Anti-Sway Bar for towing 2002 Coleman pop-up w/ 2015 Tacoma

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  1. kcrouth

    kcrouth New Member

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    We have a 2002 Coleman Mesa popup which weighs over 2000 pounds and has a single axle. We tow it with a 2015 Tacoma Prerunner w/ towing package. We occasionally experience some sway and "wagging" at speeds above 50mph. I was considering adding an Anti-Sway Bar to our hitch (NOT weight distribution, only anti-sway) like the CURT 17200 Trailer Anti-Sway Bar Control Kit (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000HLO7QA/) just so we have some solid side-to-side damping when the swaying wants to start. We do load 60% front / 40% back as much as possible. I am wondering if this would be overkill. I am also a little hesitant to drill the 4 holes in the trailer tongue that the installation would require (see picture). Any thoughts are appreciated. KROUTH05-WIN10_2020-07-31_114004-813+pZ+NtdL._AC_SL1500_.png 71jWrMIRaLL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, add it lots of pups came with them from the dealers. You could have them welded on. No holes.
     
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  3. RockyRoo

    RockyRoo Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD

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    Always always always run away control. If not integrated into a wdh then via friction sway bar. As already stated I had some of mine welded on and some I screwed on. Either work just fine. But definitely pick one up, they are cheap
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Drilling the 4 holes is no big deal. I did it to my TT.

    I can weld and could have welding the small ball on. However, I didn't see a need to grind the paint off the trailer and then blister some more with the welder. Then, have to repaint. In addition, it would be a pain to take the ball off later if for some reason you needed to like if it got damaged.
     
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    Before you spend money and time on this, are you sure your trailer is loaded correctly? Try moving weight forward. Often sway is a loading issue. Some trailers are just worse with sway than others but is a quick and easy solution to try.
     
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