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Old 03-19-2020, 06:37 PM   #1
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Sway control

I just purchased a 2020 outback 330 RL. I am towing with a 2015 silverado 2500 HD. I purchased a second hand husky weight distribution hitch and it came with the sway control.When I picked up the trailer i was told that i didn't need the sway control with this size trailer. Total length of trailer is 37'10" and weighs 8800 lbs dry.

So question is do i use it or not.
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:58 PM   #2
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A 38' trailer behind a truck with a 160" wheelbase ???? You'd be a "fool" not to use all the sway control you can get your hands on. The first time you get hit with a crosswind from the right and a 18 wheeler passing on the left, you'll fully understand just how unstable 40' of "square box behind a little truck" really is....
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:09 PM   #3
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Whoever told you that was ill-informed. Absolutely necessary IMHO.
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:54 PM   #4
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Any RV longer than your tv ABSOLUTELY needs sway control.
Whoever told you that has never towed a rv of any size any distance & should not be giving advice. So in the future ask questions here, not that person.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:04 PM   #5
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Whoever told you that was either 1) ignorant, 2) foolish or 3) trying to get you hurt. There is NO way on this earth a trailer that big should be towed by anything without a sway control. I don't know anything about the Husky, but for a trailer that size I would make sure I had one of the best out there...don't know if the Husky falls in that realm. Some folks seem to think that a 2500 is a "beast" truck and could topple mountains...it's not...btdt.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:31 PM   #6
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I have the same trailer and tow with a 3500 ext cab with 9’ utility bed Dooley. Haven’t traveled far towing new trailer was totally comfortable. Until this last weekend. I Traveled about 250 miles round trip with No real worries. No winds however. I did experience some trailer movement when big rigs passed me a few times. So I’ve decided to get a sway control system as a friend told me yesterday “you’ll really feel a significant ride control difference”. I would have never considered towing this trailer with a 2500 with out the sway controller. I feel the Dooley provides a more stable towing platform but after my experience with big rigs moving me on the road way I’m convinced a sway control system is an excellent addition to my truck
And a necessity for yours.
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I believe the device is called a Weight Distribution hitch. It helps control sway movement as well as evening out the weight of the load on the tow vehicle.
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Old 03-27-2020, 04:38 AM   #7
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Yes! Sway control for sure.
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