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Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems

Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems

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Friction-style sway control system uses a telescoping bar with friction pads to fight trailer sway. Adjustable tension lets you set the right amount of resistance for your setup. Attaches to your trailer and weight distribution system or ball mount. 1-800-940-8924 to order CURT accessories and parts part number 17200 or order online at Free expert support on all CURT products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CURT Accessories and Parts - 17200

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Sway Control Parts
  • CURT

Friction-style sway control system uses a telescoping bar with friction pads to fight trailer sway. Adjustable tension lets you set the right amount of resistance for your setup. Attaches to your trailer and weight distribution system or ball mount.


  • Friction-style sway control effectively fights trailer sway after it begins
    • Reduces side-to-side movement caused by winds, passing traffic, curving roads, or sudden maneuvers
  • Bar unit houses the sway control mechanism
    • Interior arm telescopes in and out as your trailer moves
    • Friction pads rub against each other to create resistance
  • Adjustable tension lets you set the perfect amount of control and resistance
    • Tension-adjustment screw easily turns in 1/4" increments to fine-tune tension
    • Built-in lever lets you disengage the system to completely release tension
  • Trailer-mounted ball lets you connect the bar unit to your trailer frame
    • May be mounted to either side of your trailer
    • Bolt-on installation with included self-tapping screws
  • 1-1/4" Hitch ball mounts on weight distribution system head to provide attachment point for sway control unit
    • Included adapter bracket can be welded to system head if there is no ball mount platform
  • Easy to remove - simply unclip the bar unit from each attachment ball using the included safety clips
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Note: Not for use on trailers with surge brakes. It is recommended that you remove this sway control unit before backing up/reversing and before towing in slippery conditions such as on wet, icy, gravel, or snow-covered roads.

When installing this sway control system, follow the included instructions and measure 24" straight back from the center of the coupler along the frame of the trailer to determine the location of the spacer plate and trailer-mounted attachment ball. To achieve proper alignment, the spacer plate may not be necessary in every application.

Curt Sway Control on Trailer Frame

One friction-style sway control can be used for trailers with up to 6,000-lb GTW. If your trailer's GTW is between 6,000 lbs and 10,000 lbs, you will need 2 sway-control units, 1 on either side of the trailer. You will also want to use 2 units if your trailer is 26' or longer.

17200 Curt Friction Style Sway Control System

Installation Details 17200 Installation instructions

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Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems - 17200

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (306 Customer Reviews)

Friction-style sway control system uses a telescoping bar with friction pads to fight trailer sway. Adjustable tension lets you set the right amount of resistance for your setup. Attaches to your trailer and weight distribution system or ball mount.


I've been running a single sway bar for the last couple years on our 2500 and it was working well.

We recently downsized to an F150 and needed the second sway control. I'm certain it's going to help emencely.



Its been a year. We went from a single to a dual friction control. Weve been out on 6 trips since and it works as it should. I didnt think running dual plates would be so much better but it really was worth the investment.

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Mike L.


@Daniel Glad to hear that! We typically recommend using two frictions sway units on trailers that are longer than 26 feet.


The sway control kit I ordered went on the receiver of my travel trailer easily and fits well. I tested the turn radius to see how sharp of a turn it would make without "hitting" and it performed perfectly. I haven't had the chance to take it on the road yet but don't anticipate any problems.



Im so glad I ordered the sway control kit. Ive used it several times when pulling my travel trailer and it has made all the difference.


This product made a huge difference in the sway problem I had with my travel trailer. Large trucks and/or cross winds were very scary. I would not recommend towing a large trailer without sway control.


Install was simple other than they dont send self tapping screws so you will need to drill holes. Shipping was in a timely manner.


I like these sway controls. I have several different trailers with significantly different side profiles. These controls allow me to fine tune the sway to the different applications.
Very nice finish and they work well


Package arrived in timely fashion. Parts missing from package. Looked like a returned item due to shipping carton being retaped haphazardly. Waiting for missing parts


Simple effective, well made. These are noisy on turns, similar to most friction sway control devices.


Use my Camper primarily for work when I'm out of town so I can have a bit of home away from home. Hills, wind, off-road, this makes a substantial difference in stability and therefore, safety. Highly recommend this.


This is my first time purchasing from etrailer and I have to say the experience couldn't have been better. I purchased this sway bar and other items for my new tow vehicle. After trying to piece together everything I needed for towing on a couple of other websites, and not having much luck, I went to etrailer. I was able to find everything I needed, very detailed product information, easy to navigate website, quick shipping, GREAT communication from customer service, and a price that was equal to or better than the other websites. Hands down a happy etrailer customer!



No problem with the sway bar, BUT the Curt ball mount with sway bar mount looks like it has twisted. I only pull a Casita travel trailer 3500lbs behind my half ton pickup and havent put any unusual stress on it. Kind of disappointed...

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Rachael H.


If it has twisted then I would advise discontinuing using it. As called out in the instructions if this sway control bar or any of the components come into contact with the trailer while in a jack knife position it is recommended to remove the sway control bar while backing up.


This product is well made, preforms well and is easy to adjust. The brake pad shows very little ware after 5,000 miles. The paint finish appears to hold up well and is very durable.


The sway bar works well. The retaining clip sometimes fall out of the tow vehicle end which could be a problem. I use 2 clips at that end.


Exactly what I needed, for a great price, with clear installation instructions and video


Excellent service all the way around! Not my first time with ETrailer either, and everytime has been a very good experience.This package arrived a day earlier than stated. the box was strong, undamaged, and packed vey well.


Works just like it is supposed to, like all of the products I have ordered from eTrailer in the past.


The "anti-sway bar" as I call it works as advertised. I've used this product for several decades on several applications including both the towed, and towing vehicles. It can make the difference in your comfort level on windy days. A note of caution: on some applications you'll need to remove it before backing up or you run the risk of breaking the ball.


Fastest Shipping ever, even during the Christmas Rush. Everything was just as described and came fast and packed very well! Thanks Etrailer


Good service. Missing parts were promptly replaced.


the shipping was fast but the packaging sucked, it was all in one box and the brake controller and wire package was smashed from the 100lb weight distribution kit. I'll return the brake controller if it dose not work.


Works very well on stabilizing the horse trailer.


This item was shipped with none of the essential mounting hardware.
Cannot evaluate an item that cannot be used.
Efforts to obtain the required hardware have been frustrating with requests for expedited shipping met with no positive result. If the parts arrive, it will have been one week from reporting the shortage to delivery of the parts necessary to use the sway control.


Really noticed the difference in windy conditions


I hate to order on line . Never know what to expect . This time perfect and on time


This is a replacement for one i didn't hook up and left it on the trunk of the trailer and never found it after I got
This one was a direct replacement for my 06 model and it works great.
As usual etrailer had what I needed and at a good price!

Lee T.


Happy to report that after using this for a year it still works like new. Im very happy with the product


The shipment package did not contain bolts or pins but you sent that upon request. But FYI the directions called to drill holes 11/32" but when I screw the bolts in [3/8 "] they stripped out easily. You need to check this problem out. I may have to weld them on now if I can't figure a way to secure them. But I overall I'm well pleased. Thanks


Received my anti-sway bar to add to my weight distribution hitch in less than a week. Fastest service I’ve ever had. Installed it and it works great! I could only go 57 mph before and now can keep up with everyone else on the freeway! etrailer is a great place to get anything trailer related. Have always had great service and will buy from them again. 5 stars

John B.


Works like a dream! Easy to use and install. I would recommend this to anyone looking for one.

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