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Old 10-04-2016, 05:09 PM   #1
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Sway problems

Maybe you guys can help me with a problem that cropped up. I have a 2015 Roo 233s that I was pulling with a F150 Super Crew with the tow package and Reese round bar WDH. The rig pulled like a dream. I just bought a new 2016 F150 Super Crew with max tow and the rig is swaying when a semi passes me or in moderate winds.

I have watched some videos on how to set up the hitch and thought I was dialed in, bit I still have some sway. I am thinking I need more tongue weight but I am unsure how to adjust the hitch.

Should I angle the ball toward the RV and add a link to the bars or drop the ball? The trailer is sitting level when hitched up.

Any Help would be appreciated.

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Nick
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:42 AM   #2
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Lot's of questions. Are you using the same WDH? Is the receiver height the same? Quality of tires on the new TV? Tire air pressure? Did you go to a 4WD or from a 4WD to a 2WD? Is the TT loaded the same?

My point is something changed in the setup, you need to determine what changed and correct it.

When I left the dealer with the our new TT the ride home was scary to say the least. With the help from this forum and several adjustments to the WDH and tire pressures I finally got it right. I even installed a Bilstein steering stabilizer which made additional improvements. A set of Bilstein shocks are next.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:39 AM   #3
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Thanks fro the reply Frank. The trucks are identical except for the year. The reciever height is higher on the new truck. The dealer set up the hitch on the old TV when I bought the trailer new.

I did set up the hitch again for the new truck which required me to lower the ball some. The trailer was loaded the same for the last trip as it always was.

I have some time today and I am getting the camper from storage. I think I will make some small adjustment to the ball angle and take it for a ride to see if I can straighten it out.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:01 AM   #4
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Does the newer truck have built in "sway control?" If it does, turn it off. Buddy of mine had to do that with his truck towing a 32 footer...
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:07 AM   #5
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Sometimes you can have your hitch dialed in and be off because your weight isn't in the right places of your trailer.

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Does the newer truck have built in "sway control?" If it does, turn it off. Buddy of mine had to do that with his truck towing a 32 footer...
It does. I will try turning it off. Thanks.
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It does. I will try turning it off. Thanks.
please let us know if that works!! I have trailer sway control and would like to know!!!

thanks!!
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:21 AM   #8
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I will post my results later today.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:23 AM   #9
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I have a 2013 supercew f150 4x4 ecoboost with the trailer sway package. It does NOT keep the trailer from swaying,(or make it sway) but rather reacts after the fact by applying brake pressure to individual brakes if necessary and even cutting engine power to slow the vehicle down. it is a reactionary design.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:44 AM   #10
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Saw this posted a few days ago...it seems from the demonstrations its all about weight distribution...


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