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Old 09-26-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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Well here is my first newbie question, I bought a 2003 31' skyline this summer. I have had it out twice now, and I seemed to have a lot of sway in the trailer. I have never towed anything like this before, so I understand that I need to get use to the feel of it. My question is with a sway bar should I feel that much sway in the trailer or do I not have it set correctly. I have an EZ lift sway control bar that came with the trailer. My tow vehicle is a Suburban 1500.

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I have an EZ lift sway control bar that came with the trailer. My tow vehicle is a Suburban 1500.
Check your anti-sway bar setting agains. You may have to tighten up the friction device somewhat more if possible.

When I was towing with a 1/2T van the rear tires were not all that well suited for the weight I was hauling (28 foot trailer) and I would get tire instability that caused a little squashing but not too much since I was using a Pullrite. Check your air pressures and perhaps bring your tires up to the max inflation pressure cold.

Sway will start where the rubber meets the road and works through the tow gear on the trailer.
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Check your anti-sway bar setting agains. You may have to tighten up the friction device somewhat more if possible.

When I was towing with a 1/2T van the rear tires were not all that well suited for the weight I was hauling (28 foot trailer) and I would get tire instability that caused a little squashing but not too much since I was using a Pullrite. Check your air pressures and perhaps bring your tires up to the max inflation pressure cold.

Sway will start where the rubber meets the road and works through the tow gear on the trailer.
Is it possible to over tighten?? It appears I have alot of adjustment left. I guess I just need to play around with the settings till it feels good????
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Is it possible to over tighten?? It appears I have alot of adjustment left. I guess I just need to play around with the settings till it feels good????
Tighten it up very snugly.....as hand tight as you can. Don't over tighten or you will wear out the pads faster.
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