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Old 08-22-2014, 12:07 PM   #21
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To EVERYONE,,, Thank you all. Clubhouse, I think reading your post has really helped me to sort this out. Each time I read another post it becomes clearer to me. The tip on raising the tongue jack is great! So do you suggest I add a friction sway bar, too? (We have not ever noticed any sway) I will at some point today go out with a magnifying glass and read what it says on the hitch as far as weight goes. Then I'll post that info. Also. Doc Brown, thanks for the picture!
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:14 PM   #22
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The tip on raising the tongue jack is great! So do you suggest I add a friction sway bar, too? (We have not ever noticed any sway)
You shouldn't need sway control with that length, especially if you've never felt it swaying.

I found with our 19H that, with the WDH tightened up, truck + trailer drove like we were on train tracks
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:40 PM   #23
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I thought I mentioned raising the tongue jack several times LOL

Again, it is a matter of opinion, but I would recommend the sway control. They are not that expensive. I bought mine from Amazon for about $35. For that price I figured it can't hurt anything. Its kind of like the 2wd vs 4wd debate. If you need it and don't have it, it's too late.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:12 PM   #24
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I'm with Howie, get a sway control bar. You don't need sway control until you need it.

Some years back we were driving home in pouring rain (yes, I know, you aren't supposed have the sway bar in rain, but I do anyway). I was doing about 45. Suddenly my rear wheels slid sideways. The trailer (a 17 ft hybrid) went bananas. I was sure I was going to dump it. I used the lever on the brake controller to get it back under control. I always wondered what would have happened without the sway control.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:14 PM   #25
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Howie, I guess you did mention it in the beginning! (SORRY!) But since it's all new to me, I didn't get that you meant while it was attached to the tow vehicle! Now I do. And thanks for all your help!
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:36 AM   #26
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You shouldn't need sway control with that length, especially if you've never felt it swaying........snip
Doesn't matter the size, any trailer can have a sway event under less then ideal conditions....., having a sway control device can work wonders when the undesirable condition arises.

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My suggestion is for you to go on You-Tube and type in attaching a weight distribution hitch. There is a endless number of videos showing what your asking. good luck
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