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Old 07-07-2016, 12:27 PM   #15
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The professional RV haulers have 1 ton trucks.
Casita owners use sway control only- no weight distribution.
I imagine all other brands of fiberglass egg trailers would be similar- Scamp, Escape, Burro, Oliver-
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:28 PM   #16
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The small trailers come from the factory to the dealer 3 on a flat bed trailer.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:04 PM   #17
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IMO the bare minimum would be to tow with a ball hitch but with friction sway control. Please.
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:14 PM   #18
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We towed on a stretch of wet, slippery interstate with lots of semi traffic without enough available weight distribution once (Andersen hitch) and will never do it again.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:14 PM   #19
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Someone noted that the OP drives a a Tundra. I didn't see that in the post and I don't know the max weight of his 22 Sport. What I do know is that the 2014 Tundra owners manual says a WD hitch is REQUIRED (not recommended or advised... required) when towing any trailer over 5,000 lbs.

I've never seen a WD hitch that doesn't also inclued sway control of some sort. It's worth comparing your trailer weight with your TV manufacturer's requirements to be on the proper side of the liability compliance fence.
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:48 PM   #20
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I was wondering where Tundra came from, too.
Thought maybe the poster that mentioned Tundra knew the OP personally and knows what type of pickup he has-
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:51 PM   #21
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I had a Husky brand WD hitch that came with the AS (bought used). Not even a place to connect sway control. They exist. But no longer anywhere near my TV or AS. Note that this setup was recommended by the selling dealer. That's the only issue I have with them.

After a white knuckle ride up and down the Cajon pass on I-15 with that WD only setup, I bought a Hensley designed ProPride and was able to relax a bit.

The bottom line is that I believe quite strongly you need BOTH WD and anti-sway of some sort to tow safely.


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Old 07-07-2016, 05:15 PM   #22
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Someone noted that the OP drives a a Tundra. I didn't see that in the post and I don't know the max weight of his 22 Sport. What I do know is that the 2014 Tundra owners manual says a WD hitch is REQUIRED (not recommended or advised... required) when towing any trailer over 5,000 lbs.

I've never seen a WD hitch that doesn't also inclued sway control of some sort. It's worth comparing your trailer weight with your TV manufacturer's requirements to be on the proper side of the liability compliance fence.
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Thought maybe the poster that mentioned Tundra knew the OP personally and knows what type of pickup he has-

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Someone noted that the OP drives a a Tundra. I didn't see that in the post and I don't know the max weight of his 22 Sport. What I do know is that the 2014 Tundra owners manual says a WD hitch is REQUIRED (not recommended or advised... required) when towing any trailer over 5,000 lbs.

I've never seen a WD hitch that doesn't also inclued sway control of some sort. It's worth comparing your trailer weight with your TV manufacturer's requirements to be on the proper side of the liability compliance fence.
Eaz lift, some Reese, husky are three that you use a separate sway bar.
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:35 PM   #24
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It never occurred to me to look at his profile.
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It really only takes one situation to make you wish you had WD and sway control. Yes you may get away without it but it only takes one time where you get closely passed by an an 18 wheeler, a gust of wind suddenly coming at you after traveling through a stretch of highway that is shielded from the wind, a downhill stretch and again being passed by a fast tractor trailer, a situation where you have to suddenly avoid chunks of tires that are being thrown off a vehicle in front of you. I've seen a trailer in front of me suddenly go into a yaw on a flat section of highway only to pull the entire vehicle off the road. Thankfully neither vehicle over turned.

Bottom line is you never can predict what will be the event that will trigger a sway. Just because others without sway control haven't experienced it doesn't mean you won't. It just takes the right combination of circumstances to occur.

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Old 07-07-2016, 07:28 PM   #26
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We tow a 20' FC with a half ton and use a WDH because of the 6 or 700 lbs tongue weight. We do not use sway control and have not had a single issue during 49K towing miles. (knock on wood) Our TV has anti-sway built into the truck, but it's never engaged.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:51 PM   #27
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I tow my Airstream plus a 28 ft enclosed car trailer on the ball with no issues. I think choosing the right ball height matters(luckily it's the same for both my trailers) but the truck doesn't drop any measurable amount with the weight of the trailer. It's not the cost of that stuff..it's the extra work to hook it up every time you use the trailer.
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The professional RV haulers have 1 ton trucks.
Interestingly, the last two that I talked with while they were refueling were driving 3/4 ton trucks. One was pulling a 25, the other a 23d.
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