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Old 03-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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We have a 21' TT that weighs less than 4300 lbs, loaded. I've yet to drive in much wind - yes, we use an anti-sway bar. Do any of you have suggestions regarding high winds - other than pulling over?
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We have a 21' TT that weighs less than 4300 lbs, loaded. I've yet to drive in much wind - yes, we use an anti-sway bar. Do any of you have suggestions regarding high winds - other than pulling over?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #3
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IMHO, cheap friction anti-sway bars are old technology and are way behind newer WDH's with built-in sway control, like the Equal-i-zer or Reese Dual-Cam.
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However, before suggesting a WDH to anyone, remind them to check their owners manual. An SUV we owned specifically stated they were NOT to be used.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:04 PM   #5
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any auto manufacturer, such as Honda, that doesn't recommend using a WDH, is saying "we really don't trust this vehicle to do any real towing".
most of those that WDH's are not recommended for, are unibody SUV's that have no business towing anything but a popup or boat.

WDH's are a tried and true device that allows for safe towing of high profile boxes that weigh down the rear of vehicles and need weight transfer.
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X2. This weekend returning from the Hill Country into Austin was extremely windy. Normally drive at 65 mph. drove home at 50-55.
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I spoke to several people from the Honda site regarding the issue of WDHs and it's more of a legal team statement than a technical statement. They say that an "improperly adjusted WDH" could cause control issues. They also claim that the engineering of the vehicles suspension eliminates the need for a WDH. Regardless, I use a Blue Ox Sway Pro on mine. I took the 23SS home in torrential rains with insane winds (stupid I know), and eventually got off the 65mph highway in favor of a 45mph highway. Made it home safely, although my wife was a nervous wreck. I had the WDH re-adjusted and it is working much better. Took it home again in rain and winds and it handled much better. I will slow down if I feel things aren't right and I won't hesitate to put on my 4 ways and pull over if need be. I will just be sure to budget myself some more time to get where I'm going. Look at your TV and TT and you should be able to tell just how accurately the WDH is adjusted. If it looks evenly leveled across the board, the adjustment is probably right. If it's not leveled, there is a definite problem.
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