Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2014, 11:40 AM   #11
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
As I posted before, if you have P tires on the truck, you will continue to have sway problems regardless of the tongue wt. I have always gone by 55% of wt on tongue -45% of wt on trailer.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 12:46 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wilmot Twp, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,604
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
As I posted before, if you have P tires on the truck, you will continue to have sway problems regardless of the tongue wt. I have always gone by 55% of wt on tongue -45% of wt on trailer.
OC is right! I can speak first hand with P tires on 2 F150's The 2009 with P Stock Perellis was horrible for sway. The new F 150 2013 King Ranch same stock tires and Max Tow was much better with heavier suspension. I just put on Michelin LTX A/T2 tires. There are two tires that fit my 20 inch wheels that where recommended. the Michelin and the BFG All Terrain, both made my Michelin. I know there are others, just what I had availible to me on a employee purchase plan.

LTX A/T2 | Michelin Tires
__________________

__________________
B and B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 01:06 PM   #13
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,762
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
As I posted before, if you have P tires on the truck, you will continue to have sway problems regardless of the tongue wt. I have always gone by 55% of wt on tongue -45% of wt on trailer.

And there you have the difference between book learning (me) and real life (OC). My money is on OC!
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 01:41 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
BOBFIDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 1,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibjon View Post
Has anyone had sway issues with the xlr 27hfs??? I an loading two full dressed harleys, (2006 Electraglide and 2012 Streetglide), i am using the E2 hitch and pulling with a 2012 Ford F-150 Max Tow Ecoboost. The harleys weigh in at about 800lbs. each. We have tried putting water in the front tank of the trailer, adjusting the hitch and have had no luck. If you have a problem or had a problem wtith this please let me know. My phone number is (712) 253-2378 and my E-mail is IBJON@yahoo.com thanks..

I assume your hitch is an equalizer hitch When we bought our trailer we were supplied with a hitch and equalizer bars as part of the package.
We had some sway issues, and after talking to a number of folks on our first trip we determined that the dealer had supplied us with equalizer bars that were rated to low.
I may have the numbers wrong.....but if they supplied #800 bars, we needed at least #1000 bars. When we brought it to their attention after our first trip , they replaced the bars and we had no sway issues after that.
Just my .02 cents worth.
__________________
2011 FORD F350 CREW CAB DUALLY DIESEL 4x2
2010 Salem LA 292FKDS
One of the Original 14 F.R.O.G.s
1st, 2nd, and 3rd INTERNATIONAL F.R.O.G. RALLY Branson. MO.
1st, 2nd, and 4th INTERNATIONAL RALLY Goshen, IN.
BOBFIDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 02:08 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Brother Les's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: BoCoMo
Posts: 1,803
You should ask the Moderators to remove your phone number and e-mail. People can get a hold of you by Private Messaging on this forum. (do you want people to call you years from now when they see these posts)

What does your unit ride like with No bikes in the back.... If it runs good... then add one bike and see how that does. Adjust as you go..... are your bike as close to the axles as possible or are they to the back. Is your unit level going down the road. My first trip my 'ball' was too high and had sway.... lowered it down and reduced it a lot. How fast do you drive down the road. Work with this a little and you will find your sweet spot.
__________________
Brother Les

2013 Forest River Salem Hemisphere SBT312QBUD

2001 CrewCab F-250 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel
SuperChip, BTS transmission, 6.0 Trans Cooler
Brother Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 08:09 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
1l243's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 465
The trailer is designed to be towed with that kind of wieght in the back. You got to find out what your weights are. Find a comercial scale that is closed but working. Weigh the truck empty, then weigh all the axles of the truck and loaded trailer loaded. It would be a good idea to measure the distance from the top of your wheel wells of the truck unloaded and loaded, you will be able to tell how your weight distribution hitch is doing it's job. Once you know your weights then you will know what you need to do (ie) air bags, friction anti sway, tires or bigger truck.
__________________
1l243 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 08:30 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 12,027
First you (MUST) have (10-15% Tongue Weight) if it still sways,find a friend with a 3/4 truck with LT tires and pull your trailer for a Test! Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:01 AM   #18
Member
 
ibjon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 71
update

o.k. i should have put in all the info. that i done with this... the reason i opened this thread is to find out if anyone has issues with sway. My truck is a 2012 F-150 Max Tow with air bags, I am running the GoodYear Wrangler tires 275/65R18 The truck was cert. scaled at 5980lbs the camper without bikes, just normal camping items that stay in camper was 7200 lbs. I Load one bike approx 800lbs run down the road at 70 to 80 mph no problems, i took it to sturgis from iowa that way, even with the cross winds on I-90 i had no porblems. I add one more full dressed harley approx 800 lbs and cannot go 60 mph without auto sway control comming on. (very Scary) I have adjusted every position on the E- 2 hitch, added and released air from air bags, filled water in front tank for extra tounge weight...and cannot get it to tow straight at 55 to 60mph. From what i can tell, when you add the extra 800lbs in the garage of the camper, their is too much weight behind the axles and not enough weight on the toung. any Ideas??
__________________
2014 solaire 317bhsk
2012 Ford F-150 Ecoboost
ibjon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:10 AM   #19
Member
 
ibjon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 71
oh. i forgot to mention that i spoke with three other xlr 27 hfs owners while i was in sturgis, the first had sway issues, he owned a hail repair company and used the garage to store his tools while on the road, he said he had to put tools in the bed of the pickup in orer to run down the road without sway issues. the tools weighed in at 1850lbs.. the second person i spoke with at the camp ground hauled an atv, it had an approx weight of 790lbs and he said he had no problems with sway... the third camper that i spoke with could not load his honda gold wing and his harley without having sway issues. I'm guessing that there is too much weight behind the axles, therefore....sway issues
__________________
2014 solaire 317bhsk
2012 Ford F-150 Ecoboost
ibjon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:10 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Brother Les's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: BoCoMo
Posts: 1,803
My first idea as one who has done this and paid the price.

Stop driving over 70 mph. It is not a matter of if, but when one of your tires explodes. You may dodge the results of an exploding tire once, but know there will be a time of catastrophic results.

The forum police will say to stop being so blunt, but as I age I always revert back to safety first and always.... and the speeds that I used to drive and that you are driving.... are not safe.
__________________

__________________
Brother Les

2013 Forest River Salem Hemisphere SBT312QBUD

2001 CrewCab F-250 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel
SuperChip, BTS transmission, 6.0 Trans Cooler
Brother Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sway

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 AM.