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Old 05-07-2015, 08:41 PM   #21
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I always take my off. Don't want to find out the hard way if I dont.

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Old 05-07-2015, 09:01 PM   #22
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I have been using the sway bar style control since 1976 and have never removed it to back in.

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Old 05-07-2015, 09:07 PM   #23
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I use the friction sway bar, I loosen the handle on it when I'm in the campground, but I never take it off to back in. I don't turn very sharp when backing in, it all about the approach. If you can master the approach to a site, then generally backing in should require jack knifing.

Some sites probably require you to remove the bar, but I haven't camped on any of those yet.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:41 PM   #24
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No need to remove anything when backing with the Andersen set up.

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Old 05-08-2015, 07:41 AM   #25
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I popped the little ball off my hitch once while backing up to the fresh water source at a campground. And I hadn't even turned that sharply. Fortunately, I was able to purchase a replacement ball at a nearby trailer dealer.

Now, I loosen the tension handle (but don't remove the bar), either when I'm checking in, or when I'm filling the FW tanks.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:47 AM   #26
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I remove mine. If I don't, then the sway bar doesn't get damaged but one of the pins gets bent. I forget every once in a while, so now I have a stash of pins in my go-bag.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:58 PM   #27
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Wow, never even thought of this... I have primarily been at drive through sites, but a couple back in's, never had any issues, but now that I know if I see a sharp corner I need to make I will in the future, Great info guys!!
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:36 PM   #28
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I remove mine. Some of these campsites are abit tight and I've had to turn it hard to get it in there. Not sure if its necessary but I also remove the trunnions on my WDH when backing into one of these slots. Better safe than sorry. I've gone to one place that anything over 25 foot ain't gonna make it. My 18 footer just does.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:57 PM   #29
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I have an equalizer also, no need to remove. But if I had a brand that said to remove first I would.

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