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Old 10-05-2018, 01:49 PM
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Default Sway bar & Weight distribution

I'v never owned a travel trailer but I have pulled livestock trailers loaded. I've been reading about sway bar control and have come to the conclusion that I need the sway bars but what about the weight distribution? I have a 2015 Dodge Quad cab and when I purchase a camper it will be no more that 20ft and gross weight should be less that 4000lbs. Would I need the weight distribution also?
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:34 PM
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When I've pulled anything more than a popup or my canoe trailer, I figure the weight distribution hitch to be a good choice. Anything to take some of the load off the rear suspension. I once bought a 19 footer and had to tow it home about 100 miles before I had a weight distribution hitch and I didn't like how it handled. I also consider a sway bar to be mandatory when towing any large box - it's amazing how even a little crosswind, like a passing 18 wheeler, can push a trailer around.
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