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Old 09-16-2015, 11:09 PM   #29
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I can now say that I know someone that has wrecked and could have died in a TT accident -- and she did NOT have sway control (less than a month ago). It whipped her, trailer, and Dodge Dakota into an oncoming tractor trailer......DO NOT scrimp on the safety of you, your family, others on the road, and your travel setup.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:13 PM   #30
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Oh, I do like my Fastaway e2 weight distribution hitch and Tekonsha Prodigy RF brake controller. Recommend both!
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:10 AM   #31
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I am very new with this RVing business. I got my used trailer at CW with no instruction on towing; they said I didn't need WDH just anti sway. I now know a little more and I need WDh because my 2003 Trailblazer pulls my baby RV. It needs all the help it can get. SOoo, after visiting 3 different hitch places and RV places, I have 3 different recommendations. Any of you want to give your opinion? One place said Anderson was good for 5th wheels but not so much for TT's. I am rather up to my ears on the internet looking at this stuff. Need your advice.
I do love this site.. so much info for us that are really new. Who would have thought about critters getting in and making a home! Now, that's another thing I didn't know. Thanks for making me aware.
I am very pleased with my choice of Husky Centerline WDH after researching all others.
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:14 PM   #32
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Hogwarts - above all make sure your tongue weight is 10-15% of your loaded trailer weight. Then work on WDH.

I have a 6x10 utility trailer with a 5100# axle that becomes a rampaging dervish when the weight is too far back (and lightens the tongue) and it pushes my RAM pickup all over the road when I get above 45 MPH. With weight properly arranged, it's like a big kitten running behind my truck. Same principle works with TTs.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:08 PM   #33
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Hey guys,
Brand new to the Travel Trailer world. My wife and I are looking at a 2016 Cougar 35'. I drive a 2009 4WD Nissan Titan V8 with the towing package. It is rated to tow upwards of 9300 Lbs. The Cougar XLite is well within that range.

I am going to purchase a WDH with the anti-sway as well. The question I have at this point i, the dealership offers 3 levels/types. Unfortunately I don't know the names or descriptions but I was hoping somebody may have more information/descriptions.

Thanks guys
Yikes, that's a lot of trailer.
I think you will want to do some more research. You will end up with 1,300lbs+ hitch weight, and I'm guessing you plan to put people and gear into the truck, so you may run out of payload capacity.
Also, are you sure your truck has the 3.36:1 final gear ratio? If you have the 2.94:1 final, your towing capacity is 2,000lbs less.

Either way, you are way at the upper limit of comfort and safety.
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:45 PM   #34
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The Anderson is Great on my 30 ft Catalina. Almost 0 sway. Super easy to use. No grease.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:05 PM   #35
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Take a look at the Anderson Hitch. Just purchased a 35'-11" Sprinter TT and changed out to the Anderson Hitch and what a difference. Quiet, smooth, easy to hook up and unhook and .......... no grease all everything. Very unique system. Love it!!
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Got the trailer but can't find the hitch photo. Duh
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:38 AM   #37
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Most hitches are only rated for 500 lbs or some crazy low number of tongue weight without a WD hitch... Sway control is a no brainer.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:42 AM   #38
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"Crazy low weight"on factory installed receiver hitches???...My factory (Toyota) installed receiver is clearly marked @5,000 Lbs....that is not "some crazy low weight".

As far as a debate on weight distribution system and sway control being worth the cost...you gotta be kidding me! Safety is always worth the cost.
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Many of the Toyota ' s ship with class III hitches (some do get class IV).. since your hitch is clearly marked @ 5,000 Lbs, you have the lighter class III hitch.

If you did your homework you would find out:

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Class III hitches are weight carrying (WC) and also are weight distributing (WD) depending on the vehicle and hitch specifications.Not all Class III hitches are rated to be both. See the specific hitch for that information.Class III hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 6000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 600 lbs.Class III hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1000 lbs.A Class III hitch usually has a 2" square receiver opening.A higher class drawbar does not increase the towing capacity of the hitch. To use this class of hitch for weight distribution requires a weight distribution system.Class III hitches attach to the vehicle frame only.
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Lots of reasons to have a wd hitch. My best experience reason is one trip. The wd was always set to the lowest link since the trailer was light and didn't really load the tv. One time I left the wd off with no real problems of control, I did use the sway control. On the way back home we got on a section of highway that had the exact spacing of expansion joints to match the harmonic of the three axles. Besides getting seasick it unrolled both the toilet paper roll and the towel in the trailer. Just a little wd setting would have stopped the harmonic.
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:18 PM   #41
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My Toyota FJ Cruiser, V6/4.0Ltr came with a class IV/2" receiver and since Toyota rates my vehicle @5,000Lbs Max tow I assumed they marked it @5,000Lbs.
I tow a R-Vision Trail Lite 26 ft. Travel Trailer with a factory dry weight of 3,370 Lbs.
I figure with propane, water and supplies I am close to the 5,000 Lb limit.
I have weight distrubution and sway controllers....it rides like a dream. I average over 4,000 miles towing each tear.

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Is a weight distro, anti-sway hitch and bars worth the extra cost?

I just got back into the RV'ing life, had a Class A and sold it, just got a TT.

I'm saving the $$$ to get a proper tow vehicle and want to know if it's worth getting the anti-sway, weight distribution tow hitch for the travel trailer.

Thanks for the help, I'm new to the travel trailer living, but have a few summers under the belt with class A's.
Look at Blue Ox Sway Pro Hitches before you do anything.
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