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Old 02-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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Hitch'em up question

We're buying a Rockwood 2604WS from RVWholesalers and I need to get my ducks in a row before driving to Ohio.
I own a Eaz-Lift that came with my Sunline. It has 1000# trunnion bars.
I'm towing with a 2010 Tundra 6.3 ft. bed. The Sunline's towing manners are impeccable so I've never encountered any sway using only the WD hitch. Loaded up, the Sunline weighs about 6500lbs.
The weight listed for the Rockwood is 5676lbs. and it won't have much in it for the trip home.
Will this set up get me safely back to ol' Virginny?

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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The dry tongue weight is 13% of dry weight. Are you getting the propane filled and batteries installed as they will add. With that amount of tongue weight, sway shouldn't be too much, but longer term I'd recommend a W/D hitch with integrated sway control such as Equal-i-zer or Reese dual cam. You'll find that RVW's price for an Equal-i-zer is very good and I'd have them install one. I'm assuming that the Rockwood is longer than the Sunline so anti-sway will be more important.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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I would second Dave's comments. I found RVW's price on the Equalizer to be the best, even with shipping to my home. Since you will be there in person I would take advantage of it, buy one and have them install it. I've been very happy with mine.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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I concur. We tow our Rockwood 2604 with an Equalizer hitch on our Silverado pickup. We've had no issues with sway, and we probably towed 10,000 miles in 2012, including up and down mountains and in some pretty severe winds in Iowa and Nevada/Arizona/New Mexico.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #5
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Yeah, I guess it makes sense not to skimp at this point. My Sunline's hitch is 18 yrs. old.
I have a selection of shanks: a Reese and a Blue Ox. Are the holes to moiunt hitch heads standard? I don't mind buying the head and bars, but I'd sure like to keep my shank collection to a minimum.

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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Yeah, I guess it makes sense not to skimp at this point. My Sunline's hitch is 18 yrs. old.
I have a selection of shanks: a Reese and a Blue Ox. Are the holes to moiunt hitch heads standard? I don't mind buying the head and bars, but I'd sure like to keep my shank collection to a minimum.

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Why don't you ask if RVW will take one (or more) on trade for a new hitch?
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I also got an Equal-i-zer from RV Wholesalers. It was a perfect set up, and a good deal.
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I have a 32 foot 2703 with Reese Dual cam and just bought an expensive Hensley Arrow hitch to replace it. I added 2 friction sway bars to the dual cam which made it tolerable when the wind was low and no semi's around. When we returned from Florida we decided our safety and peace of mind was worth the cost of the Hensley.
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btedrow, I'd bet your Reese DC was not set up correctly OR you loaded the TT tail heavy which reduced your the tongue weight below 10%. Our 2902 was 33' and towed with the 5.5 bed F150 and we had zero sway with just the Dual Cam set up.
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