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Old 03-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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Trailer Hitch for 2005 25' Safari

I would appreciate any specific advice for the brand name and model number trailer hitch you experienced folks would recommend for towing a recently purchased 2005 25 foot Safari trailer. The trailer came with a Drawtite hitch but one of the stabilizer bars drops out out while towing, so I can not use that one anymore. I have been unable to find anyone who can repair that simple little retainer that holds the bar in place. My tow vehicle is a 2010 F 250 Super Duty diesel. I am interested in weight distribution (stabilizer bars?) and anti-sway bar combination, if that is advisable.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations, folks. We are near the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas metroplex but I have found no one who can repair my hitch.
My phone number is: 214.704.2088, if needed. Thank you. Jim
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:42 PM   #2
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Propride - best out there And incredible customer service!

Do a search here and I think you will quickly see why.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums Basecamp1!

We are glad you found us. This is a very popular topic. Check out our advanced search engine and look up weight distribution hitches.. hours of reading.

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Old 03-28-2011, 12:09 AM   #4
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Hi, I'm very happy with my Equal-i-zer brand hitch for my twenty five footer. I will just start with what I think are the four most popular hitches for you to study and read up on, then you decide what you think would work best for you. Listed in alphabetical order.

Equal-i-zer

Hensley Arrow

Pro-pride P-3

Reese Dual Cam
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:03 AM   #5
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

As to your question, there is a lot of information here on the Forums on all of the popular brands of weight distribution/sway control hitch systems.

We have a 2005 25FB, named Lucy, who has been used extensively (820 nights/70,000 miles). We tow with a Hensley Arrow and have never had the slightest sway experience.

There are members here that have had good experience with all of the popular brands.

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I pull a Classic 31 with a 2002 Ford Superduty Powerstroke Crew Cab. I use a Blue Ox 500lb. and am quite satisfied.
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Propride - best out there And incredible customer service!

Do a search here and I think you will quickly see why.
My thoughts exactly. We tow a 25' FB with a 2500HD Chev Diesel and used an Equal-I-Zer for several years before upgrading to Propride. Was satisfied with the Equal-I-Zer but, in my opinion, Propride towing experience and customer service is significantly better and worth the extra cost.
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Propride - best out there And incredible customer service!

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John is spot on with his reply here - especially the customer service note. Sean really goes above and beyond in that department.
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