Sway Bar in the Rain
Took my new trailer for a test run this weekend. The helpful guy in the site next to me said that I should loosen my friction sway bar when it's raining. My route home was a stretch of highway heavily travelled by big trucks so I really did not want to disable the sway bar.
My setup is a Tacoma with towing pkg rated to pull 6500lbs and equipped with trailer brakes, a Rockwood 1901 at about 3800 GVWR, weight distribution bars and a friction sway control bar. Reading previous threads, the issue seems to be when turning, that because of slick streets the truck tires can slip due to the weight of the trailer pushing it. I am not an aggressive driver - very careful - but I am a beginner to towing. But it seems with my setup (weight of trailer being relatively low) that my risk from this issue is low. Seems that in the rain, I also wouldn't want the trailer swaying with the big trucks passing either so I'm thinking it is logical to leave the bar engaged.
2015 Rockwood Mini Lite 1901
2013 Toyota Tacoma w/tow pkg