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Old 09-26-2016, 04:01 PM   #15
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I have a 4 point Equalizer brand hitch and I've never encountered sway or squireliness with side winds, passing trucks, going down steep grades, or sudden braking.
I have one too. Can't imagine towing my home without it. My experience with it mirrors yours.
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Doesn't seem to be available for more modern Ram 1500s. Then again, the Ram 1500 doesn't use springs.
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The focus should be on sway as it effects the trailer first then the vehicle. If sway becomes and issue a vehicle that is "more" controlled and predictable is advantageous for anyone to have. RAS provides that... without a doubt.

In addition If you tow other things as I do, and equalizing hitches are not appropriate (boats), RAS is but one of many suspension additions that help. Most who tow also load the tow vehicle substantially.

20% margin is for dynamic loading not just for power. Conditions not numbers dictate the logic for just about anything.
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Doesn't seem to be available for more modern Ram 1500s. Then again, the Ram 1500 doesn't use springs.
Your correct, no leaf springs. Air bags is your alternative. You could also get an larger/adjustable sway bar for the rear of your truck... Helwig makes good products.
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Again thanks for the comments. I've had a smaller trailer for a while with an equalizer system, so I agree they are a must have, and I will definitely buy one for the heavier trailer I'm going to purchase.

I've decided to purchase the heavier trailer. After reading your recommendations, and ensuring I won't exceed the trucks weight limitations, I think it should be fine. Worst case it doesn't tow as well as I would like, which will give me a reason to buy a new truck (wife might kill me).

I'm still following the tread so will be interested to read more recommendations.

Again thanks!!

*dont mind the typos and mis spelling, typing from an iPhone.
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I'll only be towing the trailer so going with the equalizer. That said, I'll keep the airbags in mind, should the truck not tow as well as I would like.

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The focus should be on sway as it effects the trailer first then the vehicle. If sway becomes and issue a vehicle that is "more" controlled and predictable is advantageous for anyone to have. RAS provides that... without a doubt.

In addition If you tow other things as I do, and equalizing hitches are not appropriate (boats), RAS is but one of many suspension additions that help. Most who tow also load the tow vehicle substantially.

20% margin is for dynamic loading not just for power. Conditions not numbers dictate the logic for just about anything.
I'll only be towing the trailer so going with the equalizer. That said, I'll keep the airbags in mind, should the truck not tow as well as I would like.

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