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Old 08-15-2013, 08:36 AM   #11
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That seems like a whole lot of trailer for your truck. I have a Ram 2500 with WD and sway control and I still feel the trailer a good bit.

The dealer configured my setup and I don't have any sway issues until I hit 65. Higher than that feels really unsafe.
TT tires are not rated above 65mph and that is the max tow speed rated on TT tires. Over 65 and your getting to much heat In the tires and that leads to tire failure along with under inflation of the tires.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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If you want to eliminate sway completely then get a Hensley or a Pro-pride but it just sounds like the set-up is not right on the OP's hitch system.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:02 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=David WAWA;444612]I am towing a Rockwood 8311ss that weighs about 700lbs dry with hitch weight of around 700lbs. I am towing with a Chevy half ton Z71 with tow pkg. which is capable of towing 12000lbs so GM says. I have a Reese Distribution hitch with Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control. With all that being said I still am getting pushed around by the camper. Is there anything else I can add or do to control the swaying.
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What year is your truck? I have a 2009 2500hd z71 6.0 with a 3.72 rear end.
Its rated at 9,900. I had to trade in my half ton 98 z71 because it could only handle 6600lbs. Do you have the 4.10 rear end?
I would think your maxed out if not over loaded for that truck.
just because it say 12000 on the hitch, dont mean the truck can handle it.
I have the equilizer 14k hitch and it works great for me so far.

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Old 08-15-2013, 09:19 AM   #14
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I am towing a Rockwood 8311ss that weighs about 700lbs dry with hitch weight of around 700lbs. I am towing with a Chevy half ton Z71 with tow pkg. which is capable of towing 12000lbs so GM says. I have a Reese Distribution hitch with Dual Cam High Performance Sway Control. With all that being said I still am getting pushed around by the camper. Is there anything else I can add or do to control the swaying.
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I would agree with one poster.... You need a bigger truck for this camper to be safer in pulling. The specs. say almost 800lp hitch weight. And that is not even touching the hitch and sway bar issues. GM may say what you 'can' pull, but a loaded 35ft trailer like that will buck you around on the Interstate all day long unless you are going 45-50 miler per hour, imo and experience. You can change and adjust your hitches (which you may need to adjust what you have before buying something new) but will that really change anything? Going down the road your truck wheel base is smaller than the trailer wheel base, this will move you around on an uneven road as your tow vehicle tire are not going in the same track as your trailer.

'Borrow' a 3/4 truck and hook it up and you will see a world of difference.

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Ditto on the Hensley or ProPride.
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Just curious how is backing up with the Hensley or ProPride?
They both look like good set ups.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:36 AM   #17
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Their great. No adjustments to do or anything. Just back up. Due to the design it makes backing much easier and responsive imo.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:40 AM   #18
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Their great. No adjustments to do or anything. Just back up. Due to the design it makes backing much easier and responsive imo.
Thanks good to know. Right now im happy with my equalizer set up. But if i ever feel the need to change I will re-look into them.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:52 PM   #19
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Absolute first thing is to get actual loaded trailer weight and tongue weight. You must have minimum 10% on the ball before engaging the WDH. More is better (up to 15%). This could mean relocating some heavy items from a rear storage area to the front. Where are your holding tanks? No hitch or sway control system is a substitute for proper loading.

After you know you are loaded properly, then re-check your WDH setup. Once that is set, if you still have issues, then start looking at tires and other things.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #20
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towing--sway

I just finished my first trip with my Flagstaff 831FKBSS (6800#) and an F-150 with an equalizer sway control bar and experienced the sway at 50 and when using tow/haul mode got up to 60mph. This trip also showed the truck is not really able to handle this trailer.
was very uncomfortable with the constant bumps and surging/lurching.
Looking to borrow a F250 to see the difference.....before I go purchase one
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