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Old 05-30-2020, 05:32 PM   #15
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Looking for what the best weight distribution / anti-sway would be for this combination? I've looked in the Equalizer, Blue Ox, Hensley, and the Propride, and the Propride keeps coming out on top. For something with as short of a wheelbase as I've got, its seems like the best option to lock things down.
Most folks with years of towing experience will tell you that you don't have enough tow vehicle for that long of a trailer regardless of the chosen hitch. I would agree with them.
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I've driven my fair share of TV and trailers so I know I'll be pushing the limits on what is comfortable for most folks. Iíve seen people do more with less, and people do less with more. I know I wonít be able to do 70mph or even 60mph down the road. I know I need to keep extra extra distance, and light weather is always going to be a huge factor. I know my TV will be taxed. Itís what Iím going to have to deal with for now. Now with all my experience driving and towing I do lack in experience with the WD and anti-sway systems. Iíve tried to gather all the facts I can, and everything points to the Hensley type of hitch. If you have a properly or oversized TV you might not notice any difference, but if you are on the limit, like I will be, it's night and day. So with that information I'll be purchasing a ProPride and I'll throw it on and see how it goes. If it's still too much then I agree, a different TV / trailer is in order. Thank you for your help!
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You will not be on the limit, you will be way over it. I towed a 3500 pound ski boat with mine and the tail was wagging the dog. You clearly have already decided to do it despite advice not to. Hope that works out.
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You will not be on the limit, you will be way over it. I towed a 3500 pound ski boat with mine and the tail was wagging the dog. You clearly have already decided to do it despite advice not to. Hope that works out.
What hitch were you using? I ask because I've used my Explorer to tow a 4000lb stock trailer with horse halfway across the country with just a ball mount and the only issue I had was having to fill up often (it was actually nice to stretch the legs).
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Wit a couple of exceptions SUVs make poor tow vehicles... and those exceptions are pretty aged out at this point.
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