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Old 12-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #29
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I can see how the tires on the trailer would try to skid sideways with the device tensioned when backing up on ice or in low traction situations though.
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This is one of the possible down sides of the Andersen hitch. The anti sway component is built into the head.

The amount of resistance is relative to the amount of chain tension. There is no other adjustment. On a slick road or icy condition the vehicle could want to go in a straight line instead of making a turn. This problem is amplified due to the weak weight distributing factor (in some cases) of this unique design.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:36 PM   #30
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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Thank You everyone for all the information and advice. Currently our Scamp is all buttoned up for winter but when spring arrives we will verify the weights and everything else that is needed. The '04 Grand Cherokee has a great deal of sway due to a small diameter rear anti sway bar which we replaced with a 1" Addco swaybar and it has helped with that problem in both driveability and towing. This is our first with a TT and we are looking forward to next summer.
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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Thank You everyone for all the information and advice. Currently our Scamp is all buttoned up for winter but when spring arrives we will verify the weights and everything else that is needed. The '04 Grand Cherokee has a great deal of sway due to a small diameter rear anti sway bar which we replaced with a 1" Addco swaybar and it has helped with that problem in both driveability and towing. This is our first with a TT and we are looking forward to next summer.
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Merry Christmas to you. The Jeep really shouldn't be introducing very much sway. The stiffer sway bar you added should keep the Jeeps body roll down. (leaning in corners). Jeeps use panhard bars to control the wag or lateral movement between axle and chassis. Most lateral movement you feel is likely coming from the tires. My tow vehicle is a Wrangler. It has similar rear suspension to yours, but mine has shorter rear overhang which lessens the tendency to wag. Yours has longer wheelbase which is a benefit, and should make it a better TV than the Wrangler, even with a longer overhang. With a balanced trailer and proper tire inflation you should have a desirable and safe safe rig.

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Yes the hitch pins tend to open up after several miles towing. I have not analyzed what causes it. I just replaced the originals with new ones. They are as heavy as will fit through the holes. I will fashion some large safety pins to try if I can't find any to buy. I like the idea of a clasp to prevent the pin from escaping.
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I'll try to attach a sketch of the safety pin I was thinking may work.

Also when camping yesterday I discovered I could insert 2 pins on the front anti sway bar hitch, as they put the holes on the inboard side too. A little redundancy for peace of mind...
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Russ I use a similar pin to hold my water heater outside door closed...less likely to pop off.
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