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Old 08-22-2021, 06:45 PM   #1
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Weight Distribution Hitch And Anti Sway Bars?

AS is one of the most aerodynamically efficient, if not "THE" most efficient travel trailer ever produced. Are you certain you purchased an AS? .... Better have a "second look." .... Geeeeezzzz.
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Old 08-22-2021, 07:07 PM   #2
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HmmmÖ Iím not sure how to respond this post. Itís a bit odd.

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Old 08-22-2021, 07:10 PM   #3
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Hi

Unless you purchased the "zero weight" version you still have a (heavy) tongue weight and need for anti-sway. Did your dealer sell you the zero weight version? Was there a *very* large deposit required? Is the delivery in the "I'll get back to you on that next year" category? .... might want to stop payment on that check .....

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Old 08-22-2021, 08:04 PM   #4
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It's an AS. A large trailer requires a larger, more powerful tow vehicle. A smaller trailer requires a somewhat smaller, and less powerful tow vehicle. If your vehicle is not the appropriate vehicle for towing your AS then get an appropriate sized vehicle..... Weight distribution hitch and anti sway bars? On which planet have you been RVing? ..... Geeeezzz
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Old 08-22-2021, 08:31 PM   #5
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Everybody is entitled to their own opinions. Some advice should be taken and some should be ignored!! JMHO
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Old 08-22-2021, 08:37 PM   #6
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I still have no idea what point is trying to be made.
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Old 08-22-2021, 08:57 PM   #7
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i still have no idea what point is trying to be made.
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Old 08-22-2021, 08:58 PM   #8
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He's just trying to make friends.
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Old 08-22-2021, 09:01 PM   #9
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I still have no idea what point is trying to be made.
Based on this and his posts on a recent thread, he believes that the use of WD equipment is primarily facie evidence that the tow vehicle is too small.

He didnít agree with the responses he garnered on that thread so started this one to try again, it seems.
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Still not getting it. Still odd.
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Old 08-23-2021, 09:15 AM   #11
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Someone tell him....a WD & sway control hitch will improve the safety & lash-up of ANY Airstream & ANY tow vehicle.

POI....The hitches that use WD tension for sway control will not be as efficient on the lighter AS's 'cuz they need LESS WD. Do your research.

We used a Reese straight line with dual friction bars on the "Frantic Banana", our '63 Safari.

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Old 08-23-2021, 09:23 AM   #12
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AS is one of the most aerodynamically efficient, if not "THE" most efficient travel trailer ever produced. Are you certain you purchased an AS? .... Better have a "second look." .... Geeeeezzzz.
And, what was the question...(again??) Best answer: go back and review the 1000+ posts here on the Forum on this topic...and then pick the one you like! No one here is stopping you...but some of us do get a kick out of reading these posts...over, and over, and over...etc.!
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Old 08-23-2021, 10:11 AM   #13
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It's an AS. A large trailer requires a larger, more powerful tow vehicle. A smaller trailer requires a somewhat smaller, and less powerful tow vehicle. If your vehicle is not the appropriate vehicle for towing your AS then get an appropriate sized vehicle..... Weight distribution hitch and anti sway bars? On which planet have you been RVing? ..... Geeeezzz
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Ok, I'll bite, what is your recommended tow vehicle for a 30' long trailer weighing 10,000 pounds? ( make / model / year / options)

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Ok, I'll bite, what is your recommended tow vehicle for a 30' long trailer weighing 10,000 pounds? ( make / model / year / options)

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M88 VTR? Anniston Army Depot That should cover it. Any made since 1961 through present day

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Old 08-23-2021, 11:46 AM   #15
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x3 ??? Sounds a little like another poster here who "towed on the ball at 80 mph" with no problem and admonished anyone who would use WD and anti sway.

I tow a 27FB with a 1-ton truck and use WD and sway control. I have towed it short distances without and you can absolutely feel the difference.

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Old 08-23-2021, 01:01 PM   #16
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As I read this post, I wonder if there is something wrong with my internet connection.
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Old 08-23-2021, 01:11 PM   #17
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Still waiting for the OP to come up with the street legal tow vehicle that I can go buy down at the local store to tow my trailer "on the ball"...... all I hear so far is silence .....

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Old 08-23-2021, 01:13 PM   #18
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M88 VTR? Anniston Army Depot That should cover it. Any made since 1961 through present day

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Why do I suspect that the State of PA will not look kindly on my registering one of those for use on the public highways?......

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Old 08-23-2021, 02:24 PM   #20
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Geeeez Hannibal, to use your words, what planet are you RVing on.

You stated you have an 03 trailer that's barely been used. Bathroom, shower, stove, fridge etc unused and some have the original cardboard and paperwork still attached. You've only walked on the carpet barefoot to vacuem it.

18 posts in with not much camping experience you are an expert on towing and weight distribution systems.

And you are preparing to sell your trailer. Hope the next owners set it up safely for them when they tow.

There are so many good threads to post onto here withought starting a new weird one about a highly debated topic just for the attention.
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