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What Sway Control Adapter Do You Recommend for My 9 x 7 ATV Trailer?

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My trailer that is a 9x 7 aluminum atv trailer with a 3 foot 3x 3 1/2 straight tongue. By not being a “A” Frame tongue do you offer something for a straight tongue? Trailer likes to do a little dance above 60 mph.

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For a great sway control accessory for your straight-tongue trailer, I recommend the Blue Ox Pole Tongue Weight Distributing Hitch Adapter # BXW4023. The Blue Ox adapter fits tongue widths of 2-3/4 inches - 4-1/2 inches and heights of 3-6 inches.

As far as the actual sway control system, I recommend the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution systems. However, without knowing the total weight capacity that you need, I need to know the tongue weight capacity of your trailer with loaded cargo. If you need to know the weight, I recommend the etrailer Tongue Weight Scale for Campers and Utility Trailers # e99044. Once you calculate that weight, I would be happy to assist you.

Also, a lot of aluminum trailers cannot be used because of the softer metal construction of the frame. Over time, it is possible that weight distribution systems may warp or damage the frame over time. The best way to determine if you can use a weight distribution system is to reach out to the manufacturer.

If you determine you cannot use a weight distribution system, the best solution for avoiding the sway/dancing is to place more weight toward the front of the trailer (to increase the tongue weight).

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