Originally Posted by The Bohners
Maybe i haven't paid much attention to trailering until now but I have not noticed these on newer trailers. We appreciate your replies.......
I have never seen weight distributing bars installed on a new
trailer of any size
. This does not mean the bars are not needed but merely the customer has yet to purchase them
Part of the salesperson's game is to hook you on a price for the trailer, then start adding the other items necessary for safe and/or comfortable operation. Weight distributing bars & sway control fall into this category.
If you have seen used, larger travel trailers without them, it implies the previous owner did not know (or care) the bars were needed for safe operation. Or, the setup might have been removed for service on another trailer.
I believe 99% of the forum members who are familiar with this topic will agree that a weight distributing hitch & anti-sway is necessary for a 24' Argosy.