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Old 06-28-2016, 10:34 AM   #21
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Thats an easy fix - spend a few dollars and purchase an Equal-i-zer WDH!
While it IS a great hitch, even a poorly configured Equal-i-zer will cause the same kind of problems OP's having.

Before spending a fistful of bills, I would make sure what I have isn't going to work given a proper setup. People have been towing with that equipment for decades, and many are perfectly happy. If all your weights and measures are good, and it's still giving you trouble, then I would consider an upgrade.

But then, I get kind of hesitant about spending $600 to replace something if I haven't given it a fair chance to work properly.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:14 AM   #22
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I'd try moving it up a chain link. I can't hook or unhook the bars on either of my trailers without jacking both trailer and truck up with the tongue jack. Doesn't sound like you have much tension there.

You need the front end back to where it is when unhooked.
The more links I move the chain up, the easier it sways.
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:55 AM   #23
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Can you post a picture of the whole TV and Trailer hooked up? It might help everybody see what it looks like hooked up and give proper advice.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:05 PM   #24
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This is the most convoluted answer I have ever seen. Nothing wrong with the WDH according to what the OP said. He has trailer sway with a conventional WD hitch seen in the picture (which does nothing for sway). Don't add a SECOND anti-sway yet, buy your FIRST one! You don't have any anti-sway yet. Add a second one if the first one doesn't work. Still doesn't work? Buy a more expensive hitch that includes both AS and WD in the same unit. And for God's sake get your e-brake cable properly attached to your truck. Looping it through the chain like that isn't going to do you any good as that hook will probably pull away before the cable ever pulls the brake.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:15 PM   #25
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Don't add a SECOND anti-sway yet, buy your FIRST one!
He states in the first post that he does have a sway bar installed tight, but it's on the other side so you can't see it on the picture...
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:25 PM   #26
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The more links I move the chain up, the easier it sways.
I'm wondering if this is exacerbating a potential tongue weight/nose-up problem?

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Can you post a picture of the whole TV and Trailer hooked up? It might help everybody see what it looks like hooked up and give proper advice.
+1. A pic of the entire setup would help. As would a measurement of the distance from frame rail to ground in the front and rear of the trailer after it's hooked up (to determine level of the trailer, assuming truck and trailer are all lined up and on level ground).
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He states in the first post that he does have a sway bar installed tight, but it's on the other side so you can't see it on the picture...
Okay, I stand corrected (and apparently skipped that entire last sentence). Downloaded and zoomed the pic and can maybe just make out the top of the bar, still can't see where it is attached.

So place me firmly in the camp that says get a second anti-sway. Damn sight cheaper than replacing the entire WD setup. Also, figure out the tongue weight. Tail heavy on the TT will induce a lot of sway; try moving some weight up front if it measures light at the CAT scale (3-pass measurement) or get a Sherline scale (but costs a bit).
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:40 PM   #28
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The more links I move the chain up, the easier it sways.
If you mean "the more tension I put on the spring bars"...
The easier it sways.
That would also indicate too little tongue weight. When you increase the tension you are basically transferring more weight off of the hitch towards the front of the tow vehicle and the trailer axles.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:46 PM   #29
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There seem to be many problems at play here. Not enough tongue weight. Probably need two sway bars. I would do as other have suggested and start the set up process from the beginning after addressing the tongue weight issue.

There may be other hitches that others think are better. However, there are many towing out there without Equalizers, ProPrides or Hensley's and they don't have any problem. No reason the OP can't make what he has work just fine.
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