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Old 11-11-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Sway on 330 RLTS

I am looking at a new 330 RLTS but an a little concerned about sway with a trailer that large since I do plan to two it. My dealer is recommending a Equalizer 4.0 brand of sway control. Can any other owners who tow their unit comment on sway and what kind of sway control they use? I will be towing with a 2009 F250 diesel crew cab, so the size of the truck should help a little with sway control also. Would also be interested in what what your tow vehicle is also.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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My trailer tows very nice no sway at all. I even got into a situation were a car spun out in front of me. I had to do a panic stop/slow down and it tracked straight and true. It is heavy in the front which helps in sway. I have towed mine about 1300 miles already. Just bought this past August.
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do you know the brand of sway control you have?
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:08 PM   #4
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I have the Reese straight line, dual cam 1700#/17000# seens to work well with my 330rlts.
http://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distr...e/RP66075.html
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:49 PM   #5
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When I first picked up my 330 I had to purchase a new hitch set up old one wasn`t going to work.I have been towing for a while but was also concerned about towing a long trailer,but I was very happy with how much control the hitch set up worked towing.I will check name brand tomorrow and post
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I have the equalizer 4 point sway.
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We are having a much better experience with the Equalizer vs the original "single bar" Huskey set-up dealer set us up with (we paid for Equalizer, but picked up the tt near the factory and they didn't have that in stock; they put on the Huskey I just mentioned. Dealer gave us the Equalizer when we returned to Cali). Belated welcome to JOF
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pcx8000,

With a properly sized/adjusted WDH with integrated sway control you should be able to manage/control a potential sway event should it arise. Equal-i-zer brand WDH's and Reese HP Dual Cam WDH's are both popular/effective WDH's with integrated sway control.

As member "bounder" touched on, the 330RLTS is a heavy TT under loaded conditions (ignore dry/UVW weights) and will require a WDH with a high spring bar rating. IMO you should be looking at a 1,400lb rated WDH at a minimum, but if you tend to pack heavy then you may want to consider something a little higher than a 1,400lb rating.

Confirm that your TV's receiver weight limit in the WD mode is up to the task as well.

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I have recently purchased a 330 RLTS and am towing with a 2011 F 250 Diesel. Using a round bar hitch. No additional sway control.

The trailer tracks very well. Much better than mu previous F-150 pulled my 6500 # pilgrim. I can tell if a tractor trailer is trying to pass me however I felt no tendency to sway from the trailer.

I did notice that the trailer is long... ad evidenced by the scratches on the fender of mine from its maiden voyage. Make wide turns...

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pcx8000,

With a properly sized/adjusted WDH with integrated sway control you should be able to manage/control a potential sway event should it arise. Equal-i-zer brand WDH's and Reese HP Dual Cam WDH's are both popular/effective WDH's with integrated sway control.

As member "bounder" touched on, the 330RLTS is a heavy TT under loaded conditions (ignore dry/UVW weights) and will require a WDH with a high spring bar rating. IMO you should be looking at a 1,400lb rated WDH at a minimum, but if you tend to pack heavy then you may want to consider something a little higher than a 1,400lb rating.

Confirm that your TV's receiver weight limit in the WD mode is up to the task as well.

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I had to upgraded to a heavier receiver on my truck because the Reese straight line hitch (1700/17000) has 2 1/2" bar. Easy instulation no drilling.
http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitc...eid=2005203597
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