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sswanson15 01-12-2019 08:24 AM

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 ...

Thank you in advance for response.

pteck 01-12-2019 09:36 AM

Hi sswanson15. Any particular reason you're looking to add a sway bar?

Or are you talking about an anti-sway hitch?

overlander63 01-12-2019 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by pteck (Post 2199058)
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.

ROBERT CROSS 01-12-2019 09:51 AM

Welcome Aboard!! 🥂👍
 
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Yes...do it. Light, single axle...the BCamp will benefit.👍

Bob
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pteck 01-12-2019 10:27 AM

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.

Floatingair 01-12-2019 10:37 AM

Andersen Hitch
 
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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.

AlinCal 01-12-2019 11:17 AM

He did post in Running gear, axles, wheels....and not in hitches?

AlinCal 01-12-2019 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Floatingair (Post 2199075)
This hitch is a lite weight anti-sway hitch with load distribution. It works really well with an Airstream Base Camp.

Do you torpedo the propane tank cover?

Kvermil 01-12-2019 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswanson15 (Post 2199037)
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.

waninae39 01-12-2019 11:56 AM

get an easy-lift WD and sway bar

i would not us an As and a TV without both

AtomicNo13 01-12-2019 02:34 PM

Unless towing with a Fiat 500, is this a concern with such a short and lightweight trailer?

overlander63 01-12-2019 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waninae39 (Post 2199092)
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.

overlander63 01-12-2019 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Floatingair (Post 2199075)
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?


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


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




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

SilverWind 01-12-2019 04:32 PM

Anti-sway bar. You'll never need one until you do.

Floatingair 01-13-2019 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overlander63 (Post 2199158)
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?


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


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




https://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.

Floatingair 01-13-2019 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overlander63 (Post 2199158)
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?


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


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




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


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https://www.airforums.com/forums/show....php?p=2025010

TinPeddler 01-13-2019 03:09 PM

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.

Floatingair 01-13-2019 05:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by overlander63 (Post 2199156)
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.

Picture this!

pteck 01-13-2019 06:41 PM

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.

Adventure.AS 01-13-2019 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pteck (Post 2199561)
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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