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Weight dist hitch questions

Hey all. Been towing my car on an open trailer for 5 years and time to switch. Looking at going 28'. Who's the best out their for weight distibution hitches for us? I'm also currently using an 8" drop hitch and the trailer is 1-2" from being level. I know it will have some more tongue weight with the enclosed so probably need between 6 and 8 drop. Suggestions?

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WD Hitches

I use a 1200/12,000 pound rated Equalizer to tow my 8500 pound travel trailer with my F250 6.0. Equalizers are great hitches and are about the nicest of the Friction models.

They can be a bit noisy due to the metal on metal popping and grinding noises during slow speed turns and backing. This is natural, but if this bothers you Reese makes a model that is very similiar and also a friction type, WD hitch, called the SC.

Both the Reese SC and Equalizer are about the same price. I think around $450 for a 1200/12,000 pound model.
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I use a 1200/12,000 pound rated Equalizer to tow my 8500 pound travel trailer with my F250 6.0. Equalizers are great hitches and are about the nicest of the Friction models.

They can be a bit noisy due to the metal on metal popping and grinding noises during slow speed turns and backing. This is natural, but if this bothers you Reese makes a model that is very similiar and also a friction type, WD hitch, called the SC.

Both the Reese SC and Equalizer are about the same price. I think around $450 for a 1200/12,000 pound model.
thanks. A little google search found me the eq which does look nice. And I like that you can get many drop lengths as my truck is lifted. Ill check into the Reese also thanks

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The best as far as sway is the Hensley, yes it is expensive. I have a Reese dual/cam in the garage that I never plan to use again as it didnt do well in the winds. Hensley just
goes straight with very little movement from trucks or wind. No more watching to see
if a truck is comming so I could move over, they dont bother me anymore.

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I had a pro series(cequent towing) that snaped in half after being set up on my truck for only 15min. shank was rated at 1500/15000lbs had 800lbs distributing bars and trailor only weighed about 4k lbs. They where good about it though, sent me a new one and paid for the damage to my vehicle at the time. Never could get it out of the back of my head though that it broke, so I replaced the cast piece with a solid steel one when I got my truck, needed more of a drop anyways, now I don't worry

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