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Old 08-14-2016, 03:26 PM   #1
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1100 tongue weight , I have buy a heavier one than I have . I have the 4 way equalitzer . Have to buy new head and bars
Looking at the 1200# equalitzer or the 1500 blue ox . Travel trailer 8,000 and 33 ft long , towing with ram ecodiesel .
Who has either one and the pro and cons of each ..Thanks
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We tow a 7500# GVW, 31' overall trailer with a F150 3.5 Ecoboost Screw 4x4, with Max tow package and 3.73 rear using the Blue Ox Sway Pro with 1000# bars and it works great. We've towed through some very windy crosswinds and weather without any sway issues. It's quiet and we've been very happy with it.
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We tow a 28' trailer with about 700 lb hitch weight with the Ram Eco Diesel. The weakness of the entire package is the back springs in the truck. Adding air bags has been a poor temporary solution. Eventually we will install heavier rear springs. I can only imagine the difficulty you will have with this problem with a longer trailer with a heavier hitch weight.

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Rear coil springs is the issue. Should have bought the 4 corner, self leveling, air suspension, makes a BIG difference.
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I don't have experience with the other hitches but I pull an 8,000+ pound 30 foot trailer with my F350 and the Equal-I-zer hitch and have had great experience with it and no sway. Was yours insufficient for you?
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I don't want to be the weight police but by the time you get the truck and trailer loaded, your trailer might be a little too much for a 1/2 ton truck.
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1100 tongue weight , I have buy a heavier one than I have . I have the 4 way equalitzer . Have to buy new head and bars
Looking at the 1200# equalitzer or the 1500 blue ox . Travel trailer 8,000 and 33 ft long , towing with ram ecodiesel .
Who has either one and the pro and cons of each ..Thanks
I think it's too heavy for the ecoDiesel. Check out:

Ram Trucks - Towing Guide - Capacity Chart

I tow a Bullet Premier 26BRPR with a Crew Cab 2015 RAM with ecoDiesel and find it acceptable, but couldn't imagine towing a 33' ft trailer with it.
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Time to move on up to a higher capacity truck. Do you know what "The tail wags the dog" means?
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