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Old 08-03-2021, 08:48 PM   #1
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Anyone with a new Sierra hd?

So I ordered a new 3500 for pulling our camper (eventually a 5er) but for now itís a 20ft Winnie drop single axle. For my previous 1/2 ton I have a equalizer but weight distribution on that small of a unit I canít see being needed but itís also my anti sway. I end up driving through lots of wind and was curious how well the trucks electronic anti sway preforms or if I will need to investigate other anti sway options?
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Old 08-04-2021, 11:43 PM   #2
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I pulled a 34' / 10k lbs. TT with no WDH or anti sway and it towed fine with my 2016 2500; my 2019 and 2020 DRW pulled it great without any WDH or anti sway devices. I use a weigh safe hitch and made sure I had at least 10% of the weight on the tongue. Your new 3500 won't even wiggle with a 20' TT behind it.
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I pulled a 34' / 10k lbs. TT with no WDH or anti sway and it towed fine with my 2016 2500; my 2019 and 2020 DRW pulled it great without any WDH or anti sway devices. I use a weigh safe hitch and made sure I had at least 10% of the weight on the tongue. Your new 3500 won't even wiggle with a 20' TT behind it.

well this is promising to hear! i highly doubt my equalizer could even be set up with enough load to make the anti sway operational. figure its time to look into a new hitch set up and sell the one i have.
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Old 08-05-2021, 06:27 AM   #4
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Anti-sway on the current trucks are great, but to a certain degree, a marketing tool. The trucks anti-sway does not prevent sway, it prevents it from getting beyond a certain point. That certain point is something that one should never get to, and if you are at that point, you have problems. It basically measures the sway of the truck rear end, and when it gets beyond "X" degrees, it starts actively reducing engine power, applying brakes, and even can apply trailer brakes.

Your truck/trailer combo should not need a sway control, but in high winds, an active system that prevents even the start is nice. Before I got my 5th wheel, my last truck/trailer combo, the truck was "big" enough, but going through South Dakota in the high winds, it was sure nice to have the WDH.
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Old 08-05-2021, 11:54 AM   #5
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Anyone with a new Sierra hd?

Bullet proof hitches makes a nice adjustable hitch with a sway control ball on it. Iím leaning that route and sell my equalizer. Big winds are not uncommon out here 30mph with crazy gusts. Iíll shut it down in that crazyness but even at half that the gusts get pretty nuts. Desert winds are always fun.

Canít wait to end up in a 5er. Wind screws with everything but itís a much more stable platform.
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On your 20' camper you could use a light duty hitch to keep the slight amount of sway from starting and honestly a 9000lb truck isn't going to care about a 4500lb trailer . As you move up in size just get the correct hitch for weight distribution and sway control . About the only time a great sway control hitch isnt good is in a snow storm and there is a added chance its going to cause understeer. I have towed thousands of miles with a 22' enclosed car trailer in heavy snow and high winds , back off your speed to less then 1/2~ 3/4 of the posted limit and you should be fine. I am not saying you need to go 25 on the high ways but certainly not 60 mph. You really don't want to relies on electronic stability control for safe driving , your hitch is your best defense.
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