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Old 03-03-2021, 09:17 PM   #1
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WD Hitch specific to 233S

Good evening everyone!

We take delivery of our 2021 Shamrock 233S pretty soon and I want to get a WD hitch with sway control. Have been looking at the Curt TruTrac but was curious to what others have been running.

Tow vehicle is a 2020 Ram 2500, 6'4" bed, 6.4 Hemi with 3.73 gears.

I know everyones weights will be different based on fluids and all the other stuff we bring along but trying to ball park it here. For the Curt TruTrac, they offer 3 different models based on trailer weight and tongue weight.

Please, go easy on me, but I do appreciate any help.

P.S. I know there is a towing sub-section but posted here based on the hybrid specific forum.

Thanks again!
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:47 PM   #2
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I use an Anderson WDH. It has sway control. I like that it half the weight of a spring bar WDH and that I can adjust it quickly when I change my load. If I decide to carry a full fresh tank instead of only 10 gallons.

There are several other advantages too. Do a search and you will see it discussed many times.
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:38 AM   #3
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I also have a 233s and Ram 2500, previously a Ram 1500 and have towed my rig thousands of miles. I use an E4 Equalizer with 10,000 lb bars and have been extremely happy with it.
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I use a Husky Centerline TS to tow my 233s. Couldn't be happier with it.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:19 AM   #5
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I also have a 233s and Ram 2500, previously a Ram 1500 and have towed my rig thousands of miles. I use an E4 Equalizer with 10,000 lb bars and have been extremely happy with it.
I used the same WDH for 10 years, to pull my Roo 23SS.
Still using it to pull my current TT, for an additional 5 years.
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Like others I can personally recommend the Equalizer (think it's called the E4 now) with 10K bars. Been on my Roo 23SS since 2005 -- in her 17th season at present. Maintenance consists of an annual bolt torque and clean and touch up the paint. Ran this on an '02 Explorer and '07 and '17 Expeditions.

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Old 03-04-2021, 01:58 PM   #7
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Hi All
Like DuckSlayer, I recently purchased a 233S and have had it sitting in my driveway since Nov.
I have been looking into WDHs and after a lot of research I have settled on the E2 6000. We were going to go with the E4, however we were told that it really is way to much for a 5K lb rig. I was told the extra weight would work against us and definitely not to go above a 8K lb setup.
Is this true? I would hate to get one that under-performs.
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Old 03-04-2021, 03:17 PM   #8
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But you don't have a 5000 pound rig, it's closer to 7000 pounds.

Roo 233S
Empty wt: 5063lbs
Cargo Cap 1587
Total: 6650lbs (and you'll be lucky to keep it to this weight with water, batteries, LP cylinders, etc.)

Tongue weight at 13%: 864 pounds. The "10K" WDH will handle 1000 pounds. As noted it's been working perfectly for me.

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Old 03-04-2021, 04:09 PM   #9
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My model is a little older. GVWR 4500 and max cap 1600....not trying to split hairs. Going with the higher weight model would probably be advantageous. My question was a little more focused on the E2 vs the E4 for these lighter rigs.
I originally wanted the E4 but was talked out of it by a local dealership.
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Another vote for Equalizer E4. 10000 bars. It's better to more than not enough with lower weight bars. Pulls straight, true, no sway. Wind & oncoming semi's don't bother me.
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:19 PM   #11
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I appreciate everyone’s responses and feedback!!! Based on a ton of different factors, I went with the Andersen hitch and I’m looking forward to seeing how it functions.

I guess if it doesn’t work out, I will sell it and go with the Equalizer!

Thanks again everyone!
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