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Old 05-12-2009, 04:55 PM   #1
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Hitch/Sway For Tradewind, OK?


We need a hitch/sway bar for our TV for pulling a Tradewind (we named her Luna, just this week)... saw this on ebay, sounded like a decent deal... anybody have any thoughts about this brand? Is this everything we need?

Round Bar Weight Distribution Hitch & Sway Control:eBay Motors (item 300314031832 end time May-19-09 20:52:56 PDT)

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Old 05-12-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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I pull my 26' Overlander (1250 miles at this point) with a Curt hitch, and have had no problems at all. Seems to be a quality unit.

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Old 05-12-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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It doesn't really specify, but if the WD bars are 1,000lb like it seems, they are a little much for your trailer. Can you see if they have the 800 pound bars for the same price?
For comparison, we got the 750# setup for our Sovereign and 3/4 ton truck, and it works well.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:53 PM   #4
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The empty tongue weight spec. for a 72 Tradewind is around 570 pounds. 1000 pound bars are probably too stiff.
My GT has a loaded tongue weight of about 450#. It came with 750 pound bars and Iíve never used more than the first 2 links to chinch it up.
Iím also looking for a WD hitch for my "new" Tradewind. Iím looking at 750-800 pound bars. These should help soften the ride the Vintage units like. The Curt and Reese units would be my first choices.
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