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Old 06-26-2012, 04:43 AM   #15
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I have been using the friction type sway control (with the little ball) on my 27-foot trailer for the past 26 years with great results. A few years ago I added another little ball on the other (left hand) side and bought another friction sway controller (total cost about $60). A second sway controller is generally recommended for trailers over about 26 feet or so. Since my trailer is slightly longer than 26 feet, I added the second sway controller on principle alone. It works great too.

I currently tow with a 1996 F250 too. It's a fine tow vehicle, as I'm sure you will quickly find out.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:14 AM   #16
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Im reading reading and watching videos right now. How do I figure out the tongue weight on a 77 28' Argosy?
Here is a site I found that helps a bunch. Not specific to Argosy but I would bet the 78 Airstreams, same length, are in the ball park with your Argosy.
airstreamguy.com - ** Airstream Lengths, Weights and Tongue Weight
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:31 AM   #17
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The small round ball is for a "friction type" sway control. BAD!!!

Andy why did you say Bad?
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Reese SC Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Reese Weight Distribution RP66151

Thanks for the help. This looks like the one we want. Please do chime in with any and all opinions?
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:51 PM   #19
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Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Reese Weight Distribution RP66082

this one looks like a better one? again any thoughts will be apreciated:-)
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Have a friend that uses this one....works very well for him, others with first hand knowledge will no doubt chime in.
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"I have been using the friction type sway control (with the little ball) on my 27-foot trailer for the past 26 years with great results."

"The small round ball is for a "friction type" sway control. BAD!!!"

"Andy why did you say Bad?"

Billy,

Not bad...just old technology. It worked well for us, for 18 years, it'll be fine for you.

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What other options are there for sway control as I think mine is the friction type?
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What other options are there for sway control as I think mine is the friction type?
Most sway control utilizes some form of friction in one way or another, just depends on the design.

Best to start with some reading.

You'll find most folks have their own preferences....ours is the Hensley Arrow.
That and the Propride are the only sway "elimination" hitches currently available.

No doubt that statement will be challenged, mostly by folks without first hand experience and those that cannot rationalize the expense. Fair enough.

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