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Jethroish

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Posted: 09/04/20 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since I am towing a TT with my dually, I am posting here rather than the tow vehicle forum.

Since 2004, I have only towed a "bumper pull" when pulling my utility trailer. Aside from that, I have been towing a 5er or goose neck horse trailer.

We have just bought a 29ft TT with dry weight just under 4200#.
Not concerned about weight distribution, but...

...for those towing with a dually, do you use sway control?

Bringing the trailer home, I did not really notice any sway. Just a little "tracking" on road grooves.

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EDIT: Clarification...pulling home, the trailer was tracking a little bit, which I attributed to ruts/grooves in the lanes.
Do those that use a dually to tow a TT, do you use a sway bar or any type of sway control hitch?

* This post was edited 09/04/20 05:05pm by Jethroish *


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Posted: 09/04/20 03:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We tow long TT's where I work and we don't use sway control with our duallies.


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I believe that the trailer sways, not the truck.

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Posted: 09/04/20 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have enough tongue weight you shouldn't have a sway issue. Your truck heavily out weighs your TT.


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No, you don’t need any of that stuff with a truck that big for that light of trailer.
Would only need sway control it it’s a TT with horrible weight distribution anyway.

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Posted: 09/04/20 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In an emergency if the trailer is swaying you can just tap the brake controller to bring it back in line as you slow down. I'd recommend the sway control.

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I never used sway control unless also using weight distribution.

Having said that, every trailer is different. I would pull it first and then decide. Some trailers just pull great, and some don't, and some don't pull really nice even with a sway control.


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Towed a TT same length as yours, about 1500lbs heavier many thousands of miles with a dually. Never used WD or sway bars. Only time I ever had any sway was with a utility trailer that was loaded with way to much weight on the rear & not enough on the tongue(my fault). Kept the speed low and all was ok.


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Jethroish wrote:

Since I am towing a TT with my dually, I am posting here rather than the tow vehicle forum.

Since 2004, I have only towed a "bumper pull" when pulling my utility trailer. Aside from that, I have been towing a 5er or goose neck horse trailer.

We have just bought a 29ft TT with dry weight just under 4200#.
Not concerned about weight distribution, but...

...for those towing with a dually, do you use sway control?

Bringing the trailer home, I did not really notice any sway. Just a little "tracking" on road grooves.

Thanks


EDIT: Clarification...pulling home, the trailer was tracking a little bit, which I attributed to ruts/grooves in the lanes.
Do those that use a dually to tow a TT, do you use a sway bar or any type of sway control hitch?
I have towed TTs with a CC diesel dually since 2001. I always used WD with sway control. I am very picky about my setup... Having it dialed in the best it can be, can pay off once in awhile when things go horribly wrong. My TTs were heavier than yours, but I could tell the difference of a one washer adjustment on my EQUALIZER.... Many may not feel the difference, but I am picky.
With a TT as light as yours, I may forgo the WD especially if it is a diesel, but would use a friction sway control for sure... It is kind of like seat belts... You don't need them until you do.



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