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Old 06-17-2015, 12:07 PM   #11
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:02 PM   #12
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Thanks for the input on tires. I typically run mid 30's on my pressures in the Sequoia. Sorry for my ignorance on this, but I've always just followed the factory PSI that's on the door when towing. The Continentals I have show a max PSI in the sidewall of 44. When I get the call from the dealer that the Shasta is ready to pick up, I'll pump them up to 44 and see if it behaves differently on the drive home.

As for going to LT tires, is there any particular brand/style that's a favorite? Hate to put out $1k on a new set of tires when the ones on there are less than a year old with maybe 6k miles on them, especially without knowing if it's going to fix my wiggle.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:10 PM   #13
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I would bump them to 44 and see how it goes. I towed my vibe with a minivan and needed to bump up the pressure to reduce the movement in the rear. I find it interesting that north american and Japanese cars only have one pressure listed. The European cars I have had , had two pressures, one for normal load and higher for full load, they also recommended upping the pressure for high speed driving.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:25 AM   #14
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The sway control has an adjustment. You may not have enough tension on the bar. Tighten the adjustment to several positions while driving around and see if that does the trick
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Thanks for the input on tires. I typically run mid 30's on my pressures in the Sequoia. Sorry for my ignorance on this, but I've always just followed the factory PSI that's on the door when towing. The Continentals I have show a max PSI in the sidewall of 44. When I get the call from the dealer that the Shasta is ready to pick up, I'll pump them up to 44 and see if it behaves differently on the drive home.



As for going to LT tires, is there any particular brand/style that's a favorite? Hate to put out $1k on a new set of tires when the ones on there are less than a year old with maybe 6k miles on them, especially without knowing if it's going to fix my wiggle.

I have the same tires as you. They are a pretty stiff tire and seem to last as I have about 40k miles on mine and are hardly worn. I air mine up to 42 psi while towing and they seem to handle better. My next set will be LT tires and I really like the Michelin LTX AT/2. I also have 20" wheels.
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I have the same tires as you. They are a pretty stiff tire and seem to last as I have about 40k miles on mine and are hardly worn. I air mine up to 42 psi while towing and they seem to handle better. My next set will be LT tires and I really like the Michelin LTX AT/2. I also have 20" wheels.

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Old 06-21-2015, 04:59 AM   #17
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The wheel base on the Sequoia is 119", which is somewhat on the short side for a full size SUV. Just wondering if this is my problem...
Pat, I think you nailed it. And no conventional WDH/sway control is likely to cure your woes. LT tires and/or increased tire pressure can help but ultimately the size differential between your TT and the Sequoia will manifest in some undesirable handling characteristics. If you're intent on keeping the Toyota, a ProPride or Hensley hitch could rectify many of these handling issues. However, they're pricey and won't negate that fact that your TV is likely just a wee bit too small (wheelbase) to comfortably tug you TV.

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I had the Blue Ox hitch with my TT. It work very good but as you say from time to time I noticed some sway.
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Might be the camera angle, but it looks to these old eyes that the trailer is a little high in the rear and the tv a little low in the front. IF, that is the case, you need to raise the hitch head and lower the tension on the bars. LT tires are a must! You can sell the P's on Craig's List to offset the cost of new ones.
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One caution. I have not seen any discussion of hitch capacity. With 530lb tongue weight posted, you most likely have a hitch rated to tow only 5000lb. My $.02.
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