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Old 08-25-2014, 06:40 PM   #15
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Check all the tires and make sure they are all at Max rated pressure cold. Look for any signs of unusual wear. If you can take the burb and TT hooked up to a large, level, vacant parking lot. With steering wheel straight, is the TV and TT lined up. Just some suggestiions. Good luck, the answer is out there.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:17 PM   #16
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What kind of tires are they. ST (Special Trailer) tires are specifically designed to be used with trailers and cut out sway. Other types of tires such as LT (Light Truck) may exacerbate the problem. I realize that many people use LT tires on their trailers with great success, but when there is a problem one might as well look at all possibilities.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:33 PM   #17
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its surprising how moving the ball over the rear axle makes the ride som much more stable......
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:07 PM   #18
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its surprising how moving the ball over the rear axle makes the ride som much more stable......
Yes a 5ver would tow better. But the majority of TT problems come from people wanting to pull trailers with less than ideal tow vehicals. I'm sure the 1/2ton suburban can be set up to tow the trailer just ok if the hitch is set up perfectly. If he were towing with a 3/4ton truck or suburban he probably wouldn't not have any issues.

And I'm not suggesting like some would to just go out and get rid of your suburban. I'm just saying it's not Ideal for a 30ft trailer that is probably 8,000lbs ready to camp
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:14 PM   #19
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I hooked my TT to my 2004 dodge durango the same way I do to my suburban an go no sway an could go 75 with no problems?
How high is the ball with the trailer on the two?
I bet the Durango sits lower, so your Suburban is too high at the hitch. A nose-up trailer is way less stable than a nose down trailer.
Try less weight distribution and/or a lower ball height so the trailer sits nose-down on the 'burban.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:18 PM   #20
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its surprising how moving the ball over the rear axle makes the ride som much more stable......
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:54 PM   #21
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I second lowering the ball on the shank. I had a 2003 suburban an I lowered the ball to the last hole I could and the sway went away. And looking at the 07 suburbans, their hitch sits higher than mine does. I'm pulling a 35ft TT BTW. For what its worth though, I've since upgraded to a 3/4 Yukon xl.
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You need 12% for tongue weight. Weigh the TT to get that right.
You need to set the front of the suburban up right.
Measure the front fender well unhitched.
Now hitch up and adjust the WD to bring back the front to the unhitched height.
Make sure all tires are at max sidewall PSI.
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Wait, how am I off topic? Anything to do with trailers or towing in any and all of these forums has to do with a recreational vehicle. if not then what's the point?

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Old 10-23-2014, 09:42 AM   #24
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Wait, how am I off topic? Anything to do with trailers or towing in any and all of these forums has to do with a recreational vehicle. if not then what's the point?

lol
You are in the forum called Travel Trailer Discussion making smarmy and irrelevant remarks about 5th wheel setups in a thread about setting up a TT to reduce sway... yeah. You added nothing with that comment.
That's called being a troll. There is no shortage of folks in this forum trolling the towing threads to tell people with travel trailers that they should have bought a 5th wheel if they have an issue with their rig. It's getting old and is totally pointless.
Now I'm off topic
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Make sure your hitch is set level or slightly nose down. Have a tongue weight of 15%. Put max air in trailer tires and truck tires. No fresh water. Increase tension on your sway controller.
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If the Suburban rear tires are P rated then the sidewalls are softer than desirable for towing. 1/2 ton SUVs can be fine tow platforms but they are generally softer riding for passenger comfort and as a result may sway a bit more. You might switch to LT tires in load range E for a stiffer sidewall and less sway.
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