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Old 05-29-2017, 07:24 PM   #31
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Thanks, honestly I wish these forums were around in the 90's when I bought my first travel trailer. Back then you relied on what the dealer or other people told you. When I first did that Wilderness I just relied on the manual,luckily I met a coworker who was a lot more knowledgeable and after he showed me a few tricks on setting up my hitch and sway control I was better off. Taking to Cat Scales never occurred to me . It will give you an accurate total weight of vehicle and camper. I just read the procedure to weigh at the CAT scales and there is two scales close to me in Syracuse and Parish.

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Old 06-03-2017, 05:09 AM   #32
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Hey jay67...you are real close to me! I use the scales near Maple View.


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Old 06-14-2017, 01:09 PM   #33
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Picking up a Jay Flight 174bh on Friday. I have a 1500 Silverado, do I need sway control?
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:59 PM   #34
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I would recommend at least a standard Friction Sway Control Arm because light/single axle trailers can be effected by less then ideal towing conditions (weather, sudden maneuvers, etc.) just like the bigger/heavier trailers.


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Old 07-20-2017, 05:09 AM   #36
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If you already have a TT then please do install sway control and know how to set it up. Practice using the trailer brakes. A friend of mine always uses the manual control for normal stops (he started towing when brake controllers were horrible). So, when a sway hit him one time he was already in position to stop it (trailer was loaded by his kids, he never did that again either ).

I won't own a TT. But, even a fiver can get sideways on ice or such.

Learn emergency driving procedures. Most of us let up on gas and hit the foot brakes in an emergency. Not a smart thing to do with low traction and trailers.

PS I don't think any of us set out to drive our RV's in snow and ice. But, we can get caught in it at times. Have had it happen a few times. Not fun but you can survive.

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