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Old 09-17-2020, 07:41 PM   #101
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...but boojum is ok?
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So does anyone on this forum use a Blue Ox hitch? I believe that’s what my dealer is likely to suggest for our new GB 25.
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Hi, I don't need an engineer or scientist, my hitch has worked great for 15 years.
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...but boojum is ok?
Yes - if associated with certain politicians I can think of!

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Old 09-18-2020, 12:17 AM   #106
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Hi, I don't need an engineer or scientist, my hitch has worked great for 15 years.
Are we to assume it was designed and made by the local drug-store?

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Old 09-18-2020, 02:14 AM   #107
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Are we to assume it was designed and made by the local drug-store?

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Hi, assume all you want, but they have been making hitches for over 70 years. That must account for something.
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Hi, I don't need an engineer or scientist, my hitch has worked great for 15 years.
Your dealer is trying to sell you what they are selling! get a Hensley or Propride and have them install it if they know how. Propride is the newer version owned by, Sean who was involved in Hensley. Great customer service. NO others can compare.
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Your dealer is trying to sell you what they are selling! get a Hensley or Propride and have them install it if they know how. Propride is the newer version owned by, Sean who was involved in Hensley. Great customer service. NO others can compare.
I do believe Left Coast Robert needs no help in setting up a safe comfortable rig, it surely seemed so when I saw it several years ago. 👍
You can bet it's even better today.

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Your dealer is trying to sell you what they are selling! get a Hensley or Propride and have them install it if they know how. Propride is the newer version owned by, Sean who was involved in Hensley. Great customer service. NO others can compare.


If I can install a Hensley anyone can. Illustrative step by step directions . Unsure along the way call Hensley, great knowledgeable staff, I sent them photos and they reviewed them. You will learn a lot installing the Hensley yourself.
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:32 AM   #111
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So does anyone on this forum use a Blue Ox hitch? I believe that’s what my dealer is likely to suggest for our new GB 25.
I had one and HATED IT!

I sold at a loss and bought an Equal-i-zer and have never been happier!

IMO the Blue Ox is dangerous! You have to use a flimsy wrench and if ANY tension left on those spring arms you can break a hand! They get sticky, I've seen them break... they are a JOKE.

Some people learn to use them properly and certain set ups seem problem free but not worth the risk. I almost broke a hand with mine and have a huge dent in my propane cover.

Equal-i-zer is all you need. I spent a lot of time dialing mine in perfectly and have had ~2000 miles of sway free towing! Like my FC 25 is not there. No need to spend on Hensley etc... Great if you have the cash to burn but take the time to set up the Equal-i-zer properly and I can't imagine a better ride.

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Old 09-18-2020, 05:33 PM   #112
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So does anyone on this forum use a Blue Ox hitch? I believe that’s what my dealer is likely to suggest for our new GB 25.
I use a Blue Ox. It is a decent hitch, does its job well enough. Does not excel at anything but it's not poor either. If you are way under capacity on towing limit, it's a good choice. If you are near capacity, then a hitch with more sway damping is a better choice.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:58 PM   #113
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I also use a Blue Ox hitch , from my dealer when new. Once I learned to raise the trailer with the tongue jack and use a breaker bar w/ socket, no problems at all. The trick is to use jack and breaker bar. Makes it easy.
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Couldn't you buy an earthquake control system for your AS and TV?
Speaking of earthquakes why does Donald Trump's huge signature look like a seismograph of one?

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Old 09-18-2020, 08:52 PM   #116
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Tow on Ball?

Hey, were’s the guy who preaches towing on the ball? This discussion just isn’t the same without him.
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Hi, Thank You Bob. At that time we towed our trailer from Long Beach, California to New York and had a great visit with East Coast Robert.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:16 PM   #118
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Hey, were’s the guy who preaches towing on the ball? This discussion just isn’t the same without him.
wha? calling me back here? I tow on the ball alone always....

nay its not me.

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wha? calling me back here? I tow on the ball alone always....

nay its not me.

must be...
Makes sense - if towed by a 2014 Ford Explorer XLT - there's no real need for a WDH etc for a 3500 lbs trailer. All WDHs have downsides and should only be used for towing a trailer that (in my opinion) is too long and/or heavy for the tow vehicle.

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We hit the "perfect storm" and rolled our beloved 2003 Airstream Classic (thankfully we were not injured). A cold front coming in with wind gusts, down steep hill and tractor trailer going to fast by us caused the trailer to sway and tip both trailer and TV (Ford Excursion V10). We used an anti-sway hitch with chains and bars but didn't help this time. We pulled our '75 Airstream Excella for 10 years without sway problems. What about the Hensley Arrow hitch, is it worth the money when we replace our Airstream?
The only real sway eliminating hitch is PulRite, hard to come by unless you go directly to factory in South Bend IN. I got one for my 2017 F150 because we had one on our 2000 F250. Others may eliminate some sway but not all.
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