I installed a draw tite friction sway bar and sway was stopped. These campers allow this type of hitch sway bar due to the full frame. One plate gets drilled and bolded to the frame and an adapter is added to the tow ball.Hey everyone.
I have a 2002 Coleman Bayside, weighs 2600 empty, with what I have in there I am guestimating currently 3300. I tow with a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude with the upgraded tow package, tops out at 4500. I have an antisway bar, one of the flat friction bar types.
So here is my situation. Friday was my first time pulling this camper a long distance, about 120 miles (just got it a month ago, only pulled it 20 miles home, if that, and no freeway) and I found that even with the anti sway bar it started to move on me right around 58-60 mph. Not horrible, but I could feel it and it's not a comfortable feeling. I tried dogging the bar down tighter yesterday on my way home, but that didn't seem to help, still would get movement around 58-60 mph. I have no problem keeping it at 55-56, as the speed limit for towing here in CA is 55, but I don't like the idea that it will start swaying just a couple mph more.
So my questions are:
Should I spend the 600-700 dollars and get an Anderson WD hitch with built in sway control?
Should I get a cheaper WD setup with the steel bars and use the anti sway bar I have with it?
Should I add another anti sway bar to the other side and not do a WD hitch?
Should I just leave it alone, drive 55, and get used to the feel of this trailer?
Is there an option I am missing?
I have a friction control sway bar. Still got a bit of sway above 57mph. Just ordered a new one to see if it works better than the one that was given to me when I bought the camper.I installed a draw tite friction sway bar and sway was stopped. These campers allow this type of hitch sway bar due to the full frame. One plate gets drilled and bolded to the frame and an adapter is added to the tow ball.