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Old 02-05-2016, 02:39 AM   #1
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Towing on the Interstate

I tow a 2015 Canyon Cat 29FQC toy hauler with a 06 F250 Super Duty King Ranch Diesel. Andersen WDH, 15% TT weight on the tongue, and Cat scale numbers well within specs. I normally tow on 2 lane roads in the Black Hills of South Dakota to campgrounds where we can ride our four wheelers. I have no problems running 55-60 mph with absolutely no sway. Tows beautifully. However, on the very few times that I have towed on the interstate, when I get up to around 50 mph my knuckles turn white, and I think this beautifully handling trailer is going to start a swayin and kill us all!!. I know I'm a wuss, (DW Even says I'm a wuss), but that's the feeling I get. Anybody else have, or had that issue? If so, how did or do you deal? Thanks for any input.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hey Rugman, I don't have any answers for you, but I always wondered how you can load so much weight in the back of a toy hauler and it not effect the way it tows. I have a similar truck 06 f250 diesel crew cab 6" lift, and it tows my 34' 5ver perfectly. I actually have to remind myself to slow down. Following a line of semi's I caught myself doing 75mph. I'm more comfortable with 60 - 65mph. Was the WDH set up by a dealer or self installed?
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:33 AM   #3
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Toy haulers empty usually have more tongue weight than a TT of similar size and weight, especially if they have a walled off rear garage. Open floor plans you can move your toy in over the axles to keep from reducing tongue weight dangerously.


To the OP, drive a speed where you are comfortable for a while then kick it up a bit and drive until that is comfortable and so on. I only do 60-65 on the Interstate or 2 lane.

I have to say meeting a vehicle going the opposite direction on a 2 lane has more wind effects than one passing me on the interstate.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:03 AM   #4
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He states 15% TW,I hope this is Loaded TW,if so it makes NO difference what/where it is loaded! Youroo!!
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He states 15% TW,I hope this is Loaded TW,if so it makes NO difference what/where it is loaded! Youroo!!
I agree, if he has 15% TW when loaded, that's not the problem. I would look at the WDH setup and double check the weights. Check for abnormal tire wear to make sure everything is good with axles, also.
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I agree, if he has 15% TW when loaded, that's not the problem. I would look at the WDH setup and double check the weights. Check for abnormal tire wear to make sure everything is good with axles, also.
I may be misreading the OP but it sounds like it is a "confidence" problem and not a "mechanical" one. He mentions that it he "feels" like it will start swaying. I could be wrong about that tho...

If it is confidence then, like was mentioned in an earlier post, just take your time and drive at a speed you are comfortable and then after a while bump it a little. Don't try to "white knuckle" through it, just be safe! Good luck!
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:59 AM   #7
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Don't worry about it, drive at the speed you feel comfortable at, if its slower than 55 just turn your four ways on, most interstate highways have a minimum speed of 45, school buses in NC can only run 55 on the interstate highway with there four ways on for safety. I took my travel trailer to Yellowstone in 08 and I never drove more than 55, over 6,000 miles and never over 55 and most on interstates. Just take your time and have fun.


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I'd rather pull at 60 on the interstates than 50 on a 2 lane. I find myself at 70 often staying with traffic and slow down. Since it pulls on the 2 lane it will do well on the interstate. Give it a try and open a window or 2 on both sides a crack....
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Driving with your Hazard (4 way) lights on is illegal in a lot of states......
Hazard Light Use - AAA Digest of Motor Laws
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Driving with your Hazard (4 way) lights on is illegal in a lot of states......
Hazard Light Use - AAA Digest of Motor Laws

On steep grades I see semis with flashers on while in the right hand lane while UNDER 45 the posted minimum speed. I think OP will be fine if he gets out and gives it a chance. I am the opposite and try to avoid 2 lane roads as much as possible. I pulled Wolf Creek Pass one time and will never do that again.
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