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Old 07-25-2016, 04:48 PM   #51
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WOW! Tom, you are very, very fortunate to have survived this! I am really hoping the 18 wheeler paid for everything. ? Dang...that scares me and I am just looking at your photo!
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:56 PM   #52
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Felt the pull many times but always managed to avoid collision. So glad you're all ok.
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:07 PM   #53
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Two years with my fiver and zero push pull from anything. I'm sure the dually helps but even in my 3/4 ton it was never noticeable. With my tag trailers? Yes, all the time.
Me too.....with my dually/5er combo I feel nothing when semi's pass. I think the dually factor is the biggest factor.
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:44 AM   #54
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Keep in mind, WD hitches with "built in" sway control have minimal sway control.

An actual anti-sway bar provides a substantial amount of sway control. Also, they can be used in conjunction with the WD systems.


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Old 07-26-2016, 10:04 AM   #55
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Not according to the info from equalizer..

In my experience the WD without built in control is not as stable as those with..

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Old 07-26-2016, 10:12 AM   #56
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I need to call major BS on a lot of posts trashing BO lack of sway control. It appears obvious that those who have not used a SwayPro are doing the most barking with the least experience/knowledge.

The well tuned SwayPro, like other well tuned WDH's, will create a single unit between your TT and TV. If the trailer gets sucked in, so will the truck and vice versa.

I'll bet those who contend otherwise would not even think of doing such factless bashing if OP were utilizing the WDH of their choice.

And if OP is tainted against BO because of this experience, so be it...buy something else. But know that any other well tuned...and I emphasize well tuned...WDH would not react differently IMHO.

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Old 07-26-2016, 04:44 PM   #57
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The pull of a semi when they pass is crazy freaky. I try to stay as close to the shoulder as I can but my father in law who likes to stay close to the center line has had some close calls. I have seen him get sucked in and hit once and I have tried to tell him to stay as close to the shoulder as he can but to this day he still likes that center line. I watch from my side mirror as one passes him and tighten my butt cheeks every time. And plus those semi drivers don't care, they are full throttle all the time.
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:56 PM   #58
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HappyTTowner,
I see lots of folks that shy away from the side of the road, especially when there are concrete barriers there. I think part of that is because we can't see how much space is between us and the barrier (or shoulder drop off) on the right side as well as we can see the space out our left window. I keep an eye on my rear view mirrors to help insure I am traveling down the center of my lane. Don't know that your father's driving habits though, good luck with that!
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Trying again to attach the picture of our accident. I'm glad you folks were safe. We can always replace trucks and trailers. We survived our encounter with an 18 wheeler when he passed us on a no passing bridge, 18' wide. We have replaced the truck and trailer and are still enjoying camping.

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What exactly happened? Please tell , it could serve us all as advice of what not to do.


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Old 07-27-2016, 09:38 AM   #60
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Have not ever felt anything when semis pass me with my 41 ft fiver and F350 dually. Rock solid.
I also had never felt any of the pull mentioned here with my previous 35 ft bumper pull and F250. Guess I was lucky with that one.
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