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Old 04-08-2015, 02:51 AM   #1
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:55 AM   #2
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I have a 2015 Wildwood 27RKSS and have a lot of sway. I'm using a 2014 f150 with ecoboost. Pro series WDH with 10000 lb rating and sway control. Took it to scales and have 900 lbs on tongue, trailer weighs 7040. Where am I going wrong
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:04 AM   #3
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I would assume you have P rated tires on your truck. If so, try inflating them to 44 psi. If that helps, you need to switch to an LT LRD or LRE.
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Can you post a picture of the truck and trailer hooked together and also a close up of the WDH setup? It will give us a visual to work with.
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:54 AM   #5
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I will this weekend when we take it out
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I will this weekend when we take it out
jjacobson71,
We'll be looking for the "levelness" of the truck and trailer while hooked together. Also, you will want to check the tires on the truck as Oldcoot suggested and go to a LT tire if you have P tires.
I had a WDH like you do on my old trailer and it did take some time to get the bars set correctly. You may just need to go up or down a link on the chains.
We'll look at the pics for you.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:15 AM   #7
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I have a 2014 f 150 long wheel base max tow and max haul. pulling 27rkss salem. using eaz lift with two sway bars one on each side, don't have any problems, need to know more about your set up and truck.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:24 AM   #8
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Here's a pic of when I picked it up
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:30 AM   #9
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I lowered the front 1 notch on the hitch to see if that would help.
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Looks like a WDH without integrated sway control, but maybe using 1 friction bar ?? Also, the rear of the truck seems a bit low.

With a 33' trailer, a 2nd friction sway control bar might help. a WDH with integrated sway control might have been a better choice, but maybe work with what you got and see if the 2nd friction sway control bar helps.

Depending on what the WDH manufacture suggests, a bit more weight distributing may be in order. That involves tilting the head back 1 more notch, or using 1 less chain length if you are not using less chain lengths than what the WDH manufacturer suggest. Doing fender measurements or doing 3 weigh-ins at a CAT scale will give you an idea of what is going on.


The scale weigh-ins involve 1 with the truck and trailer with the WDH spring bars in place, 1 with truck and trailer without spring bars, and 1 with just the truck. Weight with each set of tires (the trailer tandems being 1 set) on a separate platform. Keep all passengers and cargo in the same position each weigh-in, as well as the same fuel level...........in other words, do all 3 within the same trip.

Doing the CAT scale thing will also give you the percent tongue weight vs. trailer weight, which if too light could contribute to sway.
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