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Old 07-21-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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I am experiencing a lot of sway when towing my 33TSBH. I have the Camco dual cam weight distributing hitch, dealer installed, but still it's white knuckle time if towing with any wind blowing. I took my truck in and had the steering and suspension checked and no problems found. Any others having this problem?
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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I get a fair amount with my Whitehawk 28dsbh but it's manageable... I also use a friction anti sway control which helps
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:16 PM   #3
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I am experiencing a lot of sway when towing my 33TSBH. I have the Camco dual cam weight distributing hitch, dealer installed, but still it's white knuckle time if towing with any wind blowing. I took my truck in and had the steering and suspension checked and no problems found. Any others having this problem?
Its likely that you don't have enough tongue wt. on your TV. Go to a good set of scales and determine how much you wt. you actually have on the ball. It should be a minimum of 12% of the gross trailer wt. 15% is better. If you determine that there is not enough hitch wt., then start figuring ways to get more of your load toward the front of your trailer and maybe add wt.to the front frame as a last resort. Be aware of your total wt. to avoid being overloaded.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:29 PM   #4
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I had that happen to me Untill I got my Reese Dual Cam hitch. But my tongue was a little high and the friction sway bar couldnt handle the sway since new hitch and getting trailer level I have had no problems. Hope you get it figured out as I know driving that way is no fun.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:25 PM   #5
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Tongue height and tongue weight are critical parts of a good setup. You can reduce sway by getting these two things right. To eliminate sway you need a sway control hitch.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:10 PM   #6
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I have the same floorplan in the Eagle series - 2013 Eagle 324BTS. The tongue weight is roughly 10% of the trailer weight, and that is low. Even with a No-Sway Hensley hitch, I can feel some instability, but I'm glad I have the Hensley. I'd look at buying a ProPride hitch which is an ubdated design of the original Jim Hensley hitch.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:14 PM   #7
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Look at the husky centerline hitch I pull a 28 footer and have very little sway if any at all. Worth the money spent on it.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:52 AM   #8
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I had a jayco eagle fks 312 it pulled great with the same truck . Now we have a 33TSBH which pulls horrible,yes lots of sway. I load nose heavy and think the trailer layout has something to do with this. I also notice if I run with a full water tank it sways worse than empty. I'm running a Reese hitch with the friction sway control. I have the dual came set up not installed yet. I'm hopefullyit will help. Also my set up is level.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:54 AM   #9
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Look at the husky centerline hitch I pull a 28 footer and have very little sway if any at all. Worth the money spent on it.
I just replaced the Draw-Tite hitch that I negotiated as part of my trailer deal with the Husky Centerline and what an improvement it made. Really like it and it is built extremely well. Pulled the trailer in 40mph head and cross winds with relative ease and no white knuckles.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:04 AM   #10
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You didn't mention what your TV is, but I'll assume it's not a tail wagging dog problem. I use an Equalizer WDH on our 37' Eagle and get virtually no sway.
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