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Old 03-09-2011, 05:13 PM   #11
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Crabman; I like the idea of having sway control built into the WD hitch, rather than a friction bar. The Reese Dual Cam looks interesting.


Yes they get very good reviews on the "Big forum" from guys that have been towing for quite awhile. So does the Equ-a-lizer. One advantage with the Equalizer is no holes to drill in the frame. On the Dual Cam the downward force of the trunnion bars on the cams helps to hold the Trailer straight. When you turn the trailer, they slide on the cams back and forth so they do not bind allowing you to turn. This can cause some loud metallic sounds going around turns and backing up, but that`s normal. -Lee
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:10 PM   #12
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If you have a Ford pickup and some Dodge pickups 2009 or newer you do not need a sway control bar as sway control is built in. http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/04...uper-duty.html
Ummmmm sorry, but our experience was... the sway on our truck did not help with our 29' tt..... we had a Huskey wdh with one sway bar with our F-150 (check signature). Even with our built in sway F-150 set-up the Huskey still had us experiencing major sway. I know our F-150 has the built in sway, but with our experience (keep in mind our tt/tv set-up) with the amount of pounds we tow vs what we can tow we have he Equalizer, I can tell you right now, neither Don or me will tow our tt without a wdh/stabilizer bars
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:34 PM   #13
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Healthi you probably had sway because you are towing with a half ton truck. When I towed our trailer from Quartzsite to Parker I was amazed at how solid it felt. We have an equalizer with one sway controll. My truck is a one ton and sway was not noticed on the initial tow to Parker. It felt steady just like the 5er we traded in.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:30 AM   #14
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Ummmmm sorry, but our experience was... the sway on our truck did not help with our 29' tt..... we had a Huskey wdh with one sway bar with our F-150 (check signature). Even with our built in sway F-150 set-up the Huskey still had us experiencing major sway. I know our F-150 has the built in sway, but with our experience (keep in mind our tt/tv set-up) with the amount of pounds we tow vs what we can tow we have he Equalizer, I can tell you right now, neither Don or me will tow our tt without a wdh/stabilizer bars
I have almost the same set up 2009 F150, 2009 28' Jayco TT, Husky WD hitch and do not have any sway, I can feel the Ford electric sway control kick in when there is high wind and when large trucks pass us. It does a fantastic job of keeping the rig straight, check out the video in my post above. Maybe you should take it into Ford and have it checked out.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:37 AM   #15
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Please correct me if I'm wrong;
My understanding of sway control built into the truck, is that it uses brake application of both the trailer and truck, in a programmed sequence/pattern. Somewhat like anti-lock brakes, but different. If this is true, I wonder what that means for the life span of the trailer brakes?
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I will be pulling a 22 foot single axle trailer with a Toyota 4 runner. The trailer is a Jayco Skylark. Tongue weight is 300lbs, and the gross weight of trailer is 3500
From all the research I have done and the information provided here I believe I am leaning towards the Reese Dual Cam Straight Line hitch that has integrated WD and Sway control on same unit. Am also limited in what can be used because the trailer is a V nose trailer, not much hitch exposed.
Great forum, love the idea of a place for people to share information. In appreciation of the time you spent with your answers sincere thanks.
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Healthi you probably had sway because you are towing with a half ton truck. When I towed our trailer from Quartzsite to Parker I was amazed at how solid it felt. We have an equalizer with one sway controll. My truck is a one ton and sway was not noticed on the initial tow to Parker. It felt steady just like the 5er we traded in.

LOL, getting the Equalizer Brand integrated WD and Sway was a lot cheaper than upgrading to a F-250, and still got rid of the sway well


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Please correct me if I'm wrong;
My understanding of sway control built into the truck, is that it uses brake application of both the trailer and truck, in a programmed sequence/pattern. Somewhat like anti-lock brakes, but different. If this is true, I wonder what that means for the life span of the trailer brakes?
I think it's something like that. We can tell when the integrated system kicks in, but I don't believe (per Ford mechanics) that it's meant to work on it's own for heavier loads like rv's.
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Here's the follow-up with my plans here, which may be of interest to rog4kneer.
I went to see our Jayco dealer, asking if we could get the Reese Dual Cam for our 22FB trailer. The technician there was not sure there was enough room on the TT tongue for that system. The propane tanks may interfer. He suggested the Equal-i-zer brand. This is the other system which Crabman and Healthi mentioned. The Tech was certain this system would easily fit our trailer tongue. So, the Equal-i-zer WDH with integrated sway control is what I'm going with.
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Here's the follow-up with my plans here, which may be of interest to rog4kneer.
I went to see our Jayco dealer, asking if we could get the Reese Dual Cam for our 22FB trailer. The technician there was not sure there was enough room on the TT tongue for that system. The propane tanks may interfer. He suggested the Equal-i-zer brand. This is the other system which Crabman and Healthi mentioned. The Tech was certain this system would easily fit our trailer tongue. So, the Equal-i-zer WDH with integrated sway control is what I'm going with.
That is the hitch that we use for 22FB. Worked great on both the 4Runner and now the truck.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:42 PM   #20
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Here`s a quick link to the Equal-I-zer hitch with its 4 point sway control.

http://www.equalizerhitch.com/
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