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Old 03-08-2017, 07:09 AM   #1
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Sway Control

Just putting it out there. After towing my camper this past weekend an hour and a half. In the most horrific winds I have ever experienced towing. I have decided to invest in a sway control product. I would like to buy something this week end. Now I know Hensley arrow is is KING, but so is the price. I have been leaning towards Blu Ox sway control. But I would like to know what others are using and would you recommend it. Thanks
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:34 AM   #2
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Just putting it out there. After towing my camper this past weekend an hour and a half. In the most horrific winds I have ever experienced towing. I have decided to invest in a sway control product. I would like to buy something this week end. Now I know Hensley arrow is is KING, but so is the price. I have been leaning towards Blu Ox sway control. But I would like to know what others are using and would you recommend it. Thanks
I much prefer Equalizer 4 point with sway! My SIL had the Blu OX and changed. I used EQ for many years towing heavy and long TTs until going to 5th wheel.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:57 AM   #3
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I have the Reese Straight Line system. Here's a link - http://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distr...e/RP66074.html
IMHO it works very well, no movement from passing trucks or high winds (now I don't drive across the plains with howling winds at 50+ mph but have driven on some windy days with gusts 30+).
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:17 AM   #4
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What are you currently using? Lots of options out there. I use the EQ 4 point system. When lm loaded right I don't have any white knuckle experiences.


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Old 03-08-2017, 12:01 PM   #5
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I use the Equalizer and have been very pleased. I routinely drive across the Texas plains with very high winds and it does fine. What is your tow vehicle/trailer combo? That will have a large effect on what kind of driving experience you will have.
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:59 PM   #6
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:30 PM   #7
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Just putting it out there. After towing my camper this past weekend an hour and a half. In the most horrific winds I have ever experienced towing. I have decided to invest in a sway control product. I would like to buy something this week end. Now I know Hensley arrow is is KING, but so is the price. I have been leaning towards Blu Ox sway control. But I would like to know what others are using and would you recommend it. Thanks
We use the e2 hitch. It is weight distribution and anti-sway. We've only been out on a half dozen trips so far, but we love it.

http://www.fastwaytrailer.com/e2-hitch
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:01 PM   #8
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I really like my Husky T/S. But I only have limited experience and that is all I have ever used.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:18 PM   #9
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Another vote for the E4. Pretty easy to set up and adjust. I bought a 1/2" impact driver at Harbor Freight for cheap ($49) and deep impact sockets. Can be done in just a few minutes.

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Old 03-09-2017, 02:26 AM   #10
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Just putting it out there. After towing my camper this past weekend an hour and a half. In the most horrific winds I have ever experienced towing. I have decided to invest in a sway control product. I would like to buy something this week end. Now I know Hensley arrow is is KING, but so is the price. I have been leaning towards Blu Ox sway control. But I would like to know what others are using and would you recommend it. Thanks
My take on Blue Ox is this: It's great in ideal driving conditions but subpar in adverse conditions. Why do I know. I bought one, used it for the first 3 months of last year's camping season with my new trailer. After a hair raising white knuckle experience (35 MPH crosswinds), I knew it would be the last time I would drive with it on. The Equal-I-zer's and Reese Dual Cam's may be a better but the flaw is still there, that being sway CONTROL.

If you seek sway ELIMINATION, your only option is a premium hitch like Hensley or Propride. Yes, they are expensive. But my family is so worth the extra protection. Soon after I purchased the Hensley Arrow, it was tested on the way to Disney's Fort Wilderness last summer with a potentially catastrophic roadway hazard. If my trailer wasn't hooked up to a Hensley, I would not have recovered it at 60 mph. I preach about these premium hitches as I think it should be standard issue with a trailer over 30 feet. Not only do they eliminate sway, they take away the guess work of loading a trailer. Load your trailer with approximately 12% on the tongue and be done. You'll never have to worry about adding or removing fresh water from your tanks to have your weight help reduce sway. Or shift a few pounds of weight from the back of the trailer to the front of the trailer to keep the sway at bay. These hitches just eliminate sway by design.

Just an FYI, Hensley has a remanufactured product that is more than 33% off the retail price (I think around $1,800). Looks and performs like new. Lifetime warranty too. I was at our local RV show about a month ago and met my Hensley representative in person. He had a few dozen remans remaining.

It's also important to remember that most owners of a Hensley upgrade a Hensley as they move to a fifth wheel. And if that's in your future, the company will give you $1,000 towards a new 5'er hitch. BTY, you'll NEVER read a forum travel trailer thread titled "need to upgrade a Hensley or Propride hitch". And the few of us on here that pull with these hitches can honestly say, "you need to experience it to understand how much more satisfying and relaxing the towing is".
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:50 AM   #11
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I have the Reese Straight Line system. Here's a link - http://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distr...e/RP66074.html
IMHO it works very well, no movement from passing trucks or high winds (now I don't drive across the plains with howling winds at 50+ mph but have driven on some windy days with gusts 30+).
I too use this system, I've had no issues in 4 years of use. Very simple to hook-up and go!
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:18 PM   #12
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I've got the crappy (&#128540 Equalizer hitch. Freakin' love it...👍
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I've got the crappy (&#128540 Equalizer hitch. Freakin' love it...👍

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I have the Reese Straight Line system. Here's a link - http://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distr...e/RP66074.html
IMHO it works very well, no movement from passing trucks or high winds (now I don't drive across the plains with howling winds at 50+ mph but have driven on some windy days with gusts 30+).
I also have had this system for about 3 years and I love it. I've never had any white knuckle experiences with it and I highly recommend it. And the price is fractional of the Hensley and Propride.
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