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tkcrawford

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Posted: 10/24/19 08:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for some sage advice on which WDH I should be looking at. The particulars:
Trailer - 2019 Wildcat Maxx 28RKX, GVWR 11,144, UVW 7754, Hitch weight 944
TV - 2004 Dodge CTD 3500 Dually, TorkLift Magnum Superhitch, PacBrake airbags, Helwig BigWig, TorkLift Stable Loads.

We are not new to RVing but have recently traded in our Eagle Cap for this new RV. It has been many, many years since we've owned a travel trailer.

Not looking to spend thousands of dollars on a super-high-end hitch. The local dealer wants to sell a Curt 17501 but I don't see it listed on the online reviews in the top 10 best WDH's out there.

What WDH would you guys recommend? Why? Any regrets? Any Ah-ha moments?


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Posted: 10/24/19 08:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Reese dual cam Equalizer hitch. I haven't used other brands so can't comment on them. Curt seems to be a copy of the Reese hitch. I personally like the Reese dual cam hitch.

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Posted: 10/24/19 08:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try to find a used Hensley Arrow on eBay. A few $$ more will save you a lot of white knuckles and your DW will even want to help you drive sometime.


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TenOC wrote:

Try to find a used Hensley Arrow on eBay. A few $$ more will save you a lot of white knuckles and your DW will even want to help you drive sometime.


White knuckle with a dually?!?

No, what he needs is simply a competent hitch with integrated anti-sway. My vote would be Equalizer with 1,200 pound or 1,400 pound bars depending on how much they're planning to put in the trailer. List on those is $685-$785 with no shank. The reason I mention the no shank is that he has a 2.5" receiver (I assume he's using the 2" for a bike or other accessory) and the standard bundled shank is a 2" and nobody should have to deal with sleeves.


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Posted: 10/24/19 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Happy with my Reese DC also





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Posted: 10/24/19 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Blue OX SwayPro is what we use. Easy to hitch and unhitch, works as advertised, nice an quiet when in use.


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Hitch weight 944 is nothing for dually.
Try to drive it with nothing added and see if you have a problem before spending money.





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Kayteg1 wrote:

Hitch weight 944 is nothing for dually.
Try to drive it with nothing added and see if you have a problem before spending money.


That gets my vote. How would you even set up a WDH with that combo, you'll have nothing to measure. I would bet the front end of the dually does not rise 1/64th of an inch when you drop it on the ball. You could always guess or spend a morning at the scales I suppose.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I guess I never thought of not using a WDH for this setup but, as I think about it, the truck should have no problem handing that weight on the ball. However, I think I should consider getting an anti-sway feature of some kind. Can you even get anti-sway without purchasing the entire WD hitch?

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Sway is something trailer makes.
Most of US -build trailers are having high clearances, what makes COG pretty high and with suspension having no shock absorbers, that makes them prone to all kind of waving. Add very common long truck overhang, what puts the ball 5 ft behind the axle and you have recipe for troubles.
Generally multi-axle trailers are way better than single-axle.
What trailer you have?
Again, I would not spend my money before testing.

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