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Old 03-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #15
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Trailer control is easier with a short distance between the hitch ball and the rear axle as in a short box or a standard van. A long wheel base will give an over all better ride, but will suffer a bit due to the long distance between the rear axle and the hitch ball.

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Just a FYI on that. My 2011 F350 specs show the exact same rear overhang for the short bed and the long bed, 52.4". Of course the LB has a longer wheelbase at an additional 16.2" so in this case it would seem the LB to be preferred over the SB...but of course only when comparing these two configurations.

I do not know if GM and Dodge have similar overhang specs.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #16
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jj141979 for what it is worth. I too am going to get the left handed Husky sway bar.

I read the thread and looked at conversion to the Reese dual cam. it looks like a good product but since the set up I have is new (dealer recommended) I am just going with the extra sway bar and not a retro fit to Reese. If money were not an issue I might have tried it. I don't get much sway as it is but from reading this thread anything over 24 or 26 should have 2 bars. I right at 32 foot range 8000 LBs so I am getting a second Left hand one. Ordered it yesterday for aprox 55 bucks off of amazon.
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jj141979 for what it is worth. I too am going to get the left handed Husky sway bar.

I read the thread and looked at conversion to the Reese dual cam. it looks like a good product but since the set up I have is new (dealer recommended) I am just going with the extra sway bar and not a retro fit to Reese. If money were not an issue I might have tried it. I don't get much sway as it is but from reading this thread anything over 24 or 26 should have 2 bars. I right at 32 foot range 8000 LBs so I am getting a second Left hand one. Ordered it yesterday for aprox 55 bucks off of amazon.
Thats exactly how I think! Im just going to get the Left side for 50 or 60 bucks!
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I'm thinking of going the same route with the left handed sway bar I hope it helps because I can feel a deference with this new camper , amd its a hole lot cheaper than a new hitch . Only draw back is you have to remove them when backing up, but its a small price to pay. Let me know how it turns out
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Will do. received it today, installing on Saturday and taking a about a 100 Mile trip on Sunday so I should be able to tell a difference or not and report back.
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Installed the left hand sway bar. I like it, and I do have less sway now. Dealer didn't recommend it. No real reason given outside of I didn't require one. I disagreed and installed anyway. The load handles noticeably better with it. I did about 240 Miles RT in a variety of metro areas with tons of 18 wheeler and on steep grades and switch backs with wind.
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I think for what it cost I will buy another Husky Sway bar. Only this one will be a left handed model. I already got the right handed one. Thanks for the info!!
If you can't get a left handed sway bar, simply get another right handed one and remove the slide bar and turn it over and reinsert it, Viola, now you have a sway bar that will work as a left handed one. Thats what I did.
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