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Mike134

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Posted: 05/14/21 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mkirsch wrote:

Mike134 wrote:

If you properly load the trailer you won't need sway control because a "PROPERLY" loaded trailer won't sway.


What's "proper?" Do you have a formula, or a method? Every trailer is different. Some will not even wiggle with 5% tongue weight. Some will whip all over the road with 20%.

"Move stuff around until the trailer stops swaying" doesn't seem like a very practical way to go about it.


I might just be dumb and lucky.........never ever seen a trailer sway at 20% tongue weight but then again how would I have any way of knowing? How did you find out?

I just load the tongue heavy and go. I was curious with my latest trailer and bought a sherline scale it comes in at 17% no sway so "if it anin't broke don't mess with it"


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Posted: 05/14/21 07:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks all. I have all the info I need.


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