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2000_Kiwi

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1800gerry wrote:

Just another thing to keep in mind, if your ties are P rated then I would switch to LT. Lt tires have stronger side walls and less flex. This too would help. Just my $0.02


I had a similar issue with a used trailer I purchased. The trailer moved enough that it was scary to drive. I found the following issues.

1) the tongue weight of my TT was way to lite, I could lift it with my bare hands. So I load as much stuff in the front of the TT.
2) the previous owner put new tires on the trailer but they were car tires; I replaced them with trailer tires.
3) I added an inexpensive friction anti-sway. HarborFreight.com

A combination of all three; it tows like a dream; even when semis go by.

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2000_Kiwi wrote:

1800gerry wrote:

Just another thing to keep in mind, if your ties are P rated then I would switch to LT. Lt tires have stronger side walls and less flex. This too would help. Just my $0.02


I had a similar issue with a used trailer I purchased. The trailer moved enough that it was scary to drive. I found the following issues.

1) the tongue weight of my TT was way to lite, I could lift it with my bare hands. So I load as much stuff in the front of the TT.
2) the previous owner put new tires on the trailer but they were car tires; I replaced them with trailer tires.
3) I added an inexpensive friction anti-sway. HarborFreight.com

A combination of all three; it tows like a dream; even when semis go by.


Grumpy2 a lot of stuff about this is normal, and it is not for your TV weight and size and TT. This guy above is on the right track. You could also buy a Sherline and nail down the tongue weight, then adjust the WD hitch per spec or try an Equalizer if you are looking to change.

Never had my Hybrid ever get sucked in 5 years over 3 different TV's except the first time I towed. And that's because everything on this list I had wrong.

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Deleted... Didn't notice it was a year old...


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A 21ft. trailer with the proper tongue weight and the trailer setting level or slightly nose down with the friction bar set tight enough shouldn't have any problem with trucks. Unless they're really moving and either you or them are too close to the center line.


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If a semi is passing me on the left , I try to move a little to the right and if the semi is courteous he will move slightly to his left. That seems to help alot.





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I know this thread is a year old but.... When I brought home our HHT I never felt the semi trucks go past, never felt the push or pull. I must be doing something right.


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