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Old 06-18-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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Hello everyone ,
I am new to the forum and am glad to have found my way here! I have been on fishing forums for some time and have found them to be enjoyable and very benificial to chat with everyone. Here's my problem...
I am here because I was searching for a wd hitch system and stumbled across this forum. I am trying to decide which WD hitch system to buy.
I pull a 24 ft Featherlite cargo trailer weighing around 10k with a 3/4 ton 4 wd Suburban. My previous system was the Dual Cam by Reese along with a friction sway bar. I think it done it's job well but I don't really have anything to compare to. It's been used heavily for 11 years and needs replacing.
I have seen the Husky "Centerline " system and while searching for reviews on it, it seems like everyone talks about one called the "Equalizer".
Does anyone have any suggestions or previous experience that may help me decide? Thank you in advance for any help given. Bill
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:05 AM   #2
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You probably have the better between Reese and Equalizer, there are several threads under the forums tab.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...est-76068.html

The Hensley is one of the best on the market. There is another brand called Curt that is big in the Texas area for newcomers that are not set on a brand.

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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Don't want to recommend one brand over another (we be 'kind'a biased).
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:20 AM   #4
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If you have a Reese Dual Cam, and are happy with it, why mess with success? The current version is called Strait-Line.
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Hello everyone ,
I am new to the forum and am glad to have found my way here! I have been on fishing forums for some time and have found them to be enjoyable and very benificial to chat with everyone. Here's my problem...
I am here because I was searching for a wd hitch system and stumbled across this forum. I am trying to decide which WD hitch system to buy.
I pull a 24 ft Featherlite cargo trailer weighing around 10k with a 3/4 ton 4 wd Suburban. My previous system was the Dual Cam by Reese along with a friction sway bar. I think it done it's job well but I don't really have anything to compare to. It's been used heavily for 11 years and needs replacing.
I have seen the Husky "Centerline " system and while searching for reviews on it, it seems like everyone talks about one called the "Equalizer".
Does anyone have any suggestions or previous experience that may help me decide? Thank you in advance for any help given. Bill
A Reese with dual cam, does a great job.

The dual cam is far superior to a friction sway control.

Many owners like the Equalizer, becaue it's cheap.

Perhaps the following will help you decide.

The Hitch Torsion Bar Story

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Old 06-19-2011, 02:52 PM   #6
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Andy, If the old dual cam is adjusted properly why does he feel the need to have a friction anti-sway assembly?
Could the cams (humps) in the saddle where the end of the sway bar rides be worn off?
One fine point about the Reece trunion bars (tapered) is that they can be of different lengths. This necessitates putting them on the same side always (I've marked mine) after the final adjustment of the frame mounts (loosening the u bolts with all assembled after driving in a straight line for at least 50 yards).
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Think this article is better:
http://www.inlandrv.com/articles/towing_myths.pdf

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A Reese with dual cam, does a great job.

The dual cam is far superior to a friction sway control.

Many owners like the Equalizer, becaue it's cheap.

Perhaps the following will help you decide.

The Hitch Torsion Bar Story

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PULLRITE, PRO PRIDE and HENSLEY all manufacture/distribute sway-eliminating hitches, versus sway-resisting hitches (as you currently have). If I were not the owner of one of the former, I would go with the brand you currently own as best second choice (especially as to familiarity).
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