Bolt on anti sway kit - Fiberglass RV



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-06-2019, 07:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Tony Nowak's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2003 Bigfoot 17 (15B17CB), 2017 Escape 17B
Wisconsin
Posts: 332
Bolt on anti sway kit

We were wondering if anyone has used a bolt on plate on the trailer rather than a bolt on or weld on? We hesitate to drill into the frame, although it is commonly done. A bolt on would allow us to change to a WDH with our Escape if we go from the current F-150 without unneeded holes in the frame. Here is the Husky product we have in mind:https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Husky...-p/14-1255.htm
Thanks for any thoughts.
__________________

Tony Nowak is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 06:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Ken
Trailer: 2015 Scamp 16' deluxe 2008 FJ Cruiser
Pennsylvania
Posts: 151
Look at the Andersen system it works great and no holes or welding.
__________________

Ken in Pa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 06:54 AM   #3
Member
 
Name: John & Gloria
Trailer: Bigfoot 21RB
Florida
Posts: 93
We had the bolt-on style on our trailer and like you anticipate, we removed it, leaving the holes. I put the bolts back in the holes, which looked better than the holes. The clamp-on style trunnion will work just fine as long as there are not obstructions on the inside of the frame in the area where it must be placed. As far as keeping your trailer tongue in pristine condition upon removal, be aware that two steel surfaces mated together out in the weather will cause excessive rusting over time.

Travelin2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 10:19 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Henry
Trailer: BigFoot
Tennessee
Posts: 677
Look at the Blue Ox Sway Pro, which is what I am using now, and handles both sway and weight distribution. Had been using Andersen. Blue Ox is much better. Both are clamp on.
Rzrbrn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 11:30 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Wayne & Barbara
Trailer: Parkliner
Iowa
Posts: 931
Tony, how are y'all?
Depending on the shape of the trailer A frame you can bolt on a sway bar anchor plate to it. I did our 16 Scamp by drilling holes in the flat side of the rectangular tubing. just stay away from the top and bottom corners. the best place is in the center of the flat side. Size the holes to fit self tapping 3/8 x 1 screws and you only drill through one side. Six screws should be enough. If needed add more holes in the plate.
Wayne Collins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anti sway bar Gleam B General Chat 15 07-03-2013 06:21 PM
Friction Anti-sway: is Bigfoot tough enough? pindraak Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 1 06-30-2013 07:28 AM
Anti-Sway Bar honda03842 Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 86 02-15-2012 10:27 PM
Carlisle strikes again, or thank god for an anti-sway bar Joe MacDonald Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 2 07-08-2008 08:58 AM
Anti-Sway bar Quint Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 7 01-19-2006 04:32 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.