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Old 06-04-2016, 11:16 AM   #101
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I think he meant yawning. Lol

No ~~ he said exactly what he meant. Extreme yawing will cause a boat to capsize and a trailer to flip.

yaw

(yō)
v. yawed, yaw·ing, yaws
v.intr. 1. Nautical To swerve off course momentarily or temporarily: The ship yawed as the heavy wave struck abeam.
2. To turn about the vertical axis. Used of an aircraft, spacecraft, or projectile.
3. To move unsteadily; weave.

v.tr. To cause to yaw.

n. 1. The act of yawing.
2. Extent of yawing, measured in degrees.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:21 AM   #102
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There are many small and lite campers on the market today that are towable with a 1/2 ton. If towing with a 1/2 ton is only because they cost less and to save a few cents per gallon ~~ a person would be better off selling the camper and truck and buying a Prius.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:24 AM   #103
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Applying aircraft terms to a travel trailer, you have roll, pitch and yaw.

Yaw is when you rotate around a vertical axis, fishtailing.

Pitch is rotation around the side to side axis which in a trailer would be porpoising.

Roll is rotation occurring from nose to tail, getting the top of your trailer leaned over from a tractor trailer air blast, or when it unfortunately just falls on it's side.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:26 AM   #104
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There are many small and lite campers on the market today that are towable with a 1/2 ton. If towing with a 1/2 ton is only because they cost less and to save a few cents per gallon ~~ a person would be better off selling the camper and truck and buying a Prius.
Both trailer manufacturers and truck manufacturers mislead their customers.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:28 AM   #105
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If you don't drive like a Nit Wit, keep your Speed Down with lots of Spacing.

These New WDH's do an amazing job of keeping you Inline no matter Where you are...Not to mention today's new Brake Controllers...

Main rule of thumb I say... COMMON SENSE Decisions!

It's Not Rocket Science!


I feel the same way , I use an overkill wdh, overkill tires and stay under max speed recommended and hope I'll be ok. Dont push to the limit when it comes to safety


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Old 06-04-2016, 11:56 AM   #106
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Applying aircraft terms to a travel trailer, you have roll, pitch and yaw.

Yaw is when you rotate around a vertical axis, fishtailing.

Pitch is rotation around the side to side axis which in a trailer would be porpoising.

Roll is rotation occurring from nose to tail, getting the top of your trailer leaned over from a tractor trailer air blast, or when it unfortunately just falls on it's side.
In the 21 Century we have WDH's with built in anti-sway the prevent such things from happening..
Panic in the streets over nothing...

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Old 06-04-2016, 12:01 PM   #107
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Although the OP is using a 5th wheeler to everyone who is using a hitch I would recommend a husky centerline TS wdh with sway control. I feel nothing when I tow and I pull about 5000 lbs with a conversion van. It's decently priced on Amazon.


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Old 06-04-2016, 12:05 PM   #108
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Can we get this thread closed.... I put it in the toy hauler forum for advice from others with the same set up i have. Not for every nit wit and there brother with 20' travel trailers that are white knuckling it at 55mph. I hope to never cross paths with 75% of you in this thread, And i know you guys feel the same about me. Wherever you see my rig it will be going the speed limit and thats that. The last truck did it great and this one will get there to.

For the people that gave me helpful tips and pms THANKS

For the others...
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Old 06-04-2016, 12:08 PM   #109
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Where's the dead horse so we can go beat ?


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Although the OP is using a 5th wheeler to everyone who is using a hitch I would recommend a husky centerline TS wdh with sway control. I feel nothing when I tow and I pull about 5000 lbs with a conversion van. It's decently priced on Amazon.


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Thank You... Exactly.. I have the same WDH and it is rock solid.
Never experienced any sway with Tractor Trailers wizzing by or in 25mph winds. What we experience is Total CENTERLINE! Pardon the Pun.
Never once felt out of control at 60Mph Even braking was even and stable whether light braking or hard From Top of Maine to Lil Rhody.

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