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Old 08-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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For those fellow Canadians out there. Where did you purchase your weight distribution hitches? I'm particularly interested in Reese products with their cma sway control. The only place I can find them is online through us e-tailers. I would go this route but the shipping is over $200 becuase of the weight.

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For those fellow Canadians out there. Where did you purchase your weight distribution hitches? I'm particularly interested in Reese products with their cma sway control. The only place I can find them is online through us e-tailers. I would go this route but the shipping is over $200 becuase of the weight.

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Where are you located?

I work at a trailer shop and we order and install hitches all the time.

If your from BC then i would suggest The Hitch Company.

If your from AB then i would suggest Atlas Trailer Products.

If your from any of the other provinces,.....well... i got nuthin.
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I'm from Vancouver Island. I'm not really in the market at the moment but we are looking for a new trailer maybe next year. I'm sure if I look hard there would be places here but none are online.
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I'm from Vancouver Island. I'm not really in the market at the moment but we are looking for a new trailer maybe next year. I'm sure if I look hard there would be places here but none are online.
Call the Hitch Company. 1888HITCHCO

They will take care of you, and there shipping is pretty reasonable.
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You could try RV Wholesalers.
I second that. That's where I ordered my Equalizer for $428, free shipping. Best price I could find by a > $100 margin.
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Good prices on that site. I was looking at e-trailer and trying to compare but on the hitches it's hard as e-trailer uses the Reese number and rv wholesalers uses their own numbers.
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Good prices on that site. I was looking at e-trailer and trying to compare but on the hitches it's hard as e-trailer uses the Reese number and rv wholesalers uses their own numbers.
Get the Equalizer, believe me. Sway control and WD in one nice package.
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I'm from Vancouver Island. I'm not really in the market at the moment but we are looking for a new trailer maybe next year. I'm sure if I look hard there would be places here but none are online.
try craigslist first. I got a next to new one here in the interior for $100 complete. If not order from the states, ship to border (Bellingham?) and make a day trip. Canadian retailers can't (or won't) compete with US prices. Most will ship into Canada but you'll wait longer(to clear customs) and pay in extra shipping what you would spend making the drive yourself. When you make larger purchases from the US make a weekend out of it and you'll save yourself not only the duty, but the HST as well!

Check into buying your trailer from the US when the time comes!
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Get the Equalizer, believe me. Sway control and WD in one nice package.
The Equal-i-zer hitch is awesome. I recently bought one to help level out the truck and trailer (16' hard shell camper). Previously I was towing it with only friction type sway control. Loading the truck bed up and throwing gear in the trailer with a full fresh water tank made me seriously consider the need to lever some weight back onto the truck and trailer axles!

The new hitch is easy to set up and gives me waaaay more confidence in the handling of the truck. Steering alone seems safer now that more weight is placed onto the front of the truck. Don't get me wrong, that's what any WD hitch would do, but the Equal-i-zer system is top notch for having WD and sway control combined.

I paid $670+tax at my local RV delearship, for the 600lb bar setup.
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I second that. That's where I ordered my Equalizer for $428, free shipping. Best price I could find by a > $100 margin.
It was a no brainer when I saw the price. I looked at a couple local places and most wanted $750 for the 1000/10k setup (I went a bit oversized for my trailer so as my truck/trailer grows I won't have to reinvest in an additional WDH) the best local quote I got was $550 and they claimed that to be their "wholesale" price.

You can't beat free shipping on a 90~100 lb item either. I even dealt with their customer service a bit (they sent me a 2 5/16th ball instead of the 2" I ordered) and it was great. I had the right ball in two days, and they would have overnighted it to me if I needed it for a trip I was leaving on immediately.

All in all you can't go wrong with RV Wholesalers!

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Get the Equalizer, believe me. Sway control and WD in one nice package.
x2! Best hitch on the market as far as Weight Distribution and Sway control go!
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The Equal-i-zer hitch is awesome. I recently bought one to help level out the truck and trailer (16' hard shell camper). Previously I was towing it with only friction type sway control. Loading the truck bed up and throwing gear in the trailer with a full fresh water tank made me seriously consider the need to lever some weight back onto the truck and trailer axles!

The new hitch is easy to set up and gives me waaaay more confidence in the handling of the truck. Steering alone seems safer now that more weight is placed onto the front of the truck. Don't get me wrong, that's what any WD hitch would do, but the Equal-i-zer system is top notch for having WD and sway control combined.

I paid $670+tax at my local RV delearship, for the 600lb bar setup.
Maybe it is just my imagination, but it seems like my truck works less to pull my HTT now with the equalizer installed...have any of you had a similar experience/feeling?
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Just purchased a new to me trailer (2008 Nash 17C) The original owners had a weight distribution hitch that they are probably going give me with the trailer as they are getting a 5th wheel. So that takes care of part of it. I'd still like a new brake controller. My father in law restores old cars and gets a alot of parts from the states and has them shipped to Bellingham then trucked over with a different company, cuts the shipping to about a quarter. as an example E-Trailer.com has free shipping in the lower 48 states, to ship to Canada the hitch was going to be like $250+.
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