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Old 03-23-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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I have Rockwood freedom pop up, I a towing with 1999 jimmy. There seems to be some swaying going on when you hit dips/low places in the road, checked tire pressure on camper and Jimmy, I replaced shocks on the jimmy several months back, thinking I might need to go to a different shock. Not sure any thoughts or ideas? Brain storm....

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Old 03-23-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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what type/brand of tire on the Jimmy? Could be you have a car-like tire that is flexing too much
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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that's a fairly heavy truck type tire so rules that out
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:49 PM   #5
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Have you checked to see if you have enough tongue weight...sounds like you may have too little. It will be even worse if the camper isn't level in that the tongue is high.

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Old 03-24-2014, 05:37 AM   #6
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I have notice that the jimmy sways a little more than normal when it is not loaded. To answer the question about the tonge weight. The jimmy squats some when hooked up to camper, the camper tonge is lower than the back of the camper. Going to check on different shock today. I have the same symptoms when pulling my boat, not as bad.

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Old 03-24-2014, 06:00 AM   #7
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Just to clarify, are you referring to a side to side sway or more of a vertical bounce?
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:13 AM   #8
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maybe a leaf spring or worn shackle bushing problem
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:19 AM   #9
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Shocks control the bounce, if you will, of the vehicle, while the springs (be they coil or leaf) handle the weight of the vehicle (including the tongue weight.) Some shocks have coils over them and these will help with the sag somewhat, but you should have someone qualified check your springs to see if they need attention. As stated above, can you be a bit more specific in what you are experiencing while trailing? It could be that the use of a weight distribution hitch is all you need, but it would help to know more.

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Old 04-14-2014, 05:12 AM   #10
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Update, change rear shocks out with shocks with spring helpers on them, limited sag and no swaying. The jimmy rides good with no trailer also, I was concerned that the ride would be ruff with the knew shocks.

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