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Old 05-03-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
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Adding 2nd sway bar problem

Soooooo, I have a 2015 Puma 32DBKS which is 36Ft long and when I picked up the trailer and using 1 sway bar I noticed more sway than I anticipated, dealer told me I should add a second friction sway bar to my hitch with a trailer that long. I bought a Pro Series friction sway bar. I installed the ball mount on my trailer without a problem. Last thing to do was mount the ball to my head assembly. When I attempted to do this
I noticed my head assembly has only 1 tab for 1 sway bar. I looked for adapters for this but I didn't see any and a new head assembly is about $180. Here is my head assembly. Any Ideas or am I about to spend $180
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You can buy the tab with a sway bar ball on it or just get a pc of 1/2 x 2 x 6 and drill the hole for the ball the same distance as the factory one and have it welded on the hitch head. Make sure you position the ball the same distance out and forward as the factory sway ball. Some sway bars come with all the hardware and you just have to trim the hitch side of the bar to match the hitch and weld.
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You can buy the tab with a sway bar ball on it or just get a pc of 1/2 x 2 x 6 and drill the hole for the ball the same distance as the factory one and have it welded on the hitch head.
Thanks, and when you say a piece of 1/2 x 2 x 6 you are referring to steel correct? My friend is a welder so this sounds like a plan. Thanks again!
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Thanks, and when you say a piece of 1/2 x 2 x 6 you are referring to steel correct? My friend is a welder so this sounds like a plan. Thanks again!
Yes, steel.
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Honestly with a trailer that length you are better off getting a wdh that has integrated sway control (ie equal-i-zer or Reese dual cam). That said you also need to look at the underlying cause of the sway. Too light on the hitch and too heavy in the rear of the tt can cause that to happen.
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Honestly with a trailer that length you are better off getting a wdh that has integrated sway control (ie equal-i-zer or Reese dual cam). That said you also need to look at the underlying cause of the sway. Too light on the hitch and too heavy in the rear of the tt can cause that to happen.
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Honestly with a trailer that length you are better off getting a wdh that has integrated sway control (ie equal-i-zer or Reese dual cam). That said you also need to look at the underling cause of the sway. Too light on the hitch and too heavy in the rear of the tt can cause that to happen.
I went from a Wildwood26TBSS that was 28 feet long to my current TT that is 36 feet long. On the way home from dealer with it and only using 1 sway bar there was sway from the wind (very windy day) and when trucks passed me. Was little sway with the Wildwood and I guess was expecting the same with the Puma. My weights are good, 11% hitch weight but I guess the added length adds a little instability. I did look at the Reese Dual cam and I am using the WDH with the trunnion bars now, so that is an option. Was just trying to save some money, however, I would rather feel comfortable while towing than having a few extra $$$$ in my pocket.
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11% tongue weight is still a little light. Ideal TW is approx 13-15%.
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You went from a +/-6K trailer to a +/-8.5K trailer. Is your W/D hitch rated for the new trailer?


IMO, don't waste money on sway control. Get a new/better hitch with integrated sway control to better match your new rig.
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You went from a +/-6K trailer to a +/-8.5K trailer. Is your W/D hitch rated for the new trailer?


IMO, don't waste money on sway control. Get a new/better hitch with integrated sway control to better match your new rig.
Yes, WDH is rated to 12,000lb just had to upgrade my spring bars from 800lb to 1,200lb bars and
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