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Old 07-26-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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Brake Control & Hitch


We have just bought a 30 ft. classic trailer and a 3/4 Ton GMC Sierra diesel truck. We had a 25 ft safari and enjoyed it very much.

Question 1.
What would be the best brake controller to use with the 2008 30ft trailer, (disk brakes)?

Question 2.
What do folks think about the Blue Ox hitch system with sway bar function in the torsion bars?



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Old 07-26-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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I have not used the Blue OX system but a friend who was brand new to trailering. I do not know which one of the two systems he had. He took his first trip all the way to Arizona from Illinois and did not like it. He bought a Hensely as soon as he got to Arizona. He now likes the Hensely. I personally use an older Reese Twin cam and use it with a 3/4 ton van and now a dually truck and find it works well when properly setup. Your 3/4 ton truck should have no problem. If you have a crew cab with a long box that gives you the longest wheel base and the best sway stability.

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Old 07-26-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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We use the Prodigy controller and the Hensley. Both work great and I would not trade either for anything else.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:06 PM   #4
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Hi Dale,

Welcome to the forums.

There is a recent thread by another member not liking his Equal-i-zer and getting a blue-ox. He seems to like it so far.

I have an Equal-i-zer and am happy with it.

From reading this forum a number of years, I would say that the Reese, Equal-i-zer, and Hensley are the most discussed and used in that order. There seems to be different variations of the Reese hitches.

As for brake controllers, the Prodigy seems to be the most popular add-on controller followed by the Jordan 2020. I don't think the 2020 is currently available. And the latest incarnation of the Prodigy is the P3.

My Ford F250 has a built-in factory brake controller.

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