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Old 02-21-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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Curt Round Bar WD Hitch

Hello again. When I bought my FR, TT the dealer installed a Curt Round Bar WD hitch recommend by them with also a Curt sway control. Now I pull a 33ft TT at a dry weight of 6782 pounds with a 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 with the 3.5 L V6 Eco boost engine. 3.55 electronic lock RR axle. My question is does anyone own this hitch and setup and have they had good towing experience with it. Not new to TT towing just with this setup and trailer length and weight. Just bought both units truck and trailer in early November of 2015 so haven't been on the highways much yet. I guess main concern I'd sway and control. Any feedback would help. Thanks again for all previous responses. Great to be a FR forum member and FR owner. Thanks Jim
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:41 PM   #2
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I tow 2016 27rkss with my f250 and have no sway control added. Only the round bars. I don't even know it's back there.
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:10 PM   #3
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Yes but mines a F150
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Old 02-22-2016, 08:31 PM   #4
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Good point. Missed that one..lol
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:12 PM   #5
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I think dealers must get some great deals on basic WDH kits. The best dealers get good deals on better hitches (with integrated sway control) for their customers.

With a trailer that long and heavy, I would at the very least get a 2nd friction sway controller on the other side.

Most people today that need weight distribution go straight to a system with integrated sway control. You should consider the Equal-I-zer, Reese Dual-Cam, or Blue Ox.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:16 PM   #6
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Being ignorant and in a hurry, I ordered a round-bar-with-chain setup and a friction sway control from Amazon, based on hundreds of reviews from several sources. The first TT I used it on was a 7700# unit, our current one is 11000#. I moved the chain hangers from one TT to the other and tweaked the trunion for the new unit. Weight distribution is good, and with a single sway control, I can't even feel the squarest semi pass by us. It's old skool, but for me it works. Not to hijack the thread, but what am I missing?
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I tow a 35 foot 8200 pound ready to go 8329ss with a 2013 tundra and the same hitch. I used the hitch with my previous 30 foot trailer. I did add a second friction sway control when we upgraded to the longer trailer.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:49 PM   #8
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Mine is not a Curt but I also have round bars and have found the 2nd friction control made a bid difference.
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:50 PM   #9
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I also bought a round bar with friction control for my 29ft 261bhxl. Now Lippert tells me I can void the trailer warranty if I have a failure in the area where the friction control mount plate holes are drilled. If I had read this forum before I bought my hitch I would have got an equalizer type hitch with no need to drill.
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I'm towing a 33' bumper to tongue with the standard round bar from the dealer. I added a 2nd friction bar as well. It made a huge difference IMO. I'm towing with a F-150 as well.


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