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Old 02-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #21
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The 'special hitch on the TV is the WDH, here is a photo of mine, the WDH is the square bar which goes into the TV receiver and has a torsion bar on each side. The 2 pieces with handle on them are the friction sway bars.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #22
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There's usually two kinds of WDH. Ones with anti-sway built in, and ones with a separate anti-sway (also called a friction anti-sway). If you have the kind that's separate, it should be removed for any sharp turns (backwards or forwards).
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:46 PM   #23
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We don't need it but you need it and so do the other people on the road.

I had the Reese dual cam (a great sway control setup) on our tent trailer because my wife was towing alone with my kids, I spend as much as I can on safety.

Bottom line if my wife does not feel safe the trailer is useless and the extra few hundred dollars is worth it, if you go with the dual cam setup you don't need to pull anything off to back up unless your at some really crazy angles.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:47 PM   #24
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The 'special hitch on the TV is the WDH, here is a photo of mine, the WDH is the square bar which goes into the TV receiver and has a torsion bar on each side. The 2 pieces with handle on them are the friction sway bars.

A good example of the kind that's separate. Actually, that's exactly the same as the ones my dealer threw in with my trailer, only I got a single anti-sway (the bars on top with a crank handle).

The lower bars hanging from chains are the WDH.
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So I'm hearing we need a WDH and anti-stay bar.

I guess moving forward I need to understand these items and decide on one prior to picking up the camper next month.
Looking at my friends camper who has WDH it appears installed on TT and then a special hitch on the TV.
Can you backup w/ WDH / sway bar or do you have to unhook it?

Husband doesn't think we need it but 90% of the time I will be hitching/towing. So I'll push the issue.

Thanks everyone for you help!!!! I really appreciate it!

I've had several wdh's ... Go with Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution

Super easy, fast to hook and unhook, and easy to store.
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I never unhook mine for backing or turning, for anything to touch (bind) I would have to be in a full jacknife position and I don't go there.
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I've had several wdh's ... Go with Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution



Super easy, fast to hook and unhook, and easy to store.

The equalizer is a good recommendation. From what I have read the dual friction bar setup I have is arguably not as effective.
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Doesn't friction just resist?

So if the trailer does sway now the bar also resists the trailer coming back too.
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Doesn't friction just resist?

So if the trailer does sway now the bar also resists the trailer coming back too.
That's correct, best to use 2 friction bars, one on each side of hitch and get rid of the P tires.
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The equalizer is a good recommendation. From what I have read the dual friction bar setup I have is arguably not as effective.
I've used dual friction in the past ... Worked ok if dry, but once wet or snowy it needed to but adjusted often.

I found the equalizer hitch setup worked great in all weather, without any adjustments.
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