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Equal-i-zer Hitch Wins Readers’ Choice Gold Award


Equal-i-zer Hitch has been honored with RV Magazine’s Readers’ Choice travel trailer hitch Gold Award following 12 previous recognitions for its original Sway Control Hitch.

“What an honor it is to have hitch users from all across this great country vote the Equal-i-zer hitch as their choice of the best hitch you can buy,” says Jed Anderson, CEO of Progress Mfg. “We are grateful for their confidence and their recognition that superior engineering and U.S. craftmanship combine for a superior towing experience.”

Equal-i-zer said it has a rich history of innovation, towing safety and committed leadership. The company has been manufacturing the best-performing hitches in America for nearly eight decades. Before Equal-i-zer hitch was a 12-year award winning hitch, the company, started by Ed Hedgepeth in 1945, was called Mobile Manufacturing. When the Equal-i-zer hitch was officially patented in 1951, hitch sales took off and the company had enormous success, it said.

Anderson has led the company since 1994. His leadership created a culture of safety and tenure, the company said. Many employees have been with Equal-i-zer for over 20 years and are committed to keeping drivers and passengers safe on the road.

“I’m going on 20 years now with Progress Mfg., and it’s been a lot of fun to see our award-winning brands not only become leaders in the marketplace, but continue to grow in popularity among RVers,” says Rob Stratton, Progress Mfg. sales account manager. “There are a lot of hitches out there, and many of them claim they are on the same level as the Equal-i-zer hitch, when in reality, they are manufactured to lower standards, which lowers their quality and performance.”

The company attributes its success to employees that are focused on safety and innovation, and its relationships with the best dealers and distributors.

“Thank you for voting Equal-i-zer as America’s Favorite Hitch again,” said Rich Elliott, vice president of sales and marketing. “We appreciate the support of customers, dealers and distributors, and of course, our colleagues, who are dedicated to manufacturing the safest, best-performing sway control hitch on the market.”

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