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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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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

Installation Details 83660 Installation instructions


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Customer Reviews

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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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