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Old 11-11-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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I'm towing the subject trailer with a 2012 Ford F-150 FX4 with an E2 hitch. The truck is rated for 9,300 lb max. Towing and the trailer dry weight is 7,400 lb. I am getting some swaying at 50 to 60 mph. The dealer has made adjustments to the "L" brackets on the trailer and I'm still getting some swaying. Any thoughts or suggestions to eliminate the swaying would be appreciated.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:34 AM   #2
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for a trailer that size, you should have gotten the 4-point American-made Equal-i-zer, not the Chinese-made E2, which IMHO, is for smaller/lighter trailers.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #3
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I'm not real familiar with the E2 hitch, but it looks to me like it doesn't come with any kind of anti sway control. The two things you need to check first are:
1. what are your weight distribution bars rated for (in pounds)
2. do you have an anti sway component or not?

However, an anti sway device is not intended to prevent sway like you are describing. Before anything else you need to ensure your camper is properly loaded. Tongue weight that is too low relative to the trailer's loaded weight will cause sway.
Hit the scales, determine your loaded trailer weight then move stuff around until your tongue weight is no less than 10% and no more than 15% (13% is the normal target) of the trailer loaded weight.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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I'm towing the subject trailer with a 2012 Ford F-150 FX4 with an E2 hitch. The truck is rated for 9,300 lb max. Towing and the trailer dry weight is 7,400 lb. I am getting some swaying at 50 to 60 mph. The dealer has made adjustments to the "L" brackets on the trailer and I'm still getting some swaying. Any thoughts or suggestions to eliminate the swaying would be appreciated.
Get some weights on a scale. Attached and unattached.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:05 AM   #5
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I have an E2 and it works just fine. You might check to make sure it is installed and adjusted correctly. You can download the owners manual from Fastway's website. One of the keys is to have the ball and the trailer hitch as close to the same height as you can get it. If either is low or high, the hitch isn't adjusted correctly.
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