I'm surprised there are not more posts regarding this. I've had my wheels not follow me twice in 4 years and both times it was after making a sharp turn, once to the left, and the second time it was to the right both times I was towing a Jeep Liberty with a Class B. Now that I'm towing the same Liberty with a Class A it hasn't happened. I called Blue Ox to see if there could be a problem with my set up and they advised that I might try bungie cords on the steering wheel to the door handles to help bring the wheels back a bit faster. I didn't quite understand this and didn't want to sound stupid so I left it at that and have not tried using a bungie cord. Does this make any sense at all?
Roger is correct. Let me try to state it another way.
The problem comes into play when you don't have sufficient traction on the steering tires of the toad and the towing vehicle is in the process of turning. The turn will cause the rear of the towing vehicle to swing in the other direction of the turn which will cause a scrubbing effect on the steering tires of the toad before they can turn in that direction. That will induce them to turn to the stops in the direction of the towing vehicle's swing and make it very difficult for them to turn back in the direction that the towing vehicle is turning. Gravel, dips and other irregularities in the road can cause this to happen. It doesn't have anything to do with the tow bar set up.
I was once pulling out of a driveway from a gas station and the drainage dip between the curb and road was quite deep. The front tires of the toad lost traction and immediately turned in the direction of my mh's swing causing them to violently go to the steering stop very hard. It actually broke the steering pivot arm on the toad.
Hope this helps.. at least those who are still reading this thread...obviously the OP isn't.
Ron & Sandie
'08 Safari Simba SBD35 CAT C7
Toad: 2011 GMC Terrain SLT2
Tow Bar: Sterling AT
Toad Brakes: Unified U.S. Gear
TPMS: Pressure Pro
Member of: GS, FMCA, Safari Intl, CAT
L Vaalburg is Back! Facts: RV is a Country Coach 36'diesel. Toad is a Honda Oddessy. We've towed over 100,000 miles all over US and Alaska with Oddessy - no problems. Variable is new tires with a different tread. Did have a recent accident with the Oddessy and some front end damage, but have had the front end checked out twice - everything is good. Today we are replacing the tires with as close to the original tire as we can. We think the tread on the new tire was too smooth - only 2 groves. This has stumped the driver - a research engineer.