Originally Posted by Pher1130
I was curious about what hitch you're using. I have the same trailer and a 2009 Suburban 1500 4x4. I purchased the Equalizer hitch for mine and the dealer didn't do a good job of setting up the hitch properly. Bought the trailer out of state, towed it back to Texas and fought sway the entire drive home. Anyway, I made some adjustments to the hitch setup following the instructions from Equalizer and still have some sway (much less) but still wanna see if I can reduce it more. So if you by any chance had the same hitch I was curious as to how many washers were in your hitch ball setup.
I've seen a 317BHSK only once and its a great looking unit. Congrats to both you and the kbosch on your new trailers!!
If you don't mind, I want to add a comment or two about being pushed around like you were towing it back from the dealer and the wind you are still feeling.
First, good for you to learn how to adjust if yourself. I think we all have to just assume dealers do it wrong and its best to redo it yourself. Also, the dealer typically sets it up for being towed dry and you have to adjust once you load the family in the truck and cargo in the trailer anyway.
Since this is a very long trailer at 35' and
was designed with a heavy back end, your model will tend to have a lighter tongue weight unless you pay attention to how you are loading it.
I suggest that you buy a Sherline scale or visit a convenient CAT scale to see what I mean. Your trailer dry has only a 9.3% tongue weight, which will definitely cause the front end of your truck to feel squirally because it has too little weight being transferred to the front axle. So, loading cargo closer to the front of your trailer is probably necessary. As an example; assuming your fully loaded trailer is 8,000lbs, than the tongue weight needs to be about 1,000-1,100 to get you to a moderate 13% TW. If the trailer is loaded evenly front to back, than the tongue weight will be too light. I would be careful about loading cargo behind the back axle of this trailer.
Again, I recommend a Sherline scale to help fine tune your setup.