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Old 10-01-2016, 04:19 PM   #11
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I have not used anything on the sway bar. Yes on the WD sockets. I had a 'happy camper' at a campground tell me that I should use some light oil. Said it was making too much noise. That says it's working to me.
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:24 PM   #12
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I have not used anything on the sway bar. Yes on the WD sockets. I had a 'happy camper' at a campground tell me that I should use some light oil. Said it was making too much noise. That says it's wo0rking to me.
Very good point! I think its the default response for some folks that very moving thing needs grease / oil!
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:36 PM   #13
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Slight hijack here but important to the subject. What kind of grease / oil if any should be put on the friction sway bar after a cleanup of the bar?
To add to that, when I had friction bars the instructions said to wire brush the contact surfaces after...I think 500 miles...and then every so often after that to keep debris from compacting and reducing the effectiveness.
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:39 PM   #14
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You should be fine with just cranking it until it's really firm...I know I said as tight as it will go, but that's really not necessary. Just pretty tight.
x2 That is what I have been doing. I could tighten it more but I don't like how it feels while towing.

I also add some type of hitching lubricate to the hitch ball and ends of my WD bars. I was told I didn't really need to but could if I wanted to. After a long period of time I noticed on my WD device that it states to do so.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:05 PM   #15
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I tightened as much as I could then backed it off 1/2 turn. Make sure the tightening lever is facing straight down when you are towing. When I got to the park and stopped at the dump/fill station I removed the sway control while the fw tank was filling. Then you should be ready to back into your site.
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When I got to the park and stopped at the dump/fill station I removed the sway control while the fw tank was filling.
This sounds scary to me. I hope you did not fill your FW tank at the dump station. That water is usually "non-potable" and the hose is very contaminated.
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This sounds scary to me. I hope you did not fill your FW tank at the dump station. That water is usually "non-potable" and the hose is very contaminated.
X2! Yikes!
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State Parks always have one hose for rinsing and two that are potable water for filling and they are very well marked. The fill hoses are required to be a specific distance from the dump and all have vacuum breakers.
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State Parks always have one hose for rinsing and two that are potable water for filling and they are very well marked. The fill hoses are required to be a specific distance from the dump and all have vacuum breakers.
Depends on which State Parks.
California's don't have such things at the dump stations.
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State Parks always have one hose for rinsing and two that are potable water for filling and they are very well marked. The fill hoses are required to be a specific distance from the dump and all have vacuum breakers.
Ok good, just wanted to make sure
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