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Old 09-01-2019, 09:38 AM   #1
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Jackknife warning, another bent head

I just bent my second hitch head by turning too sharp out of a gas station. We were watching the trailer and it didn't even seem close to where the sway bar was fully closed. (Husky round bar system with 2 away controls attached). We were no where near jackknifing. Can someone with more experience explain how to judge the limits. At this point I am ready to remove and reinstall the sway bar at any sharp turn.
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Turning sharp has its limits, just make wider turns. You're the driver and have to determine on your front view the path to drive. Go to a parking lot and practice the limits.
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snip...... Go to a parking lot and practice the limits.
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:24 AM   #4
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Check your measurements

A quick search shows one brands dimensions of 24 from trailer hitch center to trailer sway ball center. Maybe yours is to close and needs to be moved back.
Or you could get rid of all that weight distribution stuff and get a fifth wheel😁
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Id get rid of that style of hitch and go with something like this

https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Dist...SACEgIZ3PD_BwE
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Might consider an Anderson WDH?
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I went to the Reese round-bar system, with the built-it anti-sway, and eliminated the friction sway-bar. Never had a problem after that. What was nice, was that the Reece system retained value, and when I sold it four year later, it still retained a lot of value!
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