Originally Posted by tenrag
Can anyone provide feedback on these two options.
750# PRO-SERIES TRUNNION W/D
Pro Series™ Trunnion Wt. Dist. Kit w/#63970 Shank, 10,000 lbs. (GTW), 800 lbs. (TW)
800# STRAIT-LINE TRUNNION BAR
Strait-Line® 800 lbs. Trunnion Bar
The Pro-Series is the economy line from Reese. IOW, that's a cheap hitch. The Strait-Line is much, much better, especially the sway prevention. Spend the money and go with the Strait-Line.
Other brands work about as good as the Strait-Line, but the ones that do cost about as much as the Strait-Line. Equal-I-Zer and Blue Ox are good sway-control/WD hitches, and they don't make "economy" hitches.
You can save a few bucks on the good hitches by ordering them from an on-line discount trailer parts dealer, such as ETrailer.com. Here's the Strait-Line with 800 pounds tongue weight. (Ignore the GTW and go by the TW). Less than $550.
Reese Strait-Line Trunnion bar WD hitch with 800 pounds TW
You want the tongue weight rating to be higher than maximum tongue weight you might have. 800 pounds TW is good for a TT that grosses less than 6,154 pounds. If your TT has GVWR more than 6,154, then you should move up to the 1,200 pounds TW rating.