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Old 05-29-2015, 06:29 PM   #1
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Friction Sway Bars

Been using one friction sway bar on my 5700# dry weight TT and really can't say much for it.Would love a Blue Ox Sway Pro, but not in the budget. While reading, i saw the max for one sway bar was 6000#, think it's worth adding another untill the jingle for a Sway Pro comes along ? Don't have a major proplem untill three Semi's in a row decide to fly by !!
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Please explain how you adjusted the friction bar.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:23 PM   #3
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That's a good question,never have found a definite answer on how tight to set the friction on the sway bar, instruction say to tighten it till it stops,it never stops, it's just how strong you are. So do you have a good answer for that ??? I just tighten it pretty snug, but no where near to stopping.

So since i'm at the weight limit for one bar, i'm thinking of adding a second, that is, unless a Blue Ox Sway Pro falls out of the sky !!
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Ignore my signature. I also own a TT and tow with a Silverado. @ friction bars work better than 1, but 1 should slow the semi wiggle a lot. If it is installed properly and tightened down it will groan when you turn. Speed differential between you and passing trucks will make a huge difference also. If you are going slow the bow wave of air slamming into the trailer will push it sideways real hard,real fast. If the semi and you are closer to the same speed the bow wave of air will still push the TT as it passes but way slower and more manageable. I run at 65 or above just to manage the Bow wave of air.
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Thanks Watson- I prefer to tow around 60, 65 max. Think i will try a second sway bar, but, just hate drilling more holes in my brand new trailer frame, yep, i know it's anal, whats a few more holes
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I had two on my trailer just because and took one off this year. Made no difference because my trailer does not sway. Im set up with the nose slightly down a good bit of weight up front and my W/D bars just snug to keep the truck for bouncing on the bumps.
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