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Old 07-08-2014, 01:32 PM   #11
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I notice you say your tow vehicle is a F250 if that is so a weight distribution w/sway control is overkill for such a small trailer. So my question is does the dealer know you have a 3/4 ton tow vehicle?
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:33 PM   #12
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I notice you say your tow vehicle is a F250 if that is so a weight distribution w/sway control is overkill for such a small trailer. So my question is does the dealer know you have a 3/4 ton tow vehicle?
But he also wants to pull it with an explorer, which would need a WDH.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:50 PM   #13
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Just a observation...if they are pushing you to buy the Husky Centerline as indicated in your pictures the price is a steal. With that said, I had the Centerline and was not happy with it for a few reasons. Let me know if you want more info about my thoughts.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:17 PM   #14
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Ah, ok. They explained it to me as sway control. Thanks for the info. I guess the more I know going into the deal the better off I'll be.

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YES, you'll definitely need that WDH with sway control, if you plan on towing it with a unibody Exploder, which only has a towing capacity of 5000lbs. and 500lbs. hitch capacity IF it has the factory tow package.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:12 PM   #15
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Find another dealer. Its like the one I was at that they had to inspect my truck and a pdi was 800. I laughed. You have plenty of truck
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:19 PM   #16
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everyone please read the OP"s last line:

"We'll also pull this unit with a new ford explorer with a tow package."

he'll need that WDH and sway control if he plans on using the newer downsized unibody Explorer to tow it.

sure, if he was only using the truck, the most he'd need would be a friction anti-sway bar.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:07 AM   #17
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I think this statement is what is confusing people as he was referring to the truck not the explorer " It seems to me that such a small unit being pulled by my F250 should not need a $350 sway bar" , but I 100% agree that the explorer would need the WDH.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:27 PM   #18
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Just bought a Clipper 17FQ back in April.

My wife called and negotiated that the hitch, swaybar, and brake control be included and installed on my truck for no additional cost. It can be done, if they want to sell the camper.

I was told that since the camper has a single axle and is "light" compared to others, the sway bar helps tremendously. The hitch makes the truck sit much better and drive much more securely.

I've not hauled mine without them both.


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This picture appears to be the tell-tale l-brackets of the equalizer or clone type weight distributing antisway hitch. All in one. Not bad price if it's for either but for f-250 it might be more than needed and not easily shared with most explorers that could use it. Sounds good for explorer if it has wd capability.
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sway control for small trailer

Ok guys and gals....I have a 195BH that I pull with and Explorer XLT with mods to the suv for proper towing. I'm still experiencing some sway on the interstate so I am investing in a WDH and a sway bar system. The guy that normally does all my "hitch work" on all my vehicles has quoted me $400 out the door for WDH sway bar and install of the sway bars. Does this sound about right on price?
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