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Old 09-15-2014, 08:06 PM   #11
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Yeah dealer was big on the Ez sway and WDH by Camco but that equalizer seems better


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Old 09-15-2014, 08:27 PM   #12
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Looks like that Shasta is over 31'. A 2nd friction bar might help the sway.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:45 PM   #13
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You need to go weigh your rig. Take a trip to the local Cat scale and get 3 basic weights with truck and trailer loaded, ready to camp, all people and pets that will be in it when towing and a full tank of gas. You will put front axle on scale pad one, rear axle on scale pad two and both tt axles on scale pad 3. First weight will be tv no tt. 2nd weight will be tv plus tt no wdh. 3rd weight will be tv and tt with wdh. The difference in tv axle weights between first and second weigh in will be your actual tongue weight. The difference between total weight in weighs one and two will be your actual trailer weight. I'm willing to bet you have way more than 200 lbs of gear added. Just propane and batteries will add clause to 100 lbs to unloaded weight. Clothes, dishes, chairs, firewood, tools, revelers, toiletries, etc all add up a lot quicker than you think. On average people add 1000-1500 lbs of stuff to their trailer (some a little more, some a little less).

The third weight will help you figure out if your wdh us set up correctly. Ideally you want to bring the front axle as close to unloaded weight as possible without going heavier. this Will help you understand how to set your hitch better.

Now let's return to the first scale weight. Take the total weight of tv and subtract it from the tv gcwr to get your adjusted towing capacity. Your tt needs to weigh less than this loaded. Take the total tv weight and subtract it from the tv gvwr to get your available payload. Your tongue weight must be less than this. Also check your max rawr and make sure your loaded rear axle weight with wdh adjusted is less than this.

Now let's talk about other causes of sway and handling issues. Too light tongue weight is a big cause. Ideal tongue weight is 13-15% of loaded tongue weight. If the tt is too heavy in the reAr, then it will cause sway. Too heavy tongue weight can also cause handling issues. Remember true sway is side to side oscillations with increasing speed and distance in the oscillations. Trailers will get a slight wander when towing. You can also get bow wave effect from a semi passing you (it will push you out and then suck you in). This will exist but shouldn't be unreasonable. If your front end feels like it is skating.g on the road, you are probably too light up front causing an understeer condition. Too heavy on the truck front axle will result in an oversteer condition or too much bite in the road from your tires. Porpoising motion will be a wdh adjustment. If you are getting tail wagging the dog or trailer controlling the truck, you might have too much tt for the truck. P rated tires have a lot of flex in the sidewall for comfort. This does not help with towing g, you will 've more "squirrelly" on the road. Upgrade to LT tires, if your rims can handle them look at load range E tires. A lot of info but hopefully something in here will cover your true problem.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:50 PM   #14
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I just realized your wdh does not have integrated sway control, you will probably want to upgrade to a hitch with integrated sway control like Reese dual cam or equal-i-zer. Typically friction sway bars are recommended for under 26' and integrated sway control is recommended for over 26'. Some have gotten away with two friction bars but typically most end up with integrated sway control. My dealership tried to pass that same thing over on me when I bought my first tt, fortunately members of rv.net forums got a hold of me and told me to get it switched. It cost me a little more as it was more expensive than the hitch they were willing to include but it was worth it.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:58 PM   #15
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I just realized your wdh does not have integrated sway control, you will probably want to upgrade to a hitch with integrated sway control like Reese dual cam or equal-i-zer. Typically friction sway bars are recommended for under 26' and integrated sway control is recommended for over 26'. Some have gotten away with two friction bars but typically most end up with integrated sway control. My dealership tried to pass that same thing over on me when I bought my first tt, fortunately members of rv.net forums got a hold of me and told me to get it switched. It cost me a little more as it was more expensive than the hitch they were willing to include but it was worth it.



I think I do need to go to a better WDH and away control, my lesson learned is dealer included this thing in the sale and now I know why


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I think I do need to go to a better WDH and away control, my lesson learned is dealer included this thing in the sale and now I know why


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I would still get some baseline weights before ordering that you can order the appropriate sized bars for your setup. Get the next size up from your loaded tongue weight.
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I would still get some baseline weights before ordering that you can order the appropriate sized bars for your setup. Get the next size up from your loaded tongue weight.


I have to also see if there are a few settings I can change on my current setup, I should be able to get this to work but next week I am going to take everything off and weigh them and add it all up then try to calculate it all no scales close to me, I am also going to try 4th link bc 3 was better then 2 however no electric tongue Jack gives me a good workout trying to crank the trailer high enough to get it to fourth link. If that doesn't work may go to a dealer near me that setup a friends and have them check it all out.


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Old 09-15-2014, 10:53 PM   #18
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If no cat scales, try your local dump or a local feed store. They usually have a single scale. A little more of a pain because you have to weigh each axle individually but doable. You just do the math.
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Actually you list jackson nj as your location, there are two cat scales in bordentown approx 30 min from you. By the way, I used to live in south Jersey, my mother in law is in Columbus not far from you.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:06 PM   #20
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Yes but not driving to BoreDomTown as we call it for the scales....lol. I appreciate the help but I have a scale from work that goes up to 250lbs so I plan on stripping the TT down and measuring everything then loading it and trying link number 4


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