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Old 06-05-2014, 04:09 AM   #1
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Sway Bar Use ?

On our first TT ,25 ft, and towed it a half a dozen times or so without a sway bar with no issues ( once a little sway on a windy day ) and yes, with a WDH. Dodge 1500 Ram, well within tow limits.

I decided to add a sway bar for added saftey, now here's the question, it seems like i " feel " the trailer moving around more with the sway bar, then without, is it me ???? Something wrong ???

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Old 06-05-2014, 05:20 AM   #2
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Correct amount of tension is the main concern when evaluating the operation of the sway bar. Too much tension and you will have more sway as the ridge force will be transferred to your vehicle. You only need to tighten to create friction on the bar. Look on "Youtube" for video on this subject(proper use of swaybar on tt)

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When you say "sway bar", do you mean a friction-type sway bar like this one?

Those are certainly a lot better than no sway controller at all, but there are much better sway control systems available. Reese dual-cam and Equalizer WD hitches both have built-in sway controllers that are much more effective than the friction type sway bars, but those WD hitches cost a lot more than a simple WD hitch.

For example, here is a cheap WD hitch with a sway bar for max tongue weight of 1,000 pounds that costs only $258.
Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 1,000 lbs TW PS49903

The Reese Strait-Line Dual-Cam WD hitch with built-in sway control like mine, for 1,200 pounds max tongue weight, costs $558.
Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 1,200 lbs TW RP66084

And the Equal-I-Zer for max tongue weight of 1,000 pounds costs $525 with shipping.
Equal-i-zer 90001000 Equalizer Hitch
Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196S, and my tow vehicle is a 2012 F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew.
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