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Old 01-03-2015, 11:19 PM   #11
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Expeditions are rear coil suspension. And yes 264bhs are just shy of 30' per Jayco specs.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:34 AM   #12
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Tire pressure .. make sure all tires are inflated properly
tongue weight.. 15% of the trailer weight should be on the tongue.
weight distribution bars do you have them tightened enough?
if all else fails a HENSLY ARROW OR PROPRIDE hitch is the answer.. I have the HA and wish I had gone with the PP instead.. ( just small differences)
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:18 AM   #13
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I tow my 26 bh on the freeway all the time with no sway control( planning on adding soon just in case), but haven't had any issues with sway yet. Having a level setup with proper tongue weight goes a long way to prevent sway. I take my time when loading up, making sure to distribute cargo evenly. Also take time to properly adjust WDH so my truck axles return to as close to stock/unloaded weight ratios. I am lucky enough to live 10 mins from a public scale so I weigh my truck and trailer before every long trip and make adjustments as needed.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:01 PM   #14
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Get your TV/TT weighed. Make sure your TW is at least 12%-15%. JMO but those friction add on bars are worthless. They won't keep a poorly loaded TT and improperly setup SUV from swaying.
You need to load up the TT and SUV then before hitching up measure the front fender well hgt. Then hitch up without the WD bars attached and measure the frond fender well again. Next you want to return the front fender measurement to close to the original hgt. E.g if it's 39" unhitched and 41" hitched w/o WD then you want the front to be 39-40" and no less than 39".
Don't worry about the rear. It will drop a couple inches and that's fine.
All the above is based on a properly loaded TT. That's why you need to get it weighed to find out if your TW is at least 12-15%.
Make sure your tires are at max psi for both the TT and SUV. I wouldn't waste the money on E rated tires yet or that friction bar. Spend it on a quality WDH like an EQ with 4pt sway built in or a Reese DC type. E rated tires aren't going to stop the TT from swaying.


Get it weighed.
Setup the front fender measurement.
Air up the tires.


Do all those before spending money on tires.
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The CAT Scale is your friend.
We towed the X23B a couple of years with our '03 Expe (5.4). I was surprised to learn that with the Bride, myself and the wiener dog aboard we were 200# shy of maxing the rear axle (according to the yellow sticker). We were WELL below the "max tow weight" from the owner's. IMHO if you pull a correctly balanced TT that is at or near your max tow weight you will be OVER the Rear GAWR.
Did I say the CAT Scale is your friend?
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:24 PM   #16
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Do you KNOW that your 2013 Expedition is within its limits for your trailer tongue weight and total weight? Not what someone said or a salesman told you.

Going with stiffer sidewall tires (load range E) and additional sway control are both good steps. Be sure ALL tires tow vehicle and trailer are inflated to their maximum to reduce sidewall flexing.

You also need to KNOW what percentage of weight is on your trailer tongue (should be 10-15percent of the trailer weight) and that your tow vehicle and trailer are nearly level when hitched and both are loaded with your normal people and gear. If not level, the trailer nose can be slightly down. Having it higher than level virtually ALWAYS leads to poor handling.

That's a start. Soon you'll have lots of input from others.

Yes, we are good on weight and are at 12% tw according to tongue scale at dealer. I trusted the dealer for the wdh as I have never towed before or owned a TT (only an 8ft open trailer) They recommended (Husky wdh that they supplied) paid them to install/ set it up correctly as I didn't trust myself.lol

Wondering if it could be the loose nut behind the wheel???

My tires are being installed now as I type this. I just bought this truck a few months ago and the tires were already worn, so I just upgraded.
My trailer has been in the shop for a month + with warranty work being done, so when I pick it up I will have the second sway control and the LT tires on.
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:27 PM   #17
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My TT is a 2015




OK, so my old tires were inflated to 30psi when max on them was 44psi p-metric Goodyear wrangler rsa. Just had the service guy tell me.


Could it be that with all my checks, prep, research that I forgot to check the tire pressure......apparently. Could this contribute to my issue?
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Yes, 2003 + expeditions are coil spring.


Yes, 29.6 total length.
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I agree with everything Rustic Eagle has posted, and after following- he definitely provides very sage advice.
One item I would add though- if a second sway control device is needed- then to me you need to address the issue as to why the sway is starting to begin with. I learned this the hard way- ended up being my tires which could be totally different for yours.
The 26BHS comes in at 29' and change, correct? And, correct me if I am wrong- the 2013 Expeditions have a 119" wheel base. So, as mentioned- the first place I would start is a trip to the scales and check your percentage of tongue weight that you are placing on the TV, then check your tires- inflation, condition. The weights will automatically check your WDH setup as a product. You can verify the proper setup once you have those weights.
Do you have a coil sprung rear? A LOT of the members on various Ram forums state that after they supplement that rear coil setup, the sway almost disappears completely. I opted to put in HD coils since I am distrustful of air bags- but may be another area to look.
Yes, 2003 + expeditions are coil spring.


Yes, 29.6 total length.
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Yes, we are good on weight and are at 12% tw according to tongue scale at dealer. I trusted the dealer for the wdh as I have never towed before or owned a TT (only an 8ft open trailer) They recommended (Husky wdh that they supplied) paid them to install/ set it up correctly as I didn't trust myself..........snip
Don't forget, your RV dealer adjusted your WDH under "unloaded" TV/TT conditions (assuming WDH properly sized/adjusted)...., once a TV/TT combination is under "loaded" conditions (ready to camp) the WDH in most cases has to be re-adjusted (can't pre-adjust for loaded conditions). Once this initial re-adjustment is done it shouldn't have to be re-adjusted again unless your loading habits notably change.

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