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gouldc

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Posted: 09/03/20 04:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey everyone, I can't believe I'm back! This forum has been an incredible resource for me over the years, dating back to 2005 when my wife and I bought our first RV! Since then we've moved from a TT to a toy hauler, back to a TT that we just sold (hopefully) this weekend. I would have sworn we were out of the game last year with most of our extra time being spent on our acreage; we really started to enjoy it last year and got to thinking, why drag a trailer around when we have a campground in our back yard?

Well, the bug hit us hard again this year. In the matter of 3 days the F-150 is being enjoyed by a new owner, we have someone coming this weekend to hopefully take our existing 28 ft TT, and all going well the new F-250 is picked up Saturday just in time to take a trip a couple of provinces over to pick up our new unit!

So, all of the research that comes with these big purchases is complete. Or at least I thought it was. I completely forgot about the hitch setup. I've done a little searching and I know that there are most likely, numerous threads on the very topic but selfishly, I wanted the excuse to re-introduce myself [emoticon]

So, any advice or direction you can provide on a distribution/sway setup would be greatly appreciated. The truck is a 2020 F-250 and the trailer is the Grand Design Imagine 2970RL TT. Before you say it, I know that Henley is the hitch of hitches but I'm not ready to dump that kind of money, yet. That will buy me a lot of solar energy!

Thanks in advance!


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jdc1

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Posted: 09/03/20 04:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Curt Tru-Track or Equalizer...and be done with it.

Bears Den

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Posted: 09/03/20 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X2 Equalizer


2014 Kodiak 279 rbsl
2017 Ford F-150 King Ranch V8
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2004 Travel Lite 23S Hybrid Travel Trailer ( previous trailer )
1998 Viking Popup ( previous trailer )




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MarkTwain

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Posted: 09/03/20 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gouldc wrote:

Hey everyone, I can't believe I'm back! This forum has been an incredible resource for me over the years, dating back to 2005 when my wife and I bought our first RV! Since then we've moved from a TT to a toy hauler, back to a TT that we just sold (hopefully) this weekend. I would have sworn we were out of the game last year with most of our extra time being spent on our acreage; we really started to enjoy it last year and got to thinking, why drag a trailer around when we have a campground in our back yard?

Well, the bug hit us hard again this year. In the matter of 3 days the F-150 is being enjoyed by a new owner, we have someone coming this weekend to hopefully take our existing 28 ft TT, and all going well the new F-250 is picked up Saturday just in time to take a trip a couple of provinces over to pick up our new unit!

So, all of the research that comes with these big purchases is complete. Or at least I thought it was. I completely forgot about the hitch setup. I've done a little searching and I know that there are most likely, numerous threads on the very topic but selfishly, I wanted the excuse to re-introduce myself [emoticon]

So, any advice or direction you can provide on a distribution/sway setup would be greatly appreciated. The truck is a 2020 F-250 and the trailer is the Grand Design Imagine 2970RL TT. Before you say it, I know that Henley is the hitch of hitches but I'm not ready to dump that kind of money, yet. That will buy me a lot of solar energy!

Thanks in advance!


I really liked the "Dual Cam Reese distribution hitch. Gives great sway control , minimizes trailer sway and easy to hook up.

kellem

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Posted: 09/04/20 07:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've personally been using a Reese DC for many years.
I can't let it go and have mounted it over on 3 different trailers. Lol

Just don't skimp and get a good one like the ones mentioned.

Also think you did well on truck, trailer combo.
Still waiting on our F250 to arrive.

TurnThePage

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Posted: 09/04/20 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been using my Equal-I-zer for 16 years and it's been perfect, aside from the groaning and popping.

I'm seriously looking into the Blue Ox Sway Pro for my next one. It looks like it checks all the boxes.


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gouldc

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Posted: 09/04/20 10:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Appreciate the feedback. I’ve heard great things about the Equalizer but have also read that its pretty loud. I’ll look into the Blue Ox, any quieter?

gaymeadowsman

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Posted: 09/05/20 04:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought my Equal-I-zer hitch in 2007. We sold our trailer last weekend. I didn't let my hitch be part of the sale.A little time and swear in the Alabama sun and it will be reset for our next trailer.


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gouldc wrote:

Appreciate the feedback. I’ve heard great things about the Equalizer but have also read that its pretty loud. I’ll look into the Blue Ox, any quieter?
I have heard NOTHING about noise when using the Blue Ox.

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Posted: 09/05/20 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A little lube on the points listed in the Equal-i-zer manual with the use of the bracket pads and the noise is pretty well gone.


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