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Old 07-30-2020, 02:11 PM   #1
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Trailer Sway

Picked up a 1999 Trail-lite Bantam, I get a bit of trailer sway on the highway, trailer is about 2000lbs dry, tow rig is a GX460. I've towed a 21ft trailer with a dry weight of 3200lbs and no issues. Is my Bantam just too light at the tongue? What can I do to add some weight to it?
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:32 PM   #2
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Have you checked your hitch weight? Easy enough to do with most bathroom scales. Is the hitch height correct so the trailer tows level? If the hitch is even an 1/2 inch high it is going to affect hitch weight and stability. If these are good and you still have sway, a stabilizer is a relatively cheap and very effective option. I installed one (from eTrailer.com) recently for towing my 7X12 trike hauler. Problem solved. Good luck!
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:38 PM   #3
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Check axle and wheel alignment. This is a DIY thing, you'll find instructions and perhaps a video on the web.
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A couple of other things to check, especially with that age of trailer, make sure the wheel bearings are not loose, and make sure the tire inflation is correct, especially that the pressure is the same on both sides.

And Ray, IN...I appreciate the quote in your signature line. We really need a lot more of that mentality in our country these days. That could (and probably should) be a whole thread of its own.
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