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Old 08-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #11
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I have the WD bars with the chains on the end of them probabably like Sierra does. Have 1 friction sway control mounted on the curbside. Haven't done it yet or wanted to spend the extra $$ on a different setup. Only use my TT 2-3 weeks a year and maybe some closer trips. I am not a reckless driver(not saying you are) but my setup works for me now.

As for how much to tighten the sway control: I have learned to turn it to easy tight. That is tighten firmly without putting heavy force on it. If you hear a lot of grunting and groaning when you make even a slight turn(while traveling), you may have it too tight.

I have on occassion before entering the rv park, gone back there and loosened the tension so as to not put on a show for the happy campers watching me come into the campground.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #12
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I think awjoker was saying that without any sway control (active like the Husky centerline active hitch or a passive friction style) you will have sway no matter what your TV is. At least that's what I got out of it.
That's EXACTLY what I meant.

My point was that the type of truck (single or dual rear) does not reduce the trailer sway. If all you have is a ball hitch it WILL sway at highway speeds and you better pray you don't meet a semi or worse, get stuck between 2 of them on the highway. If you have a WD hitch, it will reduce some of the sway. If you add a friction bar, you get even more reduction, sway control hitches reduce even more. I've never had the fortune of owning a ProPride but I've been told that they eliminate virtually all sway.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:36 PM   #13
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I have a Hensley, there is no sway at all.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #14
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I've never had any sway with my setup even with big rigs passing. Only have 1 anti-sway bar. Also, yes it's possible to have it set too tight.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:51 AM   #15
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I have the WD bars with the chains on the end of them probabably like Sierra does. Have 1 friction sway control mounted on the curbside. Haven't done it yet or wanted to spend the extra $$ on a different setup. Only use my TT 2-3 weeks a year and maybe some closer trips. I am not a reckless driver(not saying you are) but my setup works for me now.

As for how much to tighten the sway control: I have learned to turn it to easy tight. That is tighten firmly without putting heavy force on it. If you hear a lot of grunting and groaning when you make even a slight turn(while traveling), you may have it too tight.

I have on occassion before entering the rv park, gone back there and loosened the tension so as to not put on a show for the happy campers watching me come into the campground.
Just want to know the same question. This weekend, I drove for the first time with the friction sway control made by Husky (like this: http://www.amazon.com/Husky-34715-Ha...d+sway+control). Also have the Husky WDH with the chain.

Anyways, do you tighten enough that you are not able to move the friction control by your hands? I set it that I can move it using arm muscle but am not sure is that enough.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #16
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Unless you are as strong as Hercules, you should not be able to pull on the bar and it slide back and forth. If you can pull on it, you do not have it tight enough. It is designed to dampen the sway, not necessarily take it totally away. As it gets older it will begin to "slip" in the sleeve if you have it too tight. I have tried to clean mine by pulling the bar completely out and sanding it with course steel wool and spraying brake cleaner on the bar. Never use lubricant of any kind. They sell pretty cheap.

If you tighten down too much, the bar will try to grab causing a horrible grunt/groan noise. You'll be the envy of the neighborhood when you come into a park! Not really but everybody knows that sound. If I'm not on the road and pulling into the camping area, I'll loosen the bar so it won't sing to the other campers.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #17
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Unless you are as strong as Hercules, you should not be able to pull on the bar and it slide back and forth. If you can pull on it, you do not have it tight enough. It is designed to dampen the sway, not necessarily take it totally away. As it gets older it will begin to "slip" in the sleeve if you have it too tight. I have tried to clean mine by pulling the bar completely out and sanding it with course steel wool and spraying brake cleaner on the bar. Never use lubricant of any kind. They sell pretty cheap.

If you tighten down too much, the bar will try to grab causing a horrible grunt/groan noise. You'll be the envy of the neighborhood when you come into a park! Not really but everybody knows that sound. If I'm not on the road and pulling into the camping area, I'll loosen the bar so it won't sing to the other campers.
I would either lightly air sand mine on both sides or glass bead blast them every year and tighten them until they made noise. Never did have a problem with them. Don't know what sleeve you're refering to. If you take one of them apart, it is just brake shoe material glued to the steel sides. Sometimes the glue will give up. When that happened one time, I just countersunk some pop rivets, got brake shoe adhesive and re-glued them and riveted them back.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:48 PM   #18
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Unless you are as strong as Hercules, you should not be able to pull on the bar and it slide back and forth. If you can pull on it, you do not have it tight enough. It is designed to dampen the sway, not necessarily take it totally away. As it gets older it will begin to "slip" in the sleeve if you have it too tight. I have tried to clean mine by pulling the bar completely out and sanding it with course steel wool and spraying brake cleaner on the bar. Never use lubricant of any kind. They sell pretty cheap.

If you tighten down too much, the bar will try to grab causing a horrible grunt/groan noise. You'll be the envy of the neighborhood when you come into a park! Not really but everybody knows that sound. If I'm not on the road and pulling into the camping area, I'll loosen the bar so it won't sing to the other campers.
Thanks for the advice. Then mine needs to be tighten (I am not Hercules yet ). I will turn the nut until I can't pull/push manually.
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Thanks for the advice. Then mine needs to be tighten (I am not Hercules yet ). I will turn the nut until I can't pull/push manually.
It needs to be tighter than that. If it doesn't pop or bang when you turn sharply, it is not tight enough. That's from using them for over 35 yrs and a whole bunch of miles.
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It needs to be tighter than that. If it doesn't pop or bang when you turn sharply, it is not tight enough. That's from using them for over 35 yrs and a whole bunch of miles.

Got it. No wonder, I was like WTF the reviewers raved about this product, the sway control doesn't make any difference driving over 250 miles this past weekend .

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Does the second sway control help?
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