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Old 11-10-2017, 07:13 AM   #1
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Anti-sway, friction control bar?

We have a new basecamp airstream. We're pulling it with our Jeep Grand Cherokee. Any suggestion for which anti-sway or friction control bar to use?
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The design of friction sway bars is similar no matter who makes it. ON my 2 Airstreams I have 2 different friction bars. Both are bolted to the tongue. The Reese has a pretty hefty sleeve bolted to the frame which also controls the setting.

For my 2nd trailer I have a pretty generic sway bar, actually 2, They both attach to mounting points consisting of about 1" balls, one on the tongue and one on the hitch. They are more easily removable and less expensive than the Reese. The first one of these I got on eBay. I have had it for years but the ball sockets are a bit thin, I forgot this one on my last trip and bought one at Camping World. It was inexpensive and well made.

I would imagine on your basecamp you would use a pretty light setting. One consideration is being able to adjust the setting when hooked up. On my trailers the propane tanks get in the way of handle to adjust the setting
requiring setting tension before attaching the bar to the hitch, no big deal.
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