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Old 12-16-2015, 11:54 AM   #1
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Towing using Equal-I-Zer or Sway Pro

Towing I HAVE A 2012 TRAILER 29 FT. WITH A CHAIN HOOK-UP. I AM LOOKING AT THE EQUAL-I-ZER SWAY CONTROL HITCH WITH NO CHAINS.
I AM ALSO LOOKING AT SWAY PRO HOOK-UP. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE USEING EITHER ONE OF THEM. IF SO, I WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM YOU.
I HAVE A BAD BACK AND I AM LOOKING FOR AN EASY WAY TO HOOK UP MY TRAILER. WHAT DO YOU THINK. LIKE TO HERE FROM YOU ABOUT THIS.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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The Equal-I-Zer 4-way hitch I have would be easy for someone with a bad back. The trailer tongue jack does all the work, but I have an electric tongue jack. Some folks don't like the noise the Equal-I-Zer can make, but I don't care.
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:33 PM   #3
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I HAVE A 2012 TRAILER 29 FT. WITH A CHAIN HOOK-UP. I AM LOOKING AT THE EQUAL-I-ZER SWAY CONTROL HITCH WITH NO CHAINS.
I AM ALSO LOOKING AT SWAY PRO HOOK-UP. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE USEING EITHER ONE OF THEM. IF SO, I WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM YOU.
I HAVE A BAD BACK AND I AM LOOKING FOR AN EASY WAY TO HOOK UP MY TRAILER. WHAT DO YOU THINK. LIKE TO HERE FROM YOU ABOUT THIS.
THANK YOU
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:36 PM   #4
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Well with your bad back I don't think either is good for you. Yes the power tongue jack can do all the work for you but it can't lift the bars into the hitch. The bars on my equalizer weigh every bit of 40lbs each so sliding them into the hitch slots at a low hitch height will cause you pain with poor body mechanics. I heard the Andersen hitch is lightweight, maybe check it out.
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:47 PM   #5
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Well with your bad back I don't think either is good for you. Yes the power tongue jack can do all the work for you but it can't lift the bars into the hitch. The bars on my equalizer weigh every bit of 40lbs each so sliding them into the hitch slots at a low hitch height will cause you pain with poor body mechanics.
I'll see if I can weigh mine, just out of curiosity. I normally stay away from scales!
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:13 AM   #6
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I use a Sway Pro and recommend them. An electric jack takes the strain out of hooking up. I raise enough, I can set the chains and tension with my fingers.

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Old 12-17-2015, 08:59 PM   #7
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I second the Sway pro. Easy to hook up and quiet as a mouse.
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Old 12-18-2015, 01:34 PM   #8
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My back looks like this:



I have no trouble with the Blue Ox WDH. The rocking mechanism to connect the bars is easier for me than the pry-bar type, and I'm very happy with this quality hitch.
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You really need to check out the Andersen WD hitch. The heaviest part, is of course, the hitch and ball. Just leave it on truck. The rest weighs a few pounds, and is easy to hook up using electric jack. Most dealers don't sell this hitch, so look on line and youtube videos.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:25 AM   #10
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nice xray, mine has the whole lumbar fused so I know the feeling of having an electric jack....
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:33 PM   #11
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Love my Andersen, easy hook up, best ride I've had, wife does not complain about bounce, at least related to trailering. AND, no grease on pant leg!
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:08 AM   #12
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We have an Equalizer and I'm pretty pleased with it. Easy to hook up. I don't even cringe when a tractor trailer passes me. It can be a bit noisy with tighter turns. The first time I used it I thought for sure that something got destroyed!
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:33 AM   #13
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I use the Equalizer and really like it. Bars are a little heavy but nothing too bad. They do make a lot of noise but keep it greased and it really cuts down on the noise. All in all it is a solid hitch and i love it.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:56 PM   #14
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First 20 mile venture home from dealer with Equal-I-Zer! They rigged it up to truck and TT, Stryker 2912. Yes, it did make some noise, as I was told it would, towed at 70mph passing big rigs and getting passed, felt good, moved right along! Problem was, after getting rig backed in driveway, with a slight incline, I did as told, chocked tires, used electric lift to lift truck up, relieving pressure on sway bars/ Equal-I-Zer, unhooked those, didn't bust knees/ legs, lowered to release ball but had one #!! Of a time getting the rig to release from ball on Equalizer! Haven't tried my first rehitch/ hookup yet, not doing something right with disconnect
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