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Install Anti-Sway Bars?

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•2017 RTL-E • Curt Echo Brake Controller • 7x14 enclosed cargo trailer • 4500-ish Gross Trailer Weight • ATL to SFO • 2,500 miles•

From the forums, people seem to lean either way regarding WDH, especially since Honda discourages them. Does anyone have a passionate opinion on this?

The discussions around vehicle sway are less clear and hopefully, someone can help clear the confusion. Has anyone experienced vehicle sway, installed the bars, and the issue was minimized? If so, which one has worked out for you? I know LOTS of people have never had sway. Assuming setup/driving/etc is correct, can the reason for why there's minimal sway be attributed to Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)/Electronic Stability Control (ESC)? Would this also control the trailer brakes? If so, how much of a difference would the sway bars make? I'm also getting the Echo manual override button so I don't have to mess with my phone.

I'm VERY new to towing and worried about encountering sway without having enough experience to quickly react...so trying to prevent it from happening in the first place, but I also want to be reasonable. I would appreciate any tips, comments, suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance everyone!

PS - tips on how to "fix" sway in the moment? Slow down, apply trailer brakes... anything else?
•2017 RTL-E • Curt Echo Brake Controller • 7x14 enclosed cargo trailer • 4500-ish Gross Trailer Weight • ATL to SFO • 2,500 miles•

From the forums, people seem to lean either way regarding WDH, especially since Honda discourages them. Does anyone have a passionate opinion on this?

The discussions around vehicle sway are less clear and hopefully, someone can help clear the confusion. Has anyone experienced vehicle sway, installed the bars, and the issue was minimized? If so, which one has worked out for you? I know LOTS of people have never had sway. Assuming setup/driving/etc is correct, can the reason for why there's minimal sway be attributed to Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)/Electronic Stability Control (ESC)? Would this also control the trailer brakes? If so, how much of a difference would the sway bars make? I'm also getting the Echo manual override button so I don't have to mess with my phone.

I'm VERY new to towing and worried about encountering sway without having enough experience to quickly react...so trying to prevent it from happening in the first place, but I also want to be reasonable. I would appreciate any tips, comments, suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance everyone!

PS - tips on how to "fix" sway in the moment? Slow down, apply trailer brakes... anything else?
trailer hitch weight is better if 10 to 15% of trailer weight. There are destructive dynamic forces involved; proceed with knowledge
 
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