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Old 01-23-2017, 02:26 PM   #15
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On an interesting side note; when I was towing my Hi-Lo with the 4-Runner, the assembly would jerk backwards and forwards when on a bumpy road.
It got so bad that the Husky hitch started to separate at the ball's doubler. It was replaced under warranty, and I reinforced the replacement hitch to prevent a
re-occurance.
I blamed it on the spring rates of the HiLo being out of phase with those of the 4-Runner.
Curious!
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:23 PM   #16
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On an interesting side note; when I was towing my Hi-Lo with the 4-Runner, the assembly would jerk backwards and forwards when on a bumpy road.
It got so bad that the Husky hitch started to separate at the ball's doubler. It was replaced under warranty, and I reinforced the replacement hitch to prevent a
re-occurance.
I blamed it on the spring rates of the HiLo being out of phase with those of the 4-Runner.
Curious!
I didn't mention that the Ford/AS combo handles the bumps rather well.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:50 PM   #17
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Single axle to double axle trailer? Hmmm.
Hmmm what??
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:44 PM   #18
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Our "inaugural ride" with our then new 2016 27 FB was from the Seattle area to the rally last July in WVA, a total of 9 K miles roundtrip. What we experienced was a lot of pots & pans on the floor & the microwave landing there, too, twice. I had never experienced such bumpy roads. Not all roads; just many; particularly those under construction. While in WVA, I ordered an AirRide hitch & had it delivered to home. Once home, I installed it between the truck & the Blue Ox Sway Pro. It has all but eliminated the bumps thereafter.
I'll guess one of the roads you are talking about is I-77/I-64 just south of Charleston,WV. Towing my prior 30' Excella, I thought the rear wheels of my truck would bounce off of the road going through that section of the road. My 34' and my 25' trailers do not have that issue on the same section of the road. I assume the issue was/is the spacing between the road joints in comparison to the spacing between the tow vehicle/trailer axles is different.
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The worst road I encountered was in western NE. We were coming up I-29N to meet I-80W. Rt 2 cuts off the corner between Lincoln and Nebraska City. I thought I was going to lose my load! When you've got 15,000 lbs of bucking and bobbing steel and aluminum, something's got to give! It's a good thing the police didn't stop me for going slow. I would have unloaded all my frustration all over him! I'd probably still be locked up, lol.
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Correction: it's not an AirRide hitch --- it's an AirSafe hitch.

See: www.airsafehitches.com

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Old 01-24-2017, 12:32 AM   #21
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Hmmm what??
A double axle trailer may be less affected by road irregularities than a single axle. Don't know if this applies to the op or not.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:09 AM   #22
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The worst road I encountered was in western NE. We were coming up I-29N to meet I-80W. Rt 2 cuts off the corner between Lincoln and Nebraska City. I thought I was going to lose my load! When you've got 15,000 lbs of bucking and bobbing steel and aluminum, something's got to give! It's a good thing the police didn't stop me for going slow. I would have unloaded all my frustration all over him! I'd probably still be locked up, lol.
THAT'S THE ROAD that caused me to write the post that started this thread! I drove 2500 miles from S Florida to Utah in October, and I took rte 2. I seriously pulled over thinking I had a flat tire. I tried slower, faster, less WD tension--nothing helped. Dog was bouncing in the back seat and my guts were getting jack hammered. I never thought it would end--brutal!

Glad to hear it's not just me.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:14 AM   #23
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I have always had porpoising on I 69 from Port Huron to Flint; concrete road having been patched at the joints, but not scarfed to level the pavement. My rig is a 25 Classic on a Dakota Quad-cab. It always happened on my '89 and now on the '96 with a Hensley Hitch. It is definitely a Harmonic thing. ..just the right ( or wrong) wheelbase and trailer combo. I just adjust speed and suffer through it since making changes to the torsion bars or weight distribution may or may not only solve the problem for that road, which will not necessarily be right for the rest of the trip. If it is very concrete-road specific I wouldn't blame your rig...it is the road.
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THAT'S THE ROAD that caused me to write the post that started this thread! I drove 2500 miles from S Florida to Utah in October, and I took rte 2. I seriously pulled over thinking I had a flat tire. I tried slower, faster, less WD tension--nothing helped. Dog was bouncing in the back seat and my guts were getting jack hammered. I never thought it would end--brutal!

Glad to hear it's not just me.
LOL!!! Boy do I feel vindicated!!! It wasn't ME!!

I'mjust glad nobody could see me inside my truck as I drovedown the road. It wasn't pretty.

My Sequoia and your Tundra have different wheelbases, and my trailer has THREE axles, so it was THE ROAD!!!

There are other roads that pitch and buck too, but Rt 2 was the worst that I recall.
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I had a friend who had a 2000 4.7L Tundra small pickup 4x4 towing a 25 foot Arctic Fox trailer.

With full tank of water and supplies, when traveling the asphalt in Wyoming, his front end of the Tundra would almost leave the surface of the road on undulating asphalt on some two lane State Highways.

When he purchased a 2014 Tundra, 5.7L full sized 4x4 pickup... never an issue.

I do not know what his hitch was, but the larger Tundra took care of his complaints.

I towed a 23 foot Safari with the smaller 2006 4x4 Tundra with shell, without any problems. The hitch was the one using the chains. I never knew the name of the hitch. The 2008 5.7L 4x4 Tundra with shell towed the 23 foot Safari with ease. Nothing to complain about. The Rocky Mountains have roads of all kinds and never noticed anything worth noting. I also towed the 25 foot with a 2014 4x4 Tundra with shell without incident. Although the rear of the Tundra was down three inches more than I would have liked... If I tried to adjust more weight to the front of the tow vehicle, it did little, but the ride was very stiff.

I now tow the 25 foot with a 2016 4x4 F350 Diesel with shell and although the 18" Michelins give me a stiff ride... this is the best combination of ALL. If you can borrow a F250 to pull your 23 foot Airstream... you will notice that your issue may be your Tundra and the weight when fully loaded.

You may have to sacrifice some comfort and safety with the lighter Tundra towing. It is a wonderful truck... but probably not the best for your trailer size.
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50 wretched miles in a 2500 mile trip isn't enough to switch out a tow vehicle.

There are other patches of frustrating road, but they are in the minority. Actually the road wasn't that bad for anyone else. But it was just enough lip at just the wrong interval to pitch me and my load.
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50 wretched miles in a 2500 mile trip isn't enough to switch out a tow vehicle.



There are other patches of frustrating road, but they are in the minority. Actually the road wasn't that bad for anyone else. But it was just enough lip at just the wrong interval to pitch me and my load.


I'm considering an AirSafe hitch assembly to use with my Equalizer hitch. I imagine all of us have experienced this repetitive road rage motion. Our worst was crossing Louisiana on I10.
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get someone like can am RV to look at your setup. they may find a simple fix.
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