View Poll Results: What type of hitch do you use?
Just the ball 10 6.37%
Weight distribution with friction bar 32 20.38%
Equal-I-Zer 32 20.38%
Dual Cam 38 24.20%
Pullrite 0 0%
Pivot point projection (Hensley, Propride) 45 28.66%
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:10 AM   #29
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Some Info About Equilizer

Thought some of you Equilizer users might benefit from this.....met a guy this last weekend using an Equilizer hitch, and got to talking with him about his hitch. He said of course that he liked it, and especially since he fixed it from all the noise it made originally. Asked how, and he showed me he had installed additional clips on the top of the pins that prevented the pins from riding against the bars. He said it stopped all of the creaking and groaning it did in the turns, and I thought is was a very simple mod and fix. Hope this helps someone.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:36 AM   #30
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:32 PM   #31
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #32
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Update...

Just to give you an idea of how huge and massive (and freakin' HEAVY!!!) the Husky Centerline hitch head is, here is a picture of it in its box before installation, with my boot included for comparision. Keep in mind these boots are also huge and a size 12...the hitch makes my huge clob boots look small!



But, all in all...a GREAT hitch. If you like the ease and simplicity of the Equalizer, you'd love the Centerline...provided you're after less noise and better sway control.

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:35 PM   #33
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Equal-I-Zer. I started out with a friction hitch, then got the dual cam, but sold the AS with the friction. Before I could try the dual cam, bought a SOB that came with the Equal-I-Zer. I added the pads, no notiable noise, and no sway, trucks passing me or me passing trucks. I even showed my wife how our truck drives while towing with no hands on the wheel (yikes).
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:53 PM   #34
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Reese, it has two bars, but I'm not sure if it's a WD or not. Anyway, I'm new, and that's what I have! Boy have I got a lot to learn!
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #35
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Reese, it has two bars, but I'm not sure if it's a WD or not. Anyway, I'm new, and that's what I have! Boy have I got a lot to learn!
It don't have no WD or sway control hooked up like that....

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:01 PM   #36
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What are you hitched with?

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Reese, it has two bars, but I'm not sure if it's a WD or not. Anyway, I'm new, and that's what I have! Boy have I got a lot to learn!
You have a modern version of the Reese Strait-Line Hitch with the HP Dual Cam Sway Control. It is a more complicated (IMHO) version of the classic Daul Cam with attachments points via large U-Bolts. Once properly adjusted the HP Dual Cam is every bit the equal (if not superior) to the classic version that is somewhat easier to adjust.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:07 PM   #37
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Only after they fall out.

On our old style Reese I always pushed the friction bar ball clips all the way thru to the large end, do the same on the Hensley jack screw clips.

What hitch?

No weight transferred forward to the steering axle=white knuckles.

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Reese WD. I bought it with the camper, and I found a bunch of separate issues in the hitch configuration: lifter bars way too loose, sway bar was basically a fashion accessory, breakaway cable routed through the chain, breakaway cable had been shortened with electrical crimps (the cable pulled out of the crimp, instead of the pin pulling out of the box...sigh), and the brackets weren't at the right location so the chains on the lifter bars weren't straight. It took me a while, doing a bit at a time, but now it feels like a completely different rig, and I've been in tighter situations than what caused that initial sway without even a wiggle. And the new breakaway cable will actually pull the pin out of the box...what a concept.

When it happened I was thinking, "What monster did I buy?" But I knew it wasn't supposed to do that either. I tightened the sway at the next stop and then adjusted as I described above.

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It does when they're so close to the bumper of the TV. I had to do a sharp 180 degree turn and as I hit full lock I heard the clip ping as the open end caught the bumper and it flew off, sadly I know not where. Turn them around the other way and they're forced on rather than off if they contact the bumper. Also, if it's a case of up and down, the open end should face down, just to have a little bit of extra help from Mr Gravity.

By such events, much is learned :~)
LOL - I usually put the rear pin in facing down anyway because it's easier. I didn't think about the front one though, although I will say I see it sticking out when I'm stepping over the hitch and think, "I'm going to catch on that!"
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:49 PM   #38
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Propride 3P with 1000 lb bars. I'd buy it again.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #39
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Sorry, Could not vote in your poll, my hitch was not included. Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch. I have no idea how it compares with other WD hitchs as I have never used one before this purchase. All I know is that it works.
Nuts. Thought I had 'em all covered.

I watched the video at manufacturer website. At first I thought it was a variation on the Equal-I-Zer... but it looks like the chains provide the WD, and the anti-sway happens in the sleeve at the ball.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:17 AM   #40
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Nuts. Thought I had 'em all covered.

I watched the video at manufacturer website. At first I thought it was a variation on the Equal-I-Zer... but it looks like the chains provide the WD, and the anti-sway happens in the sleeve at the ball.
From talking to Dave Anderson I believe that is mostly correct. A large part of the dampening also happens in the urethane bushings. This WD hitch is a whole new concept and way of looking at WD and sway control. I am not an engineer and have limited to no experience with prior use of WD hitches. The difference between not using the unit and using it is instantly noticeable and seems to work very well for my trailer and TV combination. Instillation and set up is very straight forward and can be done by anyone with basic tools and the ability to read simple instructions.
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Hensley and only Hensley. Had a Reese dual cam, it did not do the job when needed it the most. Its ok to its limits, then it is useless.
Get a Hensley and be safe.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:39 AM   #42
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Hensley and only Hensley. Had a Reese dual cam, it did not do the job when needed it the most. Its ok to its limits, then it is useless.
Get a Hensley and be safe.
Sorry, StreamNTyme, I don't believe your statement to be 100% correct because the ProPride eliminates sway just as the Hensley, works on the same principle as the Hensley, was actually designed by Mr Hensley, and is easier to install and use.

I too had a Reese, and I am in agreement with your statement about it's performance.
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