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Old 03-09-2019, 03:55 PM   #1
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Towing 16' Sport

Hey everyone, I am picking up a new 16' Sport this weekend and have a question on sway control.

My tow vehicle is a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. It weighs around 5,700 lbs. The Bambi weighs about 3,500 lbs.

I have decided that I will probably be okay without weight distribution. But sway control could be a good idea. Does anyone have any recommendations on easy sway control set ups that don't require WD?

This is what I have found so far: https://www.etrailer.com/p-83660.html


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Old 03-09-2019, 04:05 PM   #2
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My 1500 Ram is rated to tow 8000. It is 4wd and diesel, the towing capacity of the 2wd gasser is more. What does your owners manual say?
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Hey everyone, I am picking up a new 16' Sport this weekend and have a question on sway control.

My tow vehicle is a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. It weighs around 5,700 lbs. The Bambi weighs about 3,500 lbs.

I have decided that I will probably be okay without weight distribution. But sway control could be a good idea. Does anyone have any recommendations on easy sway control set ups that don't require WD?

This is what I have found so far: https://www.etrailer.com/p-83660.html


Thanks!
You can get a friction sway damper for less than $50 on Amazon. But if you load your trailer so that you have at least 10% of its weight on the tongue then you wont need it.
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We pulled ours bare ball with 2014 Ram 1500. It was fine.

Here's us about 1/3 the way back from Maine near Albany with that combination.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ml#post1724633
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Another option for sway control is the electronic sway control that plugs into your 7 pin and senses sway and applies brakes.

https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Dist...SABEgLQEvD_BwE

Most definetly donít need weight distribution for that setup unless the scales say otherwise
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