Originally Posted by cmcguire48
Well guys for those of you that have been following my sway issues i have given up. I have weighed my tongue and it is perfect. Trailer and TV are perfectly level. Equalizer has been set up right. Tires are LT michelins. No weight in back of trailer. Added sand bags to get my tongue weight correct. After all this my trailer still sways and bounces down the road. I have a 2020 Imagine with loaded weight 6500, we travel lite. TV is F150 2.7 ecoboost weighing in at 4500 lbs. Saying all that do I get a 250 or Propride hitch can not do both. Is there a way out or am I stuck with a swaying trailer. This is my last post on this subject I have beat this issue to death.
You might have a little bit of issue with several items.
1. I have a GMC Sierra 1500 half ton but it has 20 “ All Terrain tires with Max PSI of 65! 65 vs 35 is a bit of a difference so some sway there.
2. I opted for the Max trailering package which has a Heavy Duty rear suspension to reduce Sag which can also increase sway. Some sway reduction with the HD rear suspension.
3. The Lance has independent suspension and towing is smooth Adds more reduction to sway.
4. Make sure your truck does not sag. Make sure the trailer is LEVEL going down the road. Both the Truck and Trailer MUST be level. Sag on the truck and sag on the tongue of the trailer will create an apex junction and that too will increase sway. There are kits to add rubber bumpers under the rear of your
F150 raise it and eliminate Swag. Then Readjust your hitch ball so your trailer is perfectly Level with the bottom of your truck once you get it level too. This will reduce more sway as well.
5. THE BIG ONE: I added a Reese Recurve 6 (12,000 Max) Weight Distribution Hitch. The Recurve 6 has auto sway adjust specifically designed for those Windy days.
NOTE: 80% of folks buy the wrong WD Hitch. Reese offers a very good chart their engineers created. You must ADD the HITCH Weight of the Trailer (mine was 744#), ADD the Weight of the Distribution Hitch itself (Rees 6 was 105#, Add the weight of every thing from above the rear axle of the Tow Vehicle to the rear of the truck bed up to the tailgate (My 2 small Water jugs and 2 gas jugs are 80 # total and tools 50#). Total Realized Weight distributed to my hitch (actual hitch weight) is 979 pounds. The Reese chart shows the R6 Recurve hitch to handle between 900-1,200 pounds of actual Hitch Weight.
I can drive down the road with Semi trucks or wind and not even hold onto the steering column and the rig will track straight down the road with no sway at all.
My darned Electronic Safety system actually puts out and alert that reads.......
“Take Hold of Steering Wheel“....I did not make this up.....check with GM!
Its not just one issue....it is the combination that is keeping you from succeeding!