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Old 07-16-2020, 09:13 PM   #71
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Why, pray tell, would you feel the need to disconnect before backing up?
I have used this system for thousands of miles and never thought about disconnecting to back up.
Same here. I never disconnected to back up. I also did something most people would not approve of. I set my hitch weight on the 10,000-pound trailer so that I could just lift it a little myself, then added a tiny bit more weight. Never had a problem. The motorhome is a big wind breaker for the trailer. My only incident was when I had to turn around through a big ditch at night in the Californa desert. The top of the trailer knocked a hole in the top of my motorhome, which I didn't see until the next day. I advise against using one of those trailers that come to a diamond point in front. Going through a dip in a straight line could easily get your rig punctured.
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Anti sway hitch

I have a 24' Apex ultralight, 4800 Dry. I bought it in Iowa and towed it 700 miles home With a Nissan Titan (like your F150. The first day was windy (30+ and gusty) and I was all over the road. I had a properly set up WDH but no Anti sway. I knew I had to change something. I did a ton of research and ended up with a Husky Centerline TS WDH/W sway control built in. Under $300 on Amazon. It was easy to setup and solved all my sway issues. I feel comfortable driving 75 with the trailer now, not that I do much. Wind no issue to a certain point then I would just wait a day or 2 if it was gusting over 40. Before everyone jumps on me my tires are rated for it and the truck feels totally solid. I towed 6k miles in a year with the hitch and love it. ALL THE DIFFERENCE in the world!
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Old 07-16-2020, 09:39 PM   #73
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Tires. I had the same problem with a 1995 Dodge Ram 1500. When I put load range E tires on it helped a bunch. The dry weight of my tt was 4780. I never did weigh it loaded, but I am sure it was at least 6000.
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Is there someone nearby with a HD TV that could take your trailer for a test tow? That's cheaper than buying one. Separate the component parts to isolate the problem, then drill down from there.
To go a step further, tow another trailer of similar size with your truck. More data means better decisions.
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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.



Just throwing this out there...
Does toir Ford have factory tow package, or are you using aftermarket brake controller? Reason asking is that your Ford may have electronic sway turned on, but is missing the trailer control component.


Go through your dash menus and try setting off if already on, or vice versa. Basically the system works by applying brakes on rear axle on 1 side or other to counteract trailer sway. At least is how was explained to me. Apologies in advance if this was already mentioned and I missed it.
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Old 07-17-2020, 12:16 AM   #76
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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.



Just throwing this out there...
Does your Ford have factory tow package, or are you using aftermarket brake controller? Reason asking is that your Ford may have electronic sway turned on, but is missing the trailer control component.


Go through your dash menus and try setting off if already on, or vice versa. Basically the system works by applying brakes on rear axle on 1 side or other and applying trailer brake slightly to counteract trailer sway. At least is how was explained to me. Apologies in advance if this was already mentioned and I missed it.
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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.
Never heard anyone add sand bags to reach proper tongue weight.

Without looking at a manual describe EXACTLY how you set up the equalizer bars.

Don't cheat and quote the manual.

I have other thoughts about your problem but will wait for your answer.
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Old 07-17-2020, 01:06 AM   #78
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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.
I had the same problem with my first travel trailer and bought the Hensley hitch. Problem solved. It!'s based on the principle of a trapazoid. Push one direction and it moves to the opposite direction. Expensive, but worth it to me. Try it, you won't regret it. https://hensleymfg.com/how-does-the-hensley-hitch-work/. Larry, 2014 Reyo P
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35psi would feel squirrelly to me without a trailer. I think it is funny how the OP complains but doesn't answer questions from people trying to help him.
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When I bought my first travel trailer in 2009 I pulled it with a Chevy Suburban. My loaded tt was right at 6500. It was a nightmare to drive at highway speeds. A friend of mine loaned me his dually for a long trip we had planned. He came over and made sure I had it hitched up right. (No WD, just hitch on the ball). After returning from my trip I bought my own dually and never looked back. I know there are half and 3/4 ton trucks capable of handling a 6500lb tt but for me the dually is the only way to peace and comfort. And a WD hitch isn’t needed for a trailer that light.
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Sway

We added another sway bar, problem solved.
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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.
Have you checked the trailer tire alignment?
Many are not correct from the factory.
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We have a 2015 F-150 and were advised to disable truck anti-sway. It must be manually disabled every time you restart motor when towing. You should notice improvememt, we sure did.
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After that I could run faster and spend a couple more hours a day behind the wheel. I had resisted getting one because I thought it would prevent my backing up. That was no problem and was a major improvement. Wouldn't be without one now.
I considered getting a similar FRICTION antisway bar. ETRAILER and manu says don't use it in the rain or other inclement weather. Maybe it screws with turning?
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