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Old 07-02-2020, 10:05 AM   #1
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Reputable EZ Lift Dealer near me?

After a conversation with Can Am this morning, I have decided to have an EZ Lift WDH system installed on my rig. I am currently camping in Maine and would appreciate recommendations based on your experience for a reputable dealer in this area. I am fine with going into other states fir this service as well. Thank you!
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After a conversation with Can Am this morning, I have decided to have an EZ Lift WDH system installed on my rig. I am currently camping in Maine and would appreciate recommendations based on your experience for a reputable dealer in this area. I am fine with going into other states fir this service as well. Thank you!


Go with Equalizer, much better sway control than EZ lift for comparable money. EZ lift is at the bottom of my ratings list.
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Go with Equalizer, much better sway control than EZ lift for comparable money. EZ lift is at the bottom of my ratings list.
Why?
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I decided to try several different WDH using the same truck trailer combination. Ford Super Duty CC short box and Airstream 27FB Eddie Bauer. Towed a minimum of 2k miles to fairly assess hitches. Below are my opinions of hitches used.
By the way, I still have a new Blue Ox sway pro hitch head that fits Airstreams for sale, no bars or trailer attachments.

#1 PRO PRIDE. Best of the best! Absolutely no sway or semi push even in high winds. Didnít care for the optional strap tech devices, made hitching more difficult.
#2 Equalizer, best bang for the buck. Very little noise with Teflon pads, easy hitch-unhitch. Good at controlling sway, some semi push ( yes, even with a big truck.
#3 Blue Ox Sway Pro quiet operation, easy hitch-unhitch as long as you raise hitched combination to tighten or loosen bars. Forget to do that on unhitch and youíve pulled the pin on a grenade. Not as good controlling sway or semi push. ( strictly seat of the pants observation)
#4 Reese Dual Cam did a marginal job of controlling sway. Even after multiple attempts by myself and Reese techs the rig always felt like it was hunting itís way down the road.
#5 EZ lift(rated unacceptable) noisy, poor sway control, I have used EZ lift in the past with 2 of the friction devices installed, one on each side. That raised it out of the unacceptable range but not by much.

Not tested were Hensley, I would assume similar to Pro Pride but canít state factually. Pro Pride won out due to not having to drill frame, better design for hitching and superb customer service.
Also not tested was anderson due to the owners graffiti incidents. I choose not to support such an individual.
Of course, your opinion may vary.
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I decided to try several different WDH using the same truck trailer combination. Ford Super Duty CC short box and Airstream 27FB Eddie Bauer. Towed a minimum of 2k miles to fairly assess hitches. Below are my opinions of hitches used.
By the way, I still have a new Blue Ox sway pro hitch head that fits Airstreams for sale, no bars or trailer attachments.

#1 PRO PRIDE. Best of the best! Absolutely no sway or semi push even in high winds. Didnít care for the optional strap tech devices, made hitching more difficult.
#2 Equalizer, best bang for the buck. Very little noise with Teflon pads, easy hitch-unhitch. Good at controlling sway, some semi push ( yes, even with a big truck.
#3 Blue Ox Sway Pro quiet operation, easy hitch-unhitch as long as you raise hitched combination to tighten or loosen bars. Forget to do that on unhitch and youíve pulled the pin on a grenade. Not as good controlling sway or semi push. ( strictly seat of the pants observation)
#4 Reese Dual Cam did a marginal job of controlling sway. Even after multiple attempts by myself and Reese techs the rig always felt like it was hunting itís way down the road.
#5 EZ lift(rated unacceptable) noisy, poor sway control, I have used EZ lift in the past with 2 of the friction devices installed, one on each side. That raised it out of the unacceptable range but not by much.

Not tested were Hensley, I would assume similar to Pro Pride but canít state factually. Pro Pride won out due to not having to drill frame, better design for hitching and superb customer service.
Also not tested was anderson due to the owners graffiti incidents. I choose not to support such an individual.
Of course, your opinion may vary.
Thank you for your reply. I have the Camco (Eaz-Lift) R3 Recurve. It makes no noise. Anti-sway is one simple bolt setting brake material at the ball (not on the sides as you describe) and easy to set and undo. I have experienced no sway, but then I don't have many miles under my belt. Based on your description, you had a different model, which is a bit of a relief.
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Thank you for your reply. I have the Camco (Eaz-Lift) R3 Recurve. It makes no noise. Anti-sway is one simple bolt setting brake material at the ball (not on the sides as you describe) and easy to set and undo. I have experienced no sway, but then I don't have many miles under my belt. Based on your description, you had a different model, which is a bit of a relief.


Glad it works well.
Iíll have to add that to my list of havenít tried.
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Friction sway control sway control devices are required to be loosened on wet or in slippery road conditions. That tranlates to "tail wag the dog" if you don't adhere. Therefore, only the trapezoid designs, Hensley and ProPride, are reliable under those conditions. With other hitches, I have experienced, and so have others, undesired lane changes, caused by wind gusts on weather wet roads. We only survived because there was no traffic in the on coming lane we wound up in. Beware! This a potential hazard just waiting to nab you.
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Have the EazLift and also used Equalizer and Husky. I like EazLift the best. Andy says no to the recurve version. No one has the experience that Andy has so I go with him. Ask him for written install guide to give to the dealer and make sure they actually read and follow it. It is not hard to install itís just that Andyís way give the smoothest and safest tow. AS dealers can get it and install as well if you have a dealer you trust
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Garfish et al - yes, I would love to have a reputable Airstream dealer install the EZLift system on my rig (which Ron at Can Am Airstream strongly recommends doing). I would also love a recommendation on my thread for a dealer YOU ALL love that does hitch instals well. I am currently camping in northern Maine and had originally thought I'd head to Michigan area in time to cross over into Canada and see Can Am on 21 July. However, Ron told me yesterday that Canada is extending their closure until 31 July because of the brilliant way the U.S. has handled the pandemic. So, again, I'm willing to travel to your hitch guy if you have one, no matter how far afield. Thanks for any RECOMMENDATIONS.
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