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  • BobbieK
    BobbieK Handy RV Tools and tips :
    November 19, 2019How much of a difference does an anti-sway bar make when pulling a travel trailer? Is it worth the money?
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      Doug & Angela November 19, 2019 it makes an unbelievable amount of difference. we had a Blue Ox combination load stabilizer and sway control and there is nothing better. it's expensive but worth it. Our TT had a dry weight of around 8,000 lbs and it made such a difference.
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      • BobbieK
        BobbieK November 20, 2019 This is great to hear! I've watched a few videos but they were not very clear on if the anti-sway bars are worth the money. My husband ordered on and we'll be using it for the first time this weekend! Thanks for taking the time to respond and share your experience.
    • BobbieK
      Lori & KT November 19, 2019 Pretty much an absolute necessity. Travel trailers are really prone to swaying, and as the only point of contact between the trailer and the tow vehicle is a tiny little steel ball smaller than a tennis ball, (apart from the safety chains, which don't rea...  more
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      • BobbieK
        BobbieK November 20, 2019 We've pulled our travel trailer a few times and the sway makes me so nervous. It's great to hear that an anti-sway bar will make that big of a difference. Ours will be delivered tomorrow and we'll test it out this weekend. Thanks for chiming in here :)
    • BobbieK
      TeamFoxy November 20, 2019 It depends on the trailer and tow vehicle. We had a Jayco 25z which had torsion  bar suspension and was 8" lower to the ground than trailers with the common leaf spring suspension. While we had sway bars, there were some times when I forgot to instal...  more
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      • BobbieK
        BobbieK November 20, 2019 We're pulling a 28' Jayco bhbe with a Ram 1500. There are so many variables to getting the setup just right. Each time we go out, we try to do something to give us a better towing experience. I'm excited to see how much an anti-sway bar will improve the e...  more
    • BobbieK
      Trailerite November 20, 2019 Most are combo weight distribution and sway control, except the least expensive ones. You can add anti-sway to them, but you should remove prior to backing up (not convenient). We have only had the Andersen system, and have been satisfied with its perfo...  more
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      • BobbieK
        BobbieK November 20, 2019 We have a Curt weight-distribution hitch and it has the little ball for an anti-sway bar but didn't come with an anti-sway bar. My husband ordered one last night and I'm excited to see how much it helps. Most of our driving so far has been between Yuma, A...  more
      • BobbieK
        Tom&Trish November 20, 2019 Equalizer antisway weight distribution does not have to be removed when backing up. We two a 30 ft. 6000 lb. TT & only with Equalizer bars installed.
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      Michael & Georgie R. November 20, 2019 Wouldn't even consider towing without my Equalizer hitch. Makes all the difference in the world. https://www.equalizerhitch.com/
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      Alice Nelson Robinson November 20, 2019 I have a sway bar for a 20 ft Jayco , really helps, too low for a stabilizer bar, but the $100 sway bar at camping world does well
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      • BobbieK
        BobbieK November 20, 2019 It's great to hear that you've had a good experience with the sway bar. I can't wait to test ours out this weekend!
    • BobbieK
      Wncol November 20, 2019 Depends on tow vehicle, length and weight of the trailer.  Me, towing a 40’ 12,000 lb travel trailer with a gmc 3500hd.  Absolutely.  Actually, one antisway isn’t enough. I upgraded to a propride hitch.  Stop the ...  more
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      • BobbieK
        BobbieK November 20, 2019 There are so many different variables when it comes to this stuff :) Thanks for sharing your experiences. It's great to hear from others that have more experience than us!
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        Michael & Georgie R. November 21, 2019 Wow, I've never seen or even heard of a travel trailer over 32' let alone 40'. 5th wheels, yes, travel trailers, no. Who makes on that long ?
      • BobbieK
        Wncol November 21, 2019 Jayco Eagle series travel trailers are like 39’11” though I’m no longer a fan of jayco.  Had serious issues with quality.   I had a 2014 wildwood by ForestRiver that was 35 foot before that. So, over 32 foot is common.  40’ is not so common...  more
    • BobbieK
      Seabreeze November 27, 2019 I maybe a little late on your post. My philosophy is safety is worth every penny.
    • BobbieK
      BobbieK November 29, 2019 Update: we installed 2 Curt sway control bars on our Curt weight distribution hitch and it made a HUGE difference. We drove through a few strong cross-winds and there was no sway! I appreciate everyone sharing their experiences and offering advice. Towing...  more
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