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Old 06-08-2015, 02:13 PM   #15
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:14 PM   #16
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Oil/Lube your 'Friction' sway bar! That's a sure route to failure - that noise you hear is proof it's doing its job. My hitch, set-up by Andy at CanAm RV, has two sway bars and 1400# Flat bars to control the STOPPING of my Panamerica - PERIOD! When you hitch up, leave the sway bars loose. Once you straighten the train up, then tighten the sway controllers. I tighten to full, then back-off 1/4 turn. Drive for a distance to see how much control and tightness there is as I change lanes. Based on this, I then make micro adjustment to the sway controllers. BE SAFE!!
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:47 PM   #17
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I could be wronge but On The Reese dual cam system the spring pressure is what keeps the trailer aligned and Reese does recommend some lubricant at the contact points. I will have to call them to be 100% sure.
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:07 PM   #18
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I called Reese and the only thing they recommend is a thin layer of vasoline on the contact point. On a friction control system you shouldn't ever grease that. Sorry about the confusion, I have to go out and remove some grease from my cams.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:49 AM   #19
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Thank you everyone for your help, much appreciated.
CanAm set up my unit so I am confident that my equipment is appropriate. I just forget the instructions I was given for tightness.
I'll leave the bars loose until I leave the campground tomorrow and then tighten them up when we are straight and back off a quarter turn. No grease on the pads!
We'll let it groan on the highway and allow the other members of the Blue Ridge Caravan some peace and quiet!
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Sounds all advice given in one post-
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sway bar groaning on turns.

A solution for my sway bars (I have a Reese) was to put a thin coating of petroleum jelly on the bracket and the bar. Don't overdo it, just a little coating from time to time and presto my groaning bars now travel nice and quiet letting the Airstream show off.
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