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Old 07-06-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Minor wandering

I am wondering if maybe my senses are just a little more heightened since I have proper tow mirrors now. I seem to get a slight side to side wiggle with my TT at highway speeds. It doesn't move the truck- at least not noticeably- but it is noticeable in the mirrors.
It's a 26' Jayfeather 254 EXP and a BlueOx sway pro. Hitch is set properly as best I can tell- returned the fender height to unloaded measurements.

Is a little lateral movement like this to be expected?
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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Yup, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:48 PM   #3
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Thank you good sir! That's what I kind of thought
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I had that happen on mine, i backed my tension bars off one chain length and the sway was completely gone. Hope this helps
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Make sure that the trailer weight ratio is at least 60/40 ahead of the axle of the trailer. too much weight to the rear will cause sway.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:11 PM   #6
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We'll see how it goes now that I rid myself of those duratracs. We always load nose heavy to avoid this- so hopefully will be better for our trip now. Our tt has a rear slide out- dry tw is exactly 11% of dry weight, so enough weight forward should help. The tw only settles the suspension on my Ram 1500 an inch- needs to be heavier.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:10 AM   #7
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Visit a CAT scale under loaded TV/TT conditions, the only way to confirm your weights, cargo placement, and WDH adjustment..... no guessing involved

CAT scale 'how-to': https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f37/how-to-weigh-your-tv-tt-3871.html

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Old 07-16-2014, 11:13 AM   #8
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Last trip over the MOT scales (no CAT scales here) showed me at 3564 FA and 3564 RA on the tow vehicle, 4750 combined trailer axle. I use my sherline religiously to watch tongue weight- which loaded is 680lbs.

After going from 8 loose to 9 loose there was a noticeable difference. The BFGs aren't as "grabby" as the duratracs which was really evident on a highway trek right after the switch. Hopefully this makes the difference.
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Quick follow up, we just completed our 2 week stay in Cypress, and with the WDH dialed in and the replacement of the Duratracs, the combo was solid as a rock. We passsed and were passed by many semi units- some of them the dual 53 footers, and it barely made the rig twitch. Rolled over the MOT scales on the way out and back in and... well... I don't want to talk about it...
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Try moving some of the heavier stuff forward in the RV to increase the tongue weight. This should eliminate the sway.
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