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Old 03-30-2016, 09:43 AM   #1
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Sway Control Options?

With trailers getting wider, taller, and sometimes lighter I have issues with my current rig which is a small hybrid Roo pulled by a mid size SUV using an old Reese WDH hitch and friction control sway reduction. I've pulled old 7 wide airstreams with full size vans and you truly didn't feel them behind you so. I've got a lot of options:
1. 4 point equilizer
2. hemsley sway control system
3. electronic sway control such as tuson or dexter
4. others?
So before I spend $500 or so on a new system what do you like and what hasn't worked for you.
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:51 AM   #2
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Mid size SUV? You really need to know all the Specs. on Both Vehicles to answer your request! Youroo!!
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:08 AM   #3
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Mid size SUV? You really need to know all the Specs. on Both Vehicles to answer your request! Youroo!!
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:21 PM   #4
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Sway Control Options.

Well the SUV weights about 3700 and the trailer weights loaded about 3300 with about 500 lbs of tongue wt. I'm not going to change out either one of them in the near future, so my question is as stated previously, what has worked for you and what hasn't. Anyone out there used the electronic sway control integrated into the trailer brakes. Don't tell me about how to set the hitch I've towed a dozen different combinations in the past so I know that part. What I don't know is if some of the new technology would make a difference.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:46 PM   #5
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The Reese Dual Cam Sway Control may work with your current set-up.

I have it on mine and it was a NOTICEABLE difference in sway with/without it. the first review on e-trailer (Mike 1/2/2014) was by me and I still love it. I'm intrigued by the Hensley Arrow but can't justify the cost difference when the Reese DC works so well for my application.

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Old 03-30-2016, 04:32 PM   #6
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With trailers getting wider, taller, and sometimes lighter I have issues with my current rig which is a small hybrid Roo pulled by a mid size SUV using an old Reese WDH hitch and friction control sway reduction. I've pulled old 7 wide airstreams with full size vans and you truly didn't feel them behind you so. I've got a lot of options:
1. 4 point equilizer
2. hemsley sway control system
3. electronic sway control such as tuson or dexter
4. others?
So before I spend $500 or so on a new system what do you like and what hasn't worked for you.
Thanks,
Rob
Well since you replied the way you did to our Questions,I can Very easy tell you that since you dont want to spend 500.00$ Items # 1-2 and 3 Cost way More than 500.00$ so you may still have to use your Reese WDH and Friction sway control! Youroo!!
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:00 PM   #7
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3700lb SUV sounds more like a compact CUV.

I've been heavily researching WDH lately. You may be a good candidate for the Andersen Hitch. It weighs like 50 lbs and is apparently great for controlling sway and should handle your light tongue weight. Its the newest WDH technology and also costs about $500.

I think a hensley setup weighs like 200+ lbs and thats before you hookup your trailer so you may be exceeding your hitch capacity with that.

Hope that helps.
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:41 PM   #8
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sway control

Thanks guys,
I don't mind spending the $500 or more just don't want to spend it on a system that wouldn't work for me. For example I had no idea that the Hensley unit was that heavy and your right that would be a deal breaker. As for tow vehicle I have to be able to park in the city in a parking garage with small spaces so a big tow vehicle is out until I retire in a couple of years.
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Another vote for the Andersen. Haven't used one, but with something light, I'd definitely give it a try.
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Equalizer has worked well for me.

Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution
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