Originally Posted by racecar67
Back in Feb I moved up in the world of camping when I went from a Fleetwood Niagara pop-up to a Wildwood 26TBSS. Here's the question. On my pop-up I had a friction sway controller and it worked well with it. on my TT I have two. How tight should I get the two units? My dealer says crankum down but, how? As tight as I can get them with my hand or do I use the break over tool for my WDH to tighten? I think on my las t trip I over tightened and not only loosened and gauld the small attach balls on the hitch but it slightly bent both ears they conect to.
Race car, are you referring to a basic WDH with two add-on friction sway bars?
If so, I don't recommend you continue to use that system anymore with your new 26TBSS. Your new trailer is 29' long and has a dry weight of 5,800lbs, correct? I believe the cargo weight can be as high as 2,000lbs but even with a more reasonable 1,000lbs of cargo, you are pulling a fairly long and moderately heavy trailer. This is somewhat dependent on your tow vehicle, but ignoring that for now, I suggest you upgrade the hitch to an Equal-I-zer or Reese Dual Cam. These have much better sway control integrated into the WDH.