Thanks for you post, I too (with my OCD) have a tendency to to over tight almost everything, even a water bottle until it just feels right, lol.
I definitely need to heed your advice. Thanks for sharing your experience
Originally Posted by moore_rvers
For years I have pulled trailers and no issues. For whatever reason that consumed my brain yesterday, I did something I can't explain. On a return trip home I hooked up the TT, attached sway bar and WD. Hit the road and was on our way. As we were pulling into the storage facility we heard something snap and then dragging. I stopped and found the sway control hitch ball snapped off the truck hitch assembly. This was late last night, so we decided to investigate in the morning.
Turns out I OVER TIGHTENED the sway bar. Yes, it can happen. I contacted Eaz-Lift last night and they emailed me back this morning. They said over tightening is not uncommon and WILL cause a failure along the sway control assembly. I contacted our RV repair facility and talked to the service guy we use all he time. He confirmed what Eaz-Lift had said.
So I say again: LESSON LEARNED