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Old 05-25-2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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I have a jayco 23 rb and am towing it with 2015 CHEVY Z71 i SEEM TO GET A LOT OF TRAILER SWay when a semi passes me what is the best anti sway device I can get,
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What hitch are you using now? What are the specifics of the Chevy? The Z71 is just a suspension package available on every truck including the 2wd Colorado.
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:51 PM   #3
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I have a jayco 23 rb and am towing it with 2015 CHEVY Z71 i SEEM TO GET A LOT OF TRAILER SWay when a semi passes me what is the best anti sway device I can get,

Sounds like your hitch is NOT set up properly.
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I have a jayco 23 rb and am towing it with 2015 CHEVY Z71 i SEEM TO GET A LOT OF TRAILER SWay when a semi passes me what is the best anti sway device I can get,
TBear,
I assume you do not have a LDH with anti-sway, so your best bet are the friction type anti-sway mechanisms attached to the hitch and to the tongue of the trailer. The cheapest I've found are at Harbor Freight. I have one on my 287BHBE and it does a good job stabilizing the sway. Just remember to unhook it before backing up. If you jackknife while backing it will bend the bar and ruin the unit.

You may also want to make sure you aren't removing too much tongue weight by placing heavy cargo to the rear of the trailer wheels ... that tends to make the unit sway even easier. I used to carry a couple of loaded ice chests and water coolers in the shower and I was having a white knuckle event every time a semi passed. I moved the ice chests and water coolers to be over the wheels during transit and it stopped most of the sway, then I added the friction bar and it is now gone ... even in high cross winds.

Good luck on the fix ............ Swampy
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That size of trailer should be fine using friction sway control. Make sure the hitch is set up correctly and the trailer is loaded so it has the correct amount of tongue weight. If you want better sway control you can use a active sway control hitch. I use a Reese Dual Cam hitch pulling our 28BHBE.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:39 AM   #7
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Common weight-distribution with integrated sway control hitches include Equalizer, Blue Ox and Reese Dual Cam. I've heard good things about all of them. When I pick up my Jayco in a few weeks, it'll come with a Husky Center Line, which is also supposed to be good. Maybe try one of these?
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Welcome tbear711.

You can certainly get your truck working very well with your trailer. The trailer is not going to be too much for that truck.

As others mention it's a matter of getting a decent weight distribution and anti-sway system that is spec'd out for your setup and having it installed correctly. If your not completely comfortable setting this up for yourself then I highly recommend paying a professional to do it. Once this is done properly you will not have to deal with it again and your towing experiences can be drama free and safe.

I happened to go with the Husky Center Line system, I do like it, but the others mentioned above should work well for you too.

Here's a good video that explains what is going on while towing.

Enjoy your camper!

https://youtu.be/GWJ4Iy6ek24
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If possible try to back load the trailer. To much weight in the front will cause sway.
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