Do you remove sway bar when backing up?
Expert Reply: You would only need disengage/remove the sway control bar to be able to back up when using Pro Series weight distribution system # 49570 with friction sway control bar # 83660. If you were backing up in a straight line and not turning you can keep it on.
How tight should a trailer sway bar be?
The sway bar shouldn’t be too compressed or overextended beyond its limits. Make sure that the sway control isn’t too close to the bumpers or the trailer frame. You can adjust the tension until the towing feels right.
What holds the sway bar in place?
Two lug nuts hold the sway bar link in place. Start by removing the upper nut first. This nut holds the most weight when the sway bar is at normal rest, so it tends to be the most problematic. Once the top nut is removed, remove the lower nut.
Does Curt friction sway control work without a weight distribution system?
The Curt Friction Sway Control, # 17200, can be used without a weight distribution system like you mentioned by using the Reese Sway-Control Bracket you referenced, # RP26003. This system helps to fight trailer sway, but only after it begins by adding friction to the sliding bar to stabilize your trailer.
How do you adjust the sway control on a curt sway bar?
view full answer… You can use the Curt friction style sway control, # 17200 on the left or right side. You will need to loosen the handle and the other bolt below it, pull the inside arm out, flip it over, then reinsert it. You will then need to unscrew the handle on top and the nut.
Do I need a spacer plate for Curt friction sway control 17200?
The included spacer plate on the Curt Friction Sway Control for Weight Distribution Systems # 17200 is completely optional. If it is needed to achieve proper alignment, the additional holes on the plate offer various mounting locations for the ball.
How do I install the sway control on my trailer?
When installing this sway control system, follow the included instructions and measure 24″ straight back from the center of the coupler along the frame of the trailer to determine the location of the spacer plate and trailer-mounted attachment ball. To achieve proper alignment, the spacer plate may not be necessary in every application.