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Old 09-15-2007, 09:12 AM   #1
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I'm purchasing a 25' model TT that is 27' overall. I will purchase a Tekonsha Prodigy for brake control but am undecided on weight distribution & sway control. I've read a lot of positive comments regarding the Equil-i-zer and also the Reese dual cam and am considering both.

Yesterday I spoke with a friend of mine who works at a RV dealer. He has worked in all areas - the PDI guy for a while, then parts, then service & now internet sales. His opinion was that while the Equil-i-zer & Reese are both very good he thinks it's overkill for a TT of my size. He's recommending a traditional Reese WD plus a single sided sway control. He's offered to purchase whatever I decide at his employee cost (nice guy).

Just wondering what thoughts anyone might have.
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I'm purchasing a 25' model TT that is 27' overall. I will purchase a Tekonsha Prodigy for brake control but am undecided on weight distribution & sway control. I've read a lot of positive comments regarding the Equil-i-zer and also the Reese dual cam and am considering both.

Yesterday I spoke with a friend of mine who works at a RV dealer. He has worked in all areas - the PDI guy for a while, then parts, then service & now internet sales. His opinion was that while the Equil-i-zer & Reese are both very good he thinks it's overkill for a TT of my size. He's recommending a traditional Reese WD plus a single sided sway control. He's offered to purchase whatever I decide at his employee cost (nice guy).

Just wondering what thoughts anyone might have.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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The dual cam or the equalizer is much better at sway control than any friction sway control.
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:48 AM   #4
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We had a Coleman Bayside 19' pop up 3400 lbs we started towing with a Ford Explorer it was close to the limits of the truck. The first time we decided to put water in the fresh water tank for a trip to CA we didnt get a half mile as soon as we hit 50 it started to sway I took the water out and it was good. Before that the only problem was when we got passed by a 18 wheeler on a hill. We had talked about the same thing, a sway control or a WD hitch. We went with just a WD and I could get up to 65 with a full tank and not have trouble. The Equalized is both, I don't know if you have been to their web site and watched the demo but you will be impressed. If your going to get a good deal then do it. I don't know if you would really ever need it, but when I asked I was told "its better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it." There is no "Well next time we will do it" when it comes to safety.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Riverdog:
He has worked in all areas - the PDI guy for a while, then parts, then service & now internet sales. His opinion was that while the Equil-i-zer & Reese are both very good he thinks it's overkill for a TT of my size. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just because he works for a dealership, does not mean he knows much about towing a trailer for any length of time or distance. There is a tremendous difference in a quick tow across town to deliver a trailer, vs. an all day drive to reach a destination in all sorts of road and weather condition.

Best hitch for the dollar in my opinion is the Reese Dual Cam HP. 95% of the time, if you have a very well balanced and matched rig, you can get by without the sway control....but on that rare occasion that you need help with sway, you can not stop and add it it them.

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Kablewizard, Thanks Jim - I've pretty much decided to go with the equalizer or dual cam. I got to thinking I'd better because I will be hauling my Goldwing in the back of the truck so like everyone is saying (this website & others) too much is ok but not enough isn't.

I see you've got a Goldwing too - do you take it with camping? We have trailered it in the past behind our truck camper & have a ton of fun camping & riding.

Thanks again....Riverdog (Rick)
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Hey, you bet we have taken it a few times depending on where we go. We have taken it all the way to TN last year and then up to Chicago. It makes for some great relaxing times. The toy hauler makes it real easy. I use a wing Dock to hold it down, it locks the front wheel in place and then I use 2 tie downs. It stays put and the ramp is nice. Hope we meet on the road sometime and we can take a nice evening ride.

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I am using the Equal-i-zer pulling approximately the same size trailer. In windy conditions I am well pleased. No sway at all. Just follow the set up directions.

I don't think you can go wrong.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:47 AM   #9
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Thanks - I'm ordering one today.
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I also use the Equal-i-zer, and I am very pleased with it.

Recommend you consider getting an electric jack. Makes hooking up the trailer using the WD hitch much, much simpler.

I lock the hitch to the tow ball, then lift both the trailer/tow vehicle using the jack until I can simply slide the bars onto their brackets. I reverse this operation when unhooking. And the best part is I do not even break a sweat!
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