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Old 03-10-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Flagstaff 30wfkss v-lite most unstable towing

We bought a 2014 V-lite. We pulled it home and couldn't get it over 60 mph without it swaying all over the highway. It was very scary! I bought a Anderson sway control hitch. Pulled it to the Lake and it swayed the same way. It would actually push us off the highway. I pulled it with a duramax 2500 Diesel truck. Very disappointed in it. Does anyone have a clue to what is wrong.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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What are the two of you towing with and what type of hitch are you using?
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do you have sway bars attached?
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:27 PM   #4
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From reading here on FRF - sway is induced by 2 things.

1) but enough tongue weight. You need 10-15% of the trailer's total weight as tongue weight. The only way to know is to weight your setup.

2) If your truck tires are "P"assenger tires, you will do well to upgrade to LT tires for stiffer sidewalls.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:32 PM   #6
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We also have a 30wfkss, we use a 1000lb round bar weight distribution hitch with left and right sway control bars. I tow with a 06 Chevy Silverado 1500 short box and since we added the left sway control it has been smooth sailing. Normally run about 60 to 65 mph.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:36 PM   #7
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Hensley Mfg., Inc. - Trailer Sway Eliminated - Guaranteed

Trailer Sway Elimination | Sway Control | Truck RV Trailer Hitch Accessories | ProPride, Inc.

Check out these, no need to control sway when there is none. I've used the Hensley for years on different trailers there not cheap but safety never is.
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Check the alignment of the trailer axle as well. Had a small utility trailer that had a slight cant in the axle. With higher speeds, it was all over the road. There would be evidence of this with weird tire wear patterns.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:52 PM   #9
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Hensley Mfg., Inc. - Trailer Sway Eliminated - Guaranteed

Trailer Sway Elimination | Sway Control | Truck RV Trailer Hitch Accessories | ProPride, Inc.

Check out these, no need to control sway when there is none. I've used the Hensley for years on different trailers there not cheap but safety never is.
No sure if these will work on a V nose. Looks like the 30 WFKSS is a V nose.

What WDH are you using? Sounds like most people with A V nose is using a Equal-i-zer 4 point with good success.

Knowing what you're towing with would be helpful.

Looks like the fictitious dry weights are...

7038lbs, 882 on the tongue. Sounds well more than 10%
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I tow a 3001w with Husky round bar and 2 friction sway bars. I found that the TT would sway when only using 1. Also the type of tires you have on the TV will make a difference. If you have "P" tires they will flex and cause sway.
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