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Old January 13th, 2015, 11:56 AM   #1
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Anyone used the Trailer Sway Control Kit from Harbor Freight?

http://www.harborfreight.com/trailer...kit-96462.html

Truck is 2500 Ram Diesel with a pickup bed camper in it.
Trailer is a 28' bumper pull with load distribution hitch.

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Old January 13th, 2015, 12:47 PM   #2
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Are you putting two of those on? You need two over 24 feet and 5K trailer is the recommendation. that looks no different than a reese set up at 2x the price. Looks like a Camco, for $42 http://www.amazon.com/Camco-57521-Ol...4T3BXKJVXCRXKX Camco makes all the camping accessories so someone's making them for them.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:33 PM   #3
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Yea the more I read the more 2 of them to properly control the sway
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:37 PM   #4
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Where are you finding that you need 2? We haul a 33 ft camper weighing 8300# with an Avalance and don't have any issues using just 1 sway bar. We also use weight distributing bars if that make a difference. I have never seen a camper with 2 sway bars. I am just curious and saying that it is wrong to use 2 but I have never seen 2 in use
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:37 PM   #5
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:41 PM   #6
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Experience here. We bought a 28ft camper in Sept that only had the sway control on one side. It was "uncomfortable" towing above 60mph. After reading it is recommended to use 2 over 24 ft length and 5-6K in trailer weight, I added the second and it made a huge improvement. But I'm a pussy, I'll admit it


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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:42 PM   #7
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Brian,
Are you taking Randy's tag trailer?
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:44 PM   #8
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Dual rear wheels = no need for this.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:44 PM   #9
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Fwiw, I've never used equalizer bars on the same setup. .. And we're not going to be doing 90mph this time
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Old January 13th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #10
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Yes jim
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I just worry that going 5,000 miles with this setup we will get motion sickness
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Old January 13th, 2015, 03:04 PM   #12
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I think at 65 with the bars we will be fine. But sway control won't hurt either.
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I don't have a rear swaybar on my truck.
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How are you getting my Rhino out there?
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Old January 13th, 2015, 03:49 PM   #16
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How are you getting my Rhino out there?
standing on end like Randy's sxs will be
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I have the Harbor Freight sway and Load Dist. setup for my trailer. I use it with my truck camper, seems to do the job. Only problem is throw the self tapping screws out and get some grade 8 hardware, the self tappers strip out faster then you can screw them in!
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How are you getting my Rhino out there?
You sure you want Beefy to take your Rhino out there for you? I seem to recall a mishap with a golf cart not to long ago.....
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How are you getting my Rhino out there?
Uship buddy, Uship
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You sure you want Beefy to take your Rhino out there for you? I seem to recall a mishap with a golf cart not to long ago.....
That little guy? I wouldn't worry about that little guy
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