How do sway bars work for trailers?
Hitch anti-sway barsThey keep it from swaying by transferring the weight to the rear axle, and to the trailer’s rear.
If your trailer is over 50 percent the weight of your vehicle, then it is necessary to have a hitch for distribution of weight to stop the swaying.
Do I need a sway bar for my trailer?
Sway control is not absolutely necessary for towing but is a factor that needs to be addressed if the trailer is unstable behind the vehicle. Active sway control is more consistent than the friction type and is built into a weight distribution system for the best towing performance and safety.
How do I keep my travel trailer from swaying?
How to help keep trailer sway from happening
- Use the manufacturer recommended gear when towing.
- Slow down.
- Don’t make any sudden steering maneuvers.
- Release the accelerator and keep a firm grip on the steering wheel to control sway caused by large passing vehicles.
- Check the tire pressure.
Can you turn with a sway bar?
Friction sway control bars are designed to work fine going forward when turning or not but not designed to turn when backing up (backing up straight is fine).