My new hitch has arrived

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by generok, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. generok

    generok Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a new hitch for the TT earlier this week, and the Brown Truck has dropped it off. Since we're having an unusually warm October up here, I will probably try to install it on the TT in the storage yard today... once the sun rises.

    We had what I would call an entry level WD hitch... a Husky with bars with chain links and pry-up hooks and a separate friction sway bar. It worked, but it was noisy and a pain to back up since you had to release the friction lock to really turn nicely. I live along the coast, and it's often windy, and I felt it. So I wanted a little more sway protection.

    I'm kind of excited to see how well this new hitch works. I'm tempted to take it for a tow out of the storage yard just to test it out. I'll have to see how I feel. I toyed with mentioning the hitch I bought, but honestly, I agonized over the multitude of choices, hemmed and hawed and my DW finally just said "get what you want, and get it TODAY and get on with it", so I did. I'm just not interested in reliving the pros and cons of all the hitches out there. I made a decision, I'm happy with it, and just wanted to share that excitement with the community.
     
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  2. J Starsky

    J Starsky Well-Known Member

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    Good deal for you! I had my 25ft TT on and off 4 times before I was ready to say done. Feels stupid, but 1 hour of setup showed I can level that load and pull well down the road. I have a swaybar, but I run without it. Haven't had much sway, even thru Duluth hills and winds. Good stuff!
     
  3. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I am still using an old school spring bar with chains and friction sway control set up. Noise is minimal and I have no trouble backing up.
     
  4. J Starsky

    J Starsky Well-Known Member

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    I'll admit I pull the chains and bars when I hit the campground - worried about pole vaulting it into an uneven pad.

    Parking lots, curves, u turns go well for me!
     
  5. neighbormike

    neighbormike Well-Known Member

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    What did you buy?? I have a Blue Ox... first wdh but so far very happy!!
     
  6. Rusty2192

    Rusty2192 Active Member

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    Since you won’t say what you got, I’m going to assume you went all in on a Hensley Hitch ;) That’s my story and I’m sticking to it [:D]
     
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  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Well-Known Member

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    Oooo. The Hensley.
    If you got a Reese SC, watch out for the bars hopping out of the friction saddles. Happened to me 3 times in 2 years. Now I have an Equalizer.
     
  8. generok

    generok Well-Known Member

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    I respectfully decline to answer on the grounds it may incriminate me. :wink:

    But, so far, my hitch hasn't been mentioned.
     
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  9. generok

    generok Well-Known Member

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    I installed it, which was super easy. I put it on the truck, and it sits ABSOLUTELY level. SWEET!
     
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  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Well-Known Member

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    Sweet is right. Good work and safe towing! I towed without my WDH once to get it home from the dealer. Never again. It felt so light in the front. With the WDH it feels solid.
     

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