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Old 10-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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AntiSway Bars with Escapes?

Hi Escapers,

Do any of you use the simple friction antisway bars with your Escape 17? We have a Scamp 16' and added one. The sway was never bad in the Scamp as I was very careful with weight distribution, but the bar really seems to help in very strong cross wind situations. Our tow vehicle is a 2008 Tacoma V6.

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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Re: AntiSway Bars with Escapes?

I use a wdh with my 2005 Sienna and there has been no sway problem, and actually, I was surprised at the lack of being buffeted by humongous trucks zipping by us.





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Old 12-06-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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Re: AntiSway Bars with Escapes?

JerryCpei here. We'll be taking delivery of our 17B in early May. What has been the experience of owners towing Escape 17 without weight distr. hitch and without sway bar. We towed our 16' Scamp for several years without either....including our Alaska trip ....without any problem. Is the 17 much different to tow. Please weight in with some experiences and advice.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:12 PM   #4
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Re: AntiSway Bars with Escapes?

I also am anxious to hear the replies to Eric's post. I tow a Starcraft popup and have always liked the effect of the sway bar. I do not/did not have electric brakes and in times of a sudden stop it always kept the trailer straight and true, likewise in times of heavy winds or truck traffic it really helped. I know some dealers of my model of Starcraft trailer included electric brakes in the sale, it weighs 1,655 dry.

It appears you obtain some of the same results (plus others) with the WDH. They are, however, very different devices.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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Re: AntiSway Bars with Escapes?

WDH works for me. I see no need to add anti-sway bars. I've probably done 7,000 kilometers now and have yet to detect an issue with sway. The WDH however makes a big difference in the ride I get and moves weight forward to the drive wheels.

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Old 12-07-2009, 06:50 PM   #6
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Re: AntiSway Bars with Escapes?

I'm thinking of installing anti-sway bars this New Years Eve.......on myself! This will definitely help the wife tow me home.
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Hi: peter... :P. Alf
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Quote:
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I'm thinking of installing anti-sway bars this New Years Eve.......on myself! This will definitely help the wife tow me home.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:00 PM   #9
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Re: AntiSway Bars with Escapes?

Have had no trouble towing our 19' without an anti-sway bar. No fear of semis or crosswinds. Of course we have a weight distribution hitch
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