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

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

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  • Sway Control Only
  • Pro Series
  • Does Not Allow Backing Up
  • Reduces Sway
  • Electric Brake Compatible
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. Lowest Prices for the best weight distribution from Pro Series. Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit - Economy - by Draw-Tite, Reese and Hidden Hitch part number 83660 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Pro Series Weight Distribution - 83660

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




Video Transcript for Pro Series Weight Distribution 83660 Review

Today, we'll be reviewing part number 83660. This is the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit. This system is designed to reduce trailer sway and improve handling in multiple towing conditions. That's going to dampen trailer sway caused by crosswinds in traffic for improved stability and increased towing safety. It's going to include the sway control arm, the ball, the ball plate, and all the mounting hardware that you need. It's also going to feature friction adjustment for multiple towing situations. That way you can increase the resistance or decrease it, as well.

This portion right here, the more that you let off of the resistance, this arm is going to be able to slide out. That's built in there and it's got the friction pads on there. Again, it's all about safety, so this is all about making sure that you're safe out there when you towing, whether it's your trailer, or your camper, or whatever application you may have. Very easy to hook up and remove. It can be used on the left or right side of the trailer. It's also very easy installation.

The ball plate has 6 mounting holes. That's what the 6 screws are for, and then the 2 pins are actually going to hold the sway control arm on to the ball plate and onto the ball that's going to mount to the head assembly of your weight distribution system. The ball shank link, right here on the ball, measuring from the bottom of this portion here, to the bottom of the threads is going to measure 1 inch and a 1/4. The threaded portion is going to measure 1 inch in length, and then if we take a look at the ball plate assembly, it's going to give us an overall length of 6 inches and an overall width from edge to edge of 3 inches. The distance that we have between the mounting holes measuring from center of this one, to center of this one, that's going to give us a measurement of 3 and 1/8. The center of this one, to the center of this hole, that's going to give us a measurement of 2 and 3/16. From the center of the outer hole, to the center of the other outer hole, is going to give us a measure of 5 and 5/16ths of an inch.

Center on center going this direction, that's going to give us a measurement of 2 and 5/16 of an inch. When using this system, please keep in mind that you do not use with a Class 1 trailer hitch. It also cannot be used with surge brakes for trailers that exceed 26 feet in length. You'll want to use 2 friction sway control units, or a dual cam sway control system. Very easy system to operate and to get installed. Again, this portion here, is going to mount to your trailer frame.

That socket portion is going to go over that one right there. It's going to be held in place using the clip. It just slides through the grooves on the outside of that socket. The ball right here, is going to mount to the head of your weight distribution system. It's going to fit in that socket right there, and you're going to use the other clip to hold that system in place, as well. Again, it's all about safety. It's going to improve handling in multiple towing conditions and make sure that you're safe out there whenever you're towing. That's going to do it for today's review of part number 83660. This is the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit. .


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (301 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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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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Trailer sway control bar met expectations. What greatly exceeded expectations was the two day expedited delivery and the extraordinary customer service from Heidi. 575321



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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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Great product, keeps trailer from swaying in windy cond. 574854



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works great. Only difficult part was drilling the holes in the trailer to mount the connecting plate. Directions were clear and easy to follow. 573528



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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I bought a Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit for our travel trailer from etrailer.com. I loved their instructional film clip that I found on YouTube explaining how the device works and how to install it myself. Their service and delivery follow up was excellent. I saved a lot of money doing the job myself. 109402



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This process simply could not have been simpler. It shipped the same day I ordered it and it was in my mailbox a day and a half later The video instructions as well as the print instructions were clear and concise and easy to follow. Both products were quality items, what you'd expect fro etrailer.com, and I would highly recommend this site for quick shipments and high quality products. 383266


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Still working hard and performing well. Im very pleased with this purchase. Thanks for the follow-up.

Oregon 1 - 05/21/2018

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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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I put this on my 2015 R-Pod. the instructions were clear and well written so installation was a breeze. It made a big difference in the feel of the trailer on the Interstate. I've towed the trailer in winds a between 20-25 mph and it definitely helped. 561289



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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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Fast delivery and exactly what i needed. Best price out there. I have a 28 ft. TT with one installed and decided to purchase the second for more stability. Watched the video and followed the instructions. Took about 30 minutes with no problems. Have not taken it out for a test drive yet but will do so in the next couple of days. 171833



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The folks at eTrailer were extremely helpful in getting me the sway control that I needed for my Aliner camper. It was shipped and received within a week. They even sent video instructions for installation. The bar is not yet installed, but I am impressed with the service I received. Highly recommend etrailer. After I've been on the road with the sway controller, I'll come back and update my review. 217080



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Just received my sway control kit so I have not had an opportunity to install it yet but I can say that my order was processed and shipped quicker than any other product that I have ordered online. The kit was received as advertised and in great condition. I have had several travel trailers in the past so I've had several sway control bars and the quality of this bar would rank at the top. I would definitely order products from etrailer.com in the future, great job guys. 191052



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10" wheel drum with bearings was just what i needed. at agreat price. ordering was easy. was shipped fast. got item before i expected. installed easily. also etrailer has got great instructional videos. got my toy hauler back on the road and ready for fun. i"m already looking at other parts i need to replace on my trailer. Definitely will be ordering from etrailer. Witt S, 372770



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Seems like a quality product, I wont install for a few weeks. I will review again once installed. 562028



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Exactly what I needed and delivery was fast and on time. 104822


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Only used twice and now travel trailer sits in Florida.

Barb C - 10/23/2014

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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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All items were received with the order. The order was quickly shipped and arrived quickly as well. My interaction with Customer Support was also much better than received from your competitors (basically I received no support from your competitors, I only received a form letter as a response to my questions). Installation was simple, although I broke/ stripped out 2 of the screws that hold the friction mount to the trailer (I would think that stronger screws would be included, but the problems were partially my fault as well). I am very satisfied with the products and service received from eTrailer.com. Thank you, dp 43043



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The product was very well made and very easy to install. Can't wait to see how it performs 217012


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Working great

Mark - 08/04/2016

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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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I drove 700 miles to Florida with a dancing 5 x 8 trailer, and vowed I was going to fix it. This did the trick - my return home, not one issue, and felt like it was the complete solution. I followed the video, not the written directions (probably not preferred). Product arrived timely, but was a little disappointed in the presentation of packaging I almost felt like it was ready to pop out of the box, or maybe it was a return - not a game stopper, but felt like this needed to be improved. Turning wasn't an issue and it did everything that I thought it would, and was advertised. Make sure you get the bracket for the hitch as well. 278428



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Installation was simple and setup was easy. I was really glad to have the sway bar when I encountered very high swirling winds on my trip through Tulsa, Oklahoma. The trailer was stable and tracked well, even though I was very concerned about how the trailer would track in traffic with the very gusty swirls. I noticed a trailer on the highway without a sway bar and it was porpoising the tow vehicle significantly. You can tow a trailer with confidence with one of these in use. 54530



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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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Works very well with my 26' '02 Keystone Sprinter pulled with a 2013 Ford F-150. Provides increased stability especially in cross winds. I suggest drilling a bit larger hole before using self tappers to mount plate to trailer. I have used Etrailer numerous times and have ALWAYS been satisfied with all aspects of my purchase. Plan on using Etrailer more in the future. 255796



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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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Seems to work. It's one of those things...if it's working correctly, you don't know it's working...How do I know if my trailer would have swayed at any point if I wasn't using this? I can't know. I only put it on if I'm going to be traveling long distances, and if I'm afraid there will be high winds or a lot of big trucks passing me. But it's always in my truck, ready, and I like knowing it's there if I feel I'll need it. The instructions were clear, install was easy. Price is right. 340872



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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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Ordered the sway control on line, I picked standard shipping but got an email that George had changed shipping to priority. Received the device two days after placing the order. Installation was pretty straight forward, used the enclosed directions and online video. Took about 30 minutes to drill the pilot holes and then the regular holes using 11.32 bit. Have not hauled my trailer yet but the devices looks sturdy, great shipping, great instructions, easy to install and great customer service. If the device works as described than win-win and would highly recommend. 373197



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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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This unit was easy to install. The trick is to drill pilot holes before the final size. The instructions said to use 11/64, but after drilling the first hole and installing the screw, I decided to go down one size drill bit for a better screw grip. I also installed a thru bolt about mid way for extra security because my SCAMP frame is light. I reside in upper New York State and am headed for Northern California in a couple of weeks. I will be crossing the Rockies in winter weather, so we will see how the trailer handles with this sway bar. If I survive,maybe I will write another review. 232909



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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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Pro Series Friction Sway bar works very well with my 2015 Jeep Cherokee pulling an RPod 178. Etrailer had an installation video which made it a snap to install. Takes a while to fine tune the tension as too much and I found the trailer made the Jeep sway somewhat. Does work well to reduce/eliminate sway and my only minor complaint is it makes a loud "Moaning Moose" sound at times. 370108



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This has worked great to keep my pop-up camper from swaying while towing it. It is easy to connect and disconnect. My pop-up had pre-drilled holes in it so bolting the ball plate onto that was a cinch with a socket wrench. This does make a little bit of noise as you are turning while exiting the camp ground, but that can usually be eliminated by loosening it up. You do need to remember to also get out and loosen this up before backing up with it, but I think I did forget once and things were ok. 351794



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Last year we bought a longer camper and found it to be quite a challenge getting it back home through high winds. We were only able to drive about 45 mph to keep the sway under control. As soon as we got home we purchased a Pro Series sway control kit to put on our camper. We watched a couple Youtube videos on the do's and don'ts with installation and proper adjustments, which were very helpful. Our first trip out we could tell quite a difference. The sway control doesn't take 100% of the sway out, but it does make it ALL LOT more manageable to control. 366205



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I'm a little disappointed with the ball plate assembly. This plate is 3" high and my trailer frame is also 3". The plate's pre-drilled holes are so close to the edge of the bracket that I was worried it wouldn't work with my frame. I had to drill three new holes that are closer to the top three holes. I wish there was an option for 2.25 to 2.5 inch plate. Everything else seemed OK, but I haven't towed the trailer since installing the sway control kit. 219234



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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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I've been doing a lot of research on sway control from all different sites and this one by far was the easiest and most convenient to use. I asked a question for advice and was surprised at how fast they responded and the amount of knowledge the tech support had. I finally decided that this was the best option for my needs so I ordered it. I ordered it late Monday night and received it today, just 2 days later with just basic UPS ground shipping. I will definitely use this site for any future campIng needs. 176947



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Easy to mount and use. A little less easy to adjust per instructions. I had a hard time getting the adjustment lever to operate by hand with the bolt tightened per the instructions. It did seem to work well though... never experienced sway with a 36ft travel trailer behind our Chevy express 3500. We went Texas to Oregon in the winter and Oregon to Wyoming in the summer, lots of up and downhill grades. We stay 65mph per trailer tire rating and use a weight distribution hitch. Good product/good price for peace of mind. 450279



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Good shipping time and very good customer service. 560426



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Fit and works great 546237


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  • The Eaz-Lift weight distribution systems use independent friction-style sway control, also known as bar-style sway control like the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Bar, # 83660. Since your trailers GTW is over 6,000 lbs, we recommend using two sway control units. One on the driver side and one on the passenger side. Two sway control units are also recommended for trailers that are 26 ft or longer. To install these units, you will bolt the ball plate to the side of the trailer frame....
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  • Sway control is designed to be used in situations where the trailer sways under adverse conditions such as high winds or when large vehicles are passing causing the trailer to become unstable. Sway control also helps if you have to maneuver suddenly. Also if the trailer has a low tongue weight percentage the sway control can help to a point, but a weight distribution system will help more with this situation. The best solution for sway that is present without the above mentioned adverse...
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  • I spoke to my contact at Reese and he informed me that most likely you have a Reese Friction Sway Control, part # 83660, because this product has not changed at all. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out. The handle is actually the on/off switch for the unit. To set the level of friction you will actually use the bolt that is below the on/off handle as it is the gain level. To get maximum benefits from the sway control assembly, a series of road tests...
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  • Adjusting Weight Distribution System to Apply More Tongue Weight to Front Tow Vehicle Axle
  • To determine if you have the correct system for your trailer tongue weight, you should determine the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer. The weight of any gear stowed behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle also needs to be considered as tongue weight. I have linked you to an FAQ article that shows a few ways to determine the tongue weight. You will need to ensure that the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer does not exceed the 1,000 lb maximum...
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  • General Rules for Sway Control Bar and Weight Distribution System Adjustment When Towing 7,000 lbs.
  • The sway control bar you have is a friction style sway control bar, and it is a general rule of thumb that, if the trailer weighs more than 6000 lbs or is greater than 26 feet in length, you should use two friction sway controls, one for each side. If you are currently towing the trailer and you are not having any issues with trailer sway when passing large trucks or in high wind conditions, then the addition of a second sway control is most likely not needed. Remember that the best defense...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Small Travel Trailer with a 1996 Toyota Tacoma
  • The towing capacity of your 1996 Toyota Tacoma will depend on if your truck has a V6 or a 4 cylinder and if it is a 4X4 or a 4X2. I have listed the towing capacities of the different options for the Toyota Tacoma below. 4X4 V6 - 8,300 lbs 4X4 4 Cyl. - 7,400 lbs 4X2 V6 - 8,300 lbs 4X2 4 Cyl. - 3,500 lbs You can verify the towing capacity of your truck by checking your owners manual or contacting a local Toyota dealer with your vehicle identification number. Toyota also places a...
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  • How Tight Should Bar Style Friction Sway Control Be
  • You won't see too much information on how tight to make a bar style friction sway control unit because it will be different for every situation. You would make it about as tight as you think it needs to be and then tow the trailer to see if it needs to be tighter or looser. If you made it as tight as you can then you would not be able to move the bar by hand but the force of the trailer pushing it around can move it. But if it is too tight then it is possible that something could get...
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  • Towing Recommendations for a 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • First lets start with a hitch for your vehicle. I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75270 because it has a high towing capacity compared to the Curt Hitch. Next the wiring harness that is custom fit for your 2015 Honda Odyssey is # 118521 this will provide you with a 4-pole connector at the back of your tow vehicle. Don't worry that your vehicle isn't already prewired for a brake controller, I have a solution for that too. Our # ETBC7 kit includes everything you need to install an electric...
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  • Correct Weight Distribution and Sway Control to Tow Jayco Travel Trailer
  • In choosing a weight distribution system you will need a system that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight loaded and ready to tow, plus the weight of any gear in your Ford F150 behind the rear axle. I am including links to helpful articles on weight distribution and determining trailer tongue weight. For a strait-line system with a tongue weight of 440 lbs, I would recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with Sway Control, part...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution for 2010 Nissan Pathfinder Towing 5800 lb Camper
  • According to my research, your vehicle is capable of towing 6000 lb Trailer Weight/ 600 lb Tongue weight if it is equipped with the V6 motor, or 7000 lb Trailer/ 700 lb tongue weight if equipped with the V8 motor. The use of a weight distribution system will not increase these towing capacities. For the purposes of choosing a weight distribution system, you will need to determine the fully loaded and ready to tow trailer and tongue weight. The weight of anything stored in the cargo area...
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  • Weight Distribution with Sway Control for Audi Q5 with OEM 2 inch Receiver Towing A Scamp Trailer
  • I have a couple of different weight distribution recommendations for you. But first, you need to contact the vehicle dealer and make sure that your 2012 Audi Q5 is compatible for use with a weight distribution system added to the trailer hitch. I did some research online and could not find a weight distribution recommendation for the OEM hitch that is inatalled on the Audi Q5. If not, the option of a single sway bar, like part # 83660, and a Sway-Control Bracket for 2 inch Ball Mounts,...
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  • Backing Up a Trailer when Adding a Bar Style Friction Sway Control
  • The product installation instructions for part # 83660 doesn't specifically address backing the trailer, but if you're towing a short trailer that's prone to jackknifing or you're maneuvering into a tricky parking spot that would require a sharp turn while backing, it's a good practice to temporarily remove the unit to avoid damaging it. You should also know that it's recommended that the tension be removed from the unit when driving on slippery or icy pavement. It's also recommended...
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  • Recommendation for Weight Distribution and Sway Control When Towing a 4,000 Pound Trailer
  • Weight distribution is a good idea when the gross trailer weight is 50 percent or more of the vehicle weight or if you are experiencing sag at the rear of your truck. Weight distribution, as the name implies, takes the weight of the trailer and transfers to all the axles of both the towing vehicle and the trailer. For a trailer weighing 4,000 pounds with a tongue weight at 400 to 600 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight), I recommend Pro Series RB2 Round Bar Weight Distribution...
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  • Methods of Improving Sway Control on 31 Foot Rockwood Camper towed Behind Ford F-150
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System you mentioned, # TFR1502D is primarily designed to suspend the load of cargo stored in the bed of your truck, and will not have much if any effect on trailer sway. First and foremost, if the trailer has insufficient tongue weight, it will be more susceptible to sway. The tongue weight of the trailer should be at least 10 percent of the weight of the trailer. If it is less, try moving some of the gear stowed in the trailer forward of the...
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  • Should 1 or 2 Bar-Style Friction Sway Control Units be Used on a 7,000 Pound Trailer
  • Basically, 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 two sway-control units, one on each side of the trailer. You will also want to use two units if your trailer is 26 feet or longer. The problem is that with the higher weights or with longer trailers the friction bar style sway control unit would not be effective and you would still have a sway problem. The Pro Series...
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  • What is the Smallest Diameter Hitch Ball
  • The smallest diameter hitch ball we have is actually 1-1/4 inches in diameter and is designed for use with friction sway control systems like # 83660. The threaded shank diameter of this ball is 5/8 of an inch.
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  • Can Tow Behind Trailer be Safely Converted to a Gooseneck for Improved Towing and Handling
  • Converting a pull behind trailer to a gooseneck would not be an easy task and would require a lot of fabrication, if it is even possible. Instead of looking into modifying the 32 ft tow behind RV trailer, I recommend that we take a look at your towing set-up. With the properly rated and adjusted system, there really is no reason that you can't have a comfortable towing experience with a pull behind trailer. The first place that I would start is with your sway control. Since your trailer...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch Recommendation for a Coleman Fleetwood Utah Popup Camper
  • Your best option at this point will be to have your trailer sit as level as possible with a properly rated weight distribution system with dual cam sway control and distribute as much weight as you can as far forward as possible. I attached an FAQ on how to pick the correct rise/drop ball mount. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow, this figure also includes the weight of any...
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