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Old 04-20-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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hitch for bambi

Hello, We are planning on buying a 19' bambi. Our tow vehicle is a 04.5 4x4 dodge diesel short bed. Could someone reccomend a trailer hitch that I would need. Do not want to experience any crazy swaying in crosswinds. Had enough of that with our volkswagen van. Thanks for any input.

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Old 04-20-2008, 02:43 PM   #2
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Hitches and hitch choice are always a hot topic. They are like religion, politics, and the great pumpkin. Everybody has their own opinion. I would suggest doing a search on the forum. Plus I am sure others will chime in also. I personally started out with a Reese with a sway bar. It was OK, but once I went to the Equal-i-zer hitch it was a marked difference. I use this hitch for both of my AS trailers and love it. I will probably keep it unless I receive a windfall inheritance that will allow me to purchase a Hensley Arrow. Good luck with your search.

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Old 04-20-2008, 02:46 PM   #3
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Lots of opinions you will find on hitches here... We have a vintage Bambi and the "original" type hitch, but we have a anti-sway device we purchased that goes on the side... even though our trailer is small... hubby said this made a HUGE difference in towing.

Here is a link to a long, but very informative thread by 2air... discussing the wonderful (but spendy) Hensley hitch.

Good luck! Hope others respond to your question as well. Remember, this is just one little old lady's opinion!

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Old 04-20-2008, 02:55 PM   #4
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The Equalizer is a great hitch for the money!
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:30 PM   #5
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One more Eqal-I-Zer fan here It is a perfect match with my 19CCD.
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Check out the Equal-I-Zer and the Hensley Arrow. There is plenty of info on both on these forums.

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Old 04-20-2008, 06:19 PM   #7
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I have to vote for the equalizer too, I love it.
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:48 PM   #8
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Hello, Thank you very much for the input. Sounds like the equalizer is the way to go for a smaller trailer. Will check to see the best place to purchase. We live in Victoria, B.C. and are planning on going down to the states to pick up our bambi, as soon as we find the right one. Thank you again, regards Steve and Agnes.

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