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Old 01-22-2020, 08:58 PM   #1
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Hitch recommendation for Geo Pro

I am going to buy a 2020 Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro G19FBS. The trailer weighs 3075# empty with a carrying capacity of 1338#. I will be towing it with a 2004 Toyota Tundra with a towing capacity of 7200#. I would like some recommendations for a weight distribution hitch and sway control. The dealer is is pushing a Husky hitch with add on sway control.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:09 PM   #2
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I'm sure its the old style Husky with chains and friction sway control. That's what I use and honestly I would not recommend it. Will it work on your Tundra/Geo Pro? Yes. But there are better hitches available such as the Equalizer 4pt or even the Husky Centerline with integrated sway control (among others), and are likely easier to use.

I will be getting a new WDH to replace the old-style Husky with chains.

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I am going to buy a 2020 Forest River Rockwood Geo Pro G19FBS. The trailer weighs 3075# empty with a carrying capacity of 1338#. I will be towing it with a 2004 Toyota Tundra with a towing capacity of 7200#. I would like some recommendations for a weight distribution hitch and sway control. The dealer is is pushing a Husky hitch with add on sway control.
We have a E pro 19fd and tow it with a Jeep Cherokee. We use a Fastway E2 WD hitch with sway control. No chains and you can choose trunion bars or bent bars. We have the bent bars. We are very happy with the set up. Ecellent WD when set up right and the sway control must be good because we have experienced zero issues with the system. Highly recommend it and reasonably priced too.
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I would also recommend the E2 for that setup. You can decide if you want bent or trunion bars. I prefer the trunion bars, but six of one half dozen of the other.
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I would also recommend the E2 for that setup. You can decide if you want bent or trunion bars. I prefer the trunion bars, but six of one half dozen of the other.
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We have a E pro 19fd and tow it with a Jeep Cherokee. We use a Fastway E2 WD hitch with sway control. No chains and you can choose trunion bars or bent bars. We have the bent bars. We are very happy with the set up. Ecellent WD when set up right and the sway control must be good because we have experienced zero issues with the system. Highly recommend it and reasonably priced too.
What capacity Fastway E2 WD are you using with the 19fd?
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Don, the hitch we are using is the one rated for a max of 600 pound tongue weight. We bought it through hitchweb.com and the partnumber is; 94-00-0600. I like it in that the sway control is built in and it does not use chains. Overall I am pleased with it and it came at a competitive cost.
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I have a similar sized single axle trailer and am happy with the Fastway e2 trunnion bar style with 800 lb bars. Our trailers, loaded, have a very heavy tongue weight, could be pushing 700 lbs. The 800 lb bars accommodate this without being too high of a capacity, which is not desirable. Got from etrailer for 350 bucks, price has gone up a bit since then. Probably steel tariffs.
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We swapped out a Husky Centerline for an Andersen. The whole Andersen setup weighs around 50 lbs and has effective sway control. Easier on and off.
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A short follow up to my previous post. As you can see from my signature we tow with a Jeep Cherokee that has a factory tow package. When we bought the trailer our dealer helped us set up the WD hitch. After set up and when hooked up the front of the Jeep rises less then one inch. That demonstrates that the set up is correct I believe. Unlike some other users, I know our tongue weight is not to high, in fact I scaled it when loaded. The loaded tongue weight was about 450 pounds, the trailer scaled at 3500 pounds. Hope this helps.
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I use a Husky Centerline with 600-800 lb bars; but my trailer is a little heavier than yours (5,200 lbs on the road, tow vehicle is a half-ton Titan). If you keep your trailer to 4,000 lbs, go with the Husky Centerline model 32216 (400-600 lb bars, 6,000 lbs gross trailer weight). I've towed thousands of miles with this hitch and have never experienced trailer sway. Easy to adjust for very precise weight distribution. You can get this hitch for a little less through E-trailer.

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Whatever hitch you decide on, shop for it online and it will be about 50% of what the dealer charges for it.
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A short follow up to my previous post. As you can see from my signature we tow with a Jeep Cherokee that has a factory tow package. When we bought the trailer our dealer helped us set up the WD hitch. After set up and when hooked up the front of the Jeep rises less then one inch. That demonstrates that the set up is correct I believe. Unlike some other users, I know our tongue weight is not to high, in fact I scaled it when loaded. The loaded tongue weight was about 450 pounds, the trailer scaled at 3500 pounds. Hope this helps.
Surprised your tongue weight was so low. Do you have dual batteries? I plan on bringing bikes more often down the road, so the rack plus two bikes will add at least 50 lb. Also, if you store anything in your TV behind the rear axle, that is to be considered part of the tongue weight as well.
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Fastway E2.

There are a lot of good hitches out there. Most of them perform pretty well. They vary in design, price , and weight. I chose the E2 due to the design(integrated sway control) and price. For now the weight is not an issue for me. That could change as the years go by and I may change my mind.
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