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Does the B and W Continuum Weight Distribution System Have Sway Control  


?there is a brief statement claiming sway prevention. the vast majority of e trailer videos and /or reviews are usually very thorough, but this one is missing all explanation of how this wdh reduces sway. i read some of the comments and the replies on youtube stating that its a friction based system in the shank section. i can only imagine it is similar to the anderson wdh? i own an anderson wdh and i do like it over all but there is one inherit down side to it. i as well as many others, need a full explanation of how the friction style sway prevention system, utilizing the shank truly works. i fail to see how it can work if your greasing that shank section, as the grease reduces friction. again, with out an real explanation, one can only draw assumptions. in my case i dont need the wdh part as much as i want sway control. i fully understand that NO friction based system will prevent sway so that statement in the ad is a bit false on bandws part. the word reduction would be more accurate, if it works along the same principals of the anderson wdh, again, i fail to see how that can be if your greasing that portion of the shank. the inherit down side to the anderson hitch is that they dont want you to add and lubricant to the ball as the trailer hitch head needs to maintain its bite. this causes a wear mark/actual groove on the ball itself as well as in the hitch head it self. this begins grinding away at the tongue in that hitch head as well. in theory its a pretty good idea and does help but changing that ball and the physical hitch welded to the trailer is not my idea of routine maintenance. it would really be nice to see the sway reduction portion of this system explained a thorough explanation added to the video or addressed in an additional video.


Expert Reply:

To be completely honest the sway control feature of the B and W Continuum part # BW78FR isn't nearly as advanced as the rest of the system. The advertised sway control of this system is in the head of the system between where the ball and the coupler attach. Due to the spring bar tension there is a lot more friction if there wasn't any tension involved due to the weight distribution system. In general a properly rated weight distribution system is going to act as one form of sway control due to the added friction in the coupler and having the weight just better distributed. It's not nearly as aggressive as what some other systems have but if the trailer is properly loaded and level as well as the tow vehicle being rated to tow the trailer's weight you wouldn't have a sway problem using the Continuum.

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