Must follow what the book says
Well, some of you who were in the chat last night knows what I"m talking about. My neighbor got rid of their pop-up camper and bought a Hybrid. Well the towing situation is a little bit different with a bigger trailer, you need the weight distribution and so on. Well he used his sway bar on his pop-up camper, so he put it on his HTT as he was hooking up today. and just as I was coming home a few minutes ago, my neighbor was getting ready to take his maiden voyage with his new HTT.
So my dad and I are watching them get in, and the neighbor does his pre-trip inspection. Coming out of his driveway he needed to make a sharp right turn, so I figured he knew enough to either keep the sway bar off or loose until he got out of his driveway. WELL that wasn't the case.
As he was turning we herd some noise, and it sounded like the typical noises you hear when you have your WD system on the trailer, and he said that didn't sound good, I yelled to him the WD makes noises, and he said they shouldn't, since he has used it so many times...not. So we walked over there and he broke his sway bar.
Then he said "well I put it on how the directions said, tighten it as much as you can and so the handle is facing the back of the trailer". Then I told him that when making sharp turns it should either off or loose. Then he asked me about my camper and sway bar and how I get it out of my driveway. I told him if I am towing it far away then I put the camper on the street and then put it on, and then when I'm pulling into the campground or wherever, I take it off and then proceed. But if I'm just towing it 8 miles down the road to the state park, I don't bother with it.
He didn't want advice as he had the owners manual.
BUT I did get him to leave the fridge running on propane, he almost shut it off because the book says you should never use the fridge when running down the road.
So I'm just going to sit back and let him learn on his own and if he asks for advice, I will give it to him.
2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD-1998 Jayco Eagle 25 foot