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Old 08-30-2017, 03:51 AM   #1
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Post Flying Cloud 25FB, 2018, Weight distribution System

I have a brand new 2018 Flying cloud 25FB and twin vehicle RAM1500 HEMI 2016, wich is the best Weight distribution system? My dealer proposed Equal-i-zer E4 or Blue OX sway pro. 1000lbs, 2000lbs ... a lot of new stuff for me. Any help??
I towed my 2016 Bambi same truck without anything. What do I really need.

Thx for your help

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Old 08-30-2017, 07:25 AM   #2
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I use an Equal-i-zer to pull my 2017 FC 28 without any problems. It is loud and creaky at low speeds but I'm told that is normal for this hitch.

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Old 08-30-2017, 10:50 AM   #3
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We pull a 27fb with our 2015 Tundra using a Blue Ox pro. This is the only one I've ever used so I can compare. But it is quite and don't need to worry it's doing its job.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:36 PM   #4
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I've got a 2018 FC 25 rear twin that I'm pulling w/ a 2017 Dodge 1500 HEMI and a Blue-ox Sway pro 1,000 lb bars. I've never used anything else, but the trailer pulls straight as an arrow and it's level w/ no squeaks or rattles. I'd have to believe it's a good combination -
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:46 PM   #5
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I pull a 2014 25ft FC with ram truck ecodiesel with an equalizer hitch
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:09 PM   #6
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I towed a Safari 25 with an F-150 and an Equalizer. I moved up in size to a Ram 2500, again with the Equalizer. We then upsized the trailer, towing with the Ram and an Equalizer. I never experienced an emergency situation so I can't speak to the performance under panic conditions, but it was very stable at speeds I towed at, usually 60-65 mph but occasionally 70. Passing semis in either direction barely affected steering, no more than they would the truck by itself. I upgraded the hitch to a ProPride, but not because of any stability issues.

Equalizers don't have to be noisy. One source of noise in the bars sliding on the supports. Equalizer makes some plastic pads which essentially eliminate that source. Frequent lubrication of the bar sockets and hitch ball eliminate the other. Once I found the pads and lubed the sockets and ball each time I hooked up the hitch was quiet.


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Old 10-17-2017, 11:58 PM   #7
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We pull a 2014 FB international with a 2008 GMC 1500 Max tow 6L and Equal-i-zer. 1000 lb bars. 3rd trailer on the same setup. Totally happy.
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:06 PM   #8
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I have the 2017 same same and use Equalizer recommended by Colonial and setup by their hitch whisperer Chris. I'm really happy.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:13 PM   #9
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Note that some are just equalizers for the weight, and some combine that with anti-sway measures. Not all do both.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:25 PM   #10
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The Andersen weight distribution hitch is by far the best hitch on the market. I suggest you consider that hitch vs the two you mentioned.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:56 PM   #11
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"Best on the market" is a very personal opinion, and it depends on how you define "Best".

For my setup, "Best" is defined as absolutely NO sway possible, easy hook-up, easy Weight Distribution bar tensioning, and minimum stuff to store when not using the AS...

I'm quite satisfied with my ProPride. It meets or exceeds all of my criteria, and with the addition of power-operated WD jacks (from my 'Overkill Engineering' department) and a bit of reflective paint for finding the socket with the stinger using my backup camera, its very easy for ME to hook up, disconnect, and store the stinger.

The only issue with it, and this is minor in my scheme of things, is that it's not inexpensive. But, as my dad always said, "You get what you pay for. Hay is not cheap, straw is cheaper, grass is not free, and the stuff that's been through the horse one time is even cheaper."
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Old 02-01-2018, 04:15 PM   #12
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I tow a 25' FB with a RAM 1500 and use a Blue Ox Sway Pro. Good system for a reasonable price.

With a RAM 1500 and the relatively heavy TW of a 25' FB make sure you are able to distribute enough weight to the front axle of the TV. I use 1000# bars.

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