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badercubed

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Posted: 10/26/19 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

90% of the third party trailer towers delivering trailers are using DRW and no WDH.

If you do go for something for peace of mind and to help sway, I put in a vote for the Blue Ox. Used it on my older setup (10k TT and F250) as well as my current setup and I have been nothing but pleased.


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Posted: 10/27/19 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the Anderson WDH Easy to use and works well.


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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.


That’s overkill for what he is towing with. Hensley Arrow hitches are very heavy and a pain to install and remove. They do their job very well but it would probably be the last on my list to purchase.


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Posted: 10/28/19 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I had my dually I towed my trailer with and without the WD Hitch and found no real difference in handling.

The trailer had a little wiggle in it but that would have easily been handled by couple of weld on sway bar tabs and two sway bars on my shank.

I did run my WD hitch when I carried a load in the bed. For us a load in the bed was about 1200 or so lbs.

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Posted: 10/28/19 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, OP here. I believe I'm going to go with the WD hitch with sway control. I'm sure that the truck can handle the load fine on just a ball but I've always been one to over-build things. I'd rather have too much of something than too little. Today, if the weather cooperates (we've had freezing rain and snow overnight - yay), I'm going to try to go shopping and see what's available locally. Thanks for all the suggestions and issues to think about.


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Posted: 10/28/19 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I pull a 10000 gvwr car hauler with a 6880 lb tractor/cab/7' mower with a 1500 chevy.
I thank Barney (moderator) for talking me into getting a WD hitch even tho I hadn't been using one. One of his recommendations was a Husky Centerline TS with 1200 lb bars (32218 hitch). clicky link

The trailer now tracks the 1500 truck like my heavier GN and 5th wheel trailers behind my 3/4 and one ton trucks when doing a sharp maneuver out on the highway.


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I just upgraded to an Equalizer with integrated 4 point sway. Wow what a difference from my WDH with the chains.Should have done it years ago.


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tkcrawford wrote:

Hi, OP here. I believe I'm going to go with the WD hitch with sway control. I'm sure that the truck can handle the load fine on just a ball but I've always been one to over-build things. I'd rather have too much of something than too little. Today, if the weather cooperates (we've had freezing rain and snow overnight - yay), I'm going to try to go shopping and see what's available locally. Thanks for all the suggestions and issues to think about.

I'll be the naysayer and agree that you need weight distribution even with your dually. 1000#'s plus 3' behind the axles hanging past the bumper will impact handling.
On a good day the impact maybe minimal. On a bad day the impact could be critical.


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Ah, choice made by the OP. Rving is a leisure/ luxury endeavor . That said... Safety 1st. You paid a lot of money for your rv, you're supposed to enjoy it. Now the choice of which hitch? Cheap one? Expensive one? Cost of a hitch is certainly a consideration but its a one time purchase......unless you buy one that doesn't work for you or is unsafe. Trouble is most don't know , (some do) whats unsafe for their rig until they have a " white knuckle" experience or the Trooper asks "what happened". Here's more info;

https://www.etrailer.com/faq-which-sway-control-hitch.aspx

https://hensleymfg.com/trailer-sway-101/

https://www.propridehitch.com/understanding-sway

%^&^%$# computer. should work now.

* This post was edited 10/31/19 09:23pm by Galvanizd *

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