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Old 05-22-2016, 05:09 PM   #21
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You must bring your truck and trailer to a scale and get accurate no's on it. Front axle/rear axle full of fuel. Next, front axle/rear axle, trailer axles, no WD hooked up. Then again WITH WD hooked up. The dangerous situation you speak of makes me think not enough weight on the tongue, you need to KNOW what you've got.
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Our fresh water tank is in the rear, so that wouldn't help. Trailer is level when hitched and we're not sure of the weight rating on the WDH.
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You must bring your truck and trailer to a scale and get accurate no's on it. Front axle/rear axle full of fuel. Next, front axle/rear axle, trailer axles, no WD hooked up. Then again WITH WD hooked up. The dangerous situation you speak of makes me think not enough weight on the tongue, you need to KNOW what you've got.

Thank you Crusadernoob, we will be taking it to a scale here locally. Currently, our trailer is in for service for a water leak. We've only been able to take it out for the shakedown once and had all of the towing problems. Our last trailer was heavier than this one and never had sway issues with the WDH.
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Thank you Crusadernoob, we will be taking it to a scale here locally. Currently, our trailer is in for service for a water leak. We've only been able to take it out for the shakedown once and had all of the towing problems. Our last trailer was heavier than this one and never had sway issues with the WDH.
You can weight the tongue without going to a scales. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...bathroom+scale
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Thank you oldcoot.
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In looking at your floor plan you should be heavy at the tongue. That super slide is a significant amount of weight plus the front kitchen with all of the appliances. Unless you are carrying very heavy gear in the rear storage compartment you may find you maybe over weight at the tongue. As others say you really need to weigh your rig. Which is a very nice trailer BTW.
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Dual sway controls but why the wdh? To what benefit? If his hitch has the capacity, he sure isn't in need of transferring weight to the front of the truck or off the rear or even back to the trailer.
The class V hitch on fords state over 500 lbs tongue weight requires a wdh. His trailer has over 500 lbs tongue weight.


As stated above, you need to weigh your set up. Ideal tongue weight is 13-15% of loaded trailer weight. When you check your wdh set up, you want your front axle to weigh as close to unloaded weight as possible without going heavier.

Now lets talk about what you are feeling. True sway is side to side oscillations increasing in speed and size. Is that what you are getting? Are you getting some tail wiggle? Or are you getting front to rear porpoising? Each of these conditions are fixed a little differently but in the end it all boils down to weights, wdh set up and proper tire inflation. What are you running your truck and trailer tires at? Trailer tires should be inflated to max cold psi. Truck LT E tires are usually pretty good around 65-70 in front and 75 in rear depending on what your tires are rated for.

Does your wdh have integrated sway control? if not I would switch to equal-i-zer 4 point hitch or reese dual cam. Either will suit you fine. equal-i-zer is easier to adjust than the reese.
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I would verify the tongue weight is correct before proceeding down any rabbit trails. #1 cause of sway above a certain speed is being tail heavy.
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Stormrider151 no heavy gear in the rear, other than hoses, a couple of chairs, bins with some supplies,etc. the king bed slide is pretty heavy. Fish tailing when we picked up empty.
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