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Wannafbody 03-22-2014 01:02 AM

Anti sway hitch?
 
At what point is one needed? A certain weight or a certain trailer length?

zx12-iowa 03-22-2014 01:43 AM

Just read a couple threads right below yours.

brulaz 03-22-2014 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Wannafbody (Post 3379532)
At what point is one needed? A certain weight or a certain trailer length?

Anti-sway and weight distribution are two different things. A Lot of the high end WDHs come with anti-sway built in. THe cheaper ones, like the two I have, do not, but you can add antisway with a separate friction bar or two.

SeeManRun 03-24-2014 04:16 PM

In my research, you need WDH after 5000 lbs and 500 lb tongue weight. I expect it is similar for anti sway.

joefrog 03-31-2014 09:56 AM

I've seen a small u-haul trailer wag a little Tacoma truck around to the point of almost wrecking him on the interstate. Sway control is always a good idea, and I've never regretted my Equalizer WDH.

acadianbob 03-31-2014 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by joefrog (Post 3399176)
I've seen a small u-haul trailer wag a little Tacoma truck around to the point of almost wrecking him on the interstate. Sway control is always a good idea, and I've never regretted my Equalizer WDH.


X2. Get a Reese Straight Line or an Equalizer. Safety and peace of mind.

wingedone 03-31-2014 01:58 PM

I had both equalizer and anti-sway on my 4500 lb trailer (loaded) and for the minor cost associated with them both, I can't see a reason not to have it.

brulaz 03-31-2014 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by wingedone (Post 3399614)
I had both equalizer and anti-sway on my 4500 lb trailer (loaded) and for the minor cost associated with them both, I can't see a reason not to have it.

I find it really confusing when folks use the term "equalizer" for a WDH (weight distribution hitch) without any sway control. In fact I got burned once by a salesman who claimed not to know the difference between that and "Equal-I-Zer" which is a brand name for a fancy WDH with built in sway control.

Just saying ...

wingedone 03-31-2014 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brulaz (Post 3399798)
I find it really confusing when folks use the term "equalizer" for a WDH (weight distribution hitch) without any sway control. In fact I got burned once by a salesman who claimed not to know the difference between that and "Equal-I-Zer" which is a brand name for a fancy WDH with built in sway control.

Just saying ...


Ok, I had a weight distributing hitch and a separate sway control. They both worked well.




http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/...psf21e153e.jpg

brulaz 03-31-2014 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by wingedone (Post 3399825)
Ok, I had a weight distributing hitch and a separate sway control. They both worked well.




http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/...psf21e153e.jpg

Thanks. I currently use a separate friction bar as well, but hope to upgrade to a true Equal-I-Zer someday.

Nice tow vehicle in the picture.


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