Recommended Sway Control Without Weight Distribution

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I own a reese weight dist hitch with dual cam sway control that i was using with my suburban 2500 pulling a 32foot travel trailer approx 7k lbs loaded. I have upgraded to a silverado 3500 dually. I dont really need the weight distribution any more but i would like keep the sway control. Is there something out there I can use or should i just run with my existing setup? Thanks in advance!

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In my opinion you have the best sway control utilizing your current system like # RP66088, so I personally would stick with what you have. The dual cam with spring bars keeps the trailer in line by actively fighting sway. It does require more setup but based on the photo you have that done well.

There are other options you can consider if you simply don't want to utilize the weight distribution system. You can use two of the Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit # 83660. This uses an adjustable friction bar to control sway but two are recommended for trailers over 26 feet long. You will still use your current weight distribution head with this system because you will still need the ball plus two locations for the sway bar hitch balls.

Another option is to use the Tuson Electronic Sway Control System for Electric Trailer Brakes # 335TSC-1000. This will utilize and internal sensor and apply to trailer brakes side to side as needed to control trailer sway. This works in a very similar way to the factory sway control that comes integrated in some of the newer trucks.

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