Originally Posted by ky joe
Ok what I have heard from you guys is sinking in to my head.... Does the old style friction sway control worth trying to use and buy or would I be better off buy a new set up due to the size trailer I now have?
Hmmm, decisions, decisions.
I think the Reese Pro Series head assembly comes with a double ear setup.....the 2 extensions on either side of the ball platform that has holes in it for the small friction bar balls.
If that is the case, and it were me, I think I would opt to try 2 friction sway bars. For about $200, you can get 2 quality friction anti-sway bars, or 2 cheap 1s for about $100....I don't know the big difference between the cheap and expensive ones....maybe someone with experience with that type of sway control can chime in here.
If your current head assembly does not have the double ears, then replacing that is going to run about $150....plus the cost of the friction bars. In that case, if your current hitch shank and head assembly will work with the crook style spring bars (a call to Cequent towing would be needed to make sure), you can get 2 new spring bars and the dual cam setup for ~$370. That might be the better route if your current head assembly will not accommodate 2 friction bars.
Does all that make sense ??
In using the friction bar system, you may have to remove the bars before backing so that you do not bend the bars. A small price to pay if it controls the sway.