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Old 11-22-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
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Sway Control is law in.....

The topic of sway control comes up a lot in Towing forums, and in many applications some folks feel that a sway control device may not be needed.

What I didn't know about sway control is that in the state of California it is a law that; "Drivers must install a sway control device on a trailer hitch."

Question to our California members..., is this law common knowlege?

Source: http://www.ehow.com/list_7268050_cal...itch-laws.html

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Old 11-23-2011, 11:23 AM   #2
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They also have a Max Tow Speed of 55 MPH
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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The law, as quoted, seems excessive. What about 1T duallies pulling a PUP? That combination would hardly need sway control.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:55 AM   #4
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The law, as quoted, seems excessive. What about 1T duallies pulling a PUP? That combination would hardly need sway control.
I understand your analogy and logic, but I got a chuckle when I imagined an F-350 PSD Dually rolling into the campground pulling a PUP. Gotta admit....that's funny!!:hihi:
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:33 AM   #5
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The law, as quoted, seems excessive. What about 1T duallies pulling a PUP? That combination would hardly need sway control.

Think about this a small 12 foot boat behind a pickup, total weight of boat and gear less then 800lbs thats a joke with sway bars..But its the law
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:33 AM   #6
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I understand your analogy and logic, but I got a chuckle when I imagined an F-350 PSD Dually rolling into the campground pulling a PUP. Gotta admit....that's funny!!:hihi:
I was thinking of the picture I once saw of the big twinscrew diesel semi tractor with full sleeper pulling a tiny 1 person camper.

Rodro123 pointed out a more realistic scenario. Chalk up another reason why I ve in AZ when most of my friends are in CA.
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The law, as quoted, seems excessive. What about 1T duallies pulling a PUP? That combination would hardly need sway control.
I actually saw that this summer in Banff National Park... Smallest tent trailer I have ever seen towed by a ford F350 super duty dually. Should have got a picture..
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I actually saw that this summer in Banff National Park... Smallest tent trailer I have ever seen towed by a ford F350 super duty dually. Should have got a picture..
Yes, you should have! Go back right now and get that picture! We are waiting.
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Yes, you should have! Go back right now and get that picture! We are waiting.
but but but... its -20 there brrrrrr
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