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Old 10-19-2020, 04:22 PM   #1
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Wiggle wiggle

I can't stop my 34' Forest River Flagstaff Classic Ultra Super Lite 8528BHOK from swaying and bouncing!
This is my 5th unit and I've never had this issue. I cruise at 67mph no matter the posted limit. I have new tires, Carlisle ST225/75R15 load rated E, 8 ply. My tow unit is a 2015 RAM, 2500, 6.7 diesel with 20" Toyo tires. My gross weight is 20340lbs with 5220 on the steer, 5900 on the drive and 9220 on the trailer. My hitch is a B&W Companion rated at 18,000lbs. The only factor that is different from my other units is the axles. This unit has Dexter Torque axles under it. I am in contact with Dexter and they are working to help resolve the issue but I thought I'd throw it out to the community hoping to get an idea of what's happening. I appreciate any input.
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Old 10-19-2020, 04:29 PM   #2
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Move more weight forward in your trailer and fill your FW tank. It could be a low tongue weight issue.
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Old 10-19-2020, 04:37 PM   #3
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My fresh water tank is just above the axles. My number 1 black water tank is forward. Would filling the BW tank suffice? I'd have to drain it when I hook up but that's not a problem.
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Old 10-19-2020, 04:39 PM   #4
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Might want to head to the scales to get your true pin weight.
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:14 PM   #5
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What he ^^^ said.
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Old 10-19-2020, 05:55 PM   #6
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The numbers I listed are from a Cat scale weigh ticket.
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:27 PM   #7
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post a picture of the unit loaded and hooked up to the truck. Had a guy with the same problem, turned out to be the front of the camper was too high.

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Old 10-19-2020, 07:35 PM   #8
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Jason, measuring on the frame rails, the front of the unit is 2 1/2 inches higher than the back. I looked into increasing my tire size to 16" to gain a little height but the axle system won't allow me to.
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Jason, measuring on the frame rails, the front of the unit is 2 1/2 inches higher than the back. I looked into increasing my tire size to 16" to gain a little height but the axle system won't allow me to.

With the Torflex axles it's usually possible to add a spacer between axle assembly frame and trailer frame. I believe that e-Trailer even sells them.
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:16 PM   #10
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The numbers I listed are from a Cat scale weigh ticket.
You also need to weigh JUST the truck in order to calculate pin weight

See:
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ts-190615.html
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