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Old 10-20-2021, 08:26 PM   #1
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WDH Recommendations: 23' Globetrotter/F150

I am buying a 23' Globetrotter FBT that I plan to tow with an F150 Powerboost. It is just my wife and me. My F150 has 11600 towing capacity, 1160 max hitch weight, and 1535 lbs of payload capacity. After allowing for myself, my wife, and cargo in the F150 bed, I will have about 900 pounds of payload capacity for the trailer.

Any thoughts on the following weight distribution hitches:

1) Andersen WDH for this combination (seems to have some benefits: ease of use, novel anti-sway, and porpoising).

2) ProPride. It seems the best solution for anti-sway and has effective weight distribution, although some people complain about porpoising?

3) Other recommendations?

4) Any thoughts on the Hayes sway control combined with option 1.

My trailer towing experience has been with less than 20' trailers and 500 lbs hitch weight.
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Old 10-20-2021, 09:18 PM   #2
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Every major brand has loyal followers. I think the key is proper setup, whichever WDH you choose.

I use the Blue Ox Sway Pro with my 1/2 ton truck and 23 FB trailer. I’m very happy with it. I just towed across west Texas in very high cross winds and it performed beautifully. It’s lighter than some of the other hitches, it’s quiet, and it’s easy to connect and disconnect. I experienced a double tire blowout last Sunday - both curb side tires at 65 mph. Everything stayed stable during an emergency stop on 2 tires.

The ProPride is very interesting, but it’s very expensive and may be overkill for your application, in my opinion.

Your weights and capacities should be fine, but you’ll have to pack carefully and not get crazy. For comparison, my truck has a payload capacity of 1,479 lbs. When fully loaded for a long trip when I bring my generator and fuel, I can get close to that limit.

Good luck with your choice!
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Old 10-20-2021, 09:28 PM   #3
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Maybe less is more on this case.

The ProPride will eat into the remaining 900# of payload. I’d try something lighter. The ProPride weighs ~200#. The Equalizer is a good hitch too. I used it for a while on a 25FB.
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A PPP hitch will not CAUSE porpoising, any hitch improperly used can make it worse.
But it will work very well on the larger Airstream in your future. 😂

It's not so much what hitch you choose, it's that it's installed properly, you understand how to use it, and it's matched properly to the TV.👍

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Old 10-21-2021, 02:00 PM   #5
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I intend to pul a new to us 23FB with myJeep GC
It comes with a Hensley but if I had to supply the hitch I would just use an Easylift
I pulled a 25 with that hitch with no issues whatsoever.
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:49 PM   #6
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I am buying a 23' Globetrotter FBT that I plan to tow with an F150 Powerboost. It is just my wife and me. My F150 has 11600 towing capacity, 1160 max hitch weight, and 1535 lbs of payload capacity. After allowing for myself, my wife, and cargo in the F150 bed, I will have about 900 pounds of payload capacity for the trailer.

Any thoughts on the following weight distribution hitches:

1) Andersen WDH for this combination (seems to have some benefits: ease of use, novel anti-sway, and porpoising).

2) ProPride. It seems the best solution for anti-sway and has effective weight distribution, although some people complain about porpoising?

3) Other recommendations?

4) Any thoughts on the Hayes sway control combined with option 1.

My trailer towing experience has been with less than 20' trailers and 500 lbs hitch weight.
Be sure to deduct the actual weight of whatever hitch you decide upon ... from your 900# estimate.
Also see if you can find a friend with a tongue weight scale - you will likely be VERY surprised; the published specs are way under actual reality !!! For our 25 EB, they were off over 250#
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Look at a Hensley "Cub." They are designed for lighter TT/TV combinations. It would not be overkill if it adds safety, .ie., impossible to allow sway.
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Old 10-21-2021, 10:49 PM   #8
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I pull a 28’ with a Propride. Had a Blue Ox. Didn’t like it. Too much bow affect. With a Propride I barely feel that big truck going by me. But a 23’ might be a bit different. Porpoising isn’t caused by the hitch. It is caused by the rear of the truck being a bit bouncy. The F150 has a problem with that. I bought a Roadmaster suspension system for my F150 and that was eliminated. Others have put on Bilstein shocks. I recommend doing one or the other. I would do that for whatever hitch you get.
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Old 10-28-2021, 03:06 PM   #9
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I use a Fastway E2 trunnion. They are rated up to 10K trailer weights.

You can buy one on amazon and save some cash, or get one in the store such as Crestview RV in Selma. 6K 8K and 10K models. Just be aware the online version usually don't have hitch balls installed.

I actually bought a HUSKY on amazon first, however my 19CB trailer frame was too small for it. Went with Fastway E2 and I got it at Crestview RV there in selma.
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