I also own and tow an enclosed dual wheel utility trailer that is 16' X 8' that has a GVW that is about the same as the A/S. The utility trailer has no equalized hitch or sway control and because of its construction it cannot even be retrofitted
If it is a pole trailer, then, indeed, a WDH can
be retrofitted. If it is of the "bent arm" style, then . . . ?
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I've not ever been able to understand why anyone wouldn't want to minimize risk in towing. Get the best hitch, set it up properly -- be painstaking -- and enjoy the trip.
The idea that a big ol' pickemup is the answer isn't. Lousy stability, poor feel through the steering, and on and on. I have one, doesn't change the equation. They're lousy on the highway no matter how they are configured.
And I have yet to follow a TT down the highway and not see movement side-to-side. (I also have yet to see a PP or HA hitch on the road in making these comments). A pickup may
be suitable according to weight and wheelbase but why tempt fate?
Throw in bad road surface, worsening traffic and wind/rain. Driver who is distracted momentarily, maybe already feeling out-of-sorts.
I find it a given that folks, in these threads, always assume that the drivers' condition is ideal, and that's foolishness.
I've pulled my trailer with and without WDH and without any sway control. I can twitch the tail of the trailer right into the other lane with the flick of the wrist. With an HA, that's about impossible.
If the trailer decides to go over it'll probably take the truck with it. Happens all the time. Cut the risk. If all the gold-plated hitch does is reduce the "felt effect" at the steering wheel, then it has served a purpose to the good.
If I was an RV transporter I'd install a PULL RITE and be done with it.