View Poll Results: What brand Hitch do you use?
Blue-Ox 2 2.90%
Equal-i-zer 23 33.33%
Hensley Arrow 17 24.64%
Pull-Rite 0 0%
Reese 22 31.88%
Other 5 7.25%
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:05 PM   #15
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After a lot of online research and input from this forum and other RV forums, I purchased the Equal-i-zer and it has performed very well.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:31 AM   #16
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I'm one of the people that checked "other". My latest hitch is a round bar weight distributing hitch, believe it's a Curt brand, and was purchased from Hitchesonline.com for $269. That was the cheapest I could find, and it works just fine...no troubles. After all, it's really not rocket science.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:58 AM   #17
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Due to the heavy hitch weight of my slide out, I had to upgrade hitch and receiver to a Class V unit. I decided to change from my Reese Dual-Cam to the Equal-i-zer based on the positive feedback my dealer had gotten from previous Reese owners making the same change. I've had no second thoughts regarding that decision.

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:51 AM   #18
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Hensley came with AS, former owner purchase from dealer. We knew about the Hensley prior to purchase. No problems with crosswinds or 18 wheelers. Hitching up is a snap, I have a mirror from Camping World for tailgate to watch the event.
Leaving on 3 month trip end of march and looking forward to the easy towing with the hensley.

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Old 02-26-2008, 11:14 AM   #19
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We started with a Reese, then went to the Equalizer and now have wound up with the Hensley.

We got really tired of fighting the crosswinds and passing semis that are a common element when heading east and west on I-40 through Texas, NM and Arizona. Now after two years and 30,000 miles of towing with the Hensley, I wouldn't have anything less.

Some other helpful things are that I can hook up faster with the Hensley and when backing can turn much tighter. Adjusting the weight distribution bars is also much more user friendly than messing with chains.

All boiled down, I've seen too many Airstreams (especially larger ones) that have rolled, all had Reese or Equalizer equipment mounted on the A Frame. None had a Hensley.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:47 PM   #20
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I'm one of the people that checked "other". My latest hitch is a round bar weight distributing hitch, believe it's a Curt brand, and was purchased from Hitchesonline.com for $269. That was the cheapest I could find, and it works just fine...no troubles. After all, it's really not rocket science.
Please check out this thread.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...les-34603.html

Remember your hitch is the only connection to your Stream.
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Please check out this thread.
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Remember your hitch is the only connection to your Stream.
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When I said "round bar", this is what I ment: Weight Distribution Systems; Round Bar

As apposed to this square bar: Weight Distribution Trunnion Style
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Robert,

When I said "round bar", this is what I ment: Weight Distribution Systems; Round Bar

As apposed to this square bar: Weight Distribution Trunnion Style
Excellent...my mistake, when I read "round bar" My mind went right to

those GREAT (sic) GM platform's.

Will be picking up an 06 Burb shortly and that platform will be the first thing I

change!
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:14 PM   #23
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:49 PM   #24
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First Blue Ox then Hensley

Our 1999 30' Classic came with a Blue Ox. We towed it home from Atlanta to Houston with our Navigator (our first-ever trailer experience). We knew we were pushing the limits on the Navigator, but wow... was the tail wagging the dog! So, we got a Ford F-250 turbodiesel (this was always part of the plan, not just because the Navigator swayed). Nice improvement, but still a lot of sway. Also, I couldn't get the results I thought I should in terms of distributing the weight - meaning, the back of the truck dropped and the front came up, indicating we weren't getting enough DISTRIBUTION.
I talked to Blue Ox and sent them a picture. Their response - the hitch was defective and had bent in the middle!! Wow. They sent us a new one free of charge, but we still weren't that impressed. My copilot still wouldn't drive the rig - too much sway. And I have to say our confidence just wasn't there anymore.
So, we bought a remanufactured Hensley. Now she drives all the time. 'nuff said!
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:07 AM   #25
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Hi, although only 69 forum members voted; I think it is a pretty good picture of what are the preferred hitches used by Airstreamers. And the fact that Equal-i-zer, Reese, and Hensley Arrow were all reasonably close in numbers. Happy Towing everyone and Thank You for participating.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:29 PM   #26
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I use an Equalizer....came with the AS...works just fine with a Toyota Tundra as the tow vehicle.
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