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Old 06-21-2022, 09:19 AM   #1
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Sway bar??

I just ordered a new 2022 WhiteHawk TT. It’s the 27RB 33ft. How many of you switched to a sway bar for towing? Is this recommended?
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Old 06-21-2022, 09:43 AM   #2
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This is a very broad question with too many variables to answer without more information. For starters, what are you towing with? I use an Equalizer 4 point WDH Setup that includes sway control. I am towing a heavy camper with a 1 ton truck and still prefer to have the setup I do.
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Old 06-21-2022, 09:54 AM   #3
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I'm not clear by what you mean, "switched to a sway bar". I've never towed without sway control.
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Old 06-21-2022, 10:26 AM   #4
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I have a 2500 Ram 4x4 mega cab and have a standard heavy duty hitch. I guess my question is, is this all I need for a safe towing setup. Just don’t want to be blowing all over the road if I can keep from it. The trailer is about 8500lns.
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Old 06-21-2022, 10:30 AM   #5
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Current setup

Hereís my current hitch
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I have had multiple pull behind RV's in my life and only one had the sway\stabilizer bar (anti-sway bar). My advice is to go slow to start with, if you notice sway then slow down and consider having a little more weight up front, and if you still have sway then go ahead and purchase a sway bar. Some hitches are already setup for a sway bar, and some may need a different hitch setup. In any case, a sway bar may or may not add value, just depends on the setup and differences with trailers and tow vehicles and you may find you don't have any sway even without a sway bar. ~CA
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Old 06-21-2022, 10:49 AM   #7
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I wouldn't tow what you are talking about without a WDH and sway control. I am partial to the Equalizer setup. I have used it on all the trailers that I tow.
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Here's a question, what are you saving by not having sway control? Just because you don't have sway doesn't mean your setup is immune to it. Sway control is cheap insurance. You don't need it until you need it.
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OP are you talking about a sway bar for the truck's rear suspension? Most of the replies above think you are talking about some kind of away control on the hitch.
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Old 06-21-2022, 07:17 PM   #10
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Hopefully this clears things up. I’m looking at going ahead and getting this type of setup. Not necessarily this one but similar.. a weight distribution with sway control
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If your concerned about sway, buy a Hensley hitch. I just bought a 26rb and had a Hensley arrow installed before I picked it up from the Jayco dealer. Pulled it an hour and a half home in 40 mph winds with no problem.
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Hopefully this clears things up. Iím looking at going ahead and getting this type of setup. Not necessarily this one but similar.. a weight distribution with sway control
We have the Equalizer WDH, and it works well. Set up correctly and maintained, it'll work great.
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