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Old 11-15-2014, 07:00 AM   #21
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You guys won't hear any disagreement from me regarding weather. But when you start pulling at 60deg and then hit a freak squall after the temps dropped to 30, and your on a limited access highway... What are you gong to do? Those with the "don't pull in weather rule" will have a conundrum. The best thing is to not pull in weather. Check. But if you get caught with pants down, a little experience is a good thing.

Someone mentioned needing a license to pull a 5er. You can't get sway on a 5th I thought. And this thread is about how to handle sway.
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:07 PM   #22
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The importance of correctly matching a TV to a TT, HTT, PUP, etc., will always be a subject of discussion. A sway event can happen even with the best TV/TT, HTT, PUP, etc., combinations...., but would you know "instinctively" what to do if you had to handle one?
It calls for full throttle and start manually braking the trailer till the sway is under control. The tow vehicle must out run the tow.

Looked like not enough tongue/pin weight.

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Old 10-24-2016, 08:36 AM   #23
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This is a wonderful video demonstrating weight distribution while towing.

I think it should be a sticky.



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Old 11-15-2016, 06:13 PM   #24
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Old 11-15-2016, 06:49 PM   #25
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:25 PM   #26
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Accident waiting to happen...

Hi, I'm new here and the only towing experience I have had so far is driving a UHaul truck and car carrier trailer cross country from San Diego, CA to Missouri and from Missouri to Florida. My wife and I looked at a Feather 7 16XRB we really like so I've been looking for information.

But the reason for this post, and what has been posted here is correct. I don't know all the technical terms but what is being talked about is center of gravity. For a balanced vessel...er vehicle you need the center of gravity between the wheels. So far I'm more experienced with sailboats, but the principle is the same. if the center of gravity is too far off you will capsize your boat/flip you rig.

Which means the heavy stuff as low as possible and the lighter stuff higher up. and what has already been said.

But the first thing that came to mind watching the video, is, "that fool is driving too fast for that rig..." I've seen these idiots on I295 passing me while I'm driving a minivan @75mph. It's better to arrive late than not at all.
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But the reason for this post, and what has been posted here is correct. I don't know all the technical terms but what is being talked about is center of gravity. For a balanced vessel...er vehicle you need the center of gravity between the wheels. So far I'm more experienced with sailboats, but the principle is the same. if the center of gravity is too far off you will capsize your boat/flip you rig.

Which means the heavy stuff as low as possible and the lighter stuff higher up. and what has already been said.
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Welcome to the forum and happy trailer shopping. BTW, since you don't have your trailer yet, you'll need to know your tow vehicle's capabilities (especially the PAYLOAD) before you buy.

Sway is a complex topic. Certainly weight and loading are a part of it, but tires, speed, wind (aka 'sailboat fuel' ), etc. also are part of it as well. There are expensive hitches and friction methods to prevent or dampen sway. If you search the forum posts, you'll find lots of information.

If you have questions on payload or sway, just let us know and we'll try to help.
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Thanx oldmanAZ,
My wife is from Phoenix. I was going to mention sail area, but was trying to keep it simple.

We have a 2005 Buick Terraza with 3500 lbs max. I plan taking out the third row seat we don't use to reduce the weight of the TV, and when we buy a trailer, to look at how to keep the weight down and balanced. Things like maybe building a li-ion battery pack instead of lead-acid, don't really need a microwave oven...
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That video is scary.My old travel trailer was a Wilderness XT-1 about 23 ft long and I towed back in those days with a Ford Expedition. Even with sway control it was a touchy rig and very sensitive to where the weight was loaded. The camper had these tiny 13" tires and the Expedition was short wheelbase and high center of gravity. Not sure how the new rig will pull behind the F150.
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snip..... Not sure how the new rig will pull behind the F150.
Jay67,

Welcome to JOF

For piece of mind take your TV/TT combination under loaded conditions to your local CAT scale for a weigh-in. The CAT scale results will confirm all your weights including axles, tongue weight, weight distribution, etc...., and confirm that your WDH is sized/adjusted correctly.

A properly sized and adjusted WDH will optimize your TV's towing characteristics, especially in less then desirable towing conditions (weather, road conditions, etc.).

CAT Scale how-to: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...v-tt-3871.html

If you have any specific questions in respect to your TV/TT combination, feel free to start a new thread.

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