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Old 02-11-2019, 09:10 PM   #1
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Question Reduce sway

Hi, I have a Forest River 320 BH 37 Foot long using 2017 F150 and a Blueox system. I still feel sway when windy. Should I add a Blue Ox brake pad anti sway friction bar ?
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:48 PM   #2
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When do you feel sway? Just driving, getting passed by a semi, high winds?
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Do you have the weights on your setup?
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Change to LT tires and that will make a huge difference.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:28 PM   #5
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That's way too much trailer for a half ton unless you have an HDPP. Even then, I'd want a 3/4 ton.

I'm towing what's in my signature. Same basic truck, but my trailer is more than 10 feet shorter. Driving today in a 20mph crosswind I felt it. I felt semis pushing me as they passed me. But I stayed under control and comfortable.

Your trailer is going to have roughly 800 square feet of surface sitting at the end of a very long lever arm pushing you all over the place, and your camper probably weighs several thousand pounds more than my 6500 pound camper. I'll get bashed for being weight police, but that's fine.

What are the specs of your truck? What is your max gross vehicle weight, and the payload on the yellow sticker in your door jamb?

What is your specific model trailer? Forest river makes a ton of trailer brands but none that are specifically "forest river". What's the max gross of the trailer if you haven't had it weighed? How do you have the load distributed through the trailer? Do you have the hitch adjusted properly? That's where I'd start and I have a feeling the truck will be overloaded by a large margin.

Are you using any sort of sway control now?

Do you have P rated tires? LT would be the first upgrade I do if your truck is capable.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:44 AM   #6
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Change to LT tires and that will make a huge difference.
What tires would you recommend for 20 inch rims ?
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When do you feel sway? Just driving, getting passed by a semi, high winds?
Hi, what tires would you recommend for 20 inch rims?
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I have these tires on my '14 RAM 1500

Michelin LTX Defender M/S

Costco currently on sale, lifetime free rotation and balance and road hazard insurance too

after 40,000 miles I love them, quiet and sure footed in the rain...
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That's way too much trailer for a half ton unless you have an HDPP. Even then, I'd want a 3/4 ton.

I'm towing what's in my signature. Same basic truck, but my trailer is more than 10 feet shorter. Driving today in a 20mph crosswind I felt it. I felt semis pushing me as they passed me. But I stayed under control and comfortable.

Your trailer is going to have roughly 800 square feet of surface sitting at the end of a very long lever arm pushing you all over the place, and your camper probably weighs several thousand pounds more than my 6500 pound camper. I'll get bashed for being weight police, but that's fine.

What are the specs of your truck? What is your max gross vehicle weight, and the payload on the yellow sticker in your door jamb?

What is your specific model trailer? Forest river makes a ton of trailer brands but none that are specifically "forest river". What's the max gross of the trailer if you haven't had it weighed? How do you have the load distributed through the trailer? Do you have the hitch adjusted properly? That's where I'd start and I have a feeling the truck will be overloaded by a large margin.

Are you using any sort of sway control now?

Do you have P rated tires? LT would be the first upgrade I do if your truck is capable.
I have a Feedom Express Ultralite 320BHDS 2018 year model
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What tires would you recommend for 20 inch rims ?
https://www.michelin.ca/en/ltx-a-t-2.html

LTX A/T2

Have had these on 3 Trucks. Great towing tires, even use in snow and ice in Canada!

I run these on my F 350 and tow 18,000 lbs
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