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Old 01-12-2019, 08:24 AM   #1
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Sway bar for Basecamp X

I recently purchased a 2019 Basecamp X. I am considering adding a sway bar, so I am interested in your opinions and experiences on whether it would be helpful, needed, not required, or ...

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Old 01-12-2019, 09:36 AM   #2
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Hi sswanson15. Any particular reason you're looking to add a sway bar?

Or are you talking about an anti-sway hitch?
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Hi sswanson15. Any particular reason you're looking to add a sway bar?

Or are you talking about an anti-sway hitch?
Anti-sway weight distribution hitch is not available that is compatible with the basecamp. Sway bar only.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:51 AM   #4
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:27 AM   #5
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Ah. Nomenclature difference.

You're looking for an anti-sway hitch, without WD.

An anti-sway bar typically refers to a component that is fitted to car axles which help it from rolling/leaning in corners.
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Andersen Hitch

This hitch is a lite weight anti-sway hitch with load distribution. It works really well with an Airstream Base Camp.
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He did post in Running gear, axles, wheels....and not in hitches?
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This hitch is a lite weight anti-sway hitch with load distribution. It works really well with an Airstream Base Camp.
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I recently purchased a 2019 Basecamp X. I am considering adding a sway bar, so I am interested in your opinions and experiences on whether it would be helpful, needed, not required, or ...

Thank you in advance for response.
We have towed trailers over the years and believe sway bars add to the safety equation. We always rig for sway bars.
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get an easy-lift WD and sway bar

i would not us an As and a TV without both
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Unless towing with a Fiat 500, is this a concern with such a short and lightweight trailer?
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get an easy-lift WD and sway bar

i would not us an As and a TV without both
Then I guess you will never tow a Basecamp. I will repeat myself, for those that didn't read all the posts before commenting:
There is no WD hitch available for Basecamp trailers. Sway bay only. There is no place to install snap up brackets, as the trailer is manufactured.
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This hitch is a lite weight anti-sway hitch with load distribution. It works really well with an Airstream Base Camp.
Did you install this on your Basecamp? Have you seen this installed on a Basecamp?
And why in the world are people still insisting on recommending these, after thread upon thread about damage caused to Airstream couplers by them?


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...wd-116908.html


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...er-129761.html




http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...er-131162.html
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Anti-sway bar. You'll never need one until you do.
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Did you install this on your Basecamp? Have you seen this installed on a Basecamp?
And why in the world are people still insisting on recommending these, after thread upon thread about damage caused to Airstream couplers by them?


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...wd-116908.html


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...er-129761.html




http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...er-131162.html


My neighbor has a Basecamp & a car trailer.
He uses his Andersen on both trailers.
He told me, the Andersen works well.
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Did you install this on your Basecamp? Have you seen this installed on a Basecamp?
And why in the world are people still insisting on recommending these, after thread upon thread about damage caused to Airstream couplers by them?


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...wd-116908.html


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...er-129761.html




http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...er-131162.html

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Just a quick note that the Equalizer is a good option giving you both load distribution and sway control, it is mountable on the Basecamp.
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Then I guess you will never tow a Basecamp. I will repeat myself, for those that didn't read all the posts before commenting:
There is no WD hitch available for Basecamp trailers. Sway bay only. There is no place to install snap up brackets, as the trailer is manufactured.
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Nice Flatingair. Definitely looks to be compatible with WD bars.

I think the Anderson would be an incredible pairing with the Basecamp-X. Because of it's lightweight and easy to setup nature. But more importantly, because of it's adjustable WD/sway control feature. As a Basecamp-X is suited for off-road use, being able to lesson the WD/sway tension is huge IMO. Something that many hitches including the one pictured there and my Equilizer cannot do on the fly.

I've used Anderson and Equalizer hitches before. Again, I think the Anderson to be perfectly suited for this.
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Nice Flatingair. Definitely looks to be compatible with WD bars.

I think the Anderson would be an incredible pairing with the Basecamp-X. Because of it's lightweight and easy to setup nature. But more importantly, because of it's adjustable WD/sway control feature. As a Basecamp-X is suited for off-road use, being able to lesson the WD/sway tension is huge IMO. Something that many hitches including the one pictured there and my Equilizer cannot do on the fly.

I've used Anderson and Equalizer hitches before. Again, I think the Anderson to be perfectly suited for this.
As mentioned by others, if the BaseCamp coupler as the same as those used on other Airstreams the Anderson WD system is not compatible.
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