Indeed, surge brakes
are the kind used on UHaul
and boat trailers, and a sway control (not sway bar, BTW everybody, those are bars on the front and rear of your truck/SUV that keep the chassis flatter during turns by transferring weight
between wheels) would interfere with surge brake operation.
Remember, *before* putting on a sway control, be sure your trailer is properly balanced with enuf (not too much) tongue weight
and the tow vehicle can handle the weight
, otherwise you are only applying a bandaid to cover the problem and it will resurface dramatically (and expensively) at higher speeds. A sway control is not a Silver Bullet for a bad setup...
Pete and Rats
PS For the forces involved on these Eggs, the bolt-on stuf is sufficient. Best way to do the tongue ball would be to design a pair of plates that would go *around* the tongue, with the ball plate bolted to it, to avoid welding or drilling altogether. I've used one of the ball mounts that mounts on the hitch ball shank with a heavier trailer and it worked fine.