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Old 05-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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So just took camper out for the first time and was in a rush due to someone waiting to back in a site. I forgot to take the sway bar off. I'm sure I'm not the only one to do this before lol, but it bent the actual head on the weight distribution isntead of bending or snapping parts off the sway control:/ rather have had that happen. But my question is should I hear this up and bend it back down? Or just leave it, it's probable bent up about 1/8 inch or a little more .
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Post a pic. I am curious to see how it bent.
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How do I post a pic from my iPhone?
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I usually use photobucket and use the IMG link.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:52 PM   #5
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I can email it to you if you wanna give me your email I know nothing about photobucket lol
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:33 PM   #6
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I would replace the ball when you get home. I'm not sure about trying to bend back might snap off.
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So just took camper out for the first time and was in a rush due to someone waiting to back in a site. I forgot to take the sway bar off. I'm sure I'm not the only one to do this before lol, but it bent the actual head on the weight distribution isntead of bending or snapping parts off the sway control:/ rather have had that happen. But my question is should I hear this up and bend it back down? Or just leave it, it's probable bent up about 1/8 inch or a little more .
A 14" crescent wrench and a 2' or 3' pipe will work wonders.
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If it is not bent too much I would leave it. Never be in a rush when trying to get into a campsite. We all have been there, and i am willing to wait for a person to back into their site. Our head has been bent for two years now with no problems. If you try to bend it back you might just damage the head beyond repair.
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If it is not bent too much I would leave it. Never be in a rush when trying to get into a campsite. We all have been there, and i am willing to wait for a person to back into their site. Our head has been bent for two years now with no problems. If you try to bend it back you might just damage the head beyond repair.
I think OP is talking about the sway control mount which is usually on the side of the hitch head and is either 3/8" or 1/2" bar stock welded to the hitchhead itself and should be able to be bent back down with a crescent wrench, long pipe and a little heat without damaging anything.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #10
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Yeah it's the part where the swsy bar mounts to the hitch head except this is a eaz lift brand that has the attachment build right in for either side sway control, and it's all one unit. It's not that bad so I'm thinking that I can bend it back the 1/8 inch or so with heat and cresent wrench, map gas should do the truck just kinda sucks it new :/
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