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afidel

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Posted: 09/04/20 10:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

guidry wrote:

In an emergency if the trailer is swaying you can just tap the brake controller to bring it back in line as you slow down. I'd recommend the sway control.

I've used the brake controller to stop induced sway from wind gusts, but having been in 2 emergency situations there's no way you have time to mess with the brake controller. In an evasive maneuver situation you want the trailer to track as straight behind the truck as possible with no driver input needed, that's what sway control is for IMHO.


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Posted: 09/05/20 06:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the trailer does not sway, then it does not sway.

If you will be using a WD hitch then that will stiffen up the coupling and lessen chances of sway a little, but having a fat rear end like a dually will help to fight back a trailer that wants to sway also. I have towed swaying trailer with a dually and laughed at the trailer.

Load the trailer correctly so you do not introduce sway.
1,000s of RVers tow millions of miles with no sway control and never have sway issues.
Use sway control as a fix if needed, when needed or if ever needed...

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Jethroish wrote:

...for those towing with a dually, do you use sway control?


No, just a weight distribution hitch.

I've towed a 21' TT and a 28' TT (these were the hitch to bumper length)

I also tow a 20' cargo trailer while my truck camper is onboard, no sway control there either.


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gerderts wrote:

I believe that the trailer sways, not the truck.


Yes.
However, I was looking for input from those that use a 1 ton dually, as their tow vehicle, so that I can get some input as to if there are less sway issues when towing behind a dually as opposed to towing behind a single rear wheel axle.
I have towed TTs in the past with a 1500 and used a WD hitch with sway bar. I also know that too much trailer will "own" the tow vehicle in some conditions.
Thanks for all the input.


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You can see my rig in the signature below. We do use the Equal-i-zer four point WDH with sway control. Is it needed? Maybe not but it doesn't hurt and it makes my wife more comfortable.

It tows wonderful and have never had any issues in any and all conditions.


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beemerphile1 wrote:

You can see my rig in the signature below. We do use the Equal-i-zer four point WDH with sway control. Is it needed? Maybe not but it doesn't hurt and it makes my wife more comfortable.

It tows wonderful and have never had any issues in any and all conditions.


beemerphile1,
Thanks. We are taking a short trip in a week or 2. Only traveling an hour or 2 and will be mostly 2 lane roads at less than freeway speeds. Just going to have to feel it out a little bit.
I agree it is probably not needed, but may add a little peace of mind on longer trips. Especially on interstates.

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op wrote:

Bringing the trailer home, I did not really notice any sway. Just a little "tracking" on road grooves.

Thanks

New tires can have tread squirm issues for several hundred miles till their broke in.
We have had members in the past report tracking issue that came from wrong tire/wheel installed from the factory. The were were too narrow for the tires tread width which balloon the tires causing them to ride on the center of the tread.
Some years back when the trailer came with bias ply tires the trailer wouldn't track the trucks radial tires. I doubt rv trailers today come with old tech bias ply tires.

I use a 2500 Dodge/Cummins 3500 DRW crew cab chevy pulling a 10k and 12k bumper pull trailers. No issues without a WD hitch.

I do use a Husky Centerline TS weight distribution hitch on a 1500 chevy where its badly needed.


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