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Old 11-28-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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21FBRS sway out of control

Towing 2014 21FBRS (3700 dry) with a 2014 Ram 1500 standard cab. Husky round bar WD hitch. Right side sway control.

Slight rearward tilt on the ball, hooked four links down from top, have five links between hooks and bar. My dealer had it set up three from top.

I have been progressively tightening the friction bar with the handle till it is full on, now starting to tighten the bottom nut. I can not keep this combination under control. The slightest breeze and I'm all over the road.

Will a left side bar help? Or have I done something else wrong?
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:35 AM   #2
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I wonder if you have the lift bars too tight. I tow a 23 with two links up with no swaying whatever. It almost sounds like you need more weight on the tongue
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:21 AM   #3
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It almost sounds like you need more weight on the tongue
I have the same trailer and hitch. My bars are set on the third link (top two free). Trailer tows level and is solid as a rock, even in windy conditions. Requires very little WD. I agree that you might not have enough tongue weight. Suggest you take it back to the dealer who set it up.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:40 AM   #4
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I also started out with just a right side sway bar. Adding a left helped, but didn't eliminate all the sway. I'd also double check the links. Like you I had to switch from 3 to 4 links once I loaded up the TT.


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Old 11-29-2014, 03:15 PM   #5
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Or maybe my sway isn't tight enough? I bottomed out the spin handle, and probably gone another half turn on the bottom nut. But I've read where it should be so tight that it almost doesn't straighten out of a slow turn.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:29 PM   #6
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21 fbrs sway

Are you checking how you have your trailer loaded. To much weight in back of trailer or tow vehicle can cause sway. I have a 2014 fbrs that I tow with a 2010 F 150 super cab that pulls good without the weight bars on and only the sway control. If I use my weight bars for a longer trip I have two links free and seems to work good and dont have the sway control cranked down like you say you are.
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I wouldn't think so but I haven't weighed it either. Dry foods in back next to fridge. Cold stuff in fridge. TP and a few towels in the bath. Pass thru up front has drinks, bottle water, extra cords and hoses, sat dish, two chairs, tub of leveling blocks.
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Could too much tension on the bars cause this? I've had it on the third link before i went to four, maybe I should try the second link?
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:45 PM   #9
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Also, if you still have P rated tires on they will contribute to sway.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:01 PM   #10
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21 fbrs sway

Also, make sure your truck tires are fully inflated.
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