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Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 1-1/4" Drawbars - Class II

Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 1-1/4" Drawbars - Class II

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Adapter bracket mounts to your Class II drawbar to provide an attachment point for a friction-style sway-control system (sold separately). 1-800-940-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP26005 or order online at Free expert support on all Reese products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 1-1/4" Drawbars - Class II. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Adapter bracket mounts to your Class II drawbar to provide an attachment point for a friction-style sway-control system (sold separately).


  • Provides attachment point for friction-style sway control (sold separately - RP26660)
    • Allows for use of friction sway control without weight-distribution system
  • Mounts to your Class II, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" ball mount
    • Square cutout rests on ball mount platform
    • Hitch ball with a shank diameter of 3/4" (sold separately) holds bracket in place
  • Constructed of corrosion-resistant, black powder coated steel
  • Bracket thickness: 1/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Sway-Control Bracket

26005 Reese Sway Control Adapter Bracket for Class II 1-1/4" Drawbars

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Video Transcript for Reese Sway-Control Bracket Review

Hi there heavy haulers. Today we're going to be taking a look at Reese's friction sway control ball mount bracket. This is available for either two inch hitches or one and a quarter inch hitches. This is just the bracket to mount onto your ball mount to allow you to mount the friction sway control pivot ball, that mounts on your vehicle side. If you need a friction sway control, you can purchase that in a kit that comes with everything you need to get it installed on your trailer. Sway can be caused by a lot of different things.

One of the most common things that causes sway is an improperly loaded trailer. So before you look at getting a sway control, I highly recommend that you check your tongue weight on your trailer and then ensure that you're putting about 10 to 15% of whatever the total weight is of your trailer on the tongue.So for example here, my trailer is just under 3,000 pounds. So ideally I would have around 300 pounds of tongue weight up here because that puts me between 10 and 15%. If you need to take your tongue weight, we have plenty of scales available here at I'd highly recommend our own brand of tongue weight scale personally tested it.

And it's a very accurate scale. So you can verify your tongue weight first. Now let's say you did verify your tongue weight and everything is good. You're within that 10 to 15%, but you're still experiencing sway.Some of the other things that can cause that are heavy cross winds, especially if you've got a taller trailer that collects more of that wind or potholes. If you're on a road surface, it's got a lot of potholes that can cause the trailer to dip and it wants to move this way and then all of a sudden it's swaying back and forth.

And one of the things you want to remember is that if you do start to experience sway, you don't want to speed up you want to slow down. Speeding up it's just going to make it worse.And the last thing that can cause sway is an unexpected evasive maneuver. You go one way, you come back the other way. And if you over correct any of your trailers within, because of the momentum of the truck is going from left to right, once you get back straight again on the truck, the trailer may not want to go straight. It's going to continue to sway.

Friction sway control is going to help minimize that so that way the trailer's not going to just get out of control. It's going to gradually bring itself back due to that friction that's being applied there, helping keep the trailer going in the same line as your vehicle.Included with the kit you'll get the ball that mounts in the plate, the friction sway control as well as the ball and mounting plate on your trailer side. The reason the mounting plate is sold separately from the friction sway control is because the manufacturer doesn't know what kind of ball and ball mount you're going to be using to haul your trailer. Since there are two different plates available, there's a two inch and a one and a quarter inch. The manufacturer left the mounting option up to you so you can match yours properly. Additionally, if you tow your trailer with a couple of different vehicles and those have different size balls and ball mounts that you want to use on those, you can get the appropriate plate for that ball mount and be able to use your trailer with either along with your friction sway control. It also could just be a replacement plate for a rusted or damaged old one.It is a solid steel construction with a black powder coat finish to resist against rust. Our plate will have two holes in it. One for your friction sway control ball and it also have a hole that will allow you to pass your ball through the plate and your ball mount and get it clamped and tightened down. The opening on our two inch friction sway control mount here is going to be for one inch ball shanks. If you're using the one and a quarter inch mount, then the opening for your ball is going to be three quarter inches diameter. So if you're looking to get your friction sway control up and running, this is going to be a necessary part. Whether you're installing a new one on your trailer, or if you purchase a trailer that has an existing one on it, this will get you hooked up on your vehicle side.Curt also has ball mounts available with brackets pre welded on them to mount the friction sway control ball. And that's nice cause you really don't have to do anything. You just buy the ball mount, put your ball on it and you're ready to go. The thing that I don't like about that is you're restricted to using that ball mount. With this plate, we can put it on many different ball mounts. Like my truck here to get my trailer level, I needed a four inch drop. So I was able to choose the appropriate ball mount with drop, get my bracket on it and now I'm up and running and my trailer's level. With the Curt option, you're just stuck with what you get.To get it installed, if you already have an existing ball mount you'll need to remove your ball so we can get it in place. The place designed to work with a ball that has a one inch shank in diameter. And you also need to keep in mind that the length of the shaft needs to be long enough to go all the way through the plate, your ball mount, and then have the nut fully tightened on with some threads sticking through on the bottom. So you need to make sure you have a ball mount that has a long enough shank. I already tried doing this with a ball mount that had a two and a quarter inch shank, and that wasn't long enough. I'd recommend something that has at least a two and three quarter or maybe even a three inch shank. The one we're using here is a three and a half inch. So it's a little bit longer than we need, but we know that for sure it's going to give us plenty of threads to get it tightened down.You also want to keep in mind that the distance between the opening here is two and five eighths of an inch. So that way you can be sure that it fits over your ball mount. Because there are some ball mounts out there that are a little bit wider that this may not fit on. Now we've got all the measurements that we need and an idea of how long meet them. We'll set our plate on top of our ball mount like that, lining up the holes and then we'll take our ball and we're going to put it through those. So we'll take the nut off and the washer slide it down through, slide it down through on the bottom side, we'll place the lock washer and the nut. I recommend you use a vise to finish getting it tightened down. Most of your balls feature flat spots on them to be clamped in a vise.You'll then want to torque your ball to its specifications. Usually when you purchase a ball, there will be a tag on it with the specifications for it. The most common torque spec for a one inch diameter shank is 250 foot pounds, but you always want to verify with the manufacturer's literature before torquing it. You'll notice that our bracket here has a small hole. This hole is where you would install the ball that comes included with your friction sway control kit. Now, for me, I'm installing this on my ball mount here because I recently purchased a trailer that has a friction sway control on it, but I don't have the ball in for my ball mount to hook it up. So I only needed to purchase a replacement ball, which we have available here at and the bracket to get everything up and running.We'll take our ball, slide it through the hole, place the lock washer on it and then the nut. We can then move our ball over to the vise. Let put it like this, to get us the most surface area, holding our ball. And then we're going to tighten the ball into the vise to keep it from spinning. Well then torque the balls to the specifications found in your sway control instructions. If you no longer have the instructions for your sway control because you just purchase a trailer, kind of like I did, you can find the instruction links on the sway control website for the manufacturer, as well as on the product pages here on our website.With everything torqued down, we've got our ball mount assembled and everything is ready to go. So we're ready to put our ball mount into our trailer, hook up our trailer to the back of our truck and then get our sway control connected. With our plates installed hooking up our sway controls, nice and easy. We'll attach one end to the one on our trailer. And then on the other end, we'll hook it to the ball on our new plate. We can then tighten down our sway control and we're now ready to hit the trail. And that completes our look at Reese's friction sway control ball mount bracket.

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Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 1-1/4" Drawbars - Class II - RP26005

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (35 Customer Reviews)

Adapter bracket mounts to your Class II drawbar to provide an attachment point for a friction-style sway-control system (sold separately).


Hey? for the price I couldn't hand fabricate, weld drill one of these , very nice product, it took all of 5 minutes to put together, now to get ( purchase) a sway control bar, in all! These hitch parts came early in the post, well packaged, well known brand , phone calls, e mail correspondence was exceptionally fantastic, staff, extremely knowledgeable, I highly recommend this business, reckon I will send in some photos at some time in the future, maybe professional video, as I am a photographer,
great service E Trailer, thank you
James Raymond Newburyport Massachusetts

Jim R.


Off With a Hitch working great, recommended


This product works great for adding an additional ball mounted anti sway bar. I only wish it had another hole on the opposite side to add a second additional ball. Great product!


I would have given this purchase a 5 rating, but the down grade was based on customer service/shipping. I've ordered about 6 times from etrailer and customer service has always been great, this time it was just above average. I did not have a follow-up email on Monday after a weekend order, so I called. After a 30 minute hold I got to a live person. He followed up and I got the order on time. If I had not called I would not have gotten the my order on time even though it was an expedited order. At the end of the day I got the correct order when I needed, just had to put a little extra effort into it on my part. I'll certainly use them again.


Haven't traveled with it but did mount it. Have a concern that there is a gap on each side allowing it to turn under the ball ramming into ball mount. Will have to figure out how to lock it down.


Needed to add sway control to stock trailer. This product solved the problem.


I installed the sway bar on my trailer. It preformed good very happy with the way way to install . To it for a drive made adjustments my trailer sway was reduced to a minable and vibration disappeared. Will try it loaded at an another time.


Plate will not fit on my receiver. I'll have to cut the plate to fit. Hole for ball is to small. I should have just made my own plate.


The product looks perfect. Your company has always been fantastic. I have only placed a few orders with your company but will not hesitate in the future.


I was very happy with the delivery and how quickly it came. It was not very hard to install. I have not had a chance to try it yet


class 2 adapter bracket, fits perfectly


Third order I've made always fast friendly service. Great how to videos, would recommend this site. A++


Exactly as described. Great name... Reese. Very happy with product.


Exactly what I needed. Works great!!!





Good quality part.

Tom H.


The product I purchased worked as it should with no problems


Excellent product



Worked great easy install no problem, bought 2 to fit different hitches.


Perfect for application.


At this point it looks very nice. I have not pulled the camping trailer the unit is designed to use as a stabilizer with the 1" ball.

I have found your representatives most courteous and helpful.

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Works exactly as described! Easy to install. Great on-line price about 50% less than retail. Free shipping is also very fast. I received my order in 4 business days, even with the free shipping.


Replaced part damaged in an accident. Great service. I received my order two days early!


Just what I wanted. Thanks


Completely satisfied


Works great !!


Product as described. Delivered in 9 d ays.


All received on time, all installed and preformed as intended!


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  • Dimensions of Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 1-1/4" Drawbars
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 1-1/4" Drawbars # RP26005 and took some measurements for you (see image). The hole for the hitch ball shank is 3/8 inch and the distance between the two tabs is 2-1/4 inches.
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  • How to Use a Friction Sway Control on a Trailer with a Class II Hitch
    The best option you have would be to get the Reese Sway-Control Bracket # RP26005 and install it on your Class II ball mount for use with a friction sway control system like the part # 83660. As long as you are staying under the towing capacities of your vehicle you should be just fine. I attached a help article on sway control for you to check out as well.
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  • Friction Sway Control Recommendation for a Ford Escape with Class II Hitch
    Since you have a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening you would want the sway control bracket part # RP26005 to use with your current ball mount so that you could install and use the Reese Friction Sway Control Unit part # 83660. This sway control unit work would work on a trailer that weighs 3,000 lbs.
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  • Will 8-1/2 Inch Drawbar Generate Trailer Sway
    A drawbar that is 8-1/2 inches long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of ball hole is considered the standard length. For most applications, a standard length ball mount will offer the right amount of clearance to couple a trailer to the ball and will not generate trailer sway. I have included a FAQ article about choosing the correct ball mount/drawbar for you to check out.
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  • Is there a Sway-Control Bracket for the Left Side of a Trailer?
    While Reese does not offer this for the left side of your trailer, an option they provide instead is a Weld-On Sway Control Tab # 3442.
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  • Ball Mount Sway Control Plate Recommendation for a 1-1/4 inch Ball Mount
    Unless you have something seriously strange a Class III hitch will have a 2 inch opening. That being said if you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch then you need a 1-1/4 inch ball mount plate part # RP26005 I also attached a couple FAQ articles on hitch classifications and sizes for you to check out.
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  • Sway Control Bracket that Fits 2 inch Hitch Ball Mount
    We have a version of the # RP26005 sway control bracket that fits a 2 inch hitch with the part # RP26003. This would be what you'd need.
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  • Which Side Should Friction Sway Control Bar Be Installed On
    Typically, you want to mount the sway control bar, like the Curt Friction Sway Control # 17200 that you referenced, on the passenger side of the trailer. This is so that if any maintenance needs to be performed on the side of the road, it can be done safely, with you on the other side of the trailer from the traffic. The Curt Friction Sway Control # 17200 does come with a weld-on plate to install the sway control ball. However, if you do not want to weld the bracket to a ball mount, you...
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  • Adding a Friction Anti-Sway Bar to an RPod Trailer
    What I recommend for your RPod trailer with the ball already attach to the side of the tongue is kit # 83660. This kit is very cost effective and will provide you with the sway control unit itself, the ball that will go on the vehicle side, and another plate that mounts to the trailer should you ever need to replace the one that is there. You will also need a sway control bracket # RP26003 for a 2 inch hitch receiver/ball mount or # RP26005 for a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch/ball mount.
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  • Recommended Sway Control Option for Small Trailer
    Sway control is beneficial in towing conditions such as crosswinds or a large truck passing; the system will allow you to have greater stability and control than otherwise. There is a sway control bar that could work for you, the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660. This kit uses friction as control, as the cam system is for use in weight distribution systems. The Reese attaches to either side of your trailer tongue, and mounts with a sway-control bracket, either # RP26003 for Class...
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  • Sway Control Only for an R-Pod 172 Trailer
    When using a friction style sway bar such as # 17200, as long as you are backing up in a straight line on level ground you can leave it in place. But If turning while backing up or on uneven terrain you would want to disengage the unit to avoid damaging it. So a good rule is just to disconnect it. You will not have to disconnect the trailer and taking it off is quick and easy. Just release the tension then pull the pin on the trailer end bracket holding the bar on. Then pull it off. This...
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  • Installing A Friction Sway Control Kit On A Tubular Frame Trailer
    The Reese Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660 would need a flat surface for the ball plate assembly to mount to. I've attached a diagram below of the ball plate assembly's overall dimensions as well as the bolt hole pattern. If your tubular frame doesn't allow for these dimensions then you would need to have the plate assembly welded to the frame to complete the connection. If you instead mean tubular as in a box frame then you just need to make sure that the side of the frame is large enough...
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  • Is Adding Sway Control a Good Idea for a 12 Foot Trailer Traveling Long Distances on a Highway
    Yes, sway control is definitely a good idea especially since you will be doing a lot of highway travel. Big trucks and other vehicles passing by as well as crosswinds can cause trailer sway. A sway control device such as # 83660 will help to reduce that sway so it doesn't become a dangerous situation. If you will be using the sway control by itself (without weight distribution) then you will need an adapter to attach one end to the vehicle. For Class III and IV hitches and ball mounts...
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  • Recommended Friction Sway Control Unit for 8-Foot Utility Trailer
    The most economical type of sway control for your 8-foot utility trailer is a friction-style unit like the Reese # 83660 or one of the similar systems shown on the linked page. These feature a user-adjustable friction bar to reduce trailer sway. Such system are compatible with electric trailer brakes, but not with surge brakes, and they do NOT allow you to back up the trailer when the friction unit is engaged. The friction bar must be removed or disengaged when backing up your trailer or...
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  • Recommended Sway Control For Trailer Without Weight Distribution System Installed
    Typically, when a statement like shank not included is mentioned it is pertaining to a weight distribution system. Since you said you do not have a WD system and only want to install sway control it would not be needed. If you choose to install a sway control unit like the Curt Friction Sway Control, part # 17200 without a weight distribution system installed you will need a bracket that attaches to your ball mount. If you have a 2 inch drawbar I recommend part # RP26003, and for a 1-1/4...
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  • Why Can't You Back Trailer Up With Curt Friction Sway Control 17200 Hooked Up?
    The reason you cannot back up with friction sway control like the Curt # 17200 installed on your travel trailer with a single 3500lb axle is when turning sharply the bar will be extended or compressed to far which can cause the mounting bracket on the trailer frame to be damaged, or can bend the bar rendering it unusable. Since you are not installing a weight distribution hitch you will need to install mounting bracket # RP26003 to your ball mount if you have a 2" trailer hitch receiver,...
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  • Sway Control Recommendation for 2017 T@B 320-S
    For sway control on your 2017 T@B 320-S I recommend the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660 because it will keep your T@B stable and allow you a more comfortable towing experience. Using the Reese kit gives you control over your trailer and reduces the stress you encounter whenever you feel it drifting from side to side. I have added a link to the instruction manual for you to check out so you can see how it installs. The only other thing you will need in order to use the Reese Sway...
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  • Can Sway Bar Be Used Without Weight Distribution System?
    Though Husky Center Line weight distribution systems have spring bars which are interchangeable, there are not Center Line spring bars that are available for a 300 lb tongue weight. Instead, you can use a sway bar setup like you asked about; the Reese Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660. You would also need sway control bracket # RP26003 if your trailer had a Class III or Class IV, 2" x 2" ball mount or bracket # RP26005 for a Class II, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" ball mount. I've attached links to...
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  • What Else is Needed to Install Friction Sway Control Unit 83660
    The only thing else you may need is a bracket for your ball mount for the small ball of the friction sway control like part # 83660 to attach to. If you have a 2 inch hitch you'd want the part # RP26003 or if you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch you'd need the part # RP26005. I attached an install video for the sway control for you to check out as well.
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  • What Happens If Reese Friction Sway Control Is Not Level
    It is important to make sure that the Reese Friction Sway Control # 83660 is level when installed. If the sway control is unlevel by a significant amount the slide bar will bind in the main body when turning. The cause for the Reese # 83660 to be unlevel is that the ball mount used is not the correct drop causing the tongue of the trailer to point up or down. I included and article that goes over how to measure for the correct drop ball mount, and a link to all of our ball mounts once...
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    The trailer sway you are experiencing is likely not caused by the tire size you are using. A tire with a taller profile will raise the center of gravity which could in turn create more sway but I do not think this will be an issue on your small utility trailer. However, if you want to change to a 13" wheel/tire then I have linked our selection for you below. If you let me know what size tires and bolt pattern you have on your trailer now I would be happy to make sure the new size fits. The...
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  • Recommended Sway Control System for 2015 Honda CR-V
    We do not have a trailer hitch receiver available for your 2015 Honda CR-V that is compatible with a weight distribution system. The only sway control you can use with your vehicle and one of our trailer hitch options is a friction sway bar without the weight distribution. I recommend the Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems # 17200 which you can use the Reese Sway-Control Bracket for 2" Ball Mounts - Class III and IV # RP26003 or if you have a 1-1/4 inch hitch...
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  • Can an Older Utility Trailer Have a Frictions Sway Control Unit Installed on It
    Sounds like you are talking about a friction sway control unit for your small utility trailer. For that you could use the # 83660 pretty easily. If you like the ball mount you have you can weld the sway control install tab part # 3442 to the side of it so that you can use it with the sway control or you can use the bracket # RP26005 if you do not want to weld the ball mount. The # 83660 is setup to bolt to the side of a trailer frame, but if you wanted to weld the plate on there's no...
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