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Best Way to Control Sway for 2010 Toyota Tundra That Has Anti-Sway Hitch

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A couple of weeks ago I spoke I spoke with one of your guys about sway control. I have a 2010 tundra 5.7 trd crew max 4x4. I tow a forest river rockwood 2902 as bumper pull. The trailer is 34 foot long. 10,000 lbs. E rated tires 80 psi. Truck has E rated tires. I tow at 75 psi on truck tires. Blue Ox 1500 lb sway pro hitch. I had the hitch checked, and it is set up correctly. I realize I have a half ton truck!!! Geoffrey F recommended the Roadmaster suspension enhancement over a rear anti sway bar. I want to make one purchase, and not throw money at this problem. I made the stupid decision to put super springs on the truck. The truck was like a bucking brook going down the road when you drove over uneven surfaces in the road. I removed them. Sway is my only issue. Could I get a consensus of opinion from you guys. Thanks

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Ok, so there's a couple of things you'll want to do first, and that's just make sure you check your tongue weight. You'll want to be somewhere between 10% and 15% to ensure your trailer is loaded properly and the weight is distributed evenly. Additionally, a trailer that is 10,000 lbs is very close to the upper capacity of your 2010 Toyota Tundra 4WD, and that truck towing a long 34 foot trailer with that much weight is going to cause some sway, even with a weight distribution system.

While I can understand the thought behind recommending suspension enhancement for your 2010 Tundra, neither the RoadActive Suspension Enhancement Kit # RAS4611TD or Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar # RM-1189-102 is going to resolve your sway issue. The most it will do is make you feel like you aren't getting quite as much sway, but your trailer will still actually be swaying.

Truly the best option for you to reduce sway is going to be the Hayes Sway Master Electronic Sway Control System # HA81775 because it works on the trailer side. This unit plugs in and what it does is activate your trailer brakes slightly when it senses sway occurring, which stops it from movement. This is going to be the best option for you to reduce your trailer sway and not have an affect on your Tundra. The Sway Master installs easily on your trailer as you can see by the linked video review/install I added.

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