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Old 05-22-2016, 02:41 PM   #1
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Fish tailing and sway issues

We just purchased our Forest River Signature Ultra light travel trailer 8315BSS. We own a FordF350 diesel 2002, 7.3 engine, with a 12000lb tow package. We are having major sway problems if we get above 50mph. We have had an alignment done and even had our steering tightened. This hasn't fixed the problem. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? We want to be able to enjoy our time on the road.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:54 PM   #2
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Need a little more info. Are you using a WDH? If so what kind? If not thean there is part of your problem. BTW welcome to the forum. Later RJD
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:55 PM   #3
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:07 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard. Check out Propride. Pricey, but well worth the price. Make sure your tires on the tow vehicle and trailer are properly inflated. Load is balanced.
We had the equalizer hitch to start with. But, dang the Propride really makes pulling the trailer sweet.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:14 PM   #5
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We do have a WDH (robin industries) and have adjusted and readjusted and doesn't seem to help. Thank you for the welcome.
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Is trailer loaded properly. 10 - 15 percent hitch weight
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:24 PM   #7
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I have found that this style does not really do what it needs to do. I use 4 point equal-i-zer Hitch 1400# bars. Works great. Later RJD
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Thank you all for your replies. The trailer is a little back heavy, as the only large storage compartment is under the king bed in back. I'm thinking our WDH may not be beefy enough. We're investigating equalizer hitches as the other one is a little too pricey.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:50 PM   #9
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That's your problem, trailer is back heavy, stiffer WD bars will make it worse. Sounds like you need more weight on the tongue. Hit the scales, I'm sure a readjustment on loading will solve your problem.
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Thanks Crusadernoob, what if the only other storage is a very small compartment in the front? 😟 this is a front kitchen unit so the only things in the front are cabinets, dining table and chairs,stove etc. love the layout, but my wife is scared, we've had some scary instances.
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