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Old 02-07-2015, 04:15 PM   #1
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Hitch Weight

I've watched the video on the ProPride hitch. That plus the comments I've read seem to rank this as one of the best. But I saw somewhere that it weights 250 lbs. Is that accurate?

Also how does it compare weight wise to an Equal-i-zer (not sure of spelling) hitch?

This would be for a FC 25FB TB with a TW of 830 lbs.

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Old 02-07-2015, 04:36 PM   #2
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I would say 250# is off by a bit since the shipping wt. is somewhere around 220", including drop bar, stinger, tools and hardware.

Nonetheless, much of the weight is carried by the truck's receiver and does not pivot on the ball in the same way a conventional w.d. hitch does. How much weight is on the receiver and how much is on the trailer tongue. Who knows, I've seen an estimate of 50%.

I think Ron Gratz has taken this question in the past and I see he is on the thread.

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Old 02-07-2015, 05:15 PM   #3
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Equalizer hitch weighs about 40 lbs, ditto for spring bars. It is in the luggable category.
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Via Sean at ProPride, the hitch weights 195#. On the other hand, a typical basic WD only Eaz-lift or similar weighs in at about 70lbs, a sway control unit about 11lbs.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:01 AM   #5
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Andersen hitch has sway control built in and weighs 50#
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:14 PM   #6
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Andersen hitch has sway control built in and weighs 50#
I saw some comments about this hitch. It's new, correct? Have you used it?
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:25 PM   #7
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No reason to start that war again, all the truths, lies and myths are beat to death here,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...on-101220.html

and here,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ead-92131.html
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Old 02-08-2015, 05:15 PM   #8
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No reason to start that war again, all the truths, lies and myths are beat to death here,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...on-101220.html

and here,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ead-92131.html
I followed the links you posted. I agree with the "beat to death" comment. Too much to read in a few minutes (or maybe hours). I think you could find anything you wanted to know and a few things you didn't want to know after reading all the posts.

But the weight is a positive factor for me.
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I went from the relative light weight Andersen system (50lbs) to the Blue Ox SwayPro (107 lbs) because I was concerned about the reported coupler issues with newer Airstreams for my larger Safari 23. In hindsight I could of stayed with the Andersen. I believe that it would have worked just as well and I could of saved myself several hundred $$$.

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I've watched the video on the ProPride hitch. That plus the comments I've read seem to rank this as one of the best. But I saw somewhere that it weights 250 lbs. Is that accurate?



Also how does it compare weight wise to an Equal-i-zer (not sure of spelling) hitch?



This would be for a FC 25FB TB with a TW of 830 lbs.



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The PP is your best bet. The rest are not comparable in terms of performance.

If you had a small trailer with a short rear overhang tow vehicle some of the others might be worth considering.

Any weight concerns are moot. They don't play into normal use. A pickup and a 25' are ideal for the PP. Both vehicles benefit, the truck the most.
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I've had both the equalizer and PP both on a 30' classic with a slide. Close to 10k #s. No comparison between the 2. Equalizer was down right scary to tow with. PP no issue at all.

We now have a 2015 25' SC FB. Approx 6k #s. Towing with the PP is a dream.


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We have used Equal-I-Zer, Andersen, and ProPride hitches on our 2012 Ram 1500 and 25" FC. The Equal-I-Zer resists sway oscillations but could not prevent the discomfort of gusting sidewinds or passing semis pushing the trailer and truck around. The Andersen is incompetent for a trailer this size, it cannot distribute the weight, among other problems.

The ProPride is a dream to tow with and the much of its weight is carried by the tow vehicle and distributed among truck and trailer axles by the weight distribution bars. The others are minor league by comparison.
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If this helps ... we wish that we had the $$ spent on an Equalizer hitch to put on a ProPride ... it seems to be the choice of many experienced travelers. Once you buy the EQ ... it will be hard to get that retail value out of it to buy a PP ... YMMV
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FWIW.....We use a Hensley, with a combined weight of 15960lbs the weight on the receiver is 840lb with WD set.
Tongue weight is more relevant after the WD is set.

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