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Old 05-02-2015, 10:01 AM   #1
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We picked up our new Wildwood 31BKIS on April 1st and have been able to use it for 5 nights already! Family loves it and we look forward to using it many more times. We have a trip to Florida planned in August from Dallas. We have not had any problems pulling the trailer to the State Park that is about 30 miles away. I have noticed some sway even pulling it a short distance, nothing terrible, but a little scary. However, I am a little nervous about pulling a 36' camper 700 miles since we don't have much experience pulling a trailer. Our TV is a 95 f350 diesel and have a EAZ hitch with one sway control bar. The reasons for my post is to get some advice on helping with the sway. #1 Would adding a second sway bar help? #2 If you see a used Hensley or pro pride hitch for sale please pm me. I would love to have one, just not for $2500. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-02-2015, 10:08 AM   #2
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Air pressure in TV and trailer tires?

Who set up the EAZ hitch, and is it correct?

Can you add another bar?
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:22 AM   #3
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Air pressure in TV and trailer tires?

Who set up the EAZ hitch, and is it correct?

Can you add another bar?
The dealer set the hitch up and checked tire pressure on truck and trailer and said it was good. I am not sure if I can add another sway control. I will add picture of hitch.
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When are you noticing the sway?
4 lane highways?

How much weight do you have in the back of the trailer as opposed to near the front.
More in the front will help some with sway.
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The dealer set the hitch up and checked tire pressure on truck and trailer and said it was good. I am not sure if I can add another sway control. I will add picture of hitch.
I see, there are some members here who will tell you that some dealers have no clue as to how the hitch/s need to be set up and ended up reading the direction and redoing it them self's.

I would also double check the tire air pressure of both units just to be sure.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:14 AM   #6
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When are you noticing the sway?
4 lane highways?

How much weight do you have in the back of the trailer as opposed to near the front.
More in the front will help some with sway.
The sway is mostly on the highway when being passed by 18 wheelers and with high cross winds. Most of our weight/supplies are in the front nothing in the back. Not much supplies since all the trips have been just a couple of days.
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The sway is mostly on the highway when being passed by 18 wheelers and with high cross winds. Most of our weight/supplies are in the front nothing in the back. Not much supplies since all the trips have been just a couple of days.
Ok,
Your going to get some sway from the trucks, for me it was the worst when car haulers would pass us. Not sure why with them, but always that was the worst.
For the high cross winds, you might try just tightening up your sway bar some.
Sounds like what you are getting is pretty normal, at least to me.
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Sway with 18 wheelers is normal. I just let off the skinny pedal so excited when they pass.
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I would never tow that long of a trailer with an old technology WDH and friction sway bar, like the EAZ
Even with a F350.
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I agree---what your seeing is pretty normal. I just towed my 33' TT from Seattle to Iowa, 2,000 miles. I experienced the same feel as you are getting both when being passed by Semi's and being hit by a strong side wind. I have the Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch and made things better by tightening up the bar chains a couple more links! Good luck.
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