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Snomas

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I just picked up our new flagstaff micro mini trailer and towed it from CA to AZ. I have installed a Anderson WDH Hitch and it tows pretty well but I still feel like there is a little bounce on certain road conditions. Is this normal or should I consider air bags or other equipment to stiffen the rear end of my 2018 RWD F150. The tongue wt is around 550lbs.


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Have you tried it without the wdh?


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Snomas wrote:

I just picked up our new flagstaff micro mini trailer and towed it from CA to AZ. I have installed a Anderson WDH Hitch and it tows pretty well but I still feel like there is a little bounce on certain road conditions. Is this normal or should I consider air bags or other equipment to stiffen the rear end of my 2018 RWD F150. The tongue wt is around 550lbs.


I would say it's probably normal.


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Install shock absorbers.
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Tighten the chains more will stiffen the WD assembly and remove some bounce.

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On certain concrete highways, I’ll get an up and down motion (porpoising). The urethane bushings are supposed to ease any of those motions. On a fairly decent asphalt road, mine is mostly nice and smooth, but will still feel every imperfection in the road as a bump, not a bounce.
Have you tried backing off the chain tension?


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Normal....especially on concrete roads with expansion joints.


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Or what troubledwaters said. May just need some tweaking with the tension.

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eubank wrote:

Install shock absorbers.
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Don't think that's an option, I think those have Dexter Torflex axles.

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Airstream has them on torsion axles. You have to weld a small plate onto the arm.

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eubank wrote:

Install shock absorbers.
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Don't think that's an option, I think those have Dexter Torflex axles.


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