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Correcting Sway on 24 Foot Camper Towed By 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee


I am towing a 24foot Jayco camper with a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel. I have WD and a friction sway control. Ive verified the tongue weight to make sure its loaded correctly however I still fight sway with passing trucks etc. Would the dual cam wd and sway from Reese make a major difference or do I need to look at buying a longer vehicle?


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For trailers exceeding 25 or 26 feet in length, using two friction sway controls with one being installed on each side of the trailer is recommended. Since you are so close to that length, going with two units would certainly help. However, when the short (relatively speaking) wheel base of your Grand Cherokee is considered, I do not believe friction sway control will solve your issue.

A friction unit will resist sway once it has started. The dual-cam approach actually forces the trailer to remain in a straight line behind the trailer until sufficient force and tilt causes the spring bar to come off of the cam. This system literally stops trailer sway before it can start.

If your current w/d system was manufactured by Reese, and features the spring bars with the hooks on the ends (see photo), then you could upgrade your system by purchasing the dual-cam system, part # RP26002.

I have included links to an FAQ page about weight distribution as well as install details and videos.

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