The Blue Ox is a very competent hitch and performs well and so does the Equalizer though it is very much on the stiff side. Really they both are too stiff for the little 16' trailer. having now towed 1500
miles with the Andersen, it is probably the most forgiving and gentle hitch and yet it moves load and controls sway better than most. still there are some issues and there are many other good hitches. For a small trailer you want a gentle hitch. I don't thing anyone would describe Equalizer as gentle.