How to Install Stabilizer Bars On an RV Trailer
Stabilizer bars are used on RV trailers to keep the ride safe and secure. If you are the owner of a new RV trailer, you will want to consider adding a stabilizer bar to make your ride smoother. Here are a few quick and easy steps that can help to guide you.
Step 1 - Attach Ball
Begin with the sway control ball. The ball can be attached near the hitch ball. Position the sway control ball about 1 1/2 inches forward and 5 1/2 inches outward from the hitch ball. Use a lock washer and nut to tighten the ball up. Make sure that this mounted ball is lined up in the center of the hitch bar.
Step 2 - Install Handle
Use a washer to attach the handle to the body of the car. Then, take a rag and grease to lubricate the threads on the handle.
Step 3 - Install Bar
You want the bar to be parallel to the body of the car and about 4 1/2 inches away. Tighten it and then place the bar coupler onto the ball.
Step 4 - Attach Bracket
To install the bracket you can drill a hole in each corner of the bracket and frame while you are holding it up. Use a hammer to attach the rivet pins into each hole that you drill.