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Old 08-04-2021, 09:06 AM   #1
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Equalizer E-4 vs. Blue Ox Sway Pro?

What say you?
If you were choosing between these two, and only these two, which way would you go?

I currently have an Equalizer E-4.
It seems to work great, and it's very adjustable, but requires disassembly to make minor changes. I wish the bars were tapered.

I've considered the Blue Ox just because the ease of adjustment.
I've heard people say there's more sway than with an E-4.

Since the pool of folks who've had both is small, are you happy with the one you have?
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Old 08-04-2021, 11:50 AM   #2
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Which hitch?

We use the Equalizer 10,000 LB with 1000 LB bars. Used this same Equalizer on both of our AS. A 23' and now a 25' FC RBT. I do use the Bracket Jackets and it now makes very little noise. TV is a 2013 Ford E150 XLT Premium van. Great combo. Tracks down the road and thru the curves like a champ. I did do a proper 3 pass CAT Scale weigh in fully loaded for travel to make sure my numbers were correct. All fine. As long as it works for us we will keep on using it.
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Old 08-04-2021, 12:53 PM   #3
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I haven't used the Equalizer, but I towed the Airstream about 5,200 miles in the last year with the Blue Ox Sway Pro. I've also got 1,000 lb. bars for my rig.

Overall, I'm very happy with it. I've towed in many conditions, including extreme wind, up and down mountains, interstate highways, and more. I find it to be quite stable, quiet, and easy to use and adjust. I also did a three pass check on the CAT scales, and I'm seeing good weight distribution. It will be very interesting to see if anyone here has experience with both, but overall my Blue Ox experience has. been positive.
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I have been using the Blue Ox since we purchased the AS, used a Husky since the 90's, never used the Equalizer. I haven't experienced any sway, etc. when pulling the AS and aside from having to lift the trailer what seems like an inordinate amount to lock up the WD bars, I have been happy with the BO...
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Old 08-08-2021, 09:33 AM   #5
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aside from having to lift the trailer what seems like an inordinate amount to lock up the WD bars, I have been happy with the BO...
Same with the Equalizer. The first time I did it I thought I'd have the rear wheels off the ground!
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Old 08-08-2021, 07:58 PM   #6
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We're towing a 28 foot Flying Cloud with a 5.7 liter Tundra using Husky Centerline hitch, around $400 on Amazon. No sway, no fish tailing, handles well even in heavy winds. Hitching and unhitching is some work but one person can do it without losing a finger (must raise the tongue pretty high to get the WD bars on).
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Only have used Blu OX Pro. Currently on a trip from Texas to Washington and back. 2,000 miles through many different conditions and no problem. Towing a 27' 2021 International with F250.
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