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Old 08-18-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Sway Bar Drops off

The left (door side) sway bar dropped off a few times on my last trip, usually as I made a tight turn for gas or at camp sight. It is a Husky WD hitch. Appears that there is a metal clip that is supposed to hold it in place and it is a little loose. Any thoughts on repair? It never just fell off while I was on the open road.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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The pressure that is applied to it when in a straight line with your TV keeps it in place. It drops off when you turn and the pressure is released from the bar. I have seen these come off on the highway and it's not pretty.
Try getting a new set of clips from the manufacturer if you can, or bend the existing ones back into the correct shape.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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i'd put a leash on those bars!
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:19 PM   #4
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This sounds like the same design as the EZ-Loader WD hitch. The pins on the hitch head which hold them in wear pretty quick if not greased. They should be replaceable but I think it requires removing and replacing a rivet on the hitch head for each clip. Check for other signs of wear on the bars and the hitch head.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:23 PM   #5
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Air stream dealer installed one for me

We were all hooked up after a major service when we noticed the little spring clip missing. The dealer found one and installed it at no charge as we were leaving. If he did not have one we were going to be stuck.

I did drive one for 250 miles--not clipped in, but this was by mistake and I was lucky.

There is a little tap in pin (not really a rivet).

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Old 09-07-2009, 11:50 PM   #6
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Not sure if it's too late too help, but I had the same issue with the EZ lift bars (same thing as the Huskey brand). My dealer had the replacement clips with rivets. Easy to replace... pull the old rivet out.. I found that it helped to pry it up a bit using the old clip and a screwdriver. Once I had the rivet up a bit, I grabbed it with a pair of pliers, and using a counterclockwise direction, twisted it out. The new one just gets hammered into place. I found the new clip design much more sturdy than the old one, and haven't had an issue yet.

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:24 PM   #7
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Bar Drops off

Replaced the right pin and then on my recent one the left one dropped out on sharp turns. About 6 men from the Branson rally all got out in the rain and replaced her with another hitch. Seems like a bad design where gravity can cause a worn bar to drop out of the groove and a clip can push back.
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