Originally Posted by CHTKBUSCH17
I am new here and still trying to figure out everything within the forum but I will get right to why I am here. I have become very frustrated and looking for advice and I was on here about 2 weeks ago trying to solve my problems and came across a post that I thought was worth trying out but can not find the post again. (this is all new)
At any rate last year I purchased a 2008 Sandpiper 301bhd. I am having trouble pulling it. I come from an ag background and have pulled a lot of stuff in my day with pick ups and drive semi but have never been so white knuckled in my life as when I pull this new camper.
I am pulling this camper with a 2007 Dodge Cummins 2500 and the camper is throwing me all over the place. I am using a 4 point WDH by Equalizer but after reading a post from someone saying that you should be able to comfortable pull a trailer without it and add it for wind and meeting oncoming traffic I want to get to that point and he went on about weighing everything which I have done some of.
Let me know if anyone has this trouble or has some advice. I am to the point of a different camper or truck and really do not want to do that.
I thank you all for your time and any advice you may have for me.
I took delivery of a new trailer a few weeks ago and it was longer and heavier than the one I traded in and I had a similar experience. I kept my Equil-i-zer hitch. I thought I could just "wing it" on the set up and adjustments but it just didn't work that way.
I'm not sure if that is your problem but I would start with the hitch set up. You should have an owners manual for your hitch, if you don't you can get one here: Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution
Read and reread the set up instructions, that's is what I did and finally went through the set up procedure exactly as described. It made all the difference in the world.
Find a level spot, do the measurements and adjustments and measure again. If it is not right make the correct adjustment and do it again. it took me a few cycles to get there and about an hour and a half.
My trailer pulls well now. Do I know its there? Sure but it "feels" right and sway is controlled.
I hope this helps. Don't give up. I did a lot of minor adjustments before I started from scratch and got it right.