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Old 10-06-2015, 12:48 PM   #11
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The truck probably has 'P' tires, replace them with 'LTs'. Replace your current hitch system with a Hensley Arrow or ProPride system. Anything less than these two changes may work, but still second rate.

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I upgraded to PP hitch and drove cross country two years ago. No sway, even in serious windy conditions out west when the semis were dancing in an out of their lanes. Did have "woozy wheels" on the truck..you know, that little bit of play in the TV, so upgraded to 10 ply tires and now, solid as can be.

I don't get anything from the guys at Propride, but the hitch is really amazing.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:19 PM   #12
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Thanks for everyone's feedback/help. Here is another update.

In regards to the sway bar, we are also using the weight distribution (sway bar) system. I checked the tires and they are Goodyear Wrangler P275/65R18's. Tire pressure is currently between 36-38. So from the sounds of it, I should increase the pressure to 44 or close to. Once we get the trailer hooked up tomorrow (for camping), I will take a picture of our set up, including the brand of our hitch.
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Old 10-07-2015, 04:51 PM   #13
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Yes , go 44#'s . If the truck is new ,there are tire places that will take your newer tires on trade for a new set of LT's. ..Don't have to wait for the tires to wear out.
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Old 10-10-2015, 02:40 PM   #14
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You need to go to the scales.

Without knowing what your tongue weight percentage is you may be wasting time and money trying to correct a basic problem that can be fixed by weight distribution that will not cost any money.

You need to make three passes on the scales.

1. Truck with trailer and WD system active and loaded as if you are ready to travel. Three weights. Truck front axle, Truck rear axle and trailer axles.

2. Same thing except disengage the WD system. Again three weights.

3. Disconnect the trailer and get truck front axle and rear axle.

From this your tongue weight percentage can be calculated.

You can also determine if the WD system is setup correctly.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:12 PM   #15
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Are your tires P rated? I have never owned a 1/2 ton truck for a reason.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:38 PM   #16
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Towed 21 foot fleetwood prowler toy hauler with a Chevy suburban tv. Any desel truck would pass me on the freeway the trailor would sway and pull me towards the big trucks. So added 2 sway bars with my distrubition hitch. New adjustable shocks. It's a little better, but when I changed to a 80 psi 10 ply tires all problems solved. No more white knuckles
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:22 AM   #17
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You need to go to the scales.

Without knowing what your tongue weight percentage is you may be wasting time and money trying to correct a basic problem that can be fixed by weight distribution that will not cost any money.

You need to make three passes on the scales.

1. Truck with trailer and WD system active and loaded as if you are ready to travel. Three weights. Truck front axle, Truck rear axle and trailer axles.

2. Same thing except disengage the WD system. Again three weights.

3. Disconnect the trailer and get truck front axle and rear axle.

From this your tongue weight percentage can be calculated.

You can also determine if the WD system is setup correctly.
X2 on this. A trip to the cat scales tells you everything you need to know. Do the 3 passes and the com's back to tell us your weights. What wdh/swaymcontto are you running? Does the trailer sit level when hooked up? How about the truck?
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:13 AM   #18
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I had the same problem with sway. Tried almost everything. Finally installed a set of RAS and now I have no problem with sway at all. Just got back from a Denver to Seattle trip and no problems.
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