Travel Trailer Hitches

Discussion in 'Towables' started by ROCK 7, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. ROCK 7

    ROCK 7 New Member

    Hi all, I would just like to ask if anyone had used the Equalizer hitch and Shank before? We have a Reese system with the sway bar, but it just doesn't control the sway during high winds. We have a 26 Brs Travel trailer. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

    RE: Travel Trailer Hitches

    I'm not sure of the answer. But it may help the other fella's if you include info on your tow vehicle also.
     
  3. ROCK 7

    ROCK 7 New Member

    Re: Travel Trailer Hitches

    Thanks that would probably help. The tow vehicle is a 2010 Toyota Tundra SR5 with 10,100 as the tow limit. The trailer weighs 6700 lbs.
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Travel Trailer Hitches

    I am not a fan of Equalizer brand. I don't like the steel on steel design, and they are noisy. Properly set up, I have not seen Reese not work. I would like to see how your set up is.
     
  5. ROCK 7

    ROCK 7 New Member

    Re: Travel Trailer Hitches

    Camping World did the initial setup. They sold me the trailer in May of this year. They told me that I could pull the trailer with a 05 Yukon Denali and that was not the case. The vehicle was no match for the trailer. I purchased the Tundra and I have no problems whatsoever. I took the trailer there for winterization and everything was looked at but the wind and the semis made for a shaky ride.
     
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Travel Trailer Hitches

    Semis do cause a problem....
     
  7. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Travel Trailer Hitches

    Hey Rocky, even semis rocks my MH when they pass me and even sucks me in toward them. I learned how to deal with it and so will you. Good luck
     
  8. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Travel Trailer Hitches

    In my MH on four-lane highways, as a semi approaches from behind in the left lane it pushes the rear which tends to steer me into his lane. I correct for this by steering right a bit. When it gets forward to my driver-side door, it does just the opposite.

    I suppose this same thing happens happens with a trailer only there's a pivot point added in there, so the steering actions would be opposite of mine.

    All of these actions and reactions are minor, though.
     
  9. connectswires

    connectswires New Member

    Re: Travel Trailer Hitches

    I have 2 friends that have the equilizer and they love it. I does not get rid of all the sway. I have had good luck with rear air bags and air shocks for sway.
     
  10. ROCK 7

    ROCK 7 New Member

    Re: Travel Trailer Hitches

    Thanks everyone for your response.
     

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