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Old 01-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #15
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Not sure what comparison you are trying to make....

Too many variables..

Hensley Arrow
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #16
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There are numerous threads about hitches. There are also numerous disagreements.

Here's a link to a recent one about Equalizers with some interesting discussion about whether the bar ratings really matter and how the hitch actually works: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ort-86138.html

We have an Equalizer. The dealer put on heavier bars than needed. It works fine.

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Old 01-21-2012, 02:01 PM   #17
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Our 71 Tradewind has about 450 lbs of tongue weight; I use Ride Rite air springs to level the ride of our F250 4x4 crew cab (perhaps 1.5" of lift if otherwise empty). This has worked well, and provides a very supple ride over most roads. Heavier trailers would need a weight distributing hitch, but I continue to think that Ride Rites are a good way of dealing with changes in load conditions. With long wheelbase trucks, a lot of force is required to move significant amounts of weight forward.

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #18
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does anyone know anything about the Andersen WD hitch? It is noted as WD and "no sway". MSRP $449.00
New and unknown. A current thread on RV.net discussing it at length and depth.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #19
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Here's another good thread:
Suddenly totally baffled by hitches .. clock ticking - Airstream Forums

Inland Andy has extensive experience with this, and a gazillion posts on the importance of keeping your wd proportionate to your tv: the more heavily sprung the tv, the more flexible (low rating) the bars. He responds to personal messages.

Reese Dual Cam, 600# bars, Chevy van 3500 (1 ton,) 25' Safari, and a smooth ride.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:51 AM   #20
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thanks for all the help, Inland Andy seem to know. I am going with his recommendation.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:39 AM   #21
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It took us a year or two but we were convinced and would never go back.
Hensley Arrow for us....amazing technology!
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #22
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Any thoughts about hitches that are US made vs foreign? Where is the steel coming from?

I know that we have US companies across the board that are outsourcing to Asia from electronics to refrigerators as well as in the auto industry...
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:27 PM   #23
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Reese class V Titan, lifetime guarantee, great dealer network.


Hensley Arrow.

No sway, made in USA

My choices and I'm stick'n with 'em.

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #24
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Hensley Arrow (at present, will upgrade) and [very soon] a TITAN Class V hitch receiver:

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #26
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mefly2,

Don't overdo it...your 20'r sure don't need a class V receiver.
I would still consider a Reese though, quality product.

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:01 AM   #27
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Equal-I-Zer, 1,000 pound bars, 1,100 pound hitch weight, and awesome Curt 1508 receiver because no way we could any longer trust the GM oem tubular receiver.

Five years on this set-up (two years with the Curt receiver) and works perfectly. Trailer is level, trailer's axle weights are even. Truck is level and handling is fine.
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9,100lb 30ft Classic S/0.....3/4 ton Silverado 4X4.....Hensley Arrow Hitch.
No sway, no push and no suction when the big rigs pass by. We love this setup. Good luck with your choice for your particular setup and happy trails this summer!
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