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Old 08-03-2015, 08:40 PM   #11
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IMO the best way to stop sway is to manually engage the trailer brakes while holding the steering wheel very steady.
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:50 PM   #12
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Agree with actuating trailer brakes glad you know what you're doing Wobbles to bad that guy didn't, Had a similar situation with a half ton regular cab truck pulling to big of a trailer last year coming home from Bristol he couldn't climb the hills so he would do 85 going down and 40
Going up we kept passing him going up the hill then here he'd come going down with trailer swaying from shoulder to in my lane back of camper almost took my drivers side mirror off that's when I told Dw were getting off at next stop taking a break and letting the idiot wreck by himself


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Old 08-03-2015, 09:31 PM   #13
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Be careful out there

I think I recongize that stretch. Is that on 40 about 20 miles west of seligman? We came thru there once and it was a downhill with right hand sweep. F250 lost it with trailer and rolled into the ravine/ median right as we started down the hill. Of course no cell service and the truckers said they couldn't get thru to highway patrol. Luckily, took the race/track car on this trip- 15 minutes @120 to get cell service! Highway patrol said they had gotten the call 3 minutes before us and had dispatched flight for life.

I now carry a cell phone booster on long trips.
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:50 PM   #14
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Agree with actuating trailer brakes glad you know what you're doing Wobbles to bad that guy didn't, Had a similar situation with a half ton regular cab truck pulling to big of a trailer last year coming home from Bristol he couldn't climb the hills so he would do 85 going down and 40
Going up we kept passing him going up the hill then here he'd come going down with trailer swaying from shoulder to in my lane back of camper almost took my drivers side mirror off that's when I told Dw were getting off at next stop taking a break and letting the idiot wreck by himself


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We see this exact same thing every year about a dozen times. 80 plus down 40 up. While I am just sitting at 65 on the cruise up and down any hill

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Old 08-04-2015, 01:05 PM   #15
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Manually apply trailer brakes only.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:08 PM   #16
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Just another "1/2 ton idiot" trying to prove he "can do it". NOT ! ! ! !
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:10 PM   #17
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We see it here also. I have a buddy that pulls his RV 70 to 80 everywhere he goes. Scares me to death but I'm not riding with them we are bringing up the rear doing 60 mph. LOL I keep telling him to slow down but he doesn't so I'm affraid one day his turn at this experience. Hope not but odds are against this type of towing. Why they do it I don't understand. I feel bad for them and on the other hand not.
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I think a lot of times people don't realize how crosswinds can effect trailers or motorhomes.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:17 PM   #19
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I think I recongize that stretch. Is that on 40 about 20 miles west of seligman?
This was southbound State Route 87 between Payson and Phoenix. Some steep climbs, but 70 miles of mostly downhill.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:31 PM   #20
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or feather the trailer brake, so iv;e been told

Yes, feathering the trailer brake will help also. No anti sway bar? Can't believe he is pulling a trailer that size with a 1500 either.
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