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Old 11-25-2011, 02:40 PM   #31
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We don't live in Canada - what the website for RVW?
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:45 PM   #32
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We don't live in Canada - what the website for RVW?
sorry, i assumed because of the hockey dad and the NB(New Brunswick), you lived in Canada.

google rvwholesalers.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:17 AM   #33
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This has been a very interesting thread. I've been towing a 29' TT (33' bumper to hitch) with a GMC 1500 Crew cab and WDH for a year now, and I have never had an incident with sway. Now I'm upgrading the TV to a Ford F-150 EB with the Max Tow package, and I'm wondering if I should upgrade from the WDH to a WDH with Sway control.

Anyone have any idea if the new Ford has anti-sway with the Max Tow? I'm only concerned because we do a lot of trips through the Rockies, and we often pass through some of the windiest conditions anywhere in North America. What should I expect to pay to to convert my WDH? Should I go straight to the dual cam? Is there much difference in price?
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:28 PM   #34
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NBhokeydad,
Looks like you're picking up your trailer today.

I'm late to the party regarding sway control, but let me stress a couple of points made here:
  1. Some people talk about sway as being the suck-pull-push from a passing truck or the push from a light wind. This is normal, but is not the sway you need to be concerned with. Real sway is unpredictable and can be best described as a "rapid side-to-side oscillation of the trailer which increases with each swing". It happens for a variety of reasons, but excessive speed and poor match-up between trailer and TV are two of the more common ones. A good WDH with sway control helps minimize it. Driving smart does, too.
  2. Don't trust your salesman. Or trust but verify, as Ronny used to say.
  3. WDH is required by Ford if the trailer is > 5,000lbs or the hitch is > 500lbs. Even if you are lighter than these values, a WDH will help and sway control is cheap so why not? Don't go cheap on safety.
Anyway, you are probably ready to leave soon for your trailer. Have a great PDI and enjoy. Let us know what you decided to do about the hitch.
x2 and may I add that I have never heard of extra safety practices hurting anybody, but I sure have heard about them saving folks.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #35
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Finally picked up a WDH with a Reese friction sway control bar. Looking forward to using it. I feel much safer now. Thanks to all!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #36
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This has been a very interesting thread. I've been towing a 29' TT (33' bumper to hitch) with a GMC 1500 Crew cab and WDH for a year now, and I have never had an incident with sway. Now I'm upgrading the TV to a Ford F-150 EB with the Max Tow package, and I'm wondering if I should upgrade from the WDH to a WDH with Sway control.

Anyone have any idea if the new Ford has anti-sway with the Max Tow? I'm only concerned because we do a lot of trips through the Rockies, and we often pass through some of the windiest conditions anywhere in North America. What should I expect to pay to to convert my WDH? Should I go straight to the dual cam? Is there much difference in price?
We have the F-150 EB with the max tow package. The truck came with an anti-sway break system. This just means that if your trailer does start to sway, the break system will kick-in to help regain control (and it works!). Idiot driver cut in front of me on the interstate and I had to evade. You will still need an anti-sway hitch system. We have the Equal-i-zer. It works great, but we did have to make some adjustments after the initial set-up from the dealer.

www.equalizerhitch.com
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #37
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X2 on the Equalizer. My dealer actually recommended it when I purchased last fall, I didn't think I needed it, I towed it home without it and quickly changed my mind. I took it back in February, the dealer installed it, and it's been night and day. It's a good thing. A very good thing.
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