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Old 06-03-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Do I need equalizer control

I am going to be towing a Dutchmen Aspen 2810Bh with a 2013 Chevy 3/4 Diesel I have been told I need the sway control and I have been told I will have no problem without the sway control. Opinion ? Also been told Equalizer is the best and Reese is by far the best? Thanks for any help. Gary
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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What is the towing weight of that TT? Just for peace of mind and comfort, I would consider getting an anti-sway setup. You are correct in the opinions you have heard as to the Equalizer and Reese.
The Equalizer is just a steel bar that attaches to the side of the trailer and the hitch and uses a brake pad that you screw down hard onto that metal bar. It's what I have on my 1/2 ton towing 9,000 pounds, and I'd say it works OK. Crosswinds have only very occasionally been a problem in over 17,000 miles of towing all over the US and Canada.
The Reese is very much more expensive and uses anti-sway on both sides of the trailer through a more complicated cam setup that generates force on one side when force is being generated on the other. I've heard excellent things about the Reese --- but again, for the price it should work well.
With yours being a 3/4 ton, I'd think that the Equalizer should work. If you want the best though, it's hard to beat the Reese.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:54 PM   #3
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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Just made the jump to a 3/4 ton and added the equalizer to tow my Denali BH311 (8400lbs dry) and I am very very very happy with the set-up!
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Thanks for the input I'm thinking better to go with it why take the chance. Thanks again
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input I'm thinking better to go with it why take the chance. Thanks again
Exactly, the Equalizer is about 800$ but performs like a champ and I like to have that security in my back pocket!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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I certainly think you would need sway control and perhaps load equalizing. There are many good systems out there and many opinions. I have been towing with the "Equalizer" and used the same hitch with three different trailers. I can say with over 8 years of towing, I love it.
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