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Old 03-04-2021, 08:50 PM   #1
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Best Weight Distribution Hitch

Hey folks - curious to know what hitch system you're using and why you like it. I have a Curt set up I'm not too enamored with. I'm pulling a 11k trailer/1.2k tongue weight with a '20 Ram 2500 diesel with auto-leveling. Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:57 PM   #2
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I'm a Blue Ox fan. Used them for years on our TTs.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:39 PM   #3
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I have old school round bar WDH, 1000 lbs bars. Under rated for my 1400 ish lbs tw, it works with a few lbs of press in the bags.

What donít you like about your setup?
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:46 AM   #4
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MtCamper - how do you like it from a sway control standpoint?

Been looking at Blue Ox and Equil-i-zer.
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Old 03-05-2021, 12:20 PM   #5
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I think "best" is likely the Hensley/Pro-Pride hitches - they eliminate sway by design. They are also heavy and expensive

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Old 03-05-2021, 02:31 PM   #6
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I've used several WDH's. I currently use a Blue Ox. I don't find it any better or worse than the EQ 4 pt sway, Andersen or a basic EAZ-Lift.
I've used it for 2 seasons and find it difficult to unhitch in it's raw form. I have 135 lbs for TW and have a huge amount of tension on the chains. Even jacking up the rear of the truck and using a 24" breaker bar doesn't alleviate the violent action when the chains fly off.
So I bought some StrapTeks and they make a world of difference. BUT they don't create a crossing tension on the bars because they hitch up they same direction vs the opposite direction of the BO rotating tensioners. Even so I don't notice much difference in how the TT tows. Not sure what that says about the BO.
I regret not going with the EQ this time. Even with the greasy mess and noise it's easier to unhitch.
If I had the money I'd 100% go Pro Pride.
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That Pro Pride is serious stuff. Just watched all the videos. Seems like a lot of work if you're traveling a lot. Based on what I'm seeing and hearing leaning towards the EQ, hope I don't hate the noise.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:40 PM   #8
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I felt the sway control of the Blue Ox was good, but to be honest sway is built into the hitch and it is possible I just didn't have any sway problem with the TTs I towed. I used Equilizer once and thought it popped and made too much noise. Blue Ox isn't whisper quiet but it didn't make nearly as much noise.
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Blue ox plus and monis

I love the blue ox on my 10,000 lb 280rksb 1200 lb tongue weight, but its sometimes hard to tension and release even with 24 inch breaker bar. If the truck is uphill on the site just about impossible. I found out the hard way and finally in frustration was just gonna let her fly and the breaker bar spin into the ground( not the new f-350) and unfortunately it happened so fast I tore my bicep tendon right off. Now I make sure i lift the hitch with jack till bars are straight and take tension off.
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Another vote for blue ox. I had an Andersen before and it was night and day for sway control. Just have to be careful and make sure you get the weight off the bars before unhitching. It’s quick to hook up and works very well though
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And another happy Blue Ox user. I started out with an Andersen on our 23DBS after using one for 5 years on our previous Jayco. Sway control was great but I wasn't happy with the weight distribution for the 1200+ tongue weight of the 23DBS so it was switched out for the Blue Ox. Still great sway control but the weight distribution is much better for my situation.

I have experienced some of the same issues described by others when unhitching but using the tongue jack to lift things high enough to release tension so it releases fairly easy is working pretty well for me at the moment. I did get a hitch grip from etrailer.com which has made lugging the thing around a whole lot easier.
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Best Weight Distribution Hitch

I have the same trailer and truck set as you. With the 14k Curt setup with 15k miles of towing and never had sway issue in fact most of the time I donít even know the trailer is behind me.
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I am a fan of the old tried and true Reese Dual Cam hitch. Simple and works great.
https://www.reese-hitches.com/produc..._Control,26002

Dealers don't like it because it is a bit more trouble to install, but it works and not that expensive.

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I towed my 26' TT with an EZ hitch and felt the sway then I was fortunate to find a used in like new condition Hensley hitch. I don't think I would have bought new retail priced Hensley though. But after owning one, IMO it's well worth it.

OP said he had problems connecting and disconnecting so he sold it. I too had difficulty during the first time connecting so kept at it for about 5 tries. After that I had it dialed in and became very easy. The trick was to have the hitch height lever with the trailer then I made a height gauge using a 1/2" PVC. I marked the tongue height on the PVC and never had a problem since.
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