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Old 08-15-2017, 05:49 PM   #29
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Any bar, given sufficient alcohol consumption, is potentially a "sway bar"......🤢
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I've noticed that they generally become a "dang that floor came up and hit my face real fast" bar soon after that point.

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Old 08-16-2017, 06:56 AM   #30
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I've noticed that they generally become a "dang that floor came up and hit my face real fast" bar soon after that point.

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I was at an establishment that had it's name painted on the ceiling, when I asked the bartender why he replied "So when you fall off the barstool you know where you are to call a cab!"
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:40 AM   #31
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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-p...on-systems.htm

The above and subsequent pages they have links to, gives a basic overview/understanding of the dynamics/physics of what is happening when towing a trailer (the rig).. and the possibe importance of WD (weight distribution) in general.

From that rudimentary understanding, application in your setup may be better understood..
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:42 AM   #32
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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-p...on-systems.htm

The above and subsequent pages they have links to, gives a basic overview/understanding of the dynamics/physics of what is happening when towing a trailer (the rig).. and the possibe importance of WD (weight distribution) in general.

From that rudimentary understanding, application in your setup may be better understood..
Good info, I was taught years ago that trailer towing problems are all about seafood:
Porpoising: Too much weight in the front of the trailer or back of the TV.
Fishtailing:
Too much weight in the back of the trailer.
It's all about balance.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:32 AM   #33
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One of the most difficult things to work out is: "Is it the road or my trailer?". Roads that feel ok with a modern suspension on a car may be crazy in a large truck or when towing a trailer. Sorting out what is road and what is weight / balance / hitch / setup related is a matter of experience. In some cases it's a matter of experience with *that* rig. I've found that the performance of my setup radically improves whenever I leave Pennsylvania

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Bob - please add, is it the wind? and why is it different here than there? Pat
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:08 AM   #35
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Bob - please add, is it the wind? and why is it different here than there? Pat
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Absolutely true. Unless you happen to be a sailor, watching the wind is not something you are used to doing. Wind driving in the hills is particularly tough to keep up with.

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Just a word of thanks to all of you who answered my question re "sway bars" (and all of the possible interpretations of those words). I got a WD hitch and what a difference; big improvement.
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