Originally Posted by Menendez
What do you think?
I think you have never experienced uncontrollable sway. If you had, then you'd pay a lot for an excellent sway control or anti-sway hitch.
I have been there, done that, during my several decades of towing experience. So I have a Reese Strait-line sway control hitch on my cargo trailer, and a ProPride hitch on my TT. And I'm a happy camper!
Properly loading the trailer with the correct amount of tongue weight can help eliminate the tendency for the tag trailer to sway. But it helps only, it doesn't eliminate the problem when you encounter unexpected conditions, such as a chug hole in the middle of a curve on a wet highway with a crosswind and just as you bang into the chug hole you meet a huge 18-wheeler that's in a hurry to get where he's going.
Weight-distributing (WD) and sway control/elimination are two different subjects. WD is required for any conventional trailer with more than 500 pounds of tongue weight (TW). Most good WD hitches also have sway control built in, but there are lots of less-expensive WD hitches without sway control.