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Old 01-22-2019, 04:05 AM   #15
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I towed an 8,500lb 29 tt for five years with a 2006 Silverado 3500 dually. Never needed the WDH or sway control. Even when I had to make a hard swerve to avoid an idiot that tried to merge into my front fender entering an interstate. I had the cruise set on 74, truck and trailer never missed a beat.

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Old 01-22-2019, 05:35 AM   #16
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Only time i could see you needing the WDH is if you dont have enough tongue weight. Need certain amount on truck reguardless.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:29 AM   #17
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I eventually started putting the bars to my WD hitch in place with the chains loose just so i did nt have to hear from clueless people when i stopped somewhere that i needed WD and sway control on my dually. Pulled 2 bumper pulls behind it and with proper loading never needed it.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:13 AM   #18
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I was at the AirSteam Factory in Jackson Ohio a few years ago to take the factory tour. They had dually trucks in an area beside the factory to deliver the trailers. Not one trailer / truck had any WD.

Now I read you are not supposed to tow a delicate Airstream trailer with a big rough dually truck but that is another conversarion.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:45 PM   #19
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Seems like storing the bars on the hitch and having them do some good would be easier and do less damage than bouncing around on your new truck's bed. If anti-sway is incorporated in your hitch then it would be a no brainer.

I had a half ton truck that I used to pull a heavy pop up trailer. It never swayed once until it did.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:24 PM   #20
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I dont use one when im towing with the work truck (2017 srw ram 3500). It doesnt need the wd but could stand some sway control.
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