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Old 04-01-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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Friction sway control

First trip out my friction sway control decided it did not want to go camping. Does anyone else hate these things??

Pulled out of the driveway the pin holding FSC to the TT breaks. Stop put new pin in. Make a stop about half way along our trip. Leaving out from the stop we made the small ball on the hitch breaks off hits the E-brake cable trailers brakes lock up.

There has to be something better than a friction sway control !!!!
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Just curious as to what setup you are using.
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How tight did you have it set?
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Just curious as to what setup you are using.

Pro Series round bar 1000lbs with Pro Series friction sway control.
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How tight did you have it set?

Followed directions that came with the WDH.
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I could be way off here, but it sounds like you may have it too tight. I have to loosen mine up before I back into my campsite. I keep it tight when traveling down the highway.
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I could be way off here, but it sounds like you may have it too tight. I have to loosen mine up before I back into my campsite. I keep it tight when traveling down the highway.

That is possible. I have tried to set it the same way every time I have used it. Just had issues this time.

I came across this at etrailer.
http://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distr...e/RP66074.html

Is this something new? Anyone use this type of hitch?

The straight line sway control has good reviews from what I have read. Would like to hear from someone on the forum that has one.
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snip... Is this something new? Anyone use this type of hitch?....snip
The Reese Strait-Line WDH has been around for a long time..., and the Dual Cam Sway Control part of the Strait-Line is on it's 3rd version.

I've been running this WDH/Dual Cam on my Eagle for almost 10 years towing my 8,500lb TT around the US....., no problems. The integrated sway control (Dual Cam) performs very well. Mine was originally rated at 1,200lbs, but my TT's loaded tongue weight eventually exceeded 1,200lbs (added some mods) so all I had to do was upgrade to 1,500lb rated spring bars.

With the standard manual friction sway control arm it has to be removed when backing, you don't have to disconnect anything when backing into a campsite with the Strait-Line.

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The Reese Strait-Line WDH has been around for a long time..., and the Dual Cam Sway Control part of the Strait-Line is on it's 3rd version.

I've been running this WDH/Dual Cam on my Eagle for almost 10 years towing my 8,500lb TT around the US....., no problems. The integrated sway control (Dual Cam) performs very well. Mine was originally rated at 1,200lbs, but my TT's loaded tongue weight eventually exceeded 1,200lbs (added some mods) so all I had to do was upgrade to 1,500lb rated spring bars.

With the standard manual friction sway control arm it has to be removed when backing, you don't have to disconnect anything when backing into a campsite with the Strait-Line.

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I will be ordering a Strait-Line this week.
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Have used the Reece friction bar on both of our TT;s with very good results. You have it tightened too far, is my guess. Also open it up when entering the CG or a parking area where you will be making tight turns. Not a thing wrong with friction bars.
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