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Old 08-18-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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TT sway problem

I have a blue ox swaypro on a 2007 suburban with a 2015 28dsbh jayco and blue ox told me it's the camper because there hitch is doing its job but I can't go over 50 55 miles per hour
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Do you have your axle weights , tow vehicle and trailer ?
Axle weight ratings , for the tow vehicle ?
1/2 or 3/4 ton Suburban ?
Got your tire pressures set according to the weights?
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No I gess I should get them they didn't say anything about that to me I'm all new to this
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1/2 ton suburban and empty weight on camper is 5500
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No I gess I should get them they didn't say anything about that to me I'm all new to this
Your Suburban's axle weight ratings, & GVWR, will be on the door sticker, drivers door frame . Trailer tow weight ratings, and GCWR, in your owners manual; remember they are calculated with only the driver in the vehicle , so every bit of weight , passengers and cargo carried in the Suburban has to be subtracted from the trailer weight.
When you have your set up loaded, ready for travel, have the axels weighed individually, then the trailer.
When you have your weights you also need to look at the load carrying capacity of your tires.

Much more info in this post.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f45/tow-v...ors-89375.html
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And you need 10-12% of total TT weight on hitch. Keep looking. Trailers are not supposed to sway.

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1/2 ton suburban and empty weight on camper is 5500

I think your going to be in for a shock when you, get your weights.
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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?
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Trailer tires probably only rated for 65. But that's beside the point .
So the TT and hitch check out , ok, but did you get anything weighed?
Have the same amount of gear and passengers on board?
Check the RAWR of the Durango, against that of the Suburban, check the tire weight ratings, trailer tow weights , between the two?
Well at least you have a usable combination.
But you still need to know your weights, no mater which vehicle your towing with.
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So, it toes fine behind the Durango with the Blue Ox?
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Yes it does
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I have a 08 suburban 1500 and pull a Salem Hemisphere 312 qbud with only a rare sway issue. Mostly when passing or being passed by semi trailers. The empty weight on my trailer is more like 8000 lbs. I did beef up the trans with a larger cooler and bigger pan, but beyond that it is stock. I would take a look at your hitch adjustments (amount of weight distribution), tongue weight (should be about 10% of trailer weight). I use an equalizer hitch by the way.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:20 AM   #13
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I believe it may have to do with your wheel base although I am no expert. I had a similar problem and getting the hensley arrow fixed it. I know, I know I threw a mighty expensive stone at the problem but it fixed it and when it comes to my families safety I think its reasonable. ( propride would work the same)

some trucks marketed to pull trailers really shouldn't but between the dealer of the TT and TV you will get the song and dance so they can make a sale with no regard to your families safety. I read a lot of "you should do the research before buying" although true its hard to pass up a deal when the person selling swears it will all work great and be safe.... just saying...
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Due to axle distances and spring rates the same set up between both vehicles may not work. Go through the set up directions for your hitch with the vehicle that sways and you might find it tows nicely after that. One sway bar/WD setting for all may not work. A quick way to check is measure the height of the front wheel well top rim from the ground without the TT hooked up and then hook up as normal and measure again. You might be surprised at the difference. It should in all probability be within 1 inch of each other but check the hitch directions to be sure.
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