Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2019, 08:34 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 4
What is a good WDH and Sway Hitch

New to RVing and we are going to pick up our new Wolf Pack 25Pack 12+ this Saturday. We have a 3/4 ton Ram diesel truck and need some help with picking out the correct WHD and Sway Hitch. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!
__________________

X-Harleyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 08:41 PM   #2
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 6,643
I had an equalizer 4 point hitch when we had a Travel Trailer. Worked great.
__________________

__________________

Pat, Jen, Heather & Sapphire, the head mouser.
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 09:07 PM   #3
Multi-Slacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,779
Your choices are:

Propride
Hensley
Equalizer 4 point
Reese
Husky Centerline
Blue Ox
Andersen

I have used both the Andersen and the Husky Centerline and both are good hitches. The Hensley/Propride are by all accounts vastly superior to the others. There are some good youtube videos of each. Watch and pick the one your like best. Watch both hitch and unhitch vids and pick what you like and can afford.

You'll be stuck with what your dealer has if you want him to install this weekend.
__________________
2017 Forest River Sonoma 280RKS
2018 Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L, 4:10 rear
CurtPutnam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 09:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
W5CI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Carlisle, Arkansas
Posts: 1,334
Equalizer 4 point, make sure it is the Equalizer brand
__________________
2005 Cedar Creek 30RLBS/TrailAir Hitch/ MORryde 7K IS/Disc Brakes/ PI PT-50 EMS/ RV Flex Armor Roof
2015 RAM 3500 DRW 6.7 Cummins 3.42/ Garmin 760RV
40 Gal TransferFlow fuel tank/ TST 507
Amateur Radio W5CI 2017 Days Camping 77
2018 Days Camping 44
W5CI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 10:31 PM   #5
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 21,558
Another 4pt Equal-i-zer fan..
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 10:42 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Go West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 129
I previously towed with a Hensley Arrow, and now have a Husky Centerline TS. The Hensley performed as advertised; it eliminates all trailer sway. With the Husky, I have felt an occasional jiggle in a wind gust followed by an immediate correction. Both hitches provide a safe, relaxed towing experience with no trailer sway.

When it comes to weight distribution, the Husky performs better than the Hensley. I've found it more effective with a greater range of adjustment for equalizing weight to the tow vehicle’s front axle.

The Husky Centerline TS is a 4-point anti-sway system, as are the Equalizer and Reese Steadi-Flex. These hitches control sway through tension in the hitch head, combined with the friction of trunnion bars on sway control brackets. There are lots of satisfied Equalizer owners on this forum. I can recommend the Husky 4-point system as well.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Husky Centerline TS_LI (3).jpg
Views:	244
Size:	565.4 KB
ID:	197200  
__________________
________________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf 25RL
2017 Nissan Titan SV 4x4
Husky Centerline TS
Go West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 11:04 PM   #7
Broken Toe
 
Cowracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Imperial (St. Louis) MO
Posts: 3,614
I got the reese dual-cam and am very happy with it. 90% of the performance of the Propride, 30% of the cost.

Tim
__________________
FROG Member MO-0008-571 Since 20124444444444My Project Blog: https://cowracer.blogspot.com/

"Camper" 2016
Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8329ss
"Casper" 2017 Ram 2500 Laramie Diesel
..ProPride 3P Hitch - "Yeah. It's worth it."
Cowracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 11:04 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by X-Harleyman View Post
New to RVing and we are going to pick up our new Wolf Pack 25Pack 12+ this Saturday. We have a 3/4 ton Ram diesel truck and need some help with picking out the correct WHD and Sway Hitch. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!
Why do you want a WDH with a 3/4 ton TV And a 25 ft TT?

Edit: Not sure why they call it a 25 and make you do math when it’s 37 feet - very odd IMHO. Anywhooo...you definitely need WDH and anti-sway. Lots of good choices ITT.
__________________
TV - 2002 GMC Yukon XL 2500, 8.1 liter (496ci), 4L85e & positraction with 3.73 gears
TT - 2013 Dutchmen Aspen Trail 3130 QBS
Drinks of choice: woodford reserve, knob creek & any great bourbon-just about any of San Diegoís craft beer and Pabst Blue Ribbon
Beachbourbon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 11:19 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
SailorSam20500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 3,153
I agree with CurtP's post. Propride and Hensley are based on the same sway elimination design. With one, the trailer cannot sway as commonly described. They are significantly more expensive than any other hitch. Both can periodically be obtained used at reduced cost by folks moving to 5th wheel trailers.

The remainder are sway control hitches. Using some form of friction, they absorb and dissipate sway energy.

If you search this or other RV sites, I doubt you will find posters asking for help with a setup that is experiencing sway with a Propride or Hensley hitch. You will find this type of post for the others.

It is my observation that, if you do have sway issues with sway using the other hitches, you will get recommendations to adjust and manage your trailer's tongue weight and the tension on the WD bars, then a potentially expensive list of modifications to make on your TV that may come close to eliminating the cost differential between a Propride or Hensley hitch and the others.

Bottom line, none are "bad" hitches. Each has pluses and minuses. You need to decide which pluses are important to you and which minuses you can live with.

As Curt noted, do some more searching and reading. Only you can decided what is the "best" hitch for your situation.

I have a Propride and am completely satisfied with it's performance.
__________________
Al
Save the Earth. Itís the only known planet with Beer.
There are times where my greatest accomplishment is keeping my mouth shut...

S.E. Mich. Flagstaff 26FKWS / 2019 F-150 3.5 EcoBoost SCrew Propride
SailorSam20500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 11:26 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
bob213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,073
IMO you don't need to spend the money for a Propride or Hensley hitch with a 3/4 ton pulling a 25 ft. trailer. An Equalizer 4 pt. or Reese dual cam will do all you need. I have the Equalizer with a 3/4 ton, 30 ft. trailer and have never experienced sway.

On edit...Now that I know your trailer is 37ft. I will have to say I no longer have an opinion since I have no experience with a trailer that long. Best of luck.
__________________
You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality Ė Ayn Rand
bob213 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2019, 11:32 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Go West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 129
OP's Wolf Pack 25Pack 12+ is 37' 7" long. That's quite a toy hauler!

Cherokee Wolf Pack 25PACK12+ - Wolf Pack Toy Hauler Travel Trailers Toy Haulers by Forest River RV
__________________
________________________
2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf 25RL
2017 Nissan Titan SV 4x4
Husky Centerline TS
Go West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 02:17 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 44
Very happy with my Reese dual cam sway weight distributing hitch.
kawac14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 03:47 PM   #13
Trailer Park Supervisor
 
NJKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 3,256
Very happy with my Fastway E2 trunnion bar hitch. Got the bars for 8000lb trailer/800 lb tongue weight. 350 bucks. Good value.
__________________
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
NJKris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 04:25 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
Another 4pt Equal-i-zer fan..
Make that X10
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 04:49 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
marinerjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 424
Let me say that I am very happy with my Andersen hitch. Itís light weight and does a great job eliminating sway and transferring weight. Also, no greasing anything and no heavy bars.
__________________
Joe
Current: 2020 Rockwood MiniLite 2205S
Past: 2018 Flagstaff MicroLite 21FBRS
Past: 2005 Flagstaff Classic 625D
TV: 2016 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost
marinerjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 05:08 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
bareftn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: austinburg ohio
Posts: 788
Quote:
Originally Posted by doc73 View Post
I had an equalizer 4 point hitch when we had a Travel Trailer. Worked great.
X2
bareftn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 05:16 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by marinerjoe View Post
Let me say that I am very happy with my Andersen hitch. It’s light weight and does a great job eliminating sway and transferring weight. Also, no greasing anything and no heavy bars.
I agree, Andersen is light weight, no sway, no grease, only weighs 50lbs
__________________
2019 RAM 1500 Limited ETorque 4X4 5.7 Hemi 8 spd 3.92 Axle ratio
2018 Grand Design 2150RB
Seadog1272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 09:37 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks for all of the replies. Have been looking at the Anderson Hitch. Like the light weight and the reviews I have read have been good.
X-Harleyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 09:45 PM   #19
waybeck2018
 
waybeck2018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Central Alabama
Posts: 512
Quote:
Originally Posted by W5CI View Post
Equalizer 4 point, make sure it is the Equalizer brand
We have traveled many miles with the four point Equalizer. No sway, no wiggle. We like it on our 34 ft Tracer towed with an F-250.
__________________
2012 F-250, 6.7 Super Duty Powerstroke; 2019 291 BR Primetime Tracer,
Days camped in 2018-61

Looking Forward to Completing This Map Soon !
waybeck2018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2019, 10:03 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Delaware
Posts: 128
The trailer is 37.3 feet and 11,342 lbs GVW. 13% if GVW is almost 1500 lbs of hitch weight. These numbers will disqualify, for your use, most of the hitches that were recommended above. I would recommend the Blue Ox Swaypro 1500/15,000 or the 2000/20,000. Over on the Grand Design Owners Forum where 37-38 TT ownership is common, this hitch gets a lot of praise.
__________________

__________________
Steve, Barb, and 5 daughters who love to camp
2017 Shamrock 23IKSS, Weight sticker: 5314 lbs, Equil-i-zer 4pt. 1,000/10,000
2006 Fleetwood (Coleman) Niagara: Sold
2004 Suburban 2500 8.1 liter, 4.10, tow rating 12,000, GCWR 19,000, Doorjamb payload: 2108
2003 Suburban 1500 Z71, 5.3/3.73, airbags, LT tires, Big Brake Upgrade, Prodigy P2
Shamrockthecasbah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hitch, sway

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25 AM.


×