Equal-i-zer Hitch named 2015 Trailer Life Readers' Choice Gold Winner

Editor's note: I have used an Equal-i-zer hitch from Day One, and would not use anything else. It has saved my bacon at least twice: Once on our first trip when we safely navigated through a sudden windstorm (that produced tornadoes further east of us); and a second time when we lost a wheel on the highway. I had the pleasure of meeting one of the owners of Progressive Manufacturing, which builds the Equal-i-zer hitch, last week. He was an absolute gentleman and as nice as they come. This also seemed like a good spot to put the above video. Just something I do when I don't have anyone to help direct me when I'm hitching up.

American manufacturer Equal-i-zer hitch, the innovator in sway-control technology, received the Readers’ Choice Award by Trailer Life Magazine again this year. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Equali-i-zer hitch has won the award. No other hitch has ever received this recognition.

“We are honored to receive this recognition for the fourth year in a row. We work hard to provide the best performing sway control hitch on the market, and it is rewarding to know our hitch is loved across America,” states Rich Elliott, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

RVers have a passion for sharing the experience and wisdom they have gained over years of trying different products and traveling all over the country. In 2012, Trailer Life Magazine came up with a way to capitalize on their readers’ collective RV intelligence and share it with RV owners all over the world. Each year they conduct an online poll to find out which vehicles, destinations and products make life on the road easier and more enjoyable for RVers. One of the categories surveyed is trailer hitches, and year-after-year the Equal-i-zer hitch has come out on top.

The Equal-i-zer hitch combines weight distribution with sway control to minimize problems caused by passing vehicles, crosswinds and other towing hazard. Each hitch is backed with a lifetime warranty, providing customers with complete confidence. “We understand how important our customer’s families are to them, and we are committed to providing a hitch that protects families and lasts a lifetime,” states Kenny Mauerman, Director of Engineering.

According to Sue Seidlitz with Trailer Life, there were over 9,000 voters weighing-in on all things related to trailers, campgrounds, hitches and trailer accessories. The survey was conducted online and allowed thousands of readers to choose from over a hundred brands, voting for their top picks in more than 20 categories.

Other notable companies receiving Gold awards include favorites like Ford, Keystone, Cracker Barrel, DirecTV and Camping World.

“We congratulate all the companies recognized,” states Jed Anderson, CEO. “We want to extend a thank you to our customers, dealers and distributors for the nomination. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them.”