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Old 05-12-2018, 11:27 AM   #21
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Just throwing this out there....., the photos suggest that this might be one of those cases where a Round Spring Bar style WDH isn't ideal for the lower frame profile of the Hummingbird TT.

Just curious...., I wonder what style WDH's other 17RK Hummingbird owners use and amount of ground clearance they experience below the spring bars.

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Old 05-12-2018, 12:32 PM   #22
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Don’t know what brand/type trailer that is, but it sure seems to have a very low hitch when it’s level.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:13 PM   #23
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Here's a picture of it on level ground.
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OK. Much better in this photo.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:12 PM   #25
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Yes, looks a little more normal.
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:20 PM   #26
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Sway bar

Hi all, Just go to YouTube and look for trailers without sway bar. When driving over 45 M/hr or 80 Km/hr and maybe less, you are just looking for big problèmes.

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plusplus: specify! What's causing sway.............
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Just follw that link about sway

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plusplus: specify! What's causing sway.............
The sway is cause by many factor, suggestion of why, go to;

https://www.hensleymfg.com/trailer-sway-101/

This will give you most of your answers about sway. I drove semi for many years and seen on road many trailers with swing from left to right and turn up side down.

Have a nice and safe camping season.

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Alternate WDH

Rustic Eagle - Since we go off road quite bit with the RK, I went with the Recurve R3 for ground clearance.
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FYI, I have a Hummingbird RB and never had or thought I needed a WDH or sway bar with the trailer only 3000 lbs. My tow vehicle is a Jeep Grand Cherokee and can often drive at 70 mph. With much truck traffic or side winds I may slow down to 60 mph to have a more comfortable ride. Just hitch the trailer so it’s level on the road and you should be okay.
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We have the same exact camper. The sway bar distributes the weight from just being on the hitch to using the frame. We pull ours with a Jeep Wrangler and don't use the sway bar. We bought a hitch that is way off the ground but keeps the camper level with the jeep. Our chains aren't even close to the street. We have a 5 inch lift on the Jeep. I can send a pic of the hitch if you want.
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Probably way off the subject dragging hitch chains can start forest fires! Very dry here in Arizona. Thanks
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