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goducks10

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Posted: 04/18/14 11:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMO a PP or HA are only needed when you can't dial in any other WDH. Or you like having the best WDH even though it's not needed. You have a 3/4 ton truck weighing 7000-8000lbs towing a TT with a GVW of around 7000lbs.
Properly set up you should have zero sway. If you can find a used HA for $600.00 and it has the right stinger then I'd get one. But no way would I spend $2500.00 if I didn't have to. The Reese or even an EQ (which is way easier to setup) would work fine.

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Ron Gratz wrote:

This post is from someone who had a ProPride and replaced it with a Reese Dual Cam Strait Line.

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I had a dual cam and replaced with a ProPride [emoticon] Couldn't be happier.


2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 4WD 5.7L V8 (next one will be a 3/4, someday)
2012 Jayco Flight Swift 267BHS (5963lbs dry, 6850 wet)
Propride hitch (I had a Reese dual cam round bar WDH for 4 months)

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backlater wrote:

We are new at this and we just purchased an Airstream 25 foot travel trailer and a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. We are wondering which hitch would be better a Reese Dual Cam or a Pro-Pride. Is the Reese Dual Cam enough or are we still going to get sway? My husband thinks the Dual Cam will be sufficient, but I am a scardy cat and I don't want any sway. I would appreciate any input from the experienced pros out there...thanks! - Ruth


Hi Ruth,

To your first question, which is better? For trailer sway mitigation, the mechanical concept of the Pro pride or Hensley hitch when working correctly, will out perform the DC. This is an uncontested fact by the way the 2 hitches work.

To the 2nd question, is the DC enough? The DC is a good piece of towing equipment and when setup correctly, on a properly balanced camper with the proper size truck and tires on the truck, it is a very good system.

Your 2500HD is a very good truck, your Airsteam is a good towing camper from it's aerodynamics. If the camper is balanced correctly and the tires on the truck are aired up correctly for towing, from my towing experience the DC will do a good job your you. It will take a level of understanding on any anti sway hitch to set it up correct and the DC needs to be set up correctly or it can give you problems same as the Propride.

Towing a camper is a serious thing, a lot can go wrong and should be taken serious. However through towing education, learning, proper towing setup, it can be a enjoyable and safe experience.

I have several friends who have the Hensley system and it is not because they had to have it, but because they wanted it. Even to the experienced tower, the premium hitches offer advantages.

If you start with the DC,and educate yourself on it, it will do good for you. If you find you want to take towing to the next level of risk mitigation, you can sell the Reese system on Craig's list and upgrade to the Pro Pride. I will say to shy away from the Reese round bar system with the DC and to get the Reese Trunnion bar system with the DC. The Reese round bar hitch head does have some shortcomings when the DC is added. The trunion bar system offers more advantages.

Hope this helps and good luck with your new camper.

John


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Posted: 04/19/14 11:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In going from a regular weight dist hitch to a Pro Pride after eight years, I can assure you the difference is night and day. With my previous setup, I had to be at complete attention at all times. I don't mean to say that I'm driving along with a burger in one hand, texting, and changing the radio station simultaneously. But I'd arrive at our destination exhausted from being on constant high alert. Always have to keep aware of passing trucks, gusty winds, etc.

It took me a couple of years to talk myself into the $2,000 for the Pro Pride (used Hensleys are usually available on Craigslist for a lot less). Towing is so much easier now that I arrive relaxed and ready to have fun, not collapsing from the stress of driving.


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We've been towing a 29' TT weighing just under 7K lbs with a 3/4 ton and have the Reese DC with trunnion bars. I really like it, and the self-centering action is nice. We just upgraded to a new TT of the same length and weight. I haven't installed the cam arm brackets yet and wasn't sure how it would handle. We're out on our first camping trip this weekend and got onto the interstate for a short distance. I found when I got up to around 60 mph, it just didn't feel comfortable so I am going to install the cam arms as soon as I can. When the DC is all set up and dialed in right, there is no noticeable sway and it's very steady and comfortable.

Having the 3/4 ton helps quite a bit and along with a 25' TT, I can't see the need to spend big $$ on a fancier WDH.


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Posted: 04/19/14 09:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I went from a Reese D.C. to a ProPride and love the ProPride.If you can afford it go for it.

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The Reese Dual Cam is awesome when properly set-up. We upgraded to this system a few years ago and could not be more pleased. We have 32ft Trailer and and 07 2500HD.

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