Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-17-2019, 10:02 AM   #1
swj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 157
sway

Sway problems, 2018 F150 3.5L max tow, supercrew -12000 tow capacity. Fastway 2 weight distribution 10,000 lbs hitch. FRiver Surveyor 251RKS 2017 trailer -6000 dry weight. Trailer sways at 55 to 65 mph. If their is any wind, trailer sways more. Makes for an unsafe ride.

Dealer has tried adjusting hitch several times, sway continues. Not sure if they know what their doing. First time I pulled trailer the truck was angled up, headlights blinded others. Trailer and truck are now level. 7 washers on hitch. It is almost impossible to take the bars off at a campsite.

Talked to another RV Dealer about a second opinion and they only service what they sell.

Is my truck and the Fast 2 hitch capable of handling this trailer or is the set screwed up?

Looking for a solution.
Thxs in advance.
swj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 10:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Daycruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 541
I think your hitch install and adjustments are probably your issue however I'm not familiar with that brand of hitch. Take your trailer hitched up to a trailer repair shop, not an RV dealer. You could also have an axle alignment issue with the trailer although not as likely. That hitch is pretty low budget from what I've seen online at $300 so don't be surprised if a good trailer repair tells you to upgrade the hitch and sway control.
__________________
45 Years RVing and no end in sight.
2018 Ram 3500 SB Limited, CC, 6.7/Aisin, 4X4, SRW. Comfort Ride Energy Absorbing Hitch.
2020 Cedar Creek Hathaway 34IK, Reese 19K Sidewinder PB.
Daycruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 10:19 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4,824
Brother in Law had trouble when he got his Jayco with rear kitchen. Those trailers a heavy in the back and they packed even more back there. I had him try and move more weight to his front storage and front bed room and that took care of his sway problem. Try that before spending $1000's of dollars on other WDH's first. IMHO.
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 10:22 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
007matman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,995
Something's not right. I have that hitch and it's great.

What are your measurements from both unloaded and loaded (front and rear) from.the ground to the middle of the fender?
007matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 10:29 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 24
We are pulling the same trailer same year with a 2018 F-150 crew, 4wd. We have a husky ts and have zero sway , easy to remove bars ( even without tool using front jack). 2 years of easy towing. Actual hitch weight is 825, scale weight 5880
palusza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 10:34 AM   #6
swj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 157
sway

A-truck uncoupled front fender is 36.5", B-coupled/no bars 37.25", C coupled with bars 36"
swj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 10:40 AM   #7
Gold Tee Box
 
Teetime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Rolla, MO
Posts: 545
Do you have a Pic hitched up and level? If your tongue weight is good, and sway bars are that tight, it sounds like you may not be level and are getting aero under your camper.
__________________
Success is hiring someone to mow your lawn so you can play golf for exercise.
2018 GMC 2500 Duramax Denali
2018 Coachman Freedom Express 287BHDS
60+ campgrounds/400+ nights, 20K+ Miles towing since 2015
Teetime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 10:42 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
007matman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,995
Quote:
Originally Posted by swj View Post
A-truck uncoupled front fender is 36.5", B-coupled/no bars 37.25", C coupled with bars 36"
Is the trailer level when connected?
007matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 10:48 AM   #9
Was
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 71
You have plenty of truck. Those Fastway 2 hitches are junk. I had one and replaced it with a Hensley . No more sway
Was is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 11:09 AM   #10
swj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 157
sway

Trailer standing level uncoupled, 30" front and 30" rear, The surveyor's A frame that leads to the hitch coupler is angled up several degrees, as the bubble leveler shows me, so the whole leveling thing is guess work... if i level the A frame the back is 30 inches and the front is 32 inches
swj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 11:52 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
007matman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,995
Quote:
Originally Posted by swj View Post
Trailer standing level uncoupled, 30" front and 30" rear, The surveyor's A frame that leads to the hitch coupler is angled up several degrees, as the bubble leveler shows me, so the whole leveling thing is guess work... if i level the A frame the back is 30 inches and the front is 32 inches
Sounds like you're nose-high. That'll do it.

Can you drop the hitch down a hole or two? You may need to purchase an extended shank.
007matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 11:56 AM   #12
swj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 157
sway

top of ball is 23 inches, truck uncoupled, pic coming
swj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 12:00 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 24
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3535.jpg
Views:	294
Size:	365.0 KB
ID:	198987

No sway with a huskey wdh
palusza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 12:08 PM   #14
swj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 157
sway

Click image for larger version

Name:	tow1.jpg
Views:	255
Size:	80.2 KB
ID:	198989

Click image for larger version

Name:	tow2.jpg
Views:	263
Size:	109.9 KB
ID:	198990

Click image for larger version

Name:	tow3.jpg
Views:	256
Size:	99.5 KB
ID:	198991

Click image for larger version

Name:	tow4.jpg
Views:	267
Size:	107.4 KB
ID:	198992
swj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 12:09 PM   #15
swj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 157
did you install Husky or did husky refer a installer?
swj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 12:10 PM   #16
Not a newbie
 
Johnfort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Northern Colorado
Posts: 581
I have a similar setup as you. 2017 Silverado crew cab 6.5' box with tow package. 2018 Rockwood 2304KS side slide kitchen, fast-way WDH. I have 850# of tongue weight and about 5500# trailer weight.

I have "ZERO" sway, and I mean "ZERO"! The fast-way hitch is a great hitch. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

I came back from a trip last fall in a very bad side wind condition. The trailer handled better than many of the cars and trucks on the road with me.

You're just not set up properly. There are several good YouTube videos, etrailer videos and fast-way videos available that will allow you to set up your hitch properly.

It's time consuming and must be done right.

Weight distribution is very important. You should be between 10 and 15% of gross loaded weight on the tongue. Half full rear holding tanks are also something to watch out for.

Don't let someone talk you into an expensive hitch when you already have one that works properly when set right.
Johnfort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 12:23 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 24
Dont forget you can turn the head of the jack so u can drop the tailgate if its hittingClick image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3724.jpg
Views:	311
Size:	469.0 KB
ID:	198993
palusza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 12:25 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 24
Hitch set up when purchase used on 2010 f150 crew and 2018 f150 didnt change anything
palusza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 12:25 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 24
Sorry wasnt used but used on a 2010 and 2018
palusza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 12:31 PM   #20
Denver To Yuma In 90 Days
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Posts: 3,882
Quote:
Originally Posted by palusza View Post
Attachment 198987

No sway with a huskey wdh
But your truck still looks nose high in that photo...
JohnD10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sway

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 AM.