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Old 04-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Sway Control (Dual Friction)

I have a Laredo 284BH that has a Reese WD set up with a single friction bar, now my issue is with the swaying of the trailer. I'm going too double check the ride height of the truck to make sure the WD hitch is properly set up, I did notice that watching a video on youtube the guy was installing Drawtite kit#7903 and I notice that the head assemble had a spot on both sides of the head for a ball that the friction bar mounts onto, does anyone use a double friction bar set up?? or is the dual cam set up the way too go???

I've searched around alittle and can't seem too locate that head that was shown in the video, I'm thinking it would be more cost effective too just add a 2 friction bar if I could find this head that has the ball mount on both sides.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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Can I ask what type and size of truck are you towing with? Also
at what speed do you tow?

I tow with a long bed 4X4 one ton and very little to NO sway when
towing and usually the only sway I get is in high winds.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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Can I ask what type and size of truck are you towing with? Also
at what speed do you tow?

I tow with a long bed 4X4 one ton and very little to NO sway when
towing and usually the only sway I get is in high winds.
Ford F-250 CCSB SRW with the 7.3L Powerstroke, and I keep it below 70mph because of the fuel it drinks going any higher
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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Went out and took some measurements:

Truck sitting no load: Front= 35 1/8"
Rear= 38 3/8"

Truck/Camper Front= 35 1/8"
Rear= 37 1/4"

Adjustment Front= 35 1/8"
Rear= 37 3/8"

After a small change in the head angle, my truck only lost 1" instead of the 1"+ but the trailer will tow slightly and I mean slightly nose up, but I'm talking the front is only like 1 3/4" higher than the rear.

Does this sound more acceptable???
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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This thread will be closed (to consolidate posts) as there is an identical thread being posted by the same member in the TOWING section of the forum. By closing this thread, consolidating the responses and keeping all the information in one place, hopefully more complete information can be obtained both now and in the future (when using the search feature)
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