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Old 06-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Drift not sway while going down the road

Hello all

Hopefully someone has experience with a similar situation or has a solution. When going 50 - 65 mph it feels like I'm unstable or the TV wants to wander a little while going down the road. I'm using a 2011 Yukon XL Denali and a wildwood 30 ft TT. I have a Reese Dual Cam WD hitch set up. I tried removing some tongue weight and it got worse. Originally I though I was to light in the front end.

Maybe I need more psi in the rear tires of the TV?

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Old 06-11-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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Few things.

Tounge weight may be to light.

If tires on Denali are p rated tires you better step up to Lt tires.


You may need to scale your tv and rig to find out what's going on.
Should do this anyway!



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Old 06-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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*Check air pressure in TV tires, make sure they are fully inflated

*Check rating of tire sidewall on TV, if they are low ply, you'll get that wandering feeling...move up to stiffer sidewall tires

*From experience, if tire TV tread depth gets too low, when towing camper, TV will wander across road under any conditions...get new tires

*Definitely check that your cargo weight in TT is properly distributed to the front to avoid a very heavy rear end on TT
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Might try putting more wt on front, but I would have the front end checked for alignment. Wandering is normally caused by lack of caster.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:02 PM   #5
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Might try putting more wt on front, but I would have the front end checked for alignment. Wandering is normally caused by lack of caster.
Front end is solid. Just had it in for the 30k service. It defiantly either weight balance issue or TV tire issue. Please keep the suggestion coming. I really want to figure this out. I will also try to get it on the scales

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Front end is solid. Just had it in for the 30k service. It defiantly either weight balance issue or TV tire issue. Please keep the suggestion coming. I really want to figure this out. I will also try to get it on the scales

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What is your tire size?
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Front end is solid. Just had it in for the 30k service. It defiantly either weight balance issue or TV tire issue. Please keep the suggestion coming. I really want to figure this out. I will also try to get it on the scales

Thanks again
Did they actually check the alignment or just check it for tightness and lube it? Big difference.
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What type/size are your tires on the Denali?

And this: "I will also try to get it on the scales." - do that as soon as possible.

(Edit: dang I'm slow.)
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Tire size is P275/55R20
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What type/size are your tires on the Denali?

And this: "I will also try to get it on the scales." - do that as soon as possible.

(Edit: dang I'm slow.)
About a minute or 60 seconds near as I can tell!
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