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Old 06-24-2017, 02:42 PM   #1
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2016 Shasta Airflyte sway issues

I am still very new to owning a travel trailer and very much appreciate the wisdom of these forum communities.

I am looking for advice on issues I have been having with sway at higher speeds while towing my 2016 Shasta Airflyte (16 foot version).

While driving on the interstate and going more than 55-60 mph the camper really moves a lot behind my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel tow vehicle. Of course, it is worse when there are crosswinds, but even with minimal winds the camper still moves a lot side to side.

I have read in other threads/forums that replacing the Coker passenger tires with true trailer tires can help. I also wonder if a sway bar system would even help on this small/light of a trailer.

Any advice on how to make the camper more stable at higher speeds (though I understand that I need to drive at safe speeds)?

Thank you for your insights.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:28 PM   #2
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My parents had a 16 foot trailer and used a weight distribution hitch with a sway bar. They didn't have any problems after that. Also verify that you have correct tire psi and front end trailer weight.
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:36 AM   #3
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Before spending the money on expensive hitch systems consider doing some small changes. The ST tires have stiffer sidewalls and may stop the sway, with that short of a trailer I would look into my loading and ensure there is enough tongue weight. without proper tongue weight the short trailer acts like a caster on a cart at hight speeds. Let the forum know how you solve the problem
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:57 PM   #4
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Thank you both for your advice and recommendations. I plan to start by replacing the tires with true trailer tires and then play with more of the balance of how we are loading the trailer.

I appreciate your help!
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:05 PM   #5
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Are you using a WDH system?
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I am still very new to towing a travel trailer so I have not explored investing in a WDH system. (Someone once told me this may not make a difference for such a short trailer.) Is that what you advise? If so, any suggestion on which company has good ratings/reviews?

Thank you for any help you can offer.
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:41 PM   #7
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I am still very new to towing a travel trailer so I have not explored investing in a WDH system. (Someone once told me this may not make a difference for such a short trailer.) Is that what you advise? If so, any suggestion on which company has good ratings/reviews?

Thank you for any help you can offer.
With a short wheelbase vehicle like your Jeep and pulling a single axle trailer, I certainly would get one.
I would recommend the E2, from Progress Manufacturering, for a trailer like yours.
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Thank you, Dan, I really appreciate your guidance.

A forum like this where good folks with wisdom can share it with the rest of us is pretty cool.

Have a great day!
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