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Old 06-30-2011, 09:07 AM   #21
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Most sway issues are caused by too little tongue weight. 12-13% is optimal. That is the first thing I would check.
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I cannot agree more
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:37 AM   #23
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My .02 would be the autoride is causing your grief. Simply put if the autoride levels the TV and trailer the WD bars will never put the weight that should be transfered to the front axle there as the unit is already level. You need to setup the hitch with the autoride off and then allow the autoride to work after that. Without having any amount of weight on the WD bars they will have no friction in the pivots to let them do their thing. Even a Reese DC would not work in this case as there is no weight on the cams to hold them in place properly.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:34 PM   #24
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For my truck, this is how it is set up.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:52 PM   #25
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Lookn' good, Wade. A slight bend in the spring bars shows it is distributing the weight.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:16 PM   #26
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My Expedition does not have autoride, but it has a warning in the manual to turn off the autoride when towing.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:20 PM   #27
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My .02 would be the autoride is causing your grief. Simply put if the autoride levels the TV and trailer the WD bars will never put the weight that should be transfered to the front axle there as the unit is already level. You need to setup the hitch with the autoride off and then allow the autoride to work after that. Without having any amount of weight on the WD bars they will have no friction in the pivots to let them do their thing. Even a Reese DC would not work in this case as there is no weight on the cams to hold them in place properly.
X2! If you wait for your vehicle to level, my bet is that you have virtually no pressure on your WD bars; and therefore the anti-sway cams are doing virtually nothing as well.
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I am surprised that your trailer tires were rated with a P. This code is only for cars uses. These tires with the P code only comes in 4 plies while the LT code will be a 6 plies. Most of the trailers comes with the 6 plies tires unless you have a small lightweight trailer in the size arounf 15 feet. Sidewall on the P code are very soft.
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I am surprised that your trailer tires were rated with a P. This code is only for cars uses. These tires with the P code only comes in 4 plies while the LT code will be a 6 plies. Most of the trailers comes with the 6 plies tires unless you have a small lightweight trailer in the size arounf 15 feet. Sidewall on the P code are very soft.
The P's are on his TV not the TT
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:51 PM   #30
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Thanks for all the insight. I just travelled 900km's from home through to B.C.
Everything must have been with the way the weight was distributed and how I had the hitch set. Tahoe pulled TT extremely well & sway only occured if the conditions were windy. I just let off the throttle and everything evened back out. I felt very comfortable driving with the TV and TT combo.

Again, thanks for all the help, it was greatly appreciated.
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