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Old 12-30-2021, 07:31 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by CamJam1 View Post
I doubt this is your real problem, but it will tighten the hitch up.
I think Blue Ox is better.
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Old 12-30-2021, 08:25 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Kountry_star View Post
I have found that when flat towing with a lifted Jeep (solid front axle) with oversize tires, alinement is critical. Also no wear in front end parts. Lifted vehicles seem to create problems when flat towing. I guess more accurate would be they can be very sensitive to anything not being exactly right.
I flat tow 4" lifted Jeep TJ with mud tires that howl like a banchee. It ALWAYS tows right behind with absolutely no sway. You have alignment issues, transfer case not in meutral, or extreme wear .
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Old 12-30-2021, 09:23 PM   #45
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Any slop in the linkage can result in sway. Also, the further it is from the rear axle of the truck to the pivot point in the linkage, the more unstable your tow will be. Ideally, the pivot point should be at the axle, but thatís not practical. The relative weighs and wheel base of the tow vehicle also have an effect on stability.
Are you within the tow rating of the tow vehicle? Are your tires inflated to recommended pressures?
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Old 12-31-2021, 12:18 PM   #46
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Wait a minute! I thought you were supposed to unlock the steering while towing four down. A rope through the steering wheel would greatly limit the freedom of the toad to track the TV.

I flat tow a 2018 Subaru Forester behind a Class A (New Aire) with a Blue Ox towbar, and it doesn't sway (I watch it with the rear camera). However, I've had a couple of tires on the toad blow out. The last one was a doozie, damaging the front left fender and ripping out the wiring harness. Anyone have an idea why?

Grateful for any ideas on this.

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Old 01-01-2022, 02:51 AM   #47
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I think a heavier pulling truck would help a lot. My 1969 VW Sedan used to wobble. I would stop and then start slowly and it would tow straight. I did the bungee thing for a short while. I replaced the steering damper and it totally fixed my problem.
Most likely since 4 pages of replies, you have solved your problem.
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Old 01-02-2022, 05:26 AM   #48
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You have mud tires on your toad. I just wrote a long answer about this when someone had a question about flat towing their Jeep. Since the tires have no straight lines on them, they will "wobble" as you go down the road. This is likely your problem.
Ive towed our JK thousands of miles with BFG Mud Terrains. Not sure how a mud tire vs any other tire causes issues. As long as the jeep goes down the road straight off the MH it will be fine on the MH...
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As said bungie on steering wheel and go slow. Towed lots of junk in the past (back when we ran a chain around the bumper and Bolted..yes bolted the chains together with 3/8" bolts. Never did loose one. Still have one of my old tow bars in the barn with the chains hanging on it. For reeference most of them were at 30" on the plate that went against the bumper. Make sure air pressure is close also. Had a few with bad tires we moved and as air went out it would pull to that side of the road. Stop fill tire keep going
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I would suggest you take the toad in for a front end wheel alignment. Make sure you tell them about the sway when being towed. Classic caster/camber issue.
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Old 01-02-2022, 11:28 AM   #51
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Thanks. First time i towed another f550. It went ok a little sway over 60. 2nd time tug and toad same vehicle but toad susoension was bent. It waa a suicide run. You all are right every little think matters. Slop in hitches and alignment tires of toad. Im thinking of building an oversized tow dolly for towing one ton trucks.definitely have to upgrade to a dually tugger
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Old 01-02-2022, 11:29 AM   #52
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Ive towed s10 with a 50 towbar and it tracked like a dream. Of course tugger was a 7500lb superduty.
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I suspect the truck has front end issues, alignment and worn parts.
**These Fords are known for their death wobble because of it.
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You need to keep the slack out... you're obviously not driving fast enough.
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Think tie rod. Classic tie rod wander.
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Yes sir. You are correct! Road were twist side winders. Cant go fast. Appalachia. Sharp hilly road that snake left and right.
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