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Old 04-24-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Need some advice. I will soon be towing my recently acquired 27' Argosy home, not too far,
about 20 miles, as soon as the snow is gone and the ground is dry.
My question is what about sway control?
I have not seen anything on this, is there a need for sway control on AS? If so, any advice on type, make?
My appologies in advance if this has been covered here and I could'nt find it (mostly likely the case).
Guess I'm not worried about this for the home trip, but hopefully it will soon be going further than that!
Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:43 PM   #2
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All,

Need some advice. I will soon be towing my recently acquired 27' Argosy home, not too far,
about 20 miles, as soon as the snow is gone and the ground is dry.
My question is what about sway control?
I have not seen anything on this, is there a need for sway control on AS? If so, any advice on type, make?
My appologies in advance if this has been covered here and I could'nt find it (mostly likely the case).
Guess I'm not worried about this for the home trip, but hopefully it will soon be going further than that!
Thanks in advance.
What tow vehicle will you be using?

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Old 04-24-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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Welcome to the airforums Stumpjumper!

Im sure you will get plenty of feedback on this topic. Most sway control these days is combined with weight distribution. Get the right setup for your situation. Dont rush just for your 20 mile drive.

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I am sure that you will get lots of opinions on what you need. Larry and I have a 1978 Argosy Minuet 6.7 and a 1989 Excella 29 footer. We have a Propride hitch. We love it. Here is the link that you may find very helpful for information on the ProPride. Read as many posts as you can stand on the subject of hitches.
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I will be towing with a 2011 Tundra, 5.7 engine.
I have an 08 Tundra as my forestry work vehicle and loved it so I just bought my own.
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I will be towing with a 2011 Tundra, 5.7 engine.
I have an 08 Tundra as my forestry work vehicle and loved it so I just bought my own.
Your tow vehicle is not a magic machine.

You should use an 800 pound, full sway control hitch.

If not, you will take way to many chances.

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Any particular type or brand?
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Any particular type or brand?
We recommend the Reese 800 pound hitch with the dual cam sway control,in you case.

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I would suggest a ProPride or Hensley, first choice being a ProPride.....
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We have the Pro Pride....simply love it.....
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We have had several types. ProPride is the best. I posted the link in my post above. It has been great and gives great peace of mind.
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The Pro Pride and Hensley are very good but cost $2 to 3 grand the Reese 800 pound hitch with the dual cam sway control is also very good for about $600 at American RV Company Part# 66083.
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The shorter the trailer, the more potential for sway problems, as the energy is transferred to a "smaller" unit as opposed to a longer trailer. See the recent "Airstream Life" article.....

We have a one ton dually, and a 30' AS, and still went with the ProPride for safety and piece of mind......"it's dangerous out there".....Zigi
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