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Old 04-14-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Sway bars?

What type of sway bars would you recommend for a 2000 Safari? What is your favorite way to mount? I've seen them screwed on with plates and I have seen brackets welded on. Lastly, your recommendation on a good place to purchase them. Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
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This is the unit I purchased with my new A/S last month, I guess and I've been told it's the "original" equalizer. Seems to work well and they have a dealer link on the website. Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:29 PM   #3
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I have the Equal-i-zer.
No drilling/no holes in the a-frame.
Less steps/easy to hook up- the weight distributing and sway control are in the bars, and the bars mount easily, especially with the new L-pins and clips at the hitch head.
I had an Eaz-Lift before with the chain links and the sway control that attached to the small balls- the plate for the small ball on the trailer tongue was attached with 6 metal screws.
When I grow up I want a ProPride- even easier hitching up and eliminates sway and no drilling/holes in the a-frame.
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Hensley or Propride are the only hitches you can trust to keep you safe as you travel. Be safe. Reese has anti-sway bars, however, they have limitations and do not perform in an emergency situation.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:03 PM   #5
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I'm sorry but your statement that only the Pro Pride or Hensley will enable you to safely tow is both inaccurate and a little insulting to both the manufacturers and users of other products.

I have, for example, somehow managed to tow my trailer over 50000 miles safely and effectively without a vpp hitch.

If you want to cheerlead for your favorite product, we'll, have at it. But to intimate that your way is the only way is, frankly, misleading.

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]Hensley or Propride are the only hitches you can trust to keep you safe as you travel.[/B] Be safe. Reese has anti-sway bars, however, they have limitations and do not perform in an emergency situation.

Hi, can you prove that? And are you saying that My Safari, My Lincoln, and my Equal-I-zer hitch has been unsafe for nine years and many, many, many thousands of miles? And while towing in 100 plus degrees heat and down to zero degrees temps through 13 Western States and three Western Provinces? Also while towing on Ice, snow, gravel, in the rain, and ETC? I'm sure glad that you let me know now!!!!!!
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I wish I hadn't found this out so close to tax time. Now I need to decide whether to buy a Hensley or pay my taxes.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:31 PM   #8
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Oh no here it goes again. :+) :+)

I just waded through threads and pages of debate about WD systems. There was some good information in all of it but if you took out half of it and just left facts and informed users there would still be to much to read and digest. I didn't even dare start a thread asking you all questions about a certain brand product for fear it would go sideways fast. ;+) ;+)

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I debated do I even dare ask this question. Lol. Let me just say this, please keep comments to your personal opinion and experience and not touting one way is the only way. Also, I am more interested in the economy of it and the mounting. I definitely don't want to get into debates!
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:58 PM   #10
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You could get a better recommendation if we knew the size and year Airstream and a description of your tow vehicle. I was satisfied with an Equal-I-Zer on our Safari 20, but the ProPride is much better on our FC 25 with a half-ton truck (although I wouldn't have know it if I hadn't tried it).
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:32 PM   #11
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I gave the year. It is a 2000 25ft Safari and towing with a 2007 Ford Expedition EL.
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I feel completely safe with my Equal-i-zer. It is approximately $1,000, but the dealer "threw it in".
I also felt completely safe with my Eaz-Lift. It was about $400, but it was "included" with my first trailer.
I will get a ProPride someday. It is approximately $2,400.
Safety is a consideration, but my reason for wanting a ProPride is ease of hitching up. I do believe the concept or principle on how or why it works, but I do love the ease of hitching up/simplicity of mu Equal-i-zer, as well.
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I feel completely safe with my Equal-i-zer. It is approximately $1,000, but the dealer "threw it in".
I also felt completely safe with my Eaz-Lift. It was about $400, but it was "included" with my first trailer.
I will get a ProPride someday. It is approximately $2,400.
Safety is a consideration, but my reason for wanting a ProPride is ease of hitching up. I do believe the concept or principle on how or why it works, but I do love the ease of hitching up/simplicity of mu Equal-i-zer, as well.

Great response. Exactly what I am looking for.
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Towing with a Ford Expedition like you but a 27FB. Using the Equal-i-zer. The hitch is strong weight distribution hitch which this Ford benefits from.

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