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 02-23-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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Brand name of Hitch

Hi, I just wanted to have a poll on what brand of hitch you use. And maybe a brief reason that you have and use it. (ie) I got it with my trailer, The dealer suggested it, or Price. [it was within my budget, or price didn't matter.]

I will start with: My dealer gave it to me free with trailer purchase and I'm very happy with it. "Equal-i-zer"

Keep it clean and simple, no battles please.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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wow robert...

hard to believe that a poll on this issue doesn't already exist.

but i see none, good job!

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Old 02-24-2008, 06:37 AM   #3
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I use a Reese dual cam since it came with the trailer and works great!
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:38 AM   #4
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There are many models of Reese with differing advantages. I have the older Dual cam model which has done well for me for over 15 years. I also own a Equalizer but I do not think it offers as much of an advantage. At the same weight rating it in much stiffer in the vertical direction than the Reese and would seem to cause a much harsher ride for the trailer, if you have a stiff suspension Tow vehicle.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:19 AM   #5
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After joing the Forum last year, and doing a LOT of research, I knew the

HAHA would be right for us. We have not been disappointed. My co-pilot

is much more comfortable behind the wheel.

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Old 02-24-2008, 07:31 AM   #6
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I agree with what Robert said. I may not be worth it, but my wife is.

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I bought the Equal-I-Zer after listening to people on the forum. It has been great with my 28' and GMC.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:13 AM   #8
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Since purchasing my Overlander in 1995, I have utilized the Reese Stright-Line with Dual Cam Sway Control. I have been pleased with it performance in all of my travels regardless of tow vehicle -- 1995 Chevrolet Z71 K1500 Club Cab Pickup, 1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, 1999 GMC Suburban K2500, or 1975 Cadillac Eldorado.

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The Minuet came with a vintage Reese, no sway control and I needed a different height stinger. By the time I would have upgraded the Reese it came to about the same price as a new Equal-i-zer, so I bought the Equal-i-zer and sold the Reese. I am sure the Reese would have been fine after the upgrades, and I like the Equal-i-zer.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:21 AM   #10
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We went with the Hensley based on prior experience with it in the US Customs Service. I know that the price is frighteneing, but the price of Lucy (our Airstream) was also frighteneing. We have not been disappointed. We have now pulled Lucy with the Hensley for almost 30,000 miles, and have not had a single anxious moment. Severe crosswinds and passing semis are absolutely meaningless. The hook up is a learning curve, but worth the effort.

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I've used Reese hitches in one form or another for almost 25 years so went with one again for the A/s, the dual cam Strait-line. The HaHa was just too much money for our limited budget, which would have been the other choice in my book.
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Equal-I-Zer ,,,, It came with the Airstream , Seems to work real well
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Were currently using a Reese with weight distribution bars of 750 lbs.
For years we had just a simple drop hitch with no problems with the same combo.
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:59 PM   #14
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First was a Eas-y-Lift (spelled "whatever") - came with the trailer.
Second was a Reese Dual Cam. Came with the trailer. Better than the first.
Just installed a Hensley - but haven't taken any trips yet.

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