Reese Friction Sway Control Kit - Economy - by Draw-Tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch

Reese Friction Sway Control Kit - Economy - by Draw-Tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch

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Used to reduce trailer sway and improve handling in adverse towing conditions. Unit dampens trailer sway caused by crosswinds and traffic for improved stability and increased towing safety. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number 83660 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Friction Sway Control Kit - Economy - by Draw-Tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - 83660

  • Weight Distribution
  • Sway Control Parts
  • Reese

Used to reduce trailer sway and improve handling in adverse towing conditions. Unit dampens trailer sway caused by crosswinds and traffic for improved stability and increased towing safety.


Features:

  • Reduces trailer sway caused by winds, curving roads or sudden maneuvers
  • Lets you adjust tension for the perfect amount of control and resistance
  • Operates on the principle of "stiffening" the coupling between the tow vehicle and trailer
    • The degree of "stiffening" or friction is adjusted to suit various trailer weights and towing conditions
  • Installs and removes quickly and easily
    • Attaches to either side of trailer tongue
    • Removes with just 2 clips
  • Includes sway control arm, ball, ball plate and hardware
    • Sway-control bracket sold separately
  • Constructed of powder coated steel for durability and corrosion resistance


Specs:

  • Ball shank length: 1-1/4" (1" is threaded)
  • Ball plate assembly measures 6" long x 3" tall overall
  • 10-Year limited warranty


Ball Plate Assembly Dimensions

Note: Do not use with Class I trailer hitches. Cannot be used with surge brakes. For trailers exceeding 26' long use two friction sway controls or dual cam sway control.




Draw-Tite # 40660; Reese # 83660, Economy Friction Sway Control



83660 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 83660 Installation instructions


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Video of Reese Friction Sway Control Kit - Economy - by Draw-Tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch


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Reese Friction Sway Control Kit - Economy - by Draw-Tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch - 83660

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (325 Customer Reviews)

Used to reduce trailer sway and improve handling in adverse towing conditions. Unit dampens trailer sway caused by crosswinds and traffic for improved stability and increased towing safety.

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Purchased this product to replace the same unit which lost one of it's friction pads during my last trip. Works very well. 112376


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No problems.

Terry E - 01/20/2015

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I installed this on the left side as recommend because of the length of my camper 32+ feet, Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit . It stopped the sway in the trailer I'm still learning how much tension to apply 144320


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Did one help control sway or do you recommend having right and left friction control for longer travel trailers? I pull ours with a Tahoe.

-- comment by: Brooke - 09/20/2014

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Yes you can use 2 friction sway control bars to reduce sway. For a longer travel trailer you might also consider a full weight distribution system that uses integrated sway control. To determine which weight distribution system is right for your needs you will need to know the fully loaded tongue weight of the trailer when ready to tow.

-- Rachael H - 9/22/2014


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Very easy install, I bought two and only took about 30 min to install both. Haven't pulled my camper yet but looking forward to a better ride. 199515


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Better than expected after a year in service, havent had a problem yet.

Mike H - 05/31/2016

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Easy install. Easy to adjust. Quick disconnect when backing into tight campsites. Got a second one, used, for left side. Pulling a 25' TT with a 2016 F150 SuperCab 6.5' Box. TT is quite a tall, 3 step stair. 575910



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I can't say enough good things about this product! We have a large Coleman pop-up camper (3000lbs) that is miserable to tow. It's like putting a leash on a cat and walking it into the ocean. You could not tow it over 60 mph due to the horrible sway. I mounted this sway control kit on (not really expecting any miracles but hoping) and was blown away. Absolutely night and day difference! My pop-up tracks perfectly straight behind the vehicle and has Zero sway! I highly recommend this system for anyone with a pop-up camper or any smaller trailer that's having sway issues. For the price and ease of use, this thing can't be beat! 401196


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1 year later and it still works like a dream. This was by far the best money spent on a product. I never could have imagined what a major improvement it would make.

J.P. - 07/03/2018

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Worked like a charm! I did find it easier, however to drill the first hole for my plate, install the first screw, and then drill the remaining holes using the plate to guide my bit, rather than trying to mark and tap the center of 4 holes at once as the instructions suggest. 203637


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1 year and still working great!

John S - 06/14/2016

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If you already have a Pro Series weight distributing hitch (WDH) this is the stablilizer that goes with it and I am sure that it is acceptible for use with other manufacturers of WDHs. Installation is very easy following the single page of instructions; mark where you need to mount the plate on the trailer frame, drill six pilot holes, bolt the plate down and install the ball on the hitch and you are good to go. My Pro Series WDH came with one stabilizer, but after one long trip with high cross winds and heavily rutted roads I decided that I needed two stablilzers for my 32' long travel trailer as is reccomended here for any trailer over 26' length. These stabilizers, while simple in design, get the job done. 263125


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After one year of use and thousands of miles two stabilizers on a long trailer is the only way to go. Finding the correct amount of friction is still somewhat of a guessing game, but the units are still working great and making the task of towing such a long travel trailer much more manageable.

Matt - 06/21/2017

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I purchased this sway control bar along with mounting bracket to mount on my RZR trailer that I pull behind my 26 ft bumper pull travel trailer. We get a lot of wind in Idaho and the light weight trailer would start to fishtail uncontrollably in high winds. Most of the other brackets for sway control devices either needed to be welded on my hitch or I would have to buy a totally new hitch with the bracket already attached. The sway control bar installed easily and the instructions were very easy to understand. The bracket installed easily and etrailer shipped fast so the problem was eliminated quickly. It worked so well that I purchased a second one for my travel trailer as well. Now I don't worry or hesitate to pull my camping train in the wind. Thanks etrailer and keep up the good work!!! 273006



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Very easy instal & works great with my ML500 & 20’ trailer! 440648


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It did it’s job but ultimately I switched to at weight distribution sway control hitch system. For smaller single axel trailers & SUV’s, I personally recommend it!

Dean E - 10/08/2018

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Lots of bang for the buck. We tow our 3k Travel Trailer with only this sway controller. Apply the friction snugly and sway is almost eliminated . Simple to install with a drill and some hand tools. Easy to pop on and off. No you cannot backup with it. 558480



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This is the second product I have ordered from etrailer.com and not the last. When I order something in the morning I get it the next day. They are in the next state over but still very quick shipping. I purchased this because I have read that you should use 2 (one on each side) of these when pulling longer than a 26' tt. Mine is 32' and I have had a little sway with one. I do wish that the dealer I bought my TT from would of just spent a little more time and put 2 on in the first place. But I was able to get one fast from etrailer.com and now I feel confident that it will reduce the sway a bit more. 335910



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Did not help a lot on my swaying problem. I think it is a leveling problem when I am towing. I am thinking about adding leveling bags. 574615


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Many factors can affect whether a trailer will sway or not. You will want to tow the trailer so that it is within an inch and a half or so +/- of level. Make sure the trailer is properly loaded so that the trailers tongue weight equals 10-15 percent of the trailers weight. If the trailer is too light on the tongue, its more likely to sway. Make sure also that the trailers suspension is in good repair and that the axle is not bent. Also keep in mind that a friction sway control unit like this works best for trailers up to 25 feet in length. For longer trailer, using two friction sway units, one on each side of the trailer tongue is recommended.

-- Mike L - 10/15/2018

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Has been in use for over a year and holding up well. I did have to mount it on the left side of the vehicle, due to a variety of issues, so the unit actually operates upside down from the photo. It makes no difference - it stills work fine. For what it's worth, my wife has no problem removing/installing the control. You do need to be prepared for the grease you will get on your hands from the clips that attach it. Fact of life. 282980


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No problems, but a few ideas. I installed a bracket on the side of the trailer frame, to the rear of the sway bar ball mount, so that we can just disconnect the control from the hitch ball, swing it rearwards and store it up out of the way. This means we dont have to remove and store the control while traveling and theres one less greasy pin to pull. Also discovered that the Curt Switch Ball Shank Cover covers the 1.25 ball on the hitch really well. I cut off the flared part of this cover and it works great.

Dave W - 08/12/2017

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This is my second Pro Series Friction Sway control I bought from etrailer, the first one is still good and in use on my Jayco camper. I bought a second one for my 1969 Yellowstone Camper 18S, it pulls great, but like how these work, so I thought it would better to have it, then not. With my Jayco it was all over the road, even when loaded right, these helped out great. They are easy to put on and off, the cost is really nothing, compared to being worried about the sway as you drive, it makes your trips more relaxing. 207584


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Thanks for following up, after using it now for a years time, with 17 camping trips and almost 3000 miles using it, it is still like new, working great, was a big help in South Dakota with the wind. For little money spent, a extra couple of minutes putting it on every time I hook up it has paid for itself. Just remember to clean the slide bar after it rains to remove any surface rust and I keep a little bit of grease on each ball and I always take it off when backing up so it does not bend on you. Would not leave home without it.

Steven - 06/25/2016

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As someone who works for the largest delivery service in the world. I see products everyday passed through my hands to the customer. etrailer from step 1 has proven not only can they deliver a high quality product but get it to the customer as fast as possible. My Pro Series Sway Control kit gets a huge thumbs up! 523335



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Received fast and in good shape. Everything was there and I had it installed in less than 30 mins. Thank You etrailer, now that's the way to run a business ! 231103


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Still outstanding, no problems to report. Ive used etrailer again. And family members are now customers too. Thank You, keep up the good work. You do business like it should be done. Quarity and service.

Jack F - 10/29/2016

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I have been an etrailer consumer for years. When I need a solid product in rediculous timeframes, they deliver 100% each and everytime. They now fall under my 'No brainer' category. This sway bar was exactly what I needed to replace my stripped out bar. The super fast shipping kept my camping weekends on schedule. Thanks!!!!! 437839


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Hi. Txs for checking in. You guys are my only go to online trailer parts store. I have bought several products from you over past few years and have yet to have a disappointing moment! Fast shipping, excellent products. This sway control, follows suite. Easy setup, excellent trailering with no sways. And we’ve done trip from Delaware to Pa in heavy wind/rain with zero problems. So thanks again!

John - 10/01/2018

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I bought the pro series anti sway kit for our 5000lb horse trailer because the trailer would begin oscillating sometimes when speeds were higher than about 50mph. The damper kit solved the problem I drove it up to 75mph after installing the kit and adjusting the drag according to the instructions. Installation was easy and the instructions were great. The quality was excellent. All the pieces we're included. 425420



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Product was exactly as described. It worked great and I received the product in a short period of time. Thank You 559650



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Purchased from etrailer super fast delivery and great price. Easy install. Excellent customer service, communication, and follow-up. Will use etrailer for my source of other needed products in the future. 541230



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Towed my travel trailer without an anti-sway device and when tractor trailers passed me the sway made me nervous. Installed this and towed my travel trailer, sway reduced immediately. Awesome product from Reese. 415316



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This part replaces a part that was broken during an accident. It is identical to the original at half the price. It is always used when I pull my trailer. 391676


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I have used it all the time I pull the 24 ft trailer. Wouldnt be without it

Bruce S - 06/10/2018

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I received the sway control kit and inspected it. I have not used it as of yet but it looks like it should do the job it was designed for. Etrailer shipping was very quick. I am very satisfied with the product and etrailer service. This was my first order form etrailer and I will be ordering from them again. 124624



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Installed unit in about 20 minutes using a clamp to secure position before setting opposite corner bolts. After removing clamp plate was a perfect template to complete the installation. I will adjust tension on our trip South for the winter. 727932



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I'm very satisfied with this product, and with a lot of help with Angie. She did a very good job helping me out. She know what she was doing. thank you 726743



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easy install 722873



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Looks good but haven't put it on yet as I just got it. 714777



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As always, no hassles, and very user friendly online ordering, etrailer's RV product department provided what was needed, and with the best cost... Thanks again etrailer! 706221



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Helped quite a bit when towing my 28' closed trailer in the wind. I'm guessing that would have been even better with 2 mounted, but I rarely use the trailer so I tried 1 to get me moved up to the northwoods. 705137



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Keeps our pop-up straight down the road, no swaying. Easy to install and use. 681299



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All products over the years I’ve purchased from etrailers they always fit, there good quality, fast service there wiring products are great I just have no complaint 681156



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Towing my 19’ Jayco trailer with my Jeep Grand Cherokee without sway control was a bit of a challenge on the highway alongside tractor trailers. With a tongue weight of less than 300 lbs I didn’t need any load leveling assist so I opted for this economical solution. Mounting was straightforward and after a bit of adjustment to the tension, I was able to hit a happy point where the sway was virtually eliminated but the squeaking or groaning of the friction device at low speed was minimal. Highly recommend for trailers 3000 lbs and less. 680154



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The system works great. Recommend it. 668963



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As I expected; what I wanted, delivered on time, well packaged, installed easily. 664396



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I ordered the product online and within 2 hours it shipped. Delivered 2 days later. Stellar. 664094



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very good as usual 659387



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Installed on 12' kayak trailer. Kept my trailer stable on two trips through the mountains of Colorado. 659069



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Easy to install and easy to operate. Removes easy also. 655518



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Great service fast delivery got it installed before the weekend sorry I can't do pictures don't know how to forward those 646554



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Stops wobble at HI way speeds, much easier to control camper and truck. 644501



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Needed and additional sway bar complete setup and Etrailer had the best price, shipping and service. AAA++++. THANK YOU. 639934



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Works great still. Perfect for our pop up camper 639782



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All items worked as per product details 629120



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We have had no problems with your product. Works as it is supposed to. 629058



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Sway bar used to tow 23 foot bumper pull rv trailer. Have towed RV 20+ times with no sway issues. Easy to install, need to watch various you tube videos on how to tighten/set the friction tightness as words/instruction kind of fuzzy. But after watching video it made common sense. 595254



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Great Product, Good Price, easy to install, works awesomely, easy to order and got it quickly!! 591636



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Still works as intended after one season of use. Drilling the holes to initially install it was the only hard part of using this sway bar! 591434



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HEAVY DUTY PARTS WILL INSTALL AND USE NEXT TRIP OUT HAD ONE DID AGREAT JOB THE SECOND ONE WILL MAKE IT EVEN BETTER 585607



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Has been used a lot. Works great and with no problems. Would recomend this product. 581863



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This is a well made heavy bar. Easy to install. 581065


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  • For your NEO NMS2685TR with the enclosed V-nose, the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660 is the best option. Because of the length of your trailer, two are recommended. You can use the Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts # RP26003 for one side and you will need to weld a tab like # 3442 onto the other side of your ball mount. I've attached some videos and an article to further assist.
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  • Weight Distribution System Alternatives for a 2019 Kia Sorento
  • I do have options for your 2019 Kia Sorento that will aid in both sway control and vehicle sag but I unfortunately do not have the answer you are looking for as to why the trailer hitch receivers they offer for your vehicle are not rated for use with a weight distribution system. If i had to guess it is because most people who use this vehicle are not doing any heavy duty towing. For a trailer hitch I recommend using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75908. This hitch...
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  • Recommendation for Adding 2nd Friction Sway Control Bar to Trailer
  • To add a second friction sway control, you will need the second Reese Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660 and you'll need to weld a tab onto your trailer hitch ball platform like # C45822. The friction bar will simply be inverted on the left side, but that will not impact the function and is designed for use on either side. I've attached an article to assist and 2 bars are recommended on trailers over 26 feet long or if you simply want more sway control. The other option is to use a weight...
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  • Trailer Towing Setup for a 2012 Toyota Highlander Limited to Tow 2 Jet Skis
  • For your 2012 Toyota Highlander Limited, you'll need a hitch, the wiring, a brake controller and an anti-sway system. Based on my research, it looks like Toyota recommends both a braking and a sway control device on a trailer at this weight on your vehicle. Prior to installing a hitch and towing a trailer, you'll want to verify your vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and tongue weight rating (TWR) on the sticker inside the driver's side door jamb to ensure that you are aware...
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  • Why Cant 2019 Audi Q7 Use Weight Distribution System
  • The reason a 2019 Audi Q7 cannot use a weight distribution system is because the hitches that fit, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76076 and Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13277 are not rated for use with a weight distribution system; I can only render a guess but it is likely the OEM hitch is also not rated for use with one of these systems. The reason for that is the amount of torque on the hitch and where it is installed on the vehicle puts too much force on for the...
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  • Recommendation For Pulling 2018 R-Pod 179 With 2018 Toyota Tundra
  • Based on my research, you probably will not need a weight distribution system and sway control may not be necessary. Sway can be reduced and even controlled with a more even packing of your trailer. If this does not give you the control you need then I would add a Reese Friction Sway Control Kit, Item # 83660. It is compatible with electric brakes, does not allow for backing up, and installs and removes easily. If you do not already have a towing setup for pulling your 2018 R-Pod...
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  • Will the Curt Ball and Plate Assembly Work with the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit
  • The Replacement Ball and Plate Assembly part # C17201 should work just fine for your Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 whether you have theReese Friction Sway Control Kit part # 83660 or the Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems part # 17200. We also have the Replacement Ball and Plate Assembly for Husky Sway Control System part # HT34842 as well which should work with either of the above two sway control bars. In regards to pricing, these figures can and will fluctuate based...
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  • Friction Sway Control vs. Weight Distribution and Integrated Sway Control for 20-Foot Trailer
  • When a trailer weighs more than half the weight of the tow vehicle, quite likely in the case of your 4000-lb trailer, there will typically be a need for sway control. There are two types of sway control, the stand-alone friction bar style like # 83660 and those shown on the linked page, all of which use controlled friction to help stop trailer sway, and the integrated type of sway prevention that comes with weight distribution systems (WD/SC). These systems both equalize the load on...
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  • Can Sway Bar be Used with Trailer Hitch for 2018 Audi Q7
  • Based on my research, your 2018 Audi Q7 features a 7,700 pound towing capacity if you have the 3.0L engine. If you happen to have the 2.0L engine, the towing capacity of the vehicle is 4,400 pounds, so I do recommend verifying the limits of the vehicle by checking the owner's manual or asking the dealer you are working with. You will need to adhere to the weakest component in your setup, even if the trailer hitch itself has a higher rating. In cases when a weight distribution system...
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