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Old 02-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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new windjammer...need help with sway control

This is my first post to the forums,need some help from windjammer or other V front trailer owners.Just got a windjammer 2609W,towing with a F250 SD 8 ft bed.Rig is level going down the road and the trailer load is distributed evenly,but I get a lot of side pull and sway from passing semi's and crosswinds.What sway control systems do any other V front owners use?Will the pullrite or hensley systems work on the V fronts?Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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The Pull-Rite will work because it is on the vehicle. The ProPride works. I have some photos of the ProPride on a Windjammer on our Facebook page if you'd like to see it.


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Old 02-05-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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We have the Equalizer 4 point system and so far it has been great. We are making two long trips this summer so will get a better feel for it but in all our weekend/long weekend trips last summer--no problems.

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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I currently use an Equi-lizer hitch which has built in sway control. I have a Silverado 2500 to pull my V-Lite(a v nose), and can barely tell when a semi passes. I used to pull the V-lite with a Jeep Commander and sway was a big issue.

The thing that will help you out the most is determining what your tongue weight is then adjust to get the correct amount. Too light on the tongue causes excess sway. With the Jeep, if I had less than 650 lbs with 5800 lbs of trailer I would get much more sway.

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Old 02-06-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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I use the Reese dual cam and it is great. no more sway from passing semi's.

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Old 02-06-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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We tow our Windjammer with an F250 too, and we have the Equalizer with 4 point sway control and 1200 lb bars. Took us a few trips to get the set up dialed in correctly when we first got our Windjammer, but we've never experienced any sway and obsolutely love the ease of use the Equalizer provides.

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Old 02-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #7
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Equalizer works great for us.

I pull a Windjammer 3002 with an Equalizer hitch (1200# bar limit, 12,000# trailer limit) and the setup tows great. I have used the next size down to tow my first three travel trailers with never a problem with sway or anything else. You can get them for a decent price with free shipping from RV Wholesalers.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:33 PM   #8
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We too tow our windjammer with an f250. Have used the equalizer hitch and have never had a problem.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:36 AM   #9
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Peaeye... Welcome to the Windjammer family!

We used the Equalizer 4 point hitch on our 3065W. It's a nice hitch that does exactly what it is designed to do... equalize the load and control sway.

However, some semi and other large trucks had an affect on us when they passed us. The problem is that the air that comes off the front of their truck hitting the side of the Windjammer.
Think of it as a lever. The air from the passing truck pushes the lever in one direction and the trailer tires act as the fulcrum. The result is that the other end of the lever, your tow vehicle, is pushed in the opposite direction. Unfortunately that into the lane of the passing truck... YIKES!!

The best way to avoid the problem, imho, is to keep an eye on the mirror and when a semi or other large truck are approaching your trailer, steer toward the right of your lane. This will lessen the impact of the air from the passing truck.
I've noticed that some truck drivers will actually move to the left of their lane when passing me. It makes a difference.

I never towed without the Equalizer but I'm sure it helped lessen the effect of the passing trucks due to the sway control of the device.

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Old 02-07-2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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Thanks to all for your advise....a equilizer 4 point is on order.

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