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Old 06-15-2012, 05:46 AM   #11
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drfife- Never heard of those other hitches and have been around trailers quite a while. May be more common in the US, but can't recall seeing one around here. Will have to look into those other options. Thanks.

Jagiven- I know the front end of my truck is tight, including sway bar bushings. I will look into the rear springs and hardware more closely. I think a front end alignment will be done, too, just to make sure everything is lined up properly, although there is no pulling and tire wear is even. Will check the undercarriage carefully to rule this out. Thanks.

Thanks again for the input, people. That's what makes belonging to a forum as good as this one. Lots of experience to tap into.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:00 AM   #12
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Although I did not have a sway issue I recently had some front end part on my TV replaced and it does seem to be more stable when towing. I thought it was my imagination (wanting to justify dumping money in the old truck) reading Jagiven's post makes me feel better about my decision to replace the parts.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:45 AM   #13
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If it were my TV/TT combination, I would invest $12 at a CAT scale thus confirming your weight distribution, weight limits, WDH rating, and WDH adjustment....., might save you some bigger $$$ in the long run.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=3871

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When driving from Ont to BC found the Sway difficult to deal with in heavy winds throughout the prairies. Other than that, we haven't experienced issues with our set-up. I must admit that on the highway when being passed by the rigs, the trailer really tended to get sucked into the vortex, but I simply assumed it was due to the excessive speed the trucks were doing, how close they crowded the centre-line and the high-sustained winds we had. Learned to keep the speed down, keep as far to the right as I could when being passed and tighten-up the sway control. Our TV is in top condition, our 23k was heavy but brand-new...I think it's just the way it is ....
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I'm curious of the OP has done anything else that may have added weight to the truck or camper. The dry weight listed on the 23K is a shade over 4500. Fully loaded, he is getting close to capacity of about 6300 from what I have seen on the Frontier tow capacity.

You did not happen to have water in your holding tanks, and a lot more stuff stocked in the TT? More people or heavier people in the TV? I think the Reese system would help out.
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Good point - but in our experience through the prairies we drained the tanks .. but then again, the trailer was loaded full (moving across the continent). Hard to say what causes the sway, but I have to agree - sway sucks!
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #17
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I always travel with the tanks empty. Why drag all that extra weight when you don't have to. The dry weight from the factory is 4511lbs for my trailer. We carry approximately 3-400 lbs of cargo when travelling, so that would put me around 4900lbs loaded. The towing capacity or my Frontier is 6100lbs(it's an auto, the standard can tow 6500lbs), so I'm well within my towing capacities.

I purchased the Reese Dual Cam hitch, now just need to set it up and try it out. I will double check the weight distribution of our cargo and my trucks front end alignment to eliminate this sway issue once and for all. Will report back with the findings.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #18
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Too-true, Blue...generally speaking we drive dry as well. Keep a 4ltr milk-jug of water near the toilet for those "road-side-stops". Other than the beer & wine under the bed, that's it! We've a couple of sites where we have to bring water in with us, but they're not far from home & don't include highway driving.
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Installed the Reese Dual Cam and set it up today. Took it for a drive around the local area including some highway. Took it up to 110 kph and it tracked straight and true. Very little input required at the wheel and you can almost take your hands off the wheel and it will remain straight. No wind today, so can't report on what it'll be like in crosswinds, but feels a lot better already. Will report back once I have experienced it in some more extreme conditions.
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Might sound a bit far fetched, but sometimes when oversize tires are installed, a vehicle will wander around for no apparent reason, and when pulling a trailer, of course sway will happen.

I had a beautiful 1984 Buick Lesabre (full size sedan) that I put oversize tires on and it wandered. My mechanic friend kept telling me it was those big tires. I had everything checked, still wandered. Finally wore the tires out, went back to 235x75 tires - no more wandering!!
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