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kenandlisah

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i have 1500 chevy silverado 5.3l just bought a 26ft tt. weight about 3900 lbs i have a weight distribution hitch do i still need a sway bar? thanks. Ken

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you dont need one but I would highly recommend one. You'll know what I mean if you drive it without. They help tremendously.


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kenandlisah wrote:

i have 1500 chevy silverado 5.3l just bought a 26ft tt. weight about 3900 lbs i have a weight distribution hitch do i still need a sway bar? thanks. Ken


Before throwing anything away; What model of WD hitch do you have?
Most have a place to mount a sway bar kit.

If the trailer and truck are level or trailer slightly nose down when hooked up you might try towing without a sway bar. You only need one if the trailer has some sway. A well aligned setup will tow fine without it.





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I would throw away the WD hitch and get another one with integrated sway control. Actually, I would add two friction sway bars for $60 and try it first.


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A sway bar is the same thing as friction sway control. With a trailer that weighs less than 5000 pounds, I doubt you need but one.

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friction sway control huh? ill check into that. thanks for the help.

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I would recommend an anti sway system. When the trailer is going crazy behind you is a poor time to go shopping for one. A single friction bar should be a good investment for your trailer. Not as HANDY or effective as integrated anti sway but it is recommended for trailers up to 26 feet in length. It does not produce as much force to maintain the connection in a straight line as integrated systems but I used one for many thousands of miles with my 25 footer.
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dont have a weight distribution hitch or sway control yet but looking at getting some views on which to get and the proper way it should be set up.

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going to Martinsville Va. in Oct from Fl. just want to be safe thanks.

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