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Old 06-25-2015, 01:07 PM   #11
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We had the same 5th wheel for 2 years, although a 2013 model. The only time I noticed any sway was when I filled the fresh water tank full. The tank sits behind the axles. I learned to never carry more than 1/2 a tank of water.

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Old 06-25-2015, 01:25 PM   #12
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When you say sway do you mean the rear of the trailer is swaying side to side? If so you have something set up completely wrong.


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Old 06-25-2015, 01:33 PM   #13
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Yes both are high (2+-). Surprised considering the beefy rear suspension.
First off, you need to get them both level. You should be able to add air bags to the rear of the truck, once you get it level, hopefully you will be able to either lower the hitch or raise the pinbox to level the trailer. If the hitch or pinbox cannot give you enough, you may have to resort to lifting the trailer.
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:36 PM   #14
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Start with trying to get things leveled back up. If you are two inches high in the front of the truck as well as the camper you need to work on getting that adjusted! The addition of timbrens or air bags would/will help that situation. Once you get the truck leveled you'll need to get the camper leveled back out as well. If anything, a tow vehicle or camper should ride slight nose down to aid in stability.

If the rear of your truck is squated past level this is most likely what is causing the sway. My personal preference is the Timbrens, but air bags are actually even more adjustable and can be more beneficial but do require some sort of user input vs timbrens that get installed and forgotten...

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Old 06-25-2015, 06:40 PM   #15
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No it feels like the whole rig it swaying which I contribute to the truck. Same camper never towed this way with my other truck.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:56 PM   #16
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Hadn't thought about lowering the hitch. I currently have 8" of clearance between the bed rails and the camper which I thought wow this is pretty good. With my other truck I had to purchase a 3" lift kit for my Super Glide to increase the clearance (4"+) between the bed rails and the camper. I had gotten into some hilly situations where the trailer came in contact with the truck damaging the bed rails.
May have hit on the problem. Will remove the lift and see how she tows.
Thanks everyone for your input.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:38 PM   #17
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8 inches is a lot. 6 should do it but you need to get the truck riding level to slightly nose down like it is without the pin weight.

I use the Goodyear bags with the wireless on-board air and with a 2K pin weight, I can put in 25-30lbs and get it back to were the truck sat prior to attaching the fiver. She rides good like that. Straight and solid. I do use a Reese Goosebox and that has suspension so I never had a rough, noisy ride. With the Goosebox, I do need to run a little more bed rail clearance over a standard 5th wheel hitch due to the increased articulation the goose gives me. i keep 7 inches over the usual 5-6.

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