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kamperkomic

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Posted: 07/19/19 02:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey guys, I need your opinions and suggestions. I have 35ft travel trailer fully loaded at 9500lbs. I'm pulling with a '19 f250 diesel. Using an eaz-lift weight distribution system along with a sway bar. Not really happy with the set up. I'd like to get a all-in-one weight distribution with sway control. I've looked at all the different brands. Looks like blue ox, and equalizer may be the best or the most hyped. They certainly are the most expensive. The other brands are they less expensive and just as good, or less expensive and less quality. Or does it really matter, they are all better than what I'm using. I'll shut and listen to what you have to say. Thanks

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Posted: 07/19/19 02:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Propride and Hensley are the best.

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Posted: 07/19/19 02:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hawkeye-08 wrote:

Propride and Hensley are the best.


Yes they are....2nd I would say is the equalizer and blue ox but if you're gonna tow a travel trailer alot for many years and are new to rving bite the bullet for the best and be happy towing forever


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Posted: 07/19/19 03:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

x2 on Propride or Hensley. You'll also have a nice re-sale if you sell/trade campers. I got 2/3 of what I paid new for my Hensley when I sold TT.


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I pretty much have the same set-up as you, 35ft. travel trailer and pull it with a Ram 2500. At first I did not like the set-up either until I started playing with it and getting some good cat scale weights. The eaz-lift 1200lbs distribution bars distribute the weight well, cat scales have confirmed that. But instead of using one friction sway control, I have two on mine. It has pretty much removed nearly all sway. The most important thing to help with sway is having around 15% of the trailers weight as tongue weight. And of course, not drive like a bat out of hell. For around 60 bucks, I would try a second sway control before dropping 2K on another hitch. If it does not work out, then you can spend the big money. Hope this helps some.


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I have been using Reese Straightline WDH for 12 years and it works great and isn't $2K either. With my current trailer I have 1500 lb bars and no issues at all. Once it is dialed in takes all of 2 minutes tops to connect or disconnect and off we go.


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Posted: 07/19/19 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Which is best a Ford or Ram or GM truck. Or which is the best tire.

I have a Husky Centerline TS with 1200 lb bars on a 10k trailer.
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The best one is the one adjusted correctly, with trailer balanced etc correctly.....The worst, even if a Hensley, the one not setup correctly, with a trailer that is setup so it will fishtail sway on its own, or equal issue that the bar system in use, Will mask or hide an incorrectly set up trailer.
One should be able to pull a given trailer with out bars at 60+ mph etc using finger tips steering. Now add bars for added safety. If you can not pull trailer using ONLY finger tips on wheel, you have issues bars will not fix or solve!

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Agree with Marty...he is spot on


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When I got into the TT towing many years ago the Reese Dual Cam-Loc was recommended to me. I have used this system on all of my tow vehicles with great success. The initial dial in takes a little time and after that things are good. For the most part towing with the set up in my sig is worry and trouble free.


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