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Old 11-20-2015, 09:16 PM   #1
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Sway bars on hitch every time??

Evening all, hope all is well. First snow tonight here.
I have a short trip tomorrow with the camper. Do I need to use the sway bars/weight distribution bars?


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Old 11-20-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:03 PM   #3
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Whats your "short tow" If I was just moving a few miles down the road, not involving interstate or high cross winds than sure as long as the tongue weight is not lifting the front wheels. If you have a limited amount of towing experience......then but them on...
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:15 AM   #4
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Why take a chance? I always put them on. It's only 5 minutes more.
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:36 AM   #6
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Evening all, hope all is well. First snow tonight here.
I have a short trip tomorrow with the camper. Do I need to use the sway bars/weight distribution bars?


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Howdy neighbor,
Be safe towing in the snow!
Think a properly match wdh with sway control would be a good idea .
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:57 AM   #7
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Morning Plat, et al

It's that wet heart attach snow, but not much of it at the moment

Bars it is...




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Old 11-21-2015, 08:02 AM   #8
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Make it a practice that if you put the trailer tongue on the hitch ball, HOOK EVERYTHING UP! Brakes, sway bars, torsion bars, brake cable, etc. just like you were going to tow for hundreds of miles in a cross wind. It only takes a few feet in certain conditions to have to make emergency moves while towing or otherwise. NEVER TAKE A CHANCE when you could have possibly done something or attached something to lessen the consequences. You'll live longer that way.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:38 AM   #9
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As my Dad always said...better to have 'em and not need 'em than to need 'em and not have 'em.

Though we pull a 5th wheel now, I would NEVER pull a TT without all of the safety features. It's just not worth it.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:44 AM   #10
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