Thanks for the replys. Once again, I am being helped at this site. Thanks to those who responded.
The full story is I used to have an assembly almost exactly like this one on my 17 ft Bigfoot
, that I towed with a 98 Plymouth Gran Van. That trailer came with a oversized hitch that had slots on each side for a approx 30 inch 1 1/2 square bar, that had to be lifted up and pinned to a bracket farther back on the tongue.
Currently the tongue bracket broke when I went downhill out of a gas station, turned right onto an uphill street. I believe the bracket on the tongue dragged and broke right then.
It was the first day with a 21 ft trailer I had just bought used. The seller kept telling me how he had spent $600 on, what he called an anti-sway bar assembly. By the way the tug is a 2002 Yukon XL.
After hitching up yesterday, I couldn't lift the rear of that 30 inch bar into place at mid tougue, so I had to lower the adjustable bracket, until I could get it lifted in. By that time the whole works only went up a little bit. Not like the bigfoot
, which seemed to go up approx an inch.
I will have to tow it someplace for repair.
After sleeping on the problem and reading the responses I got here. I believe what I have is a weight distrubution hitch, but not under very much pressure because of the adjustment I made.
I believe I will keep the half I have left in place for now, unless I detect unusual movement, as it will provide some friction for anti-sway. Then drop my speed way down to about 55 and not speed up on a downhill.
I have just filled my two oversized propane
tanks, that sit on the tongue and I believe I can find about 100 lbs of stuff to move from the back of the trailer to the front.
Thanks again and now back to the web for a repair shop. I will try for one that will repair problems as a person drives down the highway. Johnny Carson said once that in L A people change tires
at 50 miles per hour.