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Old 08-27-2015, 11:05 AM   #11
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I have the bracket jackets, but Equalizer actually states that they may reduce sway control since there is no longer metal on metal contact. The brake pad material would provide a friction surface and actually increase the friction and should also decrease noise.
Iron Cobra,the Old School Friction sway bars that have a bar between two (Brake pads) and activated by turning a threaded arm! The proper way to use these is (Hand Tighten VERY firmly) as per the MFG. These can also be (Very Noisy) also,and people (Loosen) them to reduce the Noise,thus (Not effective Sway Control)! Youroo!!
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:58 PM   #12
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The Reese SC , beat you to it ! Has friction pads (looks like brake pads ) on the L brackets.
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:02 PM   #13
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The Reese SC , beat you to it ! Has friction pads (looks like brake pads ) on the L brackets.
Actually, that was the reason I omitted Reese from the conversation in my original post.
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:29 PM   #14
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I know that there are a number of WDHs with sway control out there that use friction L brackets on the trailer A Frame.

Fastway E2
Equalizer 4Point
Reese (though not included in this conversation for soon to be obvious reasons)
Curt
and a few others.

If I attached a small piece of brake material to the L bracket, I wonder if it would assist in sway control as well as reduce noise.

Here is what I found..
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CNUGHCU..._g6F3vbZ7VB1B2

I'm hoping something like this would only enhance the friction and sway control.
For anybody feeling it would decrease noise, that's a crap shoot. Ever heard the term "creep groan"? When you creep forward at a stop sign, with your foot still lightly on the brake? Very common noise, it's a stick-slip phenomenon. Actually, that's exactly what you get with the steel-steel interface.

it ain't broken. Don't fix it.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:08 PM   #15
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Equal-i-zer has optional "Bracket Jackets" that go in the L-bracket, to help with noise.

Sway Bracket Jacket (pair) : Equal-i-zer Hitch Store
Use the "Bracket Jacket" with good results.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:17 PM   #16
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I used the bracket jackets with no reduction in sway control. As you break in the WDH is seems to quiet down. By the way, I have my 12000/1200 listed in the classifieds. May entertain shipping it, but don't know what the charges would be.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:47 PM   #17
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I used the bracket jackets with no reduction in sway control. As you break in the WDH is seems to quiet down. By the way, I have my 12000/1200 listed in the classifieds. May entertain shipping it, but don't know what the charges would be.
I likely would have purchased it from you if the shipping wouldn't have made it more expensive than the one I ordered from Etrailer. I ordered the model without the shank since I have a 12" drop shank already.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:41 AM   #18
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Use the "Bracket Jacket" with good results.
Agreed!
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