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Old 06-21-2015, 09:22 AM   #29
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Check out Hensley and Propride hitches. I tow my TH with a Blue Ox and 3500 Ram. No sway.

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Old 06-21-2015, 09:56 AM   #30
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Boats are way different. I have towed boats weighing 5,000 lbs. Just hook and go. No sway, no issues.

So I thought I could tow a 5,000 lb camping trailers. Yikes, I found out that a camping trailer is a different animal than a boat. I think the aerodynamic shape of the boat has something to do with it.

I towed boats 25,000 miles with smallish tow vehicles without any sway. Those same vehicles can not tow camping trailers safely.

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Old 06-21-2015, 11:24 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Menendez View Post
What do you think?
I think you have never experienced uncontrollable sway. If you had, then you'd pay a lot for an excellent sway control or anti-sway hitch.

I have been there, done that, during my several decades of towing experience. So I have a Reese Strait-line sway control hitch on my cargo trailer, and a ProPride hitch on my TT. And I'm a happy camper!

Properly loading the trailer with the correct amount of tongue weight can help eliminate the tendency for the tag trailer to sway. But it helps only, it doesn't eliminate the problem when you encounter unexpected conditions, such as a chug hole in the middle of a curve on a wet highway with a crosswind and just as you bang into the chug hole you meet a huge 18-wheeler that's in a hurry to get where he's going.

Weight-distributing (WD) and sway control/elimination are two different subjects. WD is required for any conventional trailer with more than 500 pounds of tongue weight (TW). Most good WD hitches also have sway control built in, but there are lots of less-expensive WD hitches without sway control.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:44 PM   #32
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Sway Update

Found L brackets on trailer to hold tension bars were loose. I also bought a F250 and both seem to help with sway. I now have a bucking or dolphin issue but I have not adjusted the hitch to the new TV and TT. I will try that this weekend.

Thanks for your support and comments See you on the road.

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I would be afraid of eating up the brakes on that kind of system ???

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