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Old 07-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #15
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I think you mean weight bars. Latch the coupler onto the ball. Lift truck 'n' trailer with tongue jack. They go on real easy then. I usually insert the bar at the hitch head and let it dangle, then jack the truck 'n' trailer till the weight bar just slides into the tongue saddle easily. Then I put in the pins and let her down. There ya go. Easy as pie.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:45 AM   #16
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Less tension, saves the knee caps, OUCH!
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:28 AM   #17
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For the OP - Friction sway control bars:



The bit with the white "Draw-tite" sticker on it.

Loosen off the tension using the handle, the direction is indicated on the sticker, remove the clips from each end and simply pull from the two mounting balls. To refit, place the bar ends on the two balls, fit the clips and then tension using the handle. If the sway bar is hard to remove I can only think that you're not releasing the tension first.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:42 AM   #18
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On our Equal-I-Zer brand hitch I raised the jack to relieve the tension. On our ProPride you just turn the screw jacks to loosen and they stay in place.

Depends on the brand but none are a big problem.

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Old 07-07-2013, 10:09 AM   #19
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Yes, I know there's no such thing as an Airstream hitch. My point was the sway bars not the hitch. When camping with a relative with a new Airstream the sway bars were very stiff & hard to engage / disengage. I was looking for tips from seasoned Airstreamers to pass along to my relatives.
You still have to provide to the name of the hitch and/or anti sway system. They are all different. No hitch (or anti-sway system ) is provided by Airstream. The hitch is provided and chosen by the owner with in some cases recommendations from the dealer. So until you provide the manufacturer and perhaps also the model, it is not possible to provide the proper answer to your questions. The anti sway bars can be part of the hitch or separate. Some hitches have no anti sway systems. Some anti sway systems are stand alone, not part of the hitch system. If you cannot provide the name, a picture will help us identify it.

I am not trying to be confrontational. I am simply telling you what information is required to intelligently answer your questions.

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Old 07-07-2013, 10:52 AM   #20
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And one system uses chains instead of bars with a totally different method of effective weight distribution and anti-sway control.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #21
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Without taking pressure off hitch w/toungue jack using pipe to snap up brackets can & will slip off causing serious damage to A.S. or your body, use [lazy mans way] for safety
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #22
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I'd be curious to see two side-on photos of your setup. The first with the hitch head simply installed in the receiver ( no trailer ), and the second with the trailer loaded and weight bars tensioned.

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The bit with the white "Draw-tite" sticker on it.

Loosen off the tension using the handle, the direction is indicated on the sticker, remove the clips from each end and simply pull from the two mounting balls. To refit, place the bar ends on the two balls, fit the clips and then tension using the handle. If the sway bar is hard to remove I can only think that you're not releasing the tension first.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #23
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I'd be curious to see two side-on photos of your setup. The first with the hitch head simply installed in the receiver ( no trailer ), and the second with the trailer loaded and weight bars tensioned.
I'll get that second photo for you tomorrow GMW. The hitch head rest lower down and further away from the car's bumper.
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I'll get that second photo for you tomorrow GMW. The hitch head rest lower down and further away from the car's bumper.
Thanks Steve, it will be interesting to see how it compares

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