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Old 02-22-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Best hitch for frequent hookups

Hi All,

Bought a 66 Trade Wind far from home. The forum has convinced me I need a weight transfer hitch and possibly a sway control system to tow it home safely.

Because I plan to use the trailer in many unpaved situations and where I will drop the trailer and use the TV to travel about and then return and hook on and move, the question comes: Which hitch is the easiest to hook and unhook while offering good performance. Price is also a consideration for me. If it matters, the TV is a 2004 Dodge diesel 4wd.

Thanks, John

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:56 AM   #2
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Go to the 'hitch' section on the forum to see hundreds of post regarding this subject - or do a search....

We've recently been kicking around this subject again...

We use an Equil-i-zer WD hitch, and have found it the absolute easiest to hook/unhook - it doesn't have chains at the rear end of the bars - the square bars rest on 'L' brackets that are bolted to the trailer frame rails...

You can see their product info here: Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution

Hope that helps....


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Old 02-23-2010, 05:44 AM   #3

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I respectfully decline...

Good luck in your search....

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Old 02-23-2010, 11:00 AM   #4
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The good news is that since you will be hitching and un-hitching frequently then it doesn't matter which appears to the least- or most complicated; you will quickly become so expert in whichever one you choose that "easy" is no longer a criterion for hitch choice.

So, buy the best one you can afford. I use and recommend the Hensley.

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