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Old 04-09-2007, 09:08 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by dwightdi
I have Reese hitches with sway control and used them at first on the Overlander but then conducted some road tests without the bars and could tell no difference so I have been running without the frictional contol for three years.
First, are you talking about the friction sway control devices, or weight distributing bars, or do you have a Dual-Cam setup?

I have to say that I don't think that running without sway control is a terribly good idea simply because it's inconvenient. It's sort of like saying "I've run for three years without a spare tire and never had a problem." You won't have a problem until you have a problem, and then if the equipment isn't installed to deal with it, you'll likely either crash or become an immediate sway control convert, or both.

It's said there are two kinds of motorcycle riders; those who have crashed, and those who are about to. Trailers and sway are very similar. If you are aware and control the causes of sway, likely you'll never need it; however, it's really cheap insurance against the unexpected.

I really recommend sway control.


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Old 04-09-2007, 09:11 AM   #16
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Friction antisway can be a bother for needing regular adjustment and changing effectiveness during wet weather. You can hardly beat a Dual Cam or Equalizer -- set it up once and (almost) forget it.


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Old 04-09-2007, 09:18 AM   #17
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I have a reese dual cam between my F-250 and my 06 Classic 31. Once setup correctly... This is the key to any Anti-sway/WD it works great. It took three tries to get it right. Now I have to keep looking in the mirrow to see if the trailer is still there. Mine has 1200 pound bars for a 1000 pound tongue weight.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:12 PM   #18
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Back in 2006,I worked with a fema contractor pulling tt's between fema sites.We drove Ford f-350 dually's,and ran u.s.goverment lic plates.We ran whatever speed we had to in order to get the job done (nuff said).We never used any w/d or sway control of any type,only a 10k hitch and safety chains were used.We towed 26' to 33' trailers,and I personally never had any sway problems even at the speeds we operated at.Now with my own ram 2500 ( non dually),I use w/d and a sway bar and also try to keep speed around 60 m.p.h. My point:two extra tires does make towing much more stabile,at least fema thought so.

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