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Old 07-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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Weight Distribution Anti Sway Hitch

Ordered a 2013 Surveyor SP240 and wondering about recommendations for a Anti Sway Hitch. Trailer is only 4,700# and I am pulling it with a 2012 Crew Max Tundra, do you think I need one?
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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The 4700 lb number looks like the dry shipping weight (4167) and dry tongue weight (505) combined. Dry weights don't usually come into play. You should be looking at the GVWR instead. The GVWR for your unit is 7505 lbs (West Coast).

The GVWR on my trailer is 7325 lbs (dry weight 3631) and I do use an Anti-Sway bar towing with a 2011 double cab Tundra. I never had a problem with swaying at all even with big rigs passing.

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Old 07-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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I would definitely recommend an anti sway system on any conventional travel trailer.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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So lets talk preferred brands. Anyone have a favorite, Pierce, 2E, Curtis ?
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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We use an Anderson weight distribution hitch and are very happy with it. It's light weight easy to hook and unhook. It's a new product but worth looking into.

We have a SP-280 and haul with a Nissan Titan.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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Top of the line: Propride and Hensley.....probably overkill with your setup.

Since that is a fairly long trailer (26.5') a sway control integrated with the weight distributing systems would work well for your combo: Equal-i-zer 4 pt., Reese Straight Line Dual Cam, Blue Ox Sway Pro. Fastway E2 (not quite as good as Equal-i-zer 4 pt.), and Husky Centerline (truck and trailer need to be straight when hooking up) would also work. Anderson is another option new to the market, and most users seem satisfied with that.

If you already have a WDH, then a friction sway bar would be an option, but probably not as good as a WDH with built in sway control.

If you are currently using a Reese WDH with the crooked spring bars, the dual cam can be added.
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I have a Equalizer 4pt which is the wdh and sway control for my 30 ft Rockwood TT and works perfect and is easy to hook up to. Just make sure have the proper weight bars for your camper which any RV place will be able to help with.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:36 PM   #8
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Well dealer called today and is throwing in a 1000 lbs E2 so I guess I don't need to worry about what to buy. Thanks for all the great suggestions, the experience of others is one great advantage of this owners group.
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