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Old 08-19-2015, 06:04 PM   #127
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I can sum it up nicely for you:

1. A properly setup Reese Sway control hitch is used by many with excellent results
2. A properly setup Equal-i-zer hitch is used by many with excellent results
3. A properly setup ProPride/Hensley Arrow hitch is used by many with excellent results
4. A properly setup Blue Ox SwayPro hitch is used by many with excellent results

There are some TV/Trailer combinations where a proper setup cannot be achieved with one hitch, but can with another.

All these hitches can provide safety and security when towing when the conditions are respected.

#3 probably has better engineering than the others, but that does not make the others unsafe.

There is a separate thread on all of these hitches with hundreds or thousands of posts per thread. Read them, learn the pros and cons and decide for yourself what works best for you and your combination.

There is no "best" hitch in the lot for ALL TV/Trailer combinations and all conditions. In life, there are very few absolutes.
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:16 PM   #128
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Alright. What's the deal pickle?

First line you say HA.

Last line you say PPP.



To all, well, you know who you are..

I'm staring to think you guys are intentionally trying to confuse me

Read the replies twice or more times and there are about 15 replies here (out of 125) where some of you polite and intelligent types actually tried answering my question, and I thank you. Loden, Boldadventure, Switz, Slowmover, Ponz, Doug, Rongatz, among several others. Thank you!

The rest of you blowhards and crayon eaters are wasting not only my time, but that of ever poor soul that runs across this thread in the future. You sound like high school chicks bumping your gums in the bathroom between classe.

I'm trying to buy a truck, camper, and the ever important connecting WD hitch so I can safely take my family into the Smoky Mountains with an Airstream. If I had the experience or insights on how to best do that safely, I wouldn't be here begging for help. It's implied your answers are important, is my point.

Either way, would be great if you guys and gals would stop with all the dang acronyms!!! Type 300 words, add an acronym or two, and your post is 100% useless if I can't find the secret decoder ring.

I've stated several times this is my first camper, never towed anything heavy, never seen WD hitch in person, and on twice ask you guys to use LAYMANS TERMS. I couldn't be more humble in my request for your assistance.

Nobody here looks smarter by refusing to use the English language, I assure you. Quite the opposite. This is directed to all, not Crispyboy. I'm certain I'm not the only person reading this that doesn't know your long list of unapproved abbreviations.

Use your words people. This is something I have to remind my two year old son of.


Approved abbreviation list:

HA- Hensley arrow
PP- ProPride



My thread, or it was, so my rules

Tongue in cheek is my baseline, and typed dialogue is very difficult for you sensitive types. Obviously so is reading comprehension.

But please, get on topic guys. This is perhaps the most important decision I have to make. Would really value more of the thoughtful replies that populated this thread early on.


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PP = ProPride
So- does PPPPP = ProPride Pivot Point Projection?


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Old 08-19-2015, 06:25 PM   #129
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There is no "best" hitch in the lot for ALL TV/Trailer combinations and all conditions. In life, there are very few absolutes.

Agreed. And thank you. That's why I specifically listed truck and camper I'm considering. Thought that might narrow the responses, mistakenly.

Thanks for your contribution here now, and earlier.


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Old 08-19-2015, 06:27 PM   #130
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PPP = Pivot Point Projection
PP = ProPride
So- does PPPPP = ProPride Pivot Point Projection?

Why stop there? The model is 3P.

PPPP3P

This is ridiculous.

Maybe you guys been speaking jargon so long it seems normal.

But it isn't.


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Old 08-19-2015, 07:05 PM   #131
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I can sum it up nicely for you:

1. A properly setup Reese Sway control hitch is used by many with excellent results
2. A properly setup Equal-i-zer hitch is used by many with excellent results
3. A properly setup ProPride/Hensley Arrow hitch is used by many with excellent results
4. A properly setup Blue Ox SwayPro hitch is used by many with excellent results

There are some TV/Trailer combinations where a proper setup cannot be achieved with one hitch, but can with another.

All these hitches can provide safety and security when towing when the conditions are respected.

#3 probably has better engineering than the others, but that does not make the others unsafe.

There is a separate thread on all of these hitches with hundreds or thousands of posts per thread. Read them, learn the pros and cons and decide for yourself what works best for you and your combination.

There is no "best" hitch in the lot for ALL TV/Trailer combinations and all conditions. In life, there are very few absolutes.

Can we nominate post of the year? If so - this is it. Well done!
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:27 PM   #132
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I agree. Great post.
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:36 PM   #133
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Just don't consider ANY hitch that does not have some form of sway control.....


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Old 08-19-2015, 07:56 PM   #134
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3/4 dodge with 6.7 with a Reese with the cams, had a Hensley which was good but it went with my old as, I like the Reese as much, if buying another it would be the Reese ...
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:14 PM   #135
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At this point, I think the only advice I could offer you, is for you to go to your favorite dealer, and buy whatever the hell you want, and make your own mistakes, as many before you have done.
Once you become humbled a bit, I'm quite sure you will find your magic combination, and become an expert, just like about 90% of the others whom you choose to refuse to listen to.

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Why stop there? The model is 3P.

PPPP3P

This is ridiculous.

Maybe you guys been speaking jargon so long it seems normal.

But it isn't.


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Old 08-19-2015, 08:15 PM   #136
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Why stop there? The model is 3P.



PPPP3P



This is ridiculous.



Maybe you guys been speaking jargon so long it seems normal.



But it isn't.





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Somewhere on here, or maybe in "The Newbie's Guide to Airstreaming" is a "glossary of terma".


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At this point, I think the only advice I could offer you, is for you to go to your favorite dealer, and buy whatever the hell you want, and make your own mistakes, as many before you have done.
Once you become humbled a bit, I'm quite sure you will find your magic combination, and become an expert, just like about 90% of the others whom you choose to refuse to listen to.

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Old 08-19-2015, 10:20 PM   #139
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At this point, I think the only advice I could offer you, is for you to go to your favorite dealer, and buy whatever the hell you want, and make your own mistakes, as many before you have done.
Once you become humbled a bit, I'm quite sure you will find your magic combination, and become an expert, just like about 90% of the others whom you choose to refuse to listen to.

Good luck!

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Thanks Larry.

I see in your signature line you are using an Air-safe along with Reese DC. Was curious if you would share your thoughts on that. It was suggested to me earlier, in reference to being easier on the TT, but I have not heard much about them otherwise.

Sounds like buying a RDC from my local AS dealer is your suggestion. Wondering what role an Airsafe would play in that setup.

I really felt compelled to use AS for Airsafe, but was afraid someone would think I meant Airstream by using AS.

And you suggest going to local dealer and making my own mistake, but I told you in my original post that all they sold and set up was Reese WD hitches.

You have reported towing with a Reese WD hitch over 200,000 miles. Are you being sarcastic, or are you literally telling me that buying the same WD hitch you own is a mistake?

When you finish your spam and mater sandwich HMU.

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Old 08-19-2015, 10:24 PM   #140
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Somewhere on here, or maybe in "The Newbie's Guide to Airstreaming" is a "glossary of terma".
Thanks Mike. I'm just feeling particularly persnickety today. I know most all of the acronyms at this point. It is amazing how stupid it sounds to speak out loud using them though. Curious whatever made folks think that typing them was any less so.


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