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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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Bumper pull trailer hitch recommendations

So I have ordered a 30' Arctic Fox pull trailer and it should be in sometime in Nov. GVWR of the trailer is 10,000#. I am looking at hitches now and I am leaning towards the Reese Straight Line. Curious to hear what you have, what you like or don't like.

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I find little difference in bumper hitches.. Reese, Curt, Drawtite based on same capacity... They all use the similar mounting points... What ever suits your price point,

EDIT: Sorry I thought you were asking about bumper mounting reciever and not WD hitch... yes I like one that doesn't require separate sway control

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I use a 14,000 lb. Equal-I-Zer Brand equalizing hitch. I tow a 28í enclosed trailer with a 14,000 lb GVWR. They make them in several rated capacities. No separate sway bar is needed because itís built into their 4 point system.

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i ran the same hitch as leonards mentioned it was great and you can back up without doing anything special


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Thanks guys, I was thinking that the Reese straight line was a 4 point set up too but looking at the Equal-I-Zer hitch I think the Reese one would be a 6 pt since each Eq bar has two attachments to the trailer - see pic. They say you can back up without an issue, just wondering everyone's experience with different styles. I previously had a DSP hitch with 'standard' type Eq bars and had no issues but the new trailer is longer and heavier so I though I might want to have something with more control.
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I have been using the Reese straight line like you mentioned on my toyhauler for about 5 years. I tow with a 3500 HD DRW and the trailer is about 16k average and I have never had an issue with the hitch or any sway from the trailer. I travel alot and would estimate about 80k on this trailer now, it has been through 2 trucks and I can honestly say if it needed replacing I would buy the same thing without hesitation.
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My own experience with a number of different tow vehicles is that it is worth it to change over & assume the additional expense of a "dualie".

Yes - of course with proper anti-sway equipment, you can "get by" - for years I pulled our 11,000 lb. boat & trailer with our Ford Explorer, which, if I understand what I read correctly, is only basically a half-ton.

With my present truck ( a "dualie", obviously ) I use an ordinary bumper hitch in the receiver the truck came with; without the time-consuming & potentially dangerous anti-sway equipt., it is easy to hook up and disconnect when the situation requires. And, of course, steady as a rock at ANY speed, including in high winds while being passed by, or passing big 0TR rigs.

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Life is a series of choices. Personally, I find cute girls a more entertaining hobby than my old stamp collection hobby....!

Haha...I am with you on that!

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Does anyone use a 2.5 shank on wdh?

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Does anyone use a 2.5 shank on wdh?
I didn’t see that they offered the 2.5 until after I received my Wdh or I would have ordered it that way. It doesn’t increase the rating, but it’s less parts and slop.

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