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Old 02-07-2015, 07:46 AM   #1
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Newbie question on backing

"Upgraded" from a PUP to a 23IKSS. Should the "sway bars" be removed from the hitch before backing up the camper ?
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:58 AM   #2
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Depends on your sway bars. If yoy are using the single flat bar style, yes. If you are using the beefier square bar type, then no. However, since you will be disconnecting them anyway to set up camp, or disconnect the trailer either at home or the storage lot you may as well remove them as you will have to anyway.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:58 AM   #3
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Depends which hitch you have. I don't remove them until I am setting up. I have an E2™ Sway Control Hitch, Round Bar Type .
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:36 AM   #4
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I have the "e2 hitch" with the square bars. It seems (in my head,at least) that it may be easier to back the Roo without the bars attached.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:53 AM   #5
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I have E2 round bars on mine and have never removed them for backing up. In my driveway I have to leave them attached or the jack will hit. Don't know if it is harder to backup with them attached, have not noticed a difference with or without.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:58 AM   #6
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With my previous TT, I had the Equalizer, and it was always easier to back up with the bars removed.

Personal preference--see which way works better for you and go with it.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:09 AM   #7
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I remove mine, but it depends on what you have. In my case my anti-sway friction bars are separate from my round WDH bars. If you have something like the equalizer, where your WDH and anti-sway is all in one, you'll probably want to leave them connected.




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Old 02-07-2015, 09:33 AM   #8
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I have a roo 21dk with the equilizer 4pt system. Never took them off and I need to almost jack knife the rig to get into my driveway.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:40 AM   #9
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I have the Andersen WDH on my 233s and no need to remove it when backing up.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:23 PM   #10
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With a "basic" Husky 1200/12000 WDH, consisting of 2 torsion bars or spring bars and double friction type sway bars.
I like keeping things simple....am a low tech man....and it works perfectly at a fraction of the price.
I take the sway bars off before backing off just to be safe...but never removed the torsion bars though.
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