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Old 10-14-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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Rookie trailer owner question here- Do I need a sway bar if towing a 4900 lb travel trailer with a half ton truck?
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:50 PM   #2
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Yes I would
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:52 PM   #3
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Yes I would too.
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:01 PM   #4
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:08 PM   #5
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:19 PM   #6
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I tow a 5500 lb boat with my f150 no problems. Not sure if itís a fair comparison but thought I would mention it.


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Old 10-14-2018, 11:21 PM   #7
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Absolutely. I tow one not much bigger than that with a diesel and it makes a night and day difference.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:56 AM   #8
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No question....a lighter truck is far more susceptible to the tail wagging the dog.

Have someone who knows what they are doing set it up.

(at a reputable trailer shop, not a trailer dealership..... )
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:29 AM   #9
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Definitely, we just finished pulling a 26ft, 4500 lb dry wt, Jayco up through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho with a 5.7 Tundra. No issues and peace of mind.

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Old 10-15-2018, 07:44 AM   #10
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I say absolutely. I pull a Jayco Jayfeather (3,000# dry weight) with my Tundra. I pulled it to my lease up near Lometa and it pulled "ok" without one. I got a smokin deal on here from txsurveyor (thanks brother) on a weight distribution/sway control set up. Brought it with me to the lease in June and installed it and set it up (learned from youtube...lol) and the pulled it to the Frio river and back. Made an absolute world of difference. It really did make the truck and trailer pull and feel as if everything one unit. Made it a pleasure to drive and felt infinitely more safe
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:03 AM   #11
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I have one if you want it.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:10 AM   #12
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I would get one of these.

www.equalizerhitch.com
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:05 AM   #13
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Saw some for sale recently. Here's one.
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...=Trailer+Hitch
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:13 AM   #14
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Dhall- pm sent.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:44 AM   #15
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I would get one of these.

www.equalizerhitch.com
This is the only way to go, makes pulling a camper much safer!

Don't get one with chains!
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:40 PM   #16
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I tow a 5500 lb boat with my f150 no problems. Not sure if itís a fair comparison but thought I would mention it.


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apples to oranges comparison
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:33 PM   #17
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apples to oranges comparison


Yes. I agree. The boat is much lower profile and even though a bit heavier tows fine. I towed a 26 ft camper a couple years ago and didnít know anything about sway bar tech. I wish I had. That was a real interesting experience towing that sucker on the interstate on a windy day...

OP - definitely go with the sway bars.


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Old 10-15-2018, 02:02 PM   #18
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So After buying several WDH hitches I can tell you that if your buying buy an anderson .
I had Husky, Equalizer ,blue Ox .

hands down the best I have had and I bought the " best before ha ha "

Now bars to bang or pop , no bars to come out of the holder on odd angles backing up .

Silent operation smoothest ride I have ever had .

Its a new take on how it works . Good luck i would not tow a large trailer with out one that is for sure .
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:49 PM   #19
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We saw a small truck and camper that was doing the tail wag. It flipped the truck. The camper exploded and the driver went out the window and died. {Wear your seat belt}
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:16 PM   #20
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I would prefer to have one if I was towing a camper. Wind is rough on those.
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