I had a Trillium
4500 that fluttered like a balloon on the back of my truck whenever I exceeded 55 mph. I was beside myself with this extremely unsafe circumstance. I went about researching everything I could in person and on the internet in regards to this issue. I discovered that I should try some type of sway control device. Not wanting to spend the money for a new hitch and friction device I dragged my heels for a few months and puttered around, under 55 mph, with a considerable amount of stress. One day I happened upon a yard sale and there, for sale
, was a semi home made hitch with an "old" friction device for $5. I went to my local trailer supply and purchased the ball to attach to my trailer, went home, installed it, and haven't looked back since. It is absolutely AMAZING the improvement this made to the towability of my trailer. Tempting fate I even went to the windiest, most desolute stretch out in the desert I could and opened it up. I could not get the Trillium
to flutter no matter what speed or maneuver I tried to make it do so. I eventually cut off the attempt at 80 mph feeling this was far above the speed I'd ever want to drive a single axle
trailer safely. By the next season I had invested in a quality fully adjustable hitch and friction sway control device. Now I am totally sold and would never pull a light
weight single axletrailer without one.
PS I did have all the weight distribution bars etc that went with the hitch but I found them to be totally uneccessary. The friction device made all the difference and wasn't much of a hassle to hook up and unhook.