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Old 07-25-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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Is this sway and WDH?

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Looking to get a used 22' ft 2006 Summit RB22 (dry weight 4000lbs).

Owner of the trailer includes this hardware. Is a sway control and WDH? I currently have a brake controller and will be towing 90 miles home. Just sold my smaller trailer (15ft 2500lbs). How long is something like this to install (trying to see if I can install before towing home).









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Old 07-25-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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You haven't included any photo of the spring bars (with chains) for weight distribution...do you have them? That's a single friction sway bar you have.

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You haven't included any photo of the spring bars (with chains) for weight distribution...do you have them? That's a single friction sway bar you have.

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That was what I was thinking too. I will see the trailer this afternoon. Hopefully I can tow it home just on the ball joint alone.
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I believe that style of bar will have a short, vertical section that slides up into the hitch head. The other end will have a chain to attach to the flip up latch on the campers' tongue.

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You have a friction bar sway control system, and it looks like snap up brackets on the trailer frame, but I'll be darned if I see any kind of hookup on the ball mount.

Wait, that "tube" that goes from the upper to lower part of the ball mount may accept spring bars.
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The parts should look like this...

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Edit: Chap, it's hard to see, but it looks like there's a flip up latch mounted on the tongue.
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The parts should look like this...

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Edit: Chap, it's hard to see, but it looks like there's a flip up latch mounted on the tongue.
Dave, I reposted after I looked a little closer at the photos. You are exactly right.
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So this is just a sway? If I want to integrate the WDH into the current setup , can I do it?
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So this is just a sway? If I want to integrate the WDH into the current setup , can I do it?
There should be spring bars that go into that hitch from the bottom. I don't see any kind of connection to hold the spring bars in place, though. The spring bars will probably have chains on the other end that hook to the 2 brackets on the frame near the propane tanks.

If the owners have the spring bars, then you should have both weight distributing and sway control.

You may need to adjust the hitch head up or down to get the proper ball height, and may need to tilt the hitch head to get proper weight distributing. Take some big wrenches with you.

It might be tough knowing how much to adjust the tilt, without doing fender measurements. If a "persuader" bar is included with the snap up brackets, it should take some strength to snap up the bracket with the chain connected. That might get you in the ballpark of correct adjustment for the trip home. To tweak the system, you will need to do fender measurement or check your weights at a truck scale.

Don't know the specifics of that WDH, but is is probably good to have at least 5 chain lengths under tension between the snap up bracket and spring bars to allow some "swing" when you turn.
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You need the spring bars that go with the set-up.

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