Originally Posted by Enc356
Thanks Ironcobra, how do you like the 308BHS, my wife and I are anxious to get ours even though we can't use it for a couple months. I do like the equalizer hitch from what I read. Have you experienced any sway on the highway, especially when tractor trailers pass? That's my greatest concern. With a car full of kids I wouldn't mind spending the extra money on the propride for the piece of mind. I read nothing but great reviews on that hitch set up but want to see if it will work on the Vibe. Sean from propride told me it will but he recommended using the straptek system on the sway bars.
No problem. I dont think you mentioned what your tow vehcile is. That has a little to do with comfort of towing a tt.
We love our Vibe 308bhs. Weve used it 4 times in the last 2 months and had a blast every time. you do have to understand that like all travel trailers and RV's available today there will be little things that you catch after the sale or during the pre delivery inspection. you will probably have to clean out the faucet filters as there will probably be small pieces of plastic shavings restrict some of the water flow. on the lower part of the cabinets above the sofa you will probably notice the lack of precision that was used when stapling the trim to the cabinet base. you will also probably notice that the screws holding the base of the dining room table are not very good.I suggest you back from out rotate the bottom re fasten them.other than those few things we really have no complaints enjoy using our vibe every time.
if you really want to improve the safety of your trailer and you have a few thousand dollars to spend, I would suggest upgrading to 16 inch wheels and installing E rated light truck tires. this will probably be the single most important safety feature you can add that will ensure you travel long distances with no concern.
As far as hitches go i strongly suggest the Equalizer 12k or 14k hitch assembly from etrailer.com. it will cost around $550 and will include the hitch ball and everything you need unlike some other websites.
as long as you take time to properly set it up following the instructions very carefully you should not experience any sway when trucks pass by or while lite to moderately windy out. it is designed very well has worked better than all the previous hitches I've ever used.
another great things about the equalizer hitch is that it fits perfectly on the front of the vibe