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Old 04-28-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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sway bar & Weight Distribution System

We had a tent trailer (Coleman Utah 2001) which we only used the side sway bar or break bar.

We just purchased a new travel trailers 28ft with hitch. So have some questions about the Weight Distribution System. Do we need both the
Weight Distribution Sway system plus the side sway bar.

Any help would be helpful.


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Old 04-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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You can by integrated sway/WD system.
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Get a weight distributing system with the integral sway control.

Starting at the top of the heap with lots of $$$$$ is
Hensley Arrow
then the well proven and the best bag for the $$$$
Reese Dual Cam HP or Straightline
then the
ones line above.

The Reese Dual Cam always performed well for us.

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #4
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WDH/Sway control

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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Yes, either both or with them integrated. WD and sway bar do different things.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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I spent time and money on all of the different hitches. The basic wd setup with a friction sway control that the dealer installed on the trailer. Then went to the dual cam setups. Finally last year I put all those up forsale on Craigslist and bought a Hensley. I will never tow without it again. They are expensive but you can get remanufactured ones from Hensley. Mine looked just like a brandnew hitch, has the full warranty, and was cheaper. I paid about $2300 for my remanufactured arrow. I opted for the snap up brackets instead of jack stands due to a front storage door that wouldn't open with the jack stands and the snap ups were cheaper. The first couple times you hook up with a Hensley can be challenging but now I can hook up by myself just as fast as I could with any other hitch.

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