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Old 07-28-2021, 07:16 AM   #1
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Sway control 60 24' tradewind

Hello - I'm new to the airforums and new to airstream life. I pulled my 60 airstream tradewind and i noticed it likes to sway around 60mph. Could someone recommend me the proper sway control to use? Thanks
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Old 08-06-2021, 08:57 AM   #2
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There are a lot of discussions on the forum and favorite products. I got a new tow vehicle a couple years ago (2019 GMC Denali Pickup) and installed a Curtis brand load leveler and anti sway hitch on my 1967 Tradewinds. Itís eliminated the sway and feels like I am driving one continuous unit!
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Old 08-06-2021, 09:24 AM   #3
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Weight distribution not sway

You have a weight distribution problem, sway is just the by product. Correct the weight distribution problem and the sway will vanish. Any good weight distribution hitch (properly adjusted) will fix the problem.

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Would say that a good weight distribution AND sway control bar will all but eliminate this.

So many brands it's hard to recommend one name. Start educating yourself by looking at E Trailer and Curt. Watch some manufacturers videos so you get familiar with the nomenclature of the various components. You Tube also had lots of good videos.

Then figure out where you will have it installed and what brands do they sell and recommend.

Vintage trailers are light weight and may react slightly different than newer trailers with greater weight. They also glide better (opinion) than other trailers because of their very aerodynamic structure.

Our trailers seem to have a sweet spot at 68mph and that's where we tow if weather, inclines, traffic and speed limits allow.

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