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Old 04-16-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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Sway bars for 2011 slx 154bh?

Just curious if I should be getting sway bars for my 2011 Swift slx 154bh? It weighs around 2500lbs dry and I will be towing with a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder rated for 6000lbs. I was under the impression that I wouldn't need them due to the weight but a few people have said I would need them. I do live in Alberta and it can be extremely windy here and will be driving on the highway a lot at 110km+.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:12 PM   #2
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Install a sway-bar and check your tires if they are rated over 65 miles an hour.
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Welcome to the forum.

Do you already have a WDH (weight distributing hitch)? With some types of WDH, the weight bars also provide anti-sway. With other hitches, an anti-sway device needs to be added.

Most folks on this site replace their trailer tires after 4-5 years regardless of their tread and mileage. You can check the tire date code to find how old they are.
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Safety. Why makes you feel safe not what people have said. Your opinion is what counts. No offense to other people but they aren't dragging that camper you are. Do the research outside of this forum an come to ur own opinion.
A friend of mine drags a 20 somethin ft camper behind a dually an uses nothin. His thought process is that the camper won't weight the truck down enough for a hitch system. What he never mentioned was how much or if that trailer sways. Has he ever puckered up I don't know an he wouldn't admit it unless it was a vein poppin event where he survived. Question is will he next time. Did I mention he won't drive over 50-55mph. Hmmm, maybe cause he gets sway??
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