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How to Improve Sway Control with a Gen-Y Weight Distribution System

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I have a 2016 Dodge Ram Laramie 4x4 with a 6.7 cummins. It is lifted 6 inches with 37 inch tires. I have a Genesis 30ck Toy Hauler which has a overall length of 35 ft and a gross weight between 10k and 15k lbs and has a 1700 tongue weight I believe. I have a class 2.5 inch class iv tow package on the truck. I had bought a GEN-Y torsion hitch rated for 22k lbs, 2260 tongue and has a 12 inch . However the allows you to place the ball shank at different levels and when lower the entire does not go straight up and down and starts sagging. I was unhappy with its performance in sway but controls the bounce really well. What I am wondering is could I get away with with any sort of anti sway that could hook up to a shank I can use in my existing hitch?

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Yes, the Curt Friction Sway Control Bar part # 17200 can be added to a Gen-Y Weight Distribution System like part # 325-GH-602. You can add one to either side for a total of two friction bars. This will help to reduce side-to-side movement caused by winds, passing traffic, curving roads, or sudden maneuvers. It will however, require drilling into the trailer's frame for installation.

I recommend trying one or two of the friction style sway bars with the system you have now to see if that helps your sway problem. I would also adjust the chains attached to the springs bar so they provide more support for the trailer. If you placed your load behind the rear axle than that would relieve some of the tongue weight but it is not advised as you would also be prone to even more sway. The proper way to load a trailer would be with 60% of the cargo in front of the axle and 40% of the cargo behind the axle.

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