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Old 07-05-2010, 09:49 AM   #15
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I guess I'm lucky, I've never had a sign of sway in the 2500 miles we have on our trailer without a sway bar. following the advice from the factory when we bought it last year, I planned on adding a bar if sway was ever noticed, but nothing yet.
Sway bars is a touchy subject as some like it and some don't. Try an emergency maneuver in a safe place at a safe speed to not loose control. Simulate a child running out from between two parked cars chasing a ball and swerve hard to the left and see how the trailer responds...... then try that same test with a sway bar and trailer loaded correctly (10% rule) and see if there is a difference to you. I tow with a full size Ram and a full size van after i did that test and i use a sway bar and watch my tongue weight..... no WDH
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:54 AM   #16
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I guess I'm lucky, I've never had a sign of sway in the 2500 miles we have on our trailer without a sway bar. following the advice from the factory when we bought it last year, I planned on adding a bar if sway was ever noticed, but nothing yet.
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Stock tires and brakes on your tow vehicle are just fine and you may not see a hint of a problem,Upgrade them and you will see a WOW factor of which you were unaware before the change.
A friction sway control is ideally like that. You don't need one to be safe.
If you did have a sway problem, it should be fixed before adding a friction sway control supplement.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:37 PM   #17
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Sounds like a smart move! Hope we'll see you & Carol in Townsend next year & we can check out the new tow vehicle. Happy trails!
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Sandra,

We were sad to give up on the Subaru, but just think of all the extra stuff we can drag along now! See you in TN.

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Old 07-24-2010, 01:36 PM   #18
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Sandra,

We were sad to give up on the Subaru, but just think of all the extra stuff we can drag along now! See you in TN.

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Parker,

My name is Peter and I am a new member. This is a slightly different topic but I was intrigued. I have an '09 6 cylinder Outback which I love (second Outback for me). I have just ordered a Scamp 13 dlx. I am just curious how the Outback towed and did you add anything special other than the friction sway control? I have had a discussion with the service manager at my dealership and he says nothing is needed as long as I stay within the weight limits. Anyway, would love to hear your experience.

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