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Old 02-17-2019, 02:39 PM   #1
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I just bought a 2019 new 22 ft sport. My tow vehicle is a 2017 ram 2500 4x4 with a 6.4 . When I put trailer on hitch it drops about 1 in. Add the HD at 800 lb and I drop about 2 inches. My son is telling me I should only hook up the sway controller. For get about the weight bars. I had a 30 ft AS and a 25 ft AS and on both I had a smaller truck 1500. I did use the weight distribution bar on them... Need advise on what to do. Thanks for your Time and Help. Tye
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Bars or no bars

You probably donít need WD bars with a 3/4 ton truck and the light tongue weight of the 22í sport but you absolutely 100% should install an anti-sway friction device without a doubt. Never leave home without anti-sway (my opinion).

That being said you may find it actually tows better (less bouncing) if you run some 600 lb bars WD bars with a little bit of tension on them.

Btw- Iím a little confused with your measurements aboveÖ After you add weight distribution bars you should sag less on the rear end not more.
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You probably donít need WD bars with a 3/4 ton truck and the light tongue weight of the 22í sport but you absolutely 100% should install an anti-sway friction device without a doubt. Never leave home without anti-sway (my opinion).

That being said you may find it actually tows better (less bouncing) if you run some 600 lb bars WD bars with a little bit of tension on them.

Btw- Iím a little confused with your measurements aboveÖ After you add weight distribution bars you should sag less on the rear end not more.
I'm thinking by "HD" he means Harley Davidson.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:49 PM   #5
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I tried using the bars with the equalizer hitch on my 3/4 ton and there was so little tension on them they fell off and luckily dragged along on the chains until I stopped and saw they were hanging loose. I suppose I'll hear about I should have put more tension on them but my truck only drops about an inch too. Handles like a dream. Great if you need them. I tried cinching down another link or 2 but didn't seem to make any difference so just took them off and ran 6000 miles home without them.
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You probably don't need the bars, but I would use them. If you set them up properly, you will probably get a smoother ride in the TV. Either with or without , I would use a sway bar.
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Weight equalizing bars allow for another two points of spring suspension for your trailer in addition to the axle spring system. On systems the provide both up and down support for the equalizing bars, not chains, you are getting an additional two points of vertical up/down spring support. On a two axle trailer that would be equivalent to six point of suspension. All this help makes the TT/TV ride better and distribute stresses over a broader range. That is why I use full air ride suspension on my TV. Less wear and tear on both vehicles.
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No bars, but for sure sway control.
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