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  • Mike & Debbie Asbell
    Mike & Debbie AsbellWhy didn't I think of that? Tips and Tricks:
    June 19Hi! We are new to RVing. We will be picking up our 2021 Heartland Sundance 293RL. Dry weight of 7500 and GVWR of 9500 and tongue weight of 950. Our tow vehicle will be a 2001 F350 long bed with a 6” lift an 37 inch tires. Our question is relating to th...  more
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      Suzan and Art June 19 I would definitely use a sway bar.  Can't imagine pulling 30' without one.
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      Phil & Bonnie White June 19 If you are only going 50 miles AND can maintain a speed of 30 mph or less, then don't spend the money; on the other hand.........
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      Jim & Sharon Ham June 19 The WD hitch with sway will be much more comfortable and give better control when the semi roars past you at 75mph.  You have a lot of truck and plenty of capacity.
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        Arlene Rodriguez June 20 saw a nice camper laying on it's side along our famously undesirable PA highways once. not a pretty site. the truck was upright. prayed that everyone & pets were alright.....get the sway control! & brake control, & tire minder. then, go camp in the nicest...  more
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      wannabervin June 19 I’m no expert, but I don’t think the truck has much to do with the need for weight distribution and sway control. Surprised rhe hitch people said that. On the other hand, you’ve got plenty of power for towing. Do you have a brake controller?
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      Seann (the Canadian) June 19 You have the minimum safe tongue weight so yes weight distribution and anti sway will be necessary. Personally I would look at the propride system very expensive but worth every single cent
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      Jenna & The ZARGON June 19 There is NO Question!!! You ALWAYS NEED sway bars and any other device(s) that will keep that DOG from Wagging YOUR Tail. To prevent a jack-knife and certain bodily injury, there is no amount of money that can fix that. Spend it now and enjoy a safer ride.
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      Bounder Travelers June 19 My wife and I have been camping and RVing for nearly 60 years with tents, pop-up tent trailers, and class A motorhomes. There have been times when following a car or pickup towing a trailer that the trailer was oscillating back and forth, causing the tow ...  more
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      Dan and MaryLynne June 19 Graduations on your new camper. Our camper is 6500 pounds dry weight.We pull it with a tundra 5.7 we use weight distribution and sway bars and it pulls great never had any issues with large trucks passing us for any sway. I would not want to do without this set up.
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      Norm & Ann Burgess June 19 go with the sway bar for sure
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      Gloria Handley June 19 Don't take chances ever...!!  Not sure where you live, but sway bars are a must no matter what.  Don't test your limits... here in AZ you'd be down in a ravine.  an F150 would never handle a 30 footer out here, especially one thats 20 years old.   
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      Gary & Debbie Smith June 19 Yes it would be wise to have sway bars. I would be Leary of anyone that says, “I think”! Get it set up right. You’ll have a beautiful camping season. ❤️
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      Andy Holleman June 19 I used to tow a boat with my Ford Pinto, but.....it was a stupid idea. You've got adequate truck, but I'd have to ask......if you're going to be towing a lot, why NOT??? They help, and this is normal. Yes, I tow a boat twice a year, to drop i...  more
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      WilliamB June 19 I had a 2001 f350 I pulled a 32ft with a dry weight of 9850 and loaded scaled out at almost 11,000 and I'd forget it was behind me... I don't think you have much to worry about, unless the lift causes handling problems already.
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      Dan-n-Jo June 20 A weight distributing hitch does nothing more then transfer weight from the rear of the tow vehicle to the front of it via the frame and make the connection between RV and vehicle more secure. That transfer of weight helps to stabilize the entire rig and ...  more
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      joe and Helen June 20 Listen- glad you got a nice F-350 but the dealers are wrong. I definetly would het weight distrubition system. We have a TT dry 9,000 pull it with 2016 v-8 F150 with alum body have no problem since i purchase a newer hitch system with weight distributi...  more
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      Rv Hamel June 21 A Weight Distribution hitch is a must with close to 5 ton being towed. It’s just a safer way to enjoy the trip. 
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      Rick & Lil June 22 Sway control & drop shank ball hitch at minimum to get the trailer level behind you. If the trailer is nose high, that can give you handling issues as well as undue stress on the trailer suspension.
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        Seann (the Canadian) June 22 Not only will that give handling issues it will also Force too much weight on the rear axle and probably blow the tires
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      Tom & Lexi June 24 Very happy with our anti sway bars and glad they threw them in with the purchase of our trailer. WOuldnt do without one.
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      Lanky007 July 20 YEEEEEES you should get the sway bars. We are only pulling a 30' and would not think about travelling without them.
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      Gary & Debbie Smith July 25 Good day to you. This is just my thought, you may not need load levelers considering you have a 350. But I would suggest sway control considering you have a 6” lift and your tires. The more stability you have the better. Have fun and be safe.
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