trailer sway control

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trailer sway control

Postby Rob in NH » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:18 pm

Does anyone here use a sway control for their trailer ? I was thinking of getting a friction control for mine like this http://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distribu ... 83660.html
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Re: trailer sway control

Postby Cecil » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:51 pm

I used one like that on my 28 foot for a lot of years. They work great. Takes a couple of trips to get the setting correct. They do squeak when you are backing up.

Rob in NH
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Re: trailer sway control

Postby Rob in NH » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:54 pm

The reason why i am thinking of getting one is when i have 2 cubs loaded and its not just right it can sway and its a bit nerve racking when it happens.
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Re: trailer sway control

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:47 pm

I had a Reese equalizer with the "Cam-Lock" system built in for sway control I used with my camper, but have never had need of one when hauling tractors. Having the regular trailer tires and proper inflation can make a big difference. Car and light truck tires have softer sidewalls to give a smoother ride.
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