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Old 01-18-2015, 12:08 AM   #211
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The greasy bars were on the Equalizer brand of hitch. ETI now offers the Pro Series, with no greasy bars.
Pro Series Weight Distribution | etrailer.com.
The Pro Series instructions that came with my Escape have a section on lubrication:

"Lubricate the ballmount sockets and spring bar trunnions to prevent rapid wear. When hooking-up, place one drop of oil on the top and a second drop on forward side of upper trunnion. Place a third drop on the rear side of lower trunnion before inserting trunnion into ballmount. Use a heavy oil or grease. Don't forget to lubricate the hitch ball with one or two drops also. Trunnions should be lubricated each towing day. Lubricate lower trunnions with one drop at contact point between trunnion and lower socket. Excess oil, dirt and grit should be wiped out whenever trailer is uncoupled."
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:50 AM   #212
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Pulling a 3700 dry weight 21' Nash with our Tundra required weight distribution and sway control, at least with the original tires. Before we added the sway control hardware to our Reese hitch I would almost lose control every time a semi or bus passed me. Even if it passed me slowly the larger vehicle would suck my unit toward it. With the sway control it was much, much better, but still noticeable.
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I'm pulling a 21 with a 4 dr long bed Tacoma V6 4x4 using the Andersen and don't really notice any sway/suction issues around big rigs, on either 2 lane roads or freeways.
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I've not used oil, but I have sprayed the sockets with white lithium grease. A little dab will do you. No greasy bars.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:56 AM   #214
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We pulled our 21' for a month with a 2011 Toyota 4Runner and an Andersen hitch and experienced no sway, regardless of the road surface or the traffic in adjacent lanes.
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:11 AM   #215
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I have used several brands and sizes of bar type hitches and they all work, but with a larger stick built trailer and a smaller TV I have needed a sway damper. I now use the anderson with my 21 and a 5300# TV and I would do it again. I do need to grease the ball to reduce wear because of the pitching of the rigs according to anderson and I do show wear on the ball front and rear sides, just a little dab will do you. I will occasionally adjust tension on the chains due to loading, usually tank levels. I can store the unit easily and it's not too heavy. Much of the time I am towing at 70 mph to 75mph and with the trucks on the freeways. Nancy also does the driving at times.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:35 PM   #216
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Bob, Towing an Escape is night and day compared to towing a Nash, even without a w/d set up.
I have towed several Lance trailers and the shape of the Escape makes it easier to tow.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:21 PM   #217
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Thanks for the feedback on Andersen Hitch

Thank you for the feedback. I have decided to put my Reese hitch on Craigslist (am in the process of cleaning it up and painting it) and get the Andersen hitch. Once I get a chance to try the new hitch with a fully loaded truck (after June fishing trip) I will post my experience here.

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Old 01-19-2015, 11:29 AM   #218
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Thank you for the feedback. I have decided to put my Reese hitch on Craigslist (am in the process of cleaning it up and painting it) and get the Andersen hitch. Once I get a chance to try the new hitch with a fully loaded truck (after June fishing trip) I will post my experience here.

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I don't think you will regret it. I have towed with several different styles of wdh and by far the best has been the Anderson. I have only towed our 21 home with it so far but that is in the range of 1000 km trip and I have never had a trailer feel so secure behind me as on that trip and there was lots of poor road conditions as well.
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