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.