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Old 02-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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Reese, Arrow or ProPride 3P?

When I purchased our 27', 6500# GW travel trailer the dealer included an inexpensive "equalizing" hitch with friction sway control. I pull it with a 1500 Dodge Ram 5.7L Laramie. Needless to say, it doesn't work as well as I would like.

I want to replace the hitch. Question for those wiser and more experienced than I - is the extra $1500 worth the investment for a ProPride or Arrow hitch over the Reese Dual Cam?

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Old 02-13-2012, 06:47 AM   #2
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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And the reason for my answer is because it was probably not setup right at the dealer... Half the time they are more clueless then the buyer.
Spend the time to get it working right or worst case buy something in the middle (cost) such as the Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution So many people including myself have this and it's been great with not a single complaint.
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For the money, you cannot beat the tried and true Reese Dual Cam Straitline hitch.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #6
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I used both a Reese dual cam and a Hensley arrow on a previous trailer. There is no comparsion between the two. The Hensley is far superior to the Reese, and it was set up correctly. When I sold that trailer I kept the Hensley and put it on the Avion. I towed the Avion with a WD hitch with no sway control home after purchase and had no problems in a cross wind with trucks on the interstate. I went ahead and installed the Hensley on the Avion, and never worry about trucks passing or cross wind sway.

The Pro Pride is built by ex-Hensley folks. Should be ok also.

I bought my Hensley used for less than 1/2 the cost new. Watch CraigsList and HitchTrader.com for deals.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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Thanks to every one for your comments and recommendations. I have decided on a used Hensley that was offered at an extremely good price. Will pick it up this weekend. Going to have my dealer install it for me.

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