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Old 04-12-2015, 10:27 PM   #21
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Anyone have experience with the dual cam sway control. A friend of mine said it is much better than the friction control. Any opinions
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:50 PM   #22
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I had trouble with my Anderson until I welded some brackets in place on the frame. If the stock brackets shift forward (and the manual says this is ok) I found that the two brackets were not the same distance from the ball which would cause the bushings under load to pull the trailer more to one side than the other. Click image for larger version

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I agree that the tires may be causing an issue also and recommend to air them up to max sidewall psi and see how that feels before running out and buying new tires.

As for your suspension, I was also suffering from a squishy 1/2 ton suspension. I purchased sumo springs to assist and it helped greatly with my rear end sag and much better ride quality.

Give it a try- took me a little while to get set but very happy now
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:19 AM   #23
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Doh! I'm on so many F150 Forums that I just realized that you might not be driving a F150.... Thus, difference in oem trans coolers.....
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:26 AM   #24
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No I am it's an 05 f150 5.4l with factory tow. They had a change in 09 and you have a 10 right
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:57 AM   #25
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yes correct. thx!
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:25 AM   #26
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Just an FYI to the OP since he specifically referenced not having MaxTow:

There is very little difference in the rear suspension on a MaxTow and a non MaxTow- at least this was the case on the 2013 models. In fact, my 2013 with the 20" wheel option has the EXACT same rear axle and suspension (sans the 3.73 gears- I have 3.55s) as the MaxTows do. Therefore, the MaxTow package would have had NO impact on what you are experiencing. Just wanted to throw that out there in case you are thinking you should have gone that route.

Here is what I suggest:
Upgrade to LT tires
Stiffer rear shocks
Air bags
Upgrade to a ProPride 3P hitch- it is pricey, but it is unbelievable how well a rig tows with one.
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:18 PM   #27
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My trailer is at the dealership getting some warranty work done. In the mean time I did a couple things I hope may help out a bit.

First off I mentioned to the dealer service dept that it felt pretty squirrelly and asked them to have a peek at the trailer itself to make sure everything is good on that end.

On the truck I installed firestone airbags and a hellwig rear sway bar. Dont know how much difference it will make towing but dry it sure handles nice.

I've looked at alot of the other hitches and sure they may be nice but the Vibe has an enclosed front end and from the photos I've seen of the hensley and propride and such I'm just not seeing how they would fit on my trailer. Not to mention they're danged expensive! I couldnt even use my original Eaz Lift weight distribution saddles, had to use some straight bracket non moving type to get even those chains to work.

If any of this improves things I may be convinced to go with LT tires if there hasnt been any change at all I'm just going to get used to a trailer that's no fun to take anywhere. I guess....
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:46 AM   #28
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My trailer is at the dealership getting some warranty work done. In the mean time I did a couple things I hope may help out a bit.

First off I mentioned to the dealer service dept that it felt pretty squirrelly and asked them to have a peek at the trailer itself to make sure everything is good on that end.

On the truck I installed firestone airbags and a hellwig rear sway bar. Dont know how much difference it will make towing but dry it sure handles nice.

I've looked at alot of the other hitches and sure they may be nice but the Vibe has an enclosed front end and from the photos I've seen of the hensley and propride and such I'm just not seeing how they would fit on my trailer. Not to mention they're danged expensive! I couldnt even use my original Eaz Lift weight distribution saddles, had to use some straight bracket non moving type to get even those chains to work.

If any of this improves things I may be convinced to go with LT tires if there hasnt been any change at all I'm just going to get used to a trailer that's no fun to take anywhere. I guess....

That's the reason I didn't get a Vibe. I have a ProPride and refuse to tow with a standard friction type system now. The Equalizer brand hitch is going to probably be your best bet on hitches. LT tires will help.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:46 AM   #29
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I agree. Try the equalizer hitch.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:55 AM   #30
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I have the equalizer hitch in mine and so far so good
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