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Is there a High Capacity Adjustable Ball Mount with a Sway Control Tab

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Is there any other options like this one that has a heavier capacity? My camper is closer to 8000-9000# I have a 1 ton pickup and dont need the distribution bars, so Im looking for a lighter version of the regular camper hitch systems.

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The best option I can offer is to use Pro Series ball mount # 63071 and then weld on sway control tab # 3442. But since the trailer is over 6,000 pounds a single friction sway control bar will not be effective. You would need to use 2 of them which would mean 2 tabs would have to be welded on.

Once you add up the cost of all that plus the 2 friction sway control bars the total is close to the cost of a new weight distribution system that comes with built-in sway control such as Fastway system # FA94-00-1000. And with friction sway control bars you would have to disengage them then backing up the trailer since the force applied to them when going in reverse is different than when traveling forward. You would not have to do that with this or any Fastway system. This system is rated for 600 to 1,000 pounds tongue weight so if you are interested let me know what your trailer tongue weight is and I can make a more specific recommendation.

Calculating tongue weight for weight distribution is a little different than normal. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle.

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