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Old 09-24-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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Adding a second anti-sway bar

Our WDH currently has a single "friction" style anti-sway bar attached. After reading different posts here I was under the impression that adding a second bar on the opposite side would help.

So I contacted a local dealer and asked their guy in the shop about having one installed. He said that it wasn't a good idea to have two of them since it could push the TT out of alignment. He said that they would be fighting each other for control.

SO, I thought I would bring this to the forum and get opinions?

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Old 09-24-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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I thought you were getting a new Equalizer
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Old 09-24-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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Fighting each other for control is a good thing IMO. I don't know what he means pushed out of alignment.

many quality WDH use this "fighting for control" in their design

If both sides are fighting to keep the trailer locked behind the TV I think is a good thing.

That being said I think it is still a poor choice for sway control and I think you will hate it.
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http://www.reeseprod.com/support/ins...ion/N26660.pdf

on page 2 section 3A it says that for longer trailers a second sway bar may be necessary.

this is right from the maker.
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Old 09-24-2014, 03:57 PM   #5
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Fighting each other for control is a good thing IMO. I don't know what he means pushed out of alignment.

many quality WDH use this "fighting for control" in their design

If both sides are fighting to keep the trailer locked behind the TV I think is a good thing.

That being said I think it is still a poor choice for sway control and I think you will hate it.
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I can see how a Reese Dual-Cam, and potentially Equalizer, could try to "push out of alignment" if they weren't setup properly, but don't understand how friction would do that
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:01 PM   #6
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I guess if the two friction control sway bars were not adjust properly they wouldn't be as effective, but that applies to all WDH's with integrated sway control as well.

As far as the out of alignment comment, that's the first I heard that.

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Old 09-24-2014, 04:10 PM   #7
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I think I am in agreement that it wouldn't be an issue. Our TT is 30' long so I am well within the potential need for a better system.. Hard to swing the ~500.00 for a new setup right now. The price for the bar is only around $50.00...
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He said that it wasn't a good idea to have two of them since it could push the TT out of alignment. He said that they would be fighting each other for control.
You'll have ask the guy why they make ball mounts with dual ears for two friction sway control bars. http://www.huskytow.com/product/trun...hitch-package/
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You'll have ask the guy why they make ball mounts with dual ears for two friction sway control bars. http://www.huskytow.com/product/trun...hitch-package/
I agree, that is why I posted.. I wasn't going to argue with the guy over the phone, but since my hitch does have the option for a second bar and from what nbhybrid showed on his link about long TT needing a second bar I figured he didn't quite know what he was talking about..
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I agree, that is why I posted.. I wasn't going to argue with the guy over the phone, but since my hitch does have the option for a second bar and from what nbhybrid showed on his link about long TT needing a second bar I figured he didn't quite know what he was talking about..
Certainly wouldn't be the first time or the last a tech at a dealership was spreading misinformation. My tech wasn't very knowledgeable, but I was polite and didn't call him out on anything. I don't know that I would be that polite again... But I know more now than I did then...

Besides, it's not like they're locked in that tight. They do allow for some movement, right? They just resist movement, they don't prevent it completely, therefore they would self-adjust, right? Not like putting a solid bar between the hitch head and the frame. So I can't see why the tech would say something like that?
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