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Old 05-01-2016, 07:19 PM   #1
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Sway control help please

This has probably been asked over and over but I did not see it on the first couple pages. We bought our first "TT" in 2014. It is a Puma 29ft bumper pull. Our pull vehicle is a 2013 Ram 1500 4X4 with the Hemi. We are attached to the TT with an E2 weight distribution hitch that is said to have sway control built in. That being said... I still have a lot of "sway" in my TT when traveling down the highway. I rarely exceed 65mph and almost the entire time you can watch the rear of the TT swaying back and forth while traveling down the road. You can feel it in the pull vehicle also. After about 30 minutes you kinda get used to it but it is still kinda unnerving. My question is...will installing a friction type anti sway bar help or is my TT just too heavy for my pull vehicle? The TT says it is 7200 lbs dry but I would guess it is another 100 added to that when we are on a trip. I have added a pic of the hitch. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:48 PM   #2
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This has probably been asked over and over but I did not see it on the first couple pages. We bought our first "TT" in 2014. It is a Puma 29ft bumper pull. Our pull vehicle is a 2013 Ram 1500 4X4 with the Hemi. We are attached to the TT with an E2 weight distribution hitch that is said to have sway control built in. That being said... I still have a lot of "sway" in my TT when traveling down the highway. I rarely exceed 65mph and almost the entire time you can watch the rear of the TT swaying back and forth while traveling down the road. You can feel it in the pull vehicle also. After about 30 minutes you kinda get used to it but it is still kinda unnerving. My question is...will installing a friction type anti sway bar help or is my TT just too heavy for my pull vehicle? The TT says it is 7200 lbs dry but I would guess it is another 100 added to that when we are on a trip. I have added a pic of the hitch. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Sway is not always "corrected" by sway control devices built in or added to the WD setup. My TT handled fairly well but still had a slightly noticeable sway to it. I changed the truck and trailer tires to E-load and all the sway disappeared. There were no changes made to the WD system.

A 7,200 pound trailer (probably more will be discovered if you visit a CAT scale) should definitely be rolling on the E series tires.
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The p rated truck tires may be an issue. I you don't wish to change them to an lt rated tire the pump them up to max probably 44 psi helps as well. Dodge uses some Goodyear Sra that roll the sidewalls like jello balls when towing.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:21 PM   #4
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Make sure you trailer tire pressure is right and that you are loading your weight distribution right...I have notice access sway when these are off
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Should've got the 4pt Equal-i-zer for a 29' TT.

IMHO, the E2 is fine for shorter TT.
But not a 8000lbs+ 29' TT.
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Constant sway not induced by reducing TV speed or wind is usually a result of a light tongue.

You need to find out exactly how much tongue weight you have on the ball. 10-15% of the trailer weight is standard.
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Constant sway not induced by reducing TV speed or wind is usually a result of a light tongue.

You need to find out exactly how much tongue weight you have on the ball. 10-15% of the trailer weight is standard.
and an Equalizer 4 point
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First off before you buy something something different, verify that you are set up correctly. Dealers don't always set the wd hitches correct right out of the box.


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Old 05-01-2016, 09:21 PM   #10
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JMO, but the more important factor is making sure there is enough weight on the tongue. Good sway control does not replace tongue weight. They work together.
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