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Old 11-04-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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I am sure this topic has come up, I just could not find it. I was considering a dual cam WDH but a friend showed me the Anderson Hitch. Anyone have any experience with either or suggestions? I have a ST270BH and will tow it with a Ram 1500 5.7 V8

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Old 11-04-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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I have the Reese dual cam and it has served me well.the Anderson hitch is a newer hitch. You might get more responses about it on the rv.net forumsEdited by: anaro
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:57 AM   #3
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This is a very popular topic. We have a 1000# roundbar EaZLift from our previous TT. It had the old-school sway bar (friction bar that mounted to small "hitches") and it worked well with our 5000# 28ft trailer.



We could buy new bars and use the same setup, but I think a dual cam like Anaro'swould be better. I am seriously looking at the new Husky Centerline, but it is pricey. We feel a dual cam like the Reeseor friction WD like the Huskywould be better than the old setup because our new trailer is 34-ft. long, and personally feel it can make a difference at that length.



Many have the Hensley - which is very pricey, but those who have it swear by it.



I assume you have a round bar/friction sway like ours from the dealer you bought the trailer from. Your best bet is to look at your setup and read up on it a bit. You will pretty much have to weigh in everyones thoughts and experience with how your setup tows and decide what is the best option for YOUR comfort and how much you decide you want to spend without being "cheap".





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Old 11-05-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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I would familiarize yourself with these stickies from rv.net

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wdh set upEdited by: anaro
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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We been using the Centerline Hitch from Husky and its been flawless and easy to use.

http://www.huskytow.com/product/husk...towing-system/

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Old 11-05-2013, 11:20 PM   #6
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I had the Reese Dual-Cam system on my 32 ft. TT before we got the 5er. I towed coast to coast with it, over 60,000 miles and never had a problem, even in high cross winds. It's a tough hitch to install and set correctly, but once you have it is worth the effort. The biggest thing to remember is NEVER lubricate the cams. Even though they grind and make noise when turning it is the friction that provides the sway control.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:11 AM   #7
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We been using the Centerline Hitch from Husky and its been flawless and easy to use.



http://www.huskytow.com/product/husk...towing-system/






Good to see some feedback on this one!
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:33 AM   #8
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I currently use a simple WD hitch made by Curt and plan on upgrading to something with integrated sway control before the Spring camping season. The Curt was purchased for my old Hi-Lo so sway wasn't a consideration.</span>

Resse Dual Cam and Equalizer were my top contenders. I had considered a Blue Ox but found that they don't make a model without the standard shank. As my setup requires a significant drop, I felt it unnecessary to spend extra money on a standard shank that won't be used. Both Reese and Equalizer can be purchased shankless.The AH requires a special grooved shank, however the price with the 8" drop shank is equivalent to the shankless Reese hitch.

I have done extensive research into this Andersen hitch since reading this thread a few days ago. From my reading, the AH seems to not be able to distribute as much weight as a traditional bar style WD system. This seems to be an issue with heavier (800lb+ TW) trailers or smaller SUVs with a loose rear suspension.Having said that, I don't think my relatively light (550lb) tongue weight and overkill TV would experience this problem.

All of the reviews I have read on the AH state the sway control has been great. Come spring time, I will probably be purchasing the Andersen.</span>
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Antares,

Your Z-1 is the same plan as our 2012 Zinger. If my 2-cents is worth anything:

Does your current Curt setup have a sway bar? If not, a cost effective solution may be to simply add the friction bar (like $100 at CW) to your current hitch. I am assuming the bars are adequate for the Z-1.

The theory behind this is: We loved the layout of the 27BH trailer, but trust me when I say you WILL at some point purchase a larger unit with a slide out. If your current hitch works and you only need the addition of sway control, then save your Benjamin's.

You may be better off waiting a few years until you upgrade trailers so you don't have to buy yet another WD hitch, which may happen if you can't get an Andersen with heavier bars. Other option is to purchase a Reese or Equalizer. You can then upgrade bars if necessary when the time requires.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:34 AM   #10
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After having a hi-lo, one of our major requirements in a TT is that the only thing that moves should be the wheels and doors. We don't want a lift or slide system to break down when we are on a schedule to get on the road. The 251 suits us well, and I plan on having it another 9 years.

I would love to know what Type of TT I will have after that. After that much use I will probably retire the new hitch at that time as well.
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