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Old 10-17-2017, 05:34 PM   #43
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We use a 'Honey Brown' sway mitigation system.

Safety trumps cost.

I can try to explain it's benefits to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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Old 10-18-2017, 02:46 AM   #44
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Honey Brown makes and excellent hitch
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:26 PM   #45
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We use the Husky Centerline TS to pull our 26u with our Toyota Tundra. Very happy with it. Have never felt any sensation of sway when passing or being passed by trucks. Paid $460 for it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:51 PM   #46
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We purchased a new 28RB in August. Our hitch is a Blue Ox with 1500 pound bars. I'm very pleased with the ease of hookup with blue ox and have towed approximately 500 miles, 100 of which was in heavy traffic, and had no trouble with any sway from passing traffic.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:03 PM   #47
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Way back when I thought tools from Sears were as good as any other tools, then I bought some good tools. #JustSayin

There are two brands that can vie for the best handling hitches in the marketplace. There are only two though.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:12 AM   #48
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And they were both designed by the same guy.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:30 AM   #49
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Ever since some guy told me "make sure the tongue is loaded heavier than the back of the trailer" I never had a problem. But I still got the Hensley. I hope I never find out how good it is.
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:48 AM   #50
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I have never understood why someone would want to use the least expensive device to mate a $40,000(or higher) travel trailer to a $40,000(or higher ) vehicle. So you have at least $80,000 investment and yet you hesitatant to spend the money on the most important link. Why? When I was doing my research I asked “ what or who was the best” I didn’t asked what was the cheapest or what can I get by with, across the border every one I asked all said the same name. I am sure they all do the same basic thing, I am sure when set up properly none are dangerous but there can only be 1 #1. So to rephrase the question “If money were not a factor....which one is the best according indepent, side-by-side real life field testing. “
I know I will be flogged to death, flaming arrows shot in my direction, ridiculed and properly chastised, but it still a good question.
I have the Equilizer hitch and I am happy with it so far. I used it for a 3000 mile trip and I was not moved around by trucks or high winds. Cost me $500 or so and seems to do the job. So, just because something is the most expensive does not mean it is the right solution. If I am happy with my hitch, why would I spend more? If my hitch proves to be less than satisfactory, then I'll look to buy one that solves the problem....regardless of the cost.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:26 AM   #51
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I have the Equilizer hitch and I am happy with it so far. I used it for a 3000 mile trip and I was not moved around by trucks or high winds. Cost me $500 or so and seems to do the job. So, just because something is the most expensive does not mean it is the right solution. If I am happy with my hitch, why would I spend more? If my hitch proves to be less than satisfactory, then I'll look to buy one that solves the problem....regardless of the cost.


The thread is asking for the “best” anti sway hitch....
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:39 AM   #52
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The thread is asking for the “best” anti sway hitch....
So if it's asking for the "best" anti sway hitch and your pointing this out because one person responded about how happy they are with the one they have, is it your opinion that only a person that has used every anti sway hitch available and had determined which is "best" should respond? And even then it would have to be someone with the same TV/TT setup...

I would read that post and think, that it is a contender for "best" in the $500 range, therefore it qualifies as an acceptable reply.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:42 AM   #53
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Hi

As you *might* notice from the other 7.87 billion threads on the topic of hitches, this is a subject that gets people going. We soon will be getting all nasty with each other over placement of commas and the like.

First step: You want an anti-sway / weight distributing hitch. Compared to a "dumb hitch" this is by far the biggest step up.

Next step: You either need to spend time tweaking the hitch *or* you need somebody good to do it for you. In many cases this will narrow your choice of hitches.

Past that, you get into issues like:

How much do you want to hassle with hooking up the hitch?

How much do you have to spend?

Is an extra foot added to the lash up an issue?

Do you tow multiple "things" with the same TV?

None of those are monster issues. They are the sort of thing that people *do* make decisions on.

Lots of fun !!!

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:47 AM   #54
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So if it's asking for the "best" anti sway hitch and your pointing this out because one person responded about how happy they are with the one they have, is it your opinion that only a person that has used every anti sway hitch available and had determined which is "best" should respond? And even then it would have to be someone with the same TV/TT setup...



I would read that post and think, that it is a contender for "best" in the $500 range, therefore it qualifies as an acceptable reply.


The two Hensley designed hitches are the best at controlling sway because of their unique design, where via sound engineering, trailer sway is made impossible. They are impressive machines in their own right.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:57 AM   #55
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The two Hensley designed hitches are the best at controlling sway because of their unique design, where via sound engineering, trailer sway is made impossible. They are impressive machines in their own right.
I do not disagree, at all. The OP even said that in the first post, then asked for suggestions based on expense.

My only point is pointing out "best" on page 4 just seems like bullying/reprimanding a somewhat newer member (post count), at least he was still on topic unlike how many thread end up. Just trying to encourage civility.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:21 AM   #56
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The thread is asking for the “best” anti sway hitch....


Sorry you did not like that answer! To be specific (just for you), it is the "best" anti-sway hitch that I have used.
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