Originally Posted by Parrott_head
Thanks Smokey for the quick class in WDH. I want to make sure I get one I can back up with without unhooking ...
"My other hitch is a" Reese Strait-line trunnion bar. I've had it for years and towed dozens of thousands of miles with it. It's good for 99.9 percent of the conditions you might encounter when towing that can result in uncontrollable sway.
I found a used ProPride at a price I couldn't refuse, so I bought it in case of that other one tenth of one percent of towing conditions. It's great, but for my 20' travel trailer and the conditions I've towed in for the last 10,000 or so miles, it's not noticeable as being any better than the Strait-Line. I leave it mounted on my TT, because it requires hours to change it to another trailer. So I still use the Strait-Line on my 7,000-pound cargo trailer.
For you with that extra-long trailer, the ProPride would probably do what you want it to do. It moves the pivot point of the hitch from behind the rear bumper to under the rear axle of the tow vehicle. So it tows as good as a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. And for that huge sail you'll be towing, you probably need that extra-cost hitch system. So try to find a used ProPride 3P, or if not then consider spending the big bucks for the ProPride 3P. It's expensive, but less expensive that trading up to a heavier tow vehicle.
If you decide on the good hitch without the extra expense of the ProPride, then here's the one I would order. Ignore the gross trailer weight rating and go by the max tongue weight rating. With a 10,000 pound trailer, you need a max of 1,500 pounds tongue weight rating.
Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 1,500 lbs TW - RP66130
Note that one does not include the adjustable shank or the ball. After you add those, the total will be over $600 and the list price will be over $1,000.