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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number 17200 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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

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.


Features:

  • 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



17200 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 17200 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2007 - 2008 Sterling SC7000 with TUFTRAC rear axle

2007 - 2008 Sterling SC8000 with TUFTRAC rear axle




Video of Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Weight Distribution - Sway Control Only - 17200 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at part number 17200. This is the Curt Friction Style Sway Control System. Friction style sway control systems are going to bolt onto the trailer frame at one end and hook up to a small hitch ball that mounts to the system head at the other end, which is going to be this little ball right here. By attaching to both the weight distribution system and the trailer frame, the sway control unit can supply proper tension to help keep the trailer in line. It's going to feature an interior bar that telescopes in and out as your trailer moves, so as soon as your trailer begins to move out of line, the friction pads on the inside of the unit make contact with one another, and they're going to create resistance, and that's designed to help reduce any further side to side movement. This system is going to include the sway control unit, the trailer mounted attachment ball. The distance that we have from the center of one hole to the center of the other is going to measure 2-5/16". It is a square design, so that's going to be the same measurement all the way around. It's also going to feature the hitch mounted attachment ball, which is going to be this right here, part number C40093. That is included.

The shank length of the hitch ball, measuring from the base of the platform to the bottom of the shank, or the bolt post, is going to measure 1-7/8". It's going to feature a weld-on tab for left hand use, or for use without weight distribution systems in place, so if you want to attach this to a standard ball mount, that's what this is for right here. You're going to get the hardware, so you're going to get two clips, and you're going to get 8 self tapping screws, as well as a spacer plate. This is going to measure 6" by 3", and it's going to feature the same pattern for that right there, so those holes line up with one another. The spacer plate is completely optional, when it comes to installing it. Basically there's no rhyme or reason when or when not to use it. The only reason why it's included is that way you can achieve proper alignment. So keep that in mind.

You do not have to install that, but if everything does not align correctly, then if you have it installed, you may need to remove it, or if everything is not lining up correctly and you dont have it installed, then you may need to install it to achieve proper alignment. You can use this system on the left or right side of your trailer. All you need to do is pull the inside arm out, flip it over, and then re-insert it. Then you'll need to switch this portion right here. So basically, you just switch the handle with the bolt at the bottom, and it's just going to reverse everything. That way, you can use this on the opposite side of the trailer. The handle that I have in my hand, this is going to be the on/off switch for the unit, and then the bolt under the handle is going to be the tension adjustment.

Please keep in mind that for trailers that exceed 26' in length, you'll want to use two friction sway controls, or a dual cam sway control system. It's a very simple system to operate and to use. This portion right here is going to be screwed in to the trailer frame using some of the self tapping screws. It's going to connect to the socket back here, and then the arm is going to be held in place by inserting a clip through the holes. It'll just slide through like that. That's going to hold the arm on, and then the ball right here is either going to mount to the weight distribution head. If you're not using a weight distribution system, then you would weld this on to your standard ball mount if your ball mount doesn't already have this attached to it.

So you can weld that on. It's going to go through that hole, and then the socket is going to attach right over there, and you'll use the other clip to secure it, just like we did at the rear socket. That's going to do it for today's review of part number 17200. This is the Curt Friction Style Sway Control System. .


Customer Reviews

Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems - 17200

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (116 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.

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Install was easy and it arrived sooner than anticipated. 350241


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The advantage Ive found purchasing from etrailer is that I can buy only the parts I need for multiple trailers that I own. My two primary trucks have the hitches and sway bars in them. By buying the other parts from etrailer all six of my trailers can be connected without effort of moving clamps at any time.

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FAST SHIPPING, I HAVENT OPEND THE BOX YET TO INSPECT IT. 372408



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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. 485830


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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.

Justin - 03/17/2019

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I love the way that you do business. I tell everyone I know how great you are and to buy from you. 596787



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We are pulling a 3800 lbs travel trailer with a 2014 Acura MDX. The sway control has made a world of a difference. You can barely feel the crosswinds and a semi truck passing by causes only minor side motion. Highly recommend this product. 291978



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I never thought I needed a weight disturbing hitch cause I had a 3/4 ton truck. I never realized how unsafe it was before. Stress free driving now. 448978



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This was a great addition to my hitch I purchased 2 because of the length of my trailer and the weight that I tow.I have not had a single issue with towing in wind or letting off the accelerator to soon or going down hills. I highly recommend this is great addition to any hitch. 282089



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Great product. Installation instructions were clear and easy to follow. Everything pictured was in the package. I paired mine with the Curt ball mount receiver w/sway control tab 2" hitch item ID D320. Products work perfectly together to stop the sway. I would highly recommend this system to anyone looking for sway control. 575807



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Excellent Delivery. Arrived in just a couple of days. (today) I haven't even unpacked it yet as I bought it against a future trailer purchase and know that I will need it for Sway Control. My previous one went with my last trailer when I sold it. (mistake#1) Mistake #2: Selling the trailer. I'm having a problem finding a suitable replacement. 590364



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The product is excellent, the quality is also excellent. I like the heavy duty construction and high quality welding; the finish on the parts is also top notch. This product is a real good value. I plan on installing this on my travel trailer; it will eliminate any sway due to high speed. I have ordered several items from etrailer over the past few years; their prompt delivery and high quality product is why I continue to purchase from them. etrailer is on the top of my list when shopping for anything related to towing my boat or travel trailer. 583137



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Easy to install. I had to do a little welding, but nothing that I did not expect having read a lot about the product. It is definitely well made and I look forward to trying it out with weight on the trailer. I bought this a snowmobile trailer having had issues on the highway when a Tractor Trailer passes me. 585773



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The sway bar stabilizer has worked great and I’ve had no problems in using it and highly recommend it for safety and ease of towing. Also very easy to install. 484442



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just as described 28579


Comments

Bought this not realizing my trailers frame isnt large enough for the mounting bracket supplied. My frame is 3 on edge, while the bracket is the same. That would put the holes and self taping screws uncomfortably close to if not through the edge of the frame. Am going to try to fashion some clamping mechanism to hold the bracket on. Worst case, it slip and I dont have sway control, but thats the situation Im in now anyway. This is on a 3500 lb. 6x8 utility trailer.

-- comment by: Doug R - 11/09/2013

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Rather than trying to fabricate new mounts, the ball plate can be welded on. A certified welder can complete the task and you will have the ball solidly mounted without risking the trailer frame and losing the sway control bar. The only downside of course, is that it won' be easy to remove if you decide you don't want the ball on the frame any more.

-- Patrick B - 11/12/2013


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installed but not tested on highway. Instruction manual (1 page) showed deceptive diagrams. 1 Install on right, but photos show on left and shows 2, both L & R. 2 Spacer plate is clear, but which holes to use for the sway control ball are mentioned. Either, it does not matter or it does. Say which is correct. 3 Sounds at first that my hitch should have a hole for the ball connection to car. But it does not, and most trailer hitches do not. I had the tab welded on. 4 Upon installing on the right side of trailer (as in right side of highway), the bar required flipping in order to put it over the ball. This possibility should be noted, so that I needn't worry if I had made a mistake. Support telephone staff were helpful. David 97352



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Product arrived extremely fast! Easy to install. We are using this product as a second (drivers side unit) friction on our travel trailer, which means the adjuster had to be rotated, but it was SIMPLE to make that happen. I found answers to my questions about doing this in the Q&A section. The only thing I don't understand is the trailer ball side only has 4 bolt holes for this one, where as the one sent with the hitch kit we bought had 6 holes, otherwise its no different that I can tell. The camper towed pretty well with out any WDH or sway control the first time we pulled it home (which was 400 miles from the selling dealer), but we bought the extra for those really bad towing days (high cross winds) 268115



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Sway control system on my trailer 44143



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The anti sway bar works well and well worth buying and installing. There are 3 things I would say about it. 1. It has a 4 bolt mounting plate instead of 6. Disadvantage: poorer force distribution, Advantage: less drilled holes to weaken frame. 2.Could use better instructions on how to set it. It really is quite useless if you set it too loose. 3. Watch out for the front clip. Mine came off but the sway bar stayed attached (that's a good thing). I put a safety wire around the safety clip now. 481919



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Curt Weight distribution hitch assembly including dual Curt 17200 sway control bars for our heavy 30 foot RV. Purchased through Etrailer Corp. the information from Etrailer was fantastic on which hitch assembly was best for my application, the hitch, bars, sway arms were delivered exactly on time with no scratches or damage. My light weight 2010 pick pulled well and was level and handled winds and passing semi trucks in the wind a pleasure! Unfortunately I don't have pictures to show because I have recently bought a new F-350 and a new 40' -5th wheel trailer and from Etrailer purchased a Demco 18K Hijacker Auto Slide 5th wheel Hitch that works fantastically. Thank you Etrailer for best prices and service! 373934



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I will say that this company (etrailer.com) is like no other that I have ever done business with, lightning fast shipping, emails from employees about my order are you kidding me? Patrick, Joe and George all kept me updated from receiving the order to shipping to ETA and after it was delivered, I am very impressed and I have not even used the product yet, I did make the time this evening to install the sway bar and ball hitch both Curt products look very nice and well made, the paint I believe is powder coated so I don't have to worry about rusting out later on. Installation was easy, I will say I was a little worried about the 3"x 3" ball mount plate fitting my Jayco frame, the trailer is new 184 BH, it has a pretty narrow frame, the plate did go from edge to edge with no room to spare but the holes drilled out fine no problem with the fit it's just the bolt holes will be close to the edge of the frame, I used red loctite on the bolt threads to make certain they don't come loose. All I can say is great job guys, makes me proud to be from Wentzville Mo though I now live in KC Mo. Hope I can come up with something else to buy from you all. Thanks Mike PS I will post some pics later if I can get back to edit the review. 79679



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Bought this to use while pulling my 27 foot camper with my Chevy Tahoe on the interstate. Made all the difference in the world and is the best money out side of weight distribution bars I have spent on the camper. I will add I did recently spend the money to upgrade to a dual cam type weight and sway control system, but had I not wanted to spend the big bucks, this little guy does all you need. Giving it to my dad this weekend for an upcoming camping trip to Verona Va... 418238



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I was so pleased with the first Curt Friction Sway Control I had for my last trailer, that I just purchased another unit for my new trailer. From many years of experience and a lot of use, I know this sway control works as promised. I look forward to the same experience from this unit. When I have a choice, I prefer Curt products, because the quality is excellent and if they are not the price-leader, their cost is always very competitive. 457569



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took the sway right out of my custom tag along trailer! 352380



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I purchased a Curt sway bar kit for my camper and have had great success with it. I have purchased items from etrailer in the past and always had great service. I will continue to order from them in the future and recommend to my friends and family. 641033



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Product worked perfectly and we feel has made up feel safer will towing. Rapid delivery and great service. Would recommend and will not hesitate to use for any trailer needs. 639144



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I placed my order and it was delivered on the day it was supposed to be. The product was exactly what I expected. I would do business with this company again if I need something. 636262



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Products are exactly what I ordered and came very quickly. 634416



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Simple instructions and easy installation. Great product. 633991



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Had a chance to check out my Curt anti sway device last week. It works better than expected and I am very impressed with the results. I only use it for interstate driving as big trucks at high speed does effect my 6' / 12' enclosed trailer. I still use caution around trucks but it makes the job much safer and easier. Thank you for the great service. Will be ordering more stuff soon... 630936



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I like it, it works as advertised, My only complaint, it can be noisy 628406



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This sway control package is just what we needed! After towing our 3300 lb camper home with my wifes Jeep Cherokee, WITHOUT an anti-sway bar, I said I wasn't towing the camper anywhere until we had this installed. We drove in 20-30 mph crosswinds the entire 4+ hour drive back. With this installed, we hardly notice it. Now, you can't get rid of the wind itself, but you certainly don't have to worry about the trailer starting to move around on it's own - this is great for stabilizing everything. Easy to install - just used the template they include with it, and then just drilled some holes through the frame of the camper and installed the hitch, hooked up and we were ready to go. We only use Curt products for our vehicles, utility trailer, and camper - nothing compares in my opinion. 625418



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It will be a couple of weeks before I use the hitch and bars. I will add more when I put them to use. I didn't realize how quickly I would receive the parts. Everything was great! I will definitely keep doing business with etrailer! 617472



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An excellent retailer. The items were shipped almost immediately after the order was received. 617380



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The only thing I would suggest is including a drill bit for the self tapping screws. 613628



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Just received the hitch as you said I would. Have not put it together yet but looks as it should be. Katherne has a husband named Bill so I know everything will be as ordered 613194



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Good quality, fast delivery. Used as a "eaz lift replacement which I lost. Same quality at half the cost. 598590



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Product works extremely well and easy to use. 598528



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Use it on my 29ft enclosed trailer makes a lot of difference in the wind or passing semis 595766



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I just received my equipment from etrailer. Everything is very well made and more than I had hoped. I especially like the sturdiness and quality of my sway control unit. I am actually going to use it for a highly customized purpose and it is just what I needed. And a hearty thanks to the agent Shawn B. for super professional, prompt, and courteous service. A great company to do business with. Five Stars. 591484



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Trailer items received today are as ordered , The complete order was delivered sooner than expected. They will take time to install so I can't comment on performance at this time. 584753



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It is a little difficult to rate this sway control bar because it is either doing a great job, or because we never really needed it. We are towing a 2600 pound Scamp trailer with a Hyundai Santa Fe. We have never detected significant sway even during the rare times we forget to tighten it. However I like having this product installed just for "insurance" and piece of mind; particularly when we hit the occasional large pool of water on the road and I feel us start to hydroplane a little. It was easy to install and easy to use. 584169



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Service was great. Order got bumped up in shipping so I received the unit early. I have not installed the sway control yet but I have every reason to believe it will function as needed. 579869



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Simple install but need a NEW 11/32 drill and lots of oil to drill through the trailer metal. 569467



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Fast shipping, and a good product. Fit my A-Frame camper perfectly. 556484



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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! 542405



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Install fairly easy. etrailer great job and love the customer service. 512256



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Traveled through the mountains of New Hampshire with no problems with sway. Glad I purchased it. 509184



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George, I installed the anti sway bar this weekend. I took the camper for a test drive, and it was a windy day. The camper Hauled great, looking forward to more camping trips. Thanks 508267



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Easy installation. No problems unit works great. 494506



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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 451914



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Works as described. 445183


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  • Does Curt 17200 Sway Control Need to Be Removed To Back Up Trailer
  • If using a friction style trailer anti-sway control mechanism such as # 17200 it is necessary to release the tension on the arm, or better yet, disconnect it completely from the sway control balls on the hitch and trailer. For many maneuvers releasing the tension will be enough but for reversing when making sharp turns it is better to disconnect it, to be on the safe side.
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  • Are Shorter Spring Bars Available for the Reese SC Weight Distribution Systems
  • We do carry weight distribution systems with shorter spring bars, however, all of the spring bars for the Reese SC weight distribution systems are the same size. Unfortunately, they do not make shorter spring bars for this system. Instead, I recommend looking at the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution Systems. These systems are available with tongue weight capacities of 600 lbs, # C17330, 800 lbs, # C17331, and 1,000 lbs, # C17332, and they each have a maximum towing capacity of 10,000...
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  • Are Additional Parts Needed to Install a CURT Friction Sway Control Arm
  • You will need a platform to attach the ball to the vehicle side for the CURT Friction Style Sway Control System, # 17200. It does come with a weld-on platform but you can also use Sway-Control Bracket, # RP26003, for 2 inch ball mounts or # RP26005, for 1-1/4 inch ball mounts. To use the weld-on platform that comes with it, you would need to weld it to the side of the ball platform on a ball mount. It will need to be positioned so that the center of the ball hole on the ball mount is...
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  • Sway Control Recommendation for a 30 foot Bumper Pull Trailer
  • The Curt Friction Sway Control part # 17200 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for your trailer. Since it is longer than 26 feet you would want to run a unit on either side of your trailer. The best way to fight sway is proper trailer loading though. Sway is usually caused by having too much or too little tongue weight on the trailer. If you can get your tongue weight to be between 10 and 15 percent of the total trailer weight the trailer shouldn't sway under normal circumstance...
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  • Can Reese Dual Cam Sway Control be Used with Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System
  • The Reese Dual Cam High-Performance Sway Control # RP26002 is only compatible with weight distribution systems that have cam-style spring bars so it will not work on your Curt Short-Arm System # C17333. Instead use a bar-style like the Curt Friction Sway Control # 17200. Unfortunately, this style needs to be disconnected when backing up.
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