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nalts

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Posted: 07/10/20 12:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey there! I hope I'm in the right place.

After twelve long years I finally purchased another travel trailer. I bought a 2019 Forest River Grey Wolf 23MK, and will be towing it with a 2003 Ford F150 Supercab 4X4 with 5.4L and 3.55 ratio.

On my last unit I used an older Equal-i-zer brand Hitch and was very happy.

What's changed in the last 12 years, and how do I determine which hitch is best for my needs this time around?


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Posted: 07/10/20 05:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think you answered your question. I don’t believe there is a better hitch available for sway control than the Equalizer 4 point.


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Posted: 07/10/20 06:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not much has changed in 12 years for WDH. Anderson is a new player in the mid-range with integrated sway control with positive feedback along with Equal-i-zer 4pt, Reese Strait Line, and BlueOx SwayPro.


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Posted: 07/10/20 07:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hannibal wrote:

I think you answered your question. I don’t believe there is a better hitch available for sway control than the Equalizer 4 point.


X2 been very pleased with mine


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Posted: 07/10/20 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mike134 wrote:

Hannibal wrote:

I think you answered your question. I don’t believe there is a better hitch available for sway control than the Equalizer 4 point.


X2 been very pleased with mine


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Posted: 07/10/20 08:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

But the really best is the Hensley for weight distribution AND anti-sway. The design eliminates sway not just dampens it.


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Think I'm going to be trading in my 16 yr old Equal-I-zer for a BlueOX SwayPro this summer or next. It controls sway fine but is getting noisier.


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Posted: 07/10/20 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don’t know if there is a best, but my equalizer took out all the sway I was fighting and made the ride more comfortable as well.


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MitchF150

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I just got a new Rockwood TT that's some 4' longer and some #2000 heavier.. Still using the same Eaz-Lift WD setup I used with the old Prowler. #1000 bars and the saddles from the prowler transferred to the Rockwood like it was designed for them!

Had to flip the hitch shank from a "drop" to a "rise" because of the higher tongue height of the Rockwood. But, it's still solid towing and have never had any inherent 'sway' to speak of.. Distributes the weight just fine for me and works great.

I'd just hook up the setup you already have and then take it out for a spin. Only you will be able to tell if it's setup right or not. Even all those other fancy WD setups need to be setup correctly to work properly.

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I've transferred my old Reese DC on it's 3rd trailer, it simply works.

Did have to jump up in weight for trunnion bars.

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