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Can Sway Control Plate # RP26003 be Flipped for Use on Left of Ball Mount on 2009 Toyota Highlander

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Why cant I flip over adapter plate #26003 and attach to bottom of ball base so it is upside down and held by shank nut/washer? I cant figure out from picture how left sided plate[#3475] attaches since it is more complicated than simple mirror image of #26003. Thanks.

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The Reese Sway Control Adapter Plate, # RP26003, cannot be flipped to be used on the left side of a ball mount because the lip (see photo) on the bottom of the plate would not allow the hitch ball for the sway control bar to be completely tightened to the plate.

Also, the lip would interfere with the sway control bar during turns which would not only damage the plate, but also affect the effectiveness of the sway control bar.

To use a sway control bar on the left hand side, I recommend having the Sway Control Tab, # 3442, welded to the left side of the ball mount. At this time, there are no bolt on brackets designed to mount the sway control bar on the left side.

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