New to the forum - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen RV Owner's Community Forums > New Member Introductions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-14-2014, 04:21 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Morehead City
Posts: 18
North Carolina
New to the forum

Wife and I just purchased a 2013 Aspen Trail 2460 RLS.
Getting excited to get camping.
Trying to figure out the hitch situation.
I pulled it from Virginia Beach to Morehead City 180 miles with just the regular hitch with no problems. 2007 F150 V8 5.4 Triton 4 door.
Considering the Anderson hitch but not much information available.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	45.6 KB
ID:	1526  
__________________

Gonefishin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
Site Team
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Sprung Leak
Posts: 2,801
North Carolina
Welcome from a fellow Carolinian and small trailer owner!

What do you meant by "regular hitch"?

Aaron
__________________

__________________
There is madness to my methods
2015 Coleman CM16FBS(traded) 2016 Concord 300DS
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 12:39 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Morehead City
Posts: 18
North Carolina
Quote:
Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
Welcome from a fellow Carolinian and small trailer owner!

What do you meant by "regular hitch"?

Aaron
Thanks

By regular hitch, I just used the receiver with a 2 5/16 ball.

I ordered an Equalizer hitch last night.
Gonefishin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 01:16 PM   #4
Site Team
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Sprung Leak
Posts: 2,801
North Carolina
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gonefishin View Post
Thanks

By regular hitch, I just used the receiver with a 2 5/16 ball.

I ordered an Equalizer hitch last night.
At minimum I use sway control, especially on something as light and high sided as a travel trailer.

We typically tow with a 2003 F-150 4.6L Super Cab with factory tow package. I am currently using an Eazy-Lift with 550# bars and sway control. With my 1996 F350 Crew Cab, PSD I only use the sway control.

I have an Equalizer Hitch for my 31' Airstream that we also tow with the F150. I have towed the AS on the bumper of my F350.

I am actually beginning to like my Eazylift better than the Equalizer. I can use it for both trailers just by swapping out the lift bars. With the Equalizer I have to have a different hitch for each trailer.

I like the Equalizer and the way it performs with the Airstream, I have had zero problems with it once it was set up correctly, and that WASN'T done by the dealer. Ditto the EazyLift.

Aaron
__________________
There is madness to my methods
2015 Coleman CM16FBS(traded) 2016 Concord 300DS
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 01:42 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
EricNSTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Valley Park
Posts: 391
Missouri
Welcome and congrats on your new Camper!
I also have a equalizer and have no complaints!
Lots if good info on this forum.

I sure miss eastern North Carolina! Used to hang out in Morehead City back when I was at Cherry Point.
Happy Trails!
__________________

2014 Denali 289RK
2017 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X CC.
EricNSTL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 01:59 AM   #6
Site Team
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Sprung Leak
Posts: 2,801
North Carolina
Quote:
Originally Posted by EricNSTL View Post
Welcome and congrats on your new Camper!
I also have a equalizer and have no complaints!
Lots if good info on this forum.

I sure miss eastern North Carolina! Used to hang out in Morehead City back when I was at Cherry Point.
Happy Trails!
"The Sounds of Freedom are heard here!"

I live right next to Fort Bragg and in the landing pattern for Pope AAF (formerly AFB)

I travel for a living, but NC is what I call home.

Aaron
__________________

__________________
There is madness to my methods
2015 Coleman CM16FBS(traded) 2016 Concord 300DS
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


DutchmenOwners.com is not in any way associated with Dutchmen Manufacturing, or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.