Originally Posted by crocus
That "Backpack" that you put 100 lbs in, was that on the rear bumper? .....
Kindof sounds like you were doing EVERYTHING wrong, but since you won't respond, we cannot help you.
Hey, take it easy. This is a new guy. 1st post less than
24 hrs ago. Give him time to digest all the responses.
(And keep in mind he probably had a salesman who said
"no problem" towing this trailer with your rig!!!)
You are right about the backpack. I guess it is on the
back end. Bad idea to add weight on the back end of a
trailer this long.
Our first trailer was a little ultralite 16 foot.
We stuck 2 regular full size steel frame bicycles on the
rear bumper and took off on our very first camping trip
in a "real" trailer. Previous one was a small pop up that
We hit 50 MPH and it started fishtailing horribly.
We pulled over on the side of the interstate and stuck the
bikes in the inside of the trailer.
We stopped at a dealer on the north side if Cincinnati
and bought a friction anti sway bar.
The guy on the parts desk helped me install it because
the mechanic was sitting in his car taking a nap on
lunch break. They charged me 2 times what I found the
exact same friction bar on the internet later on BUT it
solved our sway completely.
After that we made sure the water tank was half
full (it was in the very front) and we towed fine from
then on. We could fill the front tank completely full
and put the bikes back on the rear but only did that
a few times. We soon upgraded to a larger trailer
and new Silverado. We now carry the bikes in a bed
stand in the back of the truck.
Live and learn & Happy Camping!