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Old 10-16-2013, 02:13 AM   #1
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i am adding an equalizer hitch with sway control. I would like input on the 2 types I found. one of them have the bars that connect to bottom of frame and the other connects about the same with chains to the frame. for the sway I need to add another device to another ball at the side. any suggestions
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:19 AM   #2
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Husky Straightline is a good one, as is Reese Dual Cam.

We also had an EZ-Lift round bar with friction sway that worked well. I actually intend to sell that hitch (1000# capacity) if interested...
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:11 AM   #3
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I used a Equal-I-zer and loved it. Now that I have a 5ver it's for sale. 1200 pound model.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:41 AM   #4
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I use an Equal-i-zer WD hitch w/ chains and a sway bar. Takes me ~10min to hook up/unhook. Not an ounce of sway either. I'm very satisfied.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:44 AM   #5
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Craig, The Equalizer brand hitch, has built in sway control. No need for an additional friction sway control device. I think you are confusing the Equalizer brand, with a normal weight distribution hitch, which would require an additional sway device.

I love my Equalizer hitch. It works very well and I do not have to remove anything when I back up. I like to keep it simple .
The equalizer comes in 2 flavors, Round bars or square. There is no real benefit of 1 over the other, as they both work just as well. If your trailer hitch sits low to the ground the square bars will give you more ground clearence. That is the biggest difference between the two.

I hope this helps clear up things for you
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:53 AM   #6
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This is a helpful link
http://www.etrailer.com/faq-weightdistribution.aspx
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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I have a Reese dual cam, it works very well to control sway, no unhooking to backup, no noise.
Downfalls are the frame brackets don't sit square to most frames, and it was very fussy to get set up properly.
I don't know if I would give it a thumbs up.
I will try another brand next time.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:38 AM   #8
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I used a Equal-I-zer and loved it. Now that I have a 5ver it's for sale. 1200 pound model.

Irony is that I will at some point be needing a 1200#. Weird is that it is for same travel trailer you used to have. PM me a pic/price when you have time.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:11 AM   #9
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Equal-i-zer and Reese dual cam are both considered very good hitches. Both are wdh with integrated sway control. I use the Reese dual cam and have been happy with it.Edited by: anaro
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:39 AM   #10
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Sixth season coming to a close Sunday using the Equal-I-Zer. Never a problem. 9,000 miles of travel this year alone.Quick to hitch up or unhitch and built-in sway control. Cost effective. I recommend and would buy again.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:04 PM   #11
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Craig, The Equalizer brand hitch, has built in sway control. No need for an additional friction sway control device.
I am confused. I have a Equalizer hitch, but I also have a friction bar on the passenger side. It pulls straight and true with no sway.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:18 PM   #12
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I am a little confused in that a true equal-i-zer does not have chains as part of the hitch. http://www.equalizerhitch.com/store/...=index&cPath=1.The Reese dual cam has chains, http://www.reeseprod.com/content/products.aspx?lvl=2&parentid=1600&catID=1655.Both of these are recommended for TT over 26'.Then there is a friction sway bar, these are commonly used on TT shorter than 26'. Friction sway bars can also be used as an adjunct to an integrated sway control system if one so desires. I know the platform for my Reese dual cam has a place on both sides to add the little ball for a friction sway control.


here are some pics of different types of sway control for you.'

wdh w/integrated sway control pics

Reese dual cam




equalizer


friction sway bars


Here is some reading to help you out....

wdh on etrailer

how stuff works


rv.net how wdh works

rv.net how to set up wdhEdited by: anaro
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:15 PM   #13
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I have the ezlift with the sway control and tried that for a few months when I first bought my TT and no matter what I did could not dial it in, I swayed at the slightest breeze and anything over 40 mph. I had to get the Hensley and it was soooooo much money, just a lot of money and I have yet to have any problems other than exchanging three bars which the truck still hangs a bit low but it works. my point is that its great that someone figured out the right way to hook the TT up to a TV safely and yes I am glad they did but 3 plus grand? They get you on you wanting safety for your family and that is a shame. I also get the intellectual property thing and yes I thought about the other brand which i wont mention the name but when I talked to them I was talked too like take it or leave it we dont care if you buy or not so of course I spent more because Hensley took the time to make the sale with me. anyway, I have used the HA to go to Florida and back and all around Jersey and Im looking forward to next spring!

just my two cents.....
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:11 AM   #14
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I use the Husky Hitch with 1000lb bars and have not had any issues out here on the prairies where the cross winds can really pick up as there is nothing to stop it....no issues at all!!! That being said, I did like the Hensley set up as it definitely looks safer and eliminates everything bad but you will pay for it!!!
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