFERENCE. It convinced me!
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So signed all papers for the 233s at the dealer this weekend.
Picking up next weekend, because we had snow...

But they reccommended using the Reese round bar WDS with 800 lb bars ($600), they said Dual Cam is extreme overkill for this size trailer?

Thoughts???
IMHO, i would never tow a full height trailer w/o a wdh with built-in sway control, so it's not overkill.
I tow the 23SS w/the Equalizer with the 1000lb bars and it's definitely not "overkill".
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I tow a smallish 21ssl with the king of the SUV's (Diesel Ford Excursion) and I wouln't dream of hauling it on a public road without WDH and sway control. I'd rather go without trailer brakes than without the WDH and sway, and I aint about to go without trailer brakes. LOL!

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