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Old 08-05-2020, 05:06 PM   #1
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Sway bar system

I just purchased a 2019 Globetrotter 27FB Twin. I'm looking for sway bar recommendations. Will be pulling Airstream with a 2018 GMC 1500 Ser truck.
Local Airstream Dealer suggested Blue Ox Pro 1000lb kit. Does anyone have a better recommendation.
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Old 08-05-2020, 05:43 PM   #2
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The Blue Ox is a decent Hitch, it doesn't excel at anything in particular but its simple and forgiving. I currently use one. There are hitches that perform better at certain things, some are a tad easier to use. They all generally have various advantages and trade-offs.

If you describe your truck with more detail and tell us about your driving style and your priorities in terms of your set-up and performance and how tolerant you are about possible annoyances like noise, ease of set-up and removal, we can help you find something right for you.
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Search the forum for "hitch recommendations" and you will find enough discussion to satisfy anyone. You will also find that there is absolutely no single recommendation that all agree with. In fact, hitch discussions can produce more acrimony than almost anything else

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My hitch is better than yours. So there.

I just purchased a Blue Ox Sway Pro for my 1975 Overlander 27'. I rigged it to my trailer and did a "test pull" last Saturday. Overall I was pleased with the way it performed. It will work for me.

You can learn all about hitches in these Forums, or other internet sources. I also have a ProPride hitch which is very good, and maybe more difficult to hitch and unhitch the trailer.

What is important is tongue weight distribution off the back of your truck, and some serious sway control so going down steep grades with turns at the bottom or towing in serious winds can be done more safely.

Knowledge is power...

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I just purchased a 2019 Globetrotter 27FB Twin. I'm looking for sway bar recommendations. Will be pulling Airstream with a 2018 GMC 1500 Ser truck.
Local Airstream Dealer suggested Blue Ox Pro 1000lb kit. Does anyone have a better recommendation.
Oh boy, this will be another interesting and objective discussion.

Seriously, there are so many good ways to go, please do your 'due diligence' and spend an hour or 500+ reading the threads on this forum.

The Blue Ox is a good system, I'd go so far as to say a very good system, my opinion. I use the Equal-I-zer system but this is a very open-ended, opinion driven subject and IN MY OPINION there is no one-way that is absolute. Did I say "in my opinion"?
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What hitch?
Well, the AS wasn't cheep, don't skimp buy the best.
Safety and peace of mind is paramount.

More importantly...whatever it is, match it properly to the trailer and install it properly.
Do NOT depend on the dealer to do right. Some do it perfectly, others not so much.

Research, research, research, compare and decide.🤓

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Disclaimer, we use a Hensley Arrow.

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Disclaimer, we use a Hensley Arrow.
For my post above, I should have added the same disclaimer!

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