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2200KENNARD

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TRAILER HITCHES
« on: December 02, 2006, 02:16:15 PM »
We sold our class A, now looking to downsize to a 25' travel trailer.   Looking at hitches.   Lots of different makes.   Want a equilizing hitch setup.   Any opinions on what make (EAZ LIFT, DRAW TIGHT, REESE AND ETC).   The trailer we are considering has a 7200# GVWR; about 400 pound dry hitch weight.    Any help would be appreciated.   

Ron

Carl L

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Re: TRAILER HITCHES
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 04:46:32 PM »
You want a weight distributing hitch with a good anti-sway system.   The reciever should be Class IV or V as should the ball and mount.   Systems?  Reese Dual Cam and Hensley Arrow are good.   The Hensley is pricey but has an excellent rep.  I use the Reese DC myself.   It likes a heavy tongue weight tho.   Equalizer has a decent rep also.   There are friction bar systems but I feel they are only fair at best.  Pick your poison.   
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rbell

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Re: TRAILER HITCHES
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006, 06:10:38 PM »
I had a Reese on my last trailer. When I was looking at my present Maxlite the dealer recommended an Equal-i-zer. He put one on my Expedition to try after I'd made a test pull with the Reese, no obligation. Needless to say I kept it. He even gave me $200 trade in for the Reese. I'd had good luck and the Reese did a good job on the smaller trailer. but The new one felt better pulling the Maxlite.
Dick
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Jim Dick

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Re: TRAILER HITCHES
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2006, 10:24:56 PM »
Ron,

I work part time at a dealership and they use Reese hitches exclusively. That doesn't mean they are the best but they work very well. We have installed a Hinsley at the customer's request. I know it was overkill for the trailer he purchased but his "friend" told him that was what he needed. I doubt you will go wrong with any of the top brand hitches.
Jim

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Re: TRAILER HITCHES
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2006, 06:35:10 AM »
Hi Ron I tried to reply to your email, but it wouldn't go thru. I kept it and will resend if you can send me your address.
Dick
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