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Old 03-08-2016, 06:30 PM   #1
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My chevy 2500 seems to need to much steering correction when I am towing my Jay Flight travel trailer. I am using an Anderson equalizer anti sway hitch. Truck alignment is good tire pressures are right and everything is level. It feels like it walks. Any ideas to fix this or is it just inherint in a TT. I am use to a 5ver that tracks good but you live with chucking at times.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:55 PM   #2
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It sounds like you may not have your WDH set up correctly. And don't trust that the dealer set it up right either!
Do a search for how to set it up correctly.
Basically the front of your truck should remain at the same height hitched or not.

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Yeah you probably don't have enough weight on your front wheels. A visit to the scales would show you exactly what's going on but in the meantime, measure your front fender gap unhitched, and then measure it again with your trailer hitched on and Anderson hitch hooked up. The measurements should be about the same (within 1/2 inch). If it sits higher (larger gap) when hitched on it means your hitch is not set up properly.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:02 PM   #4
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Like said above, check your WDH setup. But also, does your truck have any play in the steering? Some of the older Chevy's (99-06) have issues with the steering having play in them. I think there was a TSB or recall on them at one point. Our Tahoe is like that - I didn't realize how bad it was because I was used to it - until I got my 2010...
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It sounds like you don't have enough weight on the front axle. On our Excursion when hooked up the front end is within 1/4 inch on when we are unloaded and we go down the road without any problem.
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snip...... I am using an Anderson equalizer anti sway hitch. Truck alignment is good tire pressures are right and everything is level.....snip
A visit to the CAT scale will confirm if your WDH is sized and adjusted correctly and confirm all associated weights..., thus eliminating a lot of the guess work.

CAT Scale how-to: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...v-tt-3871.html

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How well does the truck drive when its not towing?
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I've read the Anderson has trouble transferring enough weight to the front axle as the tongue weight goes above about 600 pounds. The trailer in your profile (26RLS) is likely around 1,000 tongue weight. You might need a different hitch. If that's the case, following the advice to "get a Ram" will be of no value at all.
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"get a Ram" will be of no value at all.
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Thanks-I will look into that
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Thanks all your help. Drives fine. I like my Chevy. Rams are also very nice trucks-I like all the big 3.
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