November 1, 2018
I want to add a sway bar to my Retro 150, but I’m not sure if I have the right one or if I can even install one. My trailer tongue is the same size (vertically) as the metal piece that I’m supposed to bolt on.
Most of the videos I have watched they are installing the sway bar on a tongue that is much heavier and is one solid metal piece. My tongue is hollow. If I were to drill the holes necessary to screw in the bolts the holes would be very close to the edge. It just doesn’t feel safe to be drilling 6 big holes in the side of my tongue.
I know that there are different classes of trailer tongues, does anyone know what class the one is on the 150 Retro? Can you add a sway bar to it safely without compromising the integrity of the tongue?
Thanks a lot for any help you can give me.
February 4, 2018
I have a 199 FKS, bought my trailer used from a dealer. It came with a sway bar / weight distribution hitch combo with (likely) a similar bracket you speak of mounted to the A frame. I personally did not like this setup because I found it bothersome to use (for me being a solo traveler), and also annoying that I could not back up with it on. I removed the setup and bought an Equalizer Hitch instead. Sway control is built into this hitch (does not require a separate arm for that), and does not require you to drill any holes in your frame. There are brackets to mount but they attach *around* the frame with bolts and nuts. This hitch may seem like a bit overkill for a small trailer, but since a 150 is a one-axle trailer, it may be a little squirrely at times (such as being passed by an 18-wheeler on the freeway) and this hitch will help stabilize it some.
Link if you are interested: https://www.equalizerhitch.com/store
Good luck, hope this helps. Happy Trails.
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