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Old 02-01-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Wife kept complaining that the trailer kept moving around when I swerved or a truck passed or similar. One we looked at before we bought had a sway bar. Doesn't sway much at all but I got to looking at where I could get a sway bar and not spend an arm and leg. I found this:

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/in...=26649&src=SRQB

I don't need too much I don't think and the price is right ($53.99) but wondered if I was just wasting my money on this.
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Old 02-01-2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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I will sell you a new one in the box, Valley Friction, that looks just like the one in the add for $35 Plus shipping.

http://www.valleyorders.com/Public/A...ns/Default.htm

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Old 02-01-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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I have one of these on my 17' Boler and it does make a difference. You'll need to tinker with how tight you need it before you can feel it working. Are there better products out there...most likely yes. Is it better than nothing at all...yes.
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:30 PM   #4
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I don't need too much I don't think and the price is right ($53.99) but wondered if I was just wasting my money on this.
You're liable to get 1000 different answers to this question. But each individual can only answer for their particular needs. Each tug and tow handle differently. I'd think it's inexpensive enough that if it provides a level of comfort and reduces the sway to less than you're currently experiencing, then it's worth it.
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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I went to this site and couldn't find a sway bar. Need help!
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:37 PM   #6
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Look under equalizing hitch accessories.
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Maybe this will help, screenshot from the website:
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Thanks, I found it.
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:50 PM   #9
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ChrisZ, my experience with friction type sway bars is - they are basically all the same except for the label on the side. The one illustrated in Camping World should accomplish what you want to do and the price is right. I use an identical bar and would not tow without some type of sway control and I have towed many different type of rv's over 80,000 miles . It is too late to purchase when you really need it and even under moderate towing conditions sway control devices provide additional stability and straight line tracking. Martin
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Old 02-01-2006, 11:21 PM   #10
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Wife kept complaining that the trailer kept moving around when I swerved or a truck passed or similar. One we looked at before we bought had a sway bar. Doesn't sway much at all but I got to looking at where I could get a sway bar and not spend an arm and leg. I found this:

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/skus/in...=26649&src=SRQB

I don't need too much I don't think and the price is right ($53.99) but wondered if I was just wasting my money on this.

Hi Chris

Just wondering what tow vehicle you have. We tow with a 2004 Odyssey and use a WDH (Weight Distribution Hitch) .. No sway bar and No problem with swaying ... We feel the mini van definitely needs the WDH.
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Just wondering what tow vehicle you have. We tow with a 2004 Odyssey and use a WDH (Weight Distribution Hitch) .. No sway bar and No problem with swaying ... We feel the mini van definitely needs the WDH.
Carol.......... I have a 2005 Chevy Tahoe so there's no problem with the capacities. Thanks
Darwin......... does yours have everything including the ball and ball plate and all mounting? I think the one from CW does and they have a store about 15 miles from me so no shipping cost.
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Carol.......... I have a 2005 Chevy Tahoe so there's no problem with the capacities. Thanks
Darwin......... does yours have everything including the ball and ball plate and all mounting? I think the one from CW does and they have a store about 15 miles from me so no shipping cost.
Chris, I have an '02 Scamp 16' CD side dinette that I tow with a Tundra. Mine doesn't move behind the truck at all. Have you tried to isolate the cause of why yours is wiggling? There may be correctable causes that will only be masked by a friction bar sway control. After you've figured out why it wiggles, a friction sway control may yet be in order, but then you have it for an additional measure of control, not to try to control something that may be permanently correctable using other methods.

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The box had never been opened. I opened it and it has the Ball and Ball plate, friction unit and bolts and instructions. It is a Valley Industries, dual friction, model number is 07519 RH and I assume the RH stands for Right Hand meaning it connects to the right side of the vehicles.

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Be Careful:

The front of the friction hitches have a ball receptacle that connects to the Ball installed on the vehicle hitch assembly. Normally, the extra ball assembly is attached to an equalizing hitch.

The equalizing hitch has the 2 inch ball for the trailer and a place to mount the small friction sway ball to the right of it. If you do not have a place to mount the friction ball then you will need to purchase an additional hitch that slides into your receiver so it will work.

You will not need the additional equalizing bars, etc, just the hitch with the 2 (Two) ball mounts.

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