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Old 07-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #11
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I run 65 mph yesterday into a strong crossing head wind (think 11 o-clock)
Tires aired to 65 psi dropped my mileage to 8.9 but no other problems.
As the other have suggested slow down, if you are still uncomfortable park it.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:21 PM   #12
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Glad to hear you made it home safe. If you don't already have it, I would suggest switching to a wdh that has integrated sway control like equal-i-zer or Reese dual cam.
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(screw spec. If the tire can take it, give it.)

IMO this could be dangerous advice.
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I believe you stated: "airing the tires to their max (screw spec. If the tire can take it, give it.) is about all you can do on the road."

Which leads one to what could be a possible very dangerous situation. Not good. IMHO
Y'all can read, right?

Airing the tires to THEIR max. Seems plain to me, how else might I have expressed that so y'all would understand me?
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:45 PM   #14
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Not even sure if I know why hard tires will mitigate sway

Seems counter intuitive. Park it till the winds die down and take an extra day, IMO.

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Old 07-06-2014, 08:56 PM   #15
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Not even sure if I know why hard tires will mitigate sway
I have a hard time believing you actually said that. Lends a bit of credence to a recent conversation though.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:29 PM   #16
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Like I said I have an appointment with the dealer on Tues for some other issues and gonna have them go over everything again and make sure I'm hooked right, level and all. 35 mph gusts suck but should not have been that bad. Gonna bring the tt loaded like I'm going camping. Thanks again everyone for the helpful tips

kids think tt stands for tan turd.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:43 PM   #17
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I have a hard time believing you actually said that. Lends a bit of credence to a recent conversation though.
As you say...

Perhaps you can explain it to me. Exactly how does hard tires mitigate trailer sway? Links to source material would help me understand it.

Inquiring minds and all that.

Well, here is an interesting article on trailer sway that says that too much or too little tire air pressure for the load can CAUSE sway.

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    If repositioning the load and equipment did not help reduce the sway, a sway control .... Tires with too much or too little air pressure can cause the trailer to sway."


    http://www.etrailer.com/faq-trailertowtips.aspx

    That makes an lot more sense to me.
This assumes that the correct type is actually ON the trailer. Only ST or LT tires should be on the trailer. P type tires will cause excessive sway and tire failures due to over loading (rated tire load must be reduced by 9%).
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As you say...
Perhaps you can explain it to me. Exactly how does hard tires mitigate trailer sway? Links to source material would help me understand it.
Inquiring minds and all that.
Especially the link to substantiate disregarding the max pressure and "airing the tires to their max (screw spec. If the tire can take it, give it.)"
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This simple, leave air pressure where it is suppose to be. SLOW DOWN, it takes you an extra half hour to go somewhere so be it, safety first! I have run into the same problem with the TT, slowing down 10 kmph make the trailer stop swaying.
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This simple, leave air pressure where it is suppose to be. SLOW DOWN, it takes you an extra half hour to go somewhere so be it, safety first! I have run into the same problem with the TT, slowing down 10 kmph make the trailer stop swaying.
I found many references to slowing down.

If the trailer still sways, it is either mis-loaded (tongue to actual trailer weight ratio outside safe limits 10%-15%), no WD hitch and trailer weighs more than 50% above tow vehicle (i.e. truck weighs 5,000 and trailer more than 7,500 pounds and no WD hitch), or too long for tow vehicle wheel base (saw lots of those references too).
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