Originally Posted by bdersham
Johnny - What can you tell me about the hitches? I've read some things about an Equalizer Hitch, any comments on that?
Also, any thoughts on other things I need to be aware of, such as braking, etc.?
I use the equalizer hitch, my hitch says I need it for the total weight. I wished I knew the correct thing to do, but it wasn't that much money, the only issue is carrying the bars out. I also use sway control, again, for the little cost it is an extra safety margin in my opinion. I am sure I will be criticized for it, but that is what I do. I can't pull it behind the Escalade more than about 40 mph without it getting squirrelly empty, so I need the equalizer and stabilizer anyway.
Brakes, I had heavy duty brakes put on axles when I ordered it, electric brake controller. The folks who wired my Denali and Escalade used a flat trailer connector next to drivers seat and I just plug or unplug the brake controller in the Escalade when I need to use it with the Escalade, when not in use I keep it in the console.
Only issue for me no longer towing 4 down is when I take coach in for service, I don't like loading the car and hooking up and repeating the sequence so I try and have someone drive and pick me up or I just wait for it. I usually have my coach serviced once per year, Cummins had offered to take me to pick my coach up from storage with my vehicle but I haven't done that yet. Truly the only time I miss having a 4 down vehicle option which I had up until 3 years ago.
I absolutely love the trailer and the ability to keep my vehicle safe, clean and to take my Harley with me.
Depending on how you will use your trailer, I had mine insulated after the fact, wish I would have done it on the front end. It is prewired for roof air but I haven't added it yet. The insulation makes a huge difference, not noisy inside from wind buffering, when I go to SD pheasant hunting the dogs have a place to roam in comfort as I keep a space heater inside and I can pull boots, chaps etc and keep mess out of the coach. I have actually slept in my trailer a few night on a very comfortable air mattress.