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RE: Best Weight Distribution Hitch

I will offer one last piece of advice. You should be able to set up your tow vehicle and trailer so that you don't experience sway under normal circumstances. That should be your basic goal. The anti-sway feature of these hitches should be considered a safety feature above and beyond being properly set up. Those HA and PP hitches can eliminate sway from a system that may otherwise not be stable. The other hitches mitigate it as it happens. If your set up is fine tuned and your tow vehicle is not close to maxed out, any of the hitches should work fine. I've used the Equal-I-zer brand hitch for 16 years now without a hiccup. It has pros and cons. Pros: No need to remove and store hitch or bars if you don't want to. They won't fall off after unhitching. If you use a power tongue jack, hitching/unhitching is quick and easy with no tool required. Awesome sway control. Cons: Heavy, but aren't they all, except maybe the Andersen. Noisy, especially during low speed maneuvers. You can add nylon pads to the L brackets, and it's recommended that you grease the head where the bars are attached, which works some but not for long. I'm sure there's more pros and cons, but they're just not coming to me now.
TurnThePage 07/13/20 08:52am Towing
RE: Small Dicor

I lament this all the time. I have a small spot in my sticks and bricks bathroom that needs caulk. It kills me to buy an entire tube that is unwieldy and will be mostly wasted. Cost wise though, there's not much difference.
TurnThePage 07/12/20 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Weight Distribution Hitch

Maybe we should all get back to the original question, which was "best weight distribution hitch". Honestly, they all distribute the weight away from the the hitch just about the same. Hitches like the Hensley and Propride, etc. might have more robust sway control built in, but they sacrifice other features to get there, like cost and flexibility. I'm pretty certain that they would be extremely difficult to hitch and unhitch at some of the places I camp. Besides, their superior sway control has been completely unnecessary to what the Equal-I-zer provides in a much simpler package.
TurnThePage 07/12/20 11:36am Towing
RE: Best Weight Distribution Hitch

Think I'm going to be trading in my 16 yr old Equal-I-zer for a BlueOX SwayPro this summer or next. It controls sway fine but is getting noisier.
TurnThePage 07/10/20 08:36am Towing
RE: Moving on up

Is it being painted blue?LOL
TurnThePage 07/09/20 09:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Help - TV - Lance 2445 & Escalade

I'd do it. Maybe make sure you load all extra stuff in the trailer, preferably the rear of the trailer... Air up the P rated tires to max, and give it a try.
TurnThePage 07/08/20 08:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Leaving antifreeze in all summer

I wonder about the long term effects of the ethanol in the cheaper RV anti-freeze. Ethanol causes damage to soft parts in gasoline engines. Good point, and just another good reason to not cheap out to begin with. A cheap gallon for 2 bucks, or a good quality for 5? I've paid as much as $8 per gal. Mine only takes 2 gals, 3 at most, being wasteful. So, $6, or $15, does it matter? Not to me. Jerry I prefer the good stuff too, but often it's just not available around here. I have practiced draining after winterizing for quite a few years now.
TurnThePage 07/07/20 07:47pm Tech Issues
RE: marginal park power on hot days

Good job on the OP for figuring out how to make it work. In the meantime, I just looked at the Hughes Autoformer. It says it may not be compatible with pedestals with GFCI. That sounds a little ominous...
TurnThePage 07/04/20 10:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Happy birthday Canada.

Happy Birthday Canada!
TurnThePage 07/01/20 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Most dont sanitize water heater?

Maybe we should just agree to disagree. I tried bleach. It didn't work.
TurnThePage 06/27/20 02:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Most dont sanitize water heater?

You go ahead and use vinegar, the rest of us will use what works. Sodium hypochlorite. :BI treat my tanks just like everybody else. But the sulfur smell from the water heater is a different animal. If you ever encounter it, feel free to fill the heater with bleach. It won't work.
TurnThePage 06/27/20 01:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Most dont sanitize water heater?

It takes lots of vinegar and time to kill whatever it is that lurks in the water heaters. Bleach doesn't do it. There's plenty of articles about it out there in google land. How about a couple of links to those articles? bleach works great. bumpy Not true. I tried it. And I provide links above.
TurnThePage 06/26/20 10:54pm Tech Issues
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

That front end rings of GM to my eyes. That's not a bad thing. That tailgate looks genuinely useful, especially with power plugs right next to it. I like the idea of easily clamping wood down for cutting. I use my tailgate that way all the time. Agree with the sentiment about payload vs towing ability. Looks like an awesome package to me!
TurnThePage 06/26/20 12:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Most dont sanitize water heater?

How about a couple of links to those articles? Here you go: https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/maintenance/how-to-get-rid-of-your-rv-water-heaters-rotten-egg-smell/#:~:text=Why%20does%20the%20camper%20smell,used%20for%20flushing%20water%20heaters.&text=Most%20people%20who%20own%20RVs%20smell%20this%20awful%20odor%20at%20least%20once. https://www.hot-water-heaters-reviews.com/atwood-rv-water-heater-is-producing-rotten-egg-smell.html And this one is from this exact forum: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27456344/print/true.cfm
TurnThePage 06/23/20 08:35am Tech Issues
RE: Most dont sanitize water heater?

It takes lots of vinegar and time to kill whatever it is that lurks in the water heaters. Bleach doesn't do it. There's plenty of articles about it out there in google land.
TurnThePage 06/21/20 09:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Lance vs Arctic fox

The bigger Lance trailers don't have a flat roof. The Lance is much lighter, allowing you the ability to tow their largest trailer with a half ton. Lance touts their huck-bolted frame. I'm not sold on the concept. Arctic Fox's are heavy, and solid. As already mentioned, a much better option for off road use. You may want to also check out Outdoors RV trailers. They are a spin off from the Arctic Fox owner, and are very similar in build quality, but have some different interior decor, which might appeal to the wife. If I had 3/4 ton or larger truck, I'd opt for the heavier brand. But since I do have a half ton, I'm very fond of the Lance line up.
TurnThePage 06/15/20 09:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Adding a vent to roof

I did it. The 14" hole snugged in perfectly between the 16" OC roof trusses. As others mentioned, I also added 2x4 bracing around the new hole. It worked out great. Just take your time to find the right place. I pulled down light fixtures so I could peak around up there, then tapped into one of the fixtures to power the new fan. Seriously excellent mod!
TurnThePage 06/09/20 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: ClassA to small TT set up.

I am quite happy with my Equal-I-zer brand hitch just for the reason that the entire assembly can stay attached to the tow vehicle for the duration of the outing. I do cover it with something bright to avoid running into it with my shins. That benefits others too. :) I think some other brands emulate their setup now too. Somebody else already mentioned Outdoors RVs. Their newest models offer a self leveling system, and they all come with dual pane windows, good insulation, and fairly large fresh water and waste tanks.
TurnThePage 06/09/20 09:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Way To Add A/C to a older trailer?

I would go the mini-split rout.
TurnThePage 06/06/20 11:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: "Poles on slide?" 1999 Jayco Eagle model 266

Back in the late '90s, early 2000s, I remember shopping some trailers that had rear queen bed slides that required supports when deployed. In some cases they were brackets that folded out, in other cases they were poles that needed to be added. That's all I can think of. I haven't looked at the floor plan though.
TurnThePage 06/05/20 06:34pm Travel Trailers
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