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Old 03-01-2018, 04:03 PM   #1
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Sway bar for micro lite 23lb

I have just purchased a 2017 micro lite 23lb (4000lbs) that I will be towing with my gmc Yukon xl denali. We have planned a trip from NJ to Yellowstone and would like to hear from others if I need a sway bar.
and if so, sway bar recommendations?
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You need a WDH. i recommend Blue Ox.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:17 PM   #3
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You will need a WDH.
We have basically the same trailer except you have the bunk bed option, ours has the larger bathroom.
Our WDH has the add on sway bar option but I have never put it on and have never felt like I have needed it.
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which WDH are you using?
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We are using a basic WDH that the dealer provided.
EAZ-LIFT WDH 600lb’s w/ sway control (if you google that it will come up)
It’s nothing fancy but it works fine, the trailer is not really that heavy and IMO does not need a fancy big money WDH.(in my opinion)
The hitch was real easy to setup and we are going into our third season without any issues.
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many thanks....I am very new to this (planning to retire soon) and have viewed installation videos but am trying to understand why the dealer is trying to sell me a $1000 WDH with sway control. It seems to me that you cannot just purchase a WDH without sway bars, however looking at your rig (very nice) it seems that you do not use the sway bars. Correct?
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Yep, you need a WDH.
I'm sure if you read your Yukon's owners manual, it'll say that.
And DON'T use fantasy dry weights.
Loaded for camping, that TT will have a hitch weight over 600lbs and easily weigh over 5000lbs.
Both numbers indicate needing a WDH, based on the owners manual towing section.

On a trailer like yours, use the GVWR .
I had a similar trailer and I used a 4pt Equal-i-zer WDH, pulled by an Avalanche which is the same platform as the Yukon.

Where do you live where a WDH with sway control costs $1000?😲
You can get a 4pt Equal-i-zer with free shipping for less than half that.
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many thanks....I am very new to this (planning to retire soon) and have viewed installation videos but am trying to understand why the dealer is trying to sell me a $1000 WDH with sway control. It seems to me that you cannot just purchase a WDH without sway bars, however looking at your rig (very nice) it seems that you do not use the sway bars. Correct?
We just use the weight distribution bars, our hitch came with the sway control add on but we have never used it and never felt the need to.
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And many WDH units have sway control built in...like the Blue Ox I previously mentioned...easy configuration, easy adjustment, easy hookup and no sway.
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And many WDH units have sway control built in...like the Blue Ox I previously mentioned...easy configuration, easy adjustment, easy hookup and no sway.
The 4pt Equal-i-zer also has built-in sway control with no drilling needed.

Suggest you do some reading about WDHs and the different styles.
I'm not a fan of the old tech chain WDHs with add-on friction anti-sway bars .
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The 4pt Equal-i-zer also has built-in sway control with no drilling needed.

Suggest you do some reading about WDHs and the different styles.
I'm not a fan of the old tech chain WDHs with add-on friction anti-sway bars .


You will be better off with sway control like the 4- point hitch, especially pulling that distance. When you get a 18 wheeler beside you( some places both sides) running 70+, I promise you will get sway.The winds in the flat open areas will cause sway, Iíve had small vehicles pass me with a strong pull on my truck. Like the previous post noted, your hitch weight will likely be over 600lbs with a loaded trailer, I have a 25bh and Iím at 800lb hitch weight loaded
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I'm still using my 12 year old EazLift WDH with friction sway control with my current TT a Rockwood 2703 at 32.5 ft long and a hitch weight of 1068lbs and 7800lbs GVWR

I never experienced any sway or ill handling, white knuckle moments towing from coast to coast and exclusively in the Sierras and Rocky Mountains while living in CA so I believe I have it dialed in correctly. I am thinking about replacing it with a Blue Ox or Equalizer but I'm in no rush I can't imagine that one of those systems is going to make my towing experience any better then it already is.

I've always towed with a 3/4 ton truck prior truck was a Chevy 2500 and the current is a RAM 2500 so perhaps that helped my situation using the EazLift with the friction sway control.
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The 4pt Equal-i-zer also has built-in sway control with no drilling needed.

Suggest you do some reading about WDHs and the different styles.
I'm not a fan of the old tech chain WDHs with add-on friction anti-sway bars .
I recommend the Andersen "no sway system": Easy to install, performs as advertised, and best of all very easy to hook up, adjust and unhook.

We had one on a 21FBRS and loved it.
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I recommend the Andersen "no sway system": Easy to install, performs as advertised, and best of all very easy to hook up, adjust and unhook.



We had one on a 21FBRS and loved it.


Ditto on the Andersen. We just completed a trip from Virginia Beach to Florida with our 21FBRS behind our F150 and it was great. The easy fine tuning that the Andersen allowed was very welcome. Get one and you wonít be disappointed.
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$1k for WD hitch is outrageous. Also, buy the hitch that fits your needs. At 4K lbs your tongue weight is going to be in the 400-600lb range. When we purchased our 23LB the dealer charged us about $300 for the WD hitch with sway control. And they installed it free of charge.
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