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Old 08-05-2015, 09:07 PM   #21
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:04 AM   #22
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Jumping as a Ridgeline owner who has a 21' coming in December. From everything I've seen on this forum it seems best for me to go with the standard hitch, use a tongue weight gauge like the Shurline to make sure I stay in spec and maybe use a simple sway bar. Does that pretty well sum it up? Any recommendations on the sway bar?
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:52 AM   #23
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Honda Ridgeline and Andersen Hitch

I had a Reese anti-sway bar with my old trailer and Reese WDH and the instructions said not to use it in the rain. It wasn't supposed to be safe, plus it squawked something fierce if it got wet. Am I alone in this experience? The Andersen is fine in the rain. I pull out Escape 21 with a 2005 Tundra though.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:55 AM   #24
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It would be good to know if getting the anti-sway bar wet is an issue. I live in Oregon :-)
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:29 PM   #25
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I had a Reese anti-sway bar with my old trailer and Reese WDH and the instructions said not to use it in the rain. It wasn't supposed to be safe, plus it squawked something fierce if it got wet. Am I alone in this experience? The Andersen is fine in the rain. I pull out Escape 21 with a 2005 Tundra though.
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The separate friction antisway always sounded like a bad deal. Depends on operator adjustment. Take it off when backing. Wet issue. That's why I went with Reese Dual Cam on my HiLo and Reese SC when I bought our Casita. No adjustments once set up. Dual Cam did creak and groan. SC a tiny bit once and a while but mostly silent. Sway control built in. Several other companies do variations as well.

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Old 08-21-2015, 02:22 PM   #26
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not sure which is which- don't know the names- but i have a traditional bars /chains one is that a Reese WDH? If so i used that set up in the rain a lot also used it with horse trailers in the rain a lot is their really an issue with using it in the rain? It seems all towing devices should be good in rain never know when its going to rain cant just pull over and wait.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:48 PM   #27
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not sure which is which- don't know the names- but i have a traditional bars /chains one is that a Reese WDH? If so i used that set up in the rain a lot also used it with horse trailers in the rain a lot is their really an issue with using it in the rain? It seems all towing devices should be good in rain never know when its going to rain cant just pull over and wait.
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Unless you have changed things in the past year, you have the Reese WDH (but not the extra anti-sway device). I think that when folks are talking about not using the Anti-sway device they are talking a small friction device that is supposed to dampen sway.

We drove lots of miles with our WDH, sometimes in the rain, and never had a problem.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:01 PM   #28
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ok thanks - i don't think i need sway control it doesn't seem to sway it feels very solid on the freeway. i don't like the way it bounces around on some rough roads but that may just be because its a small light trailer.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:37 PM   #29
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Wdh - Honda Engineer

Here is an explanation of why Honda recommends that you should not use a wdh with a ridgeline. This is from Gary Flint the chief engineer for the ridgeline - (aka Kodiak)

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Old 08-21-2015, 10:50 PM   #30
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Makes me want to try our upcoming trip without the chains on the Andersen. In "How To Tow Safely" by JD Gallant(RV Consumer Group) he warns of WDH set too tight.
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