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Old 04-19-2015, 02:28 PM   #15
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This is simplistic, but you said only one tow. What was the wind doing.

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Old 04-19-2015, 02:42 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by larryglarson View Post
This is simplistic, but you said only one tow. What was the wind doing.

Very good point also.

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Old 04-19-2015, 02:43 PM   #17
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Always interesting when the OP does not give feedback, but maybe some folks are not as obsessive about the forums as I am....

My guess, totally a guess is that somehow the hitch is not set up properly, one side of the weight distribution/sway control arms being adjusted to a different length than the other.

The way I have found to check this is to drive the TV and AS to a large level parking lot, straight forward, and then adjust the bars precisely.

Another issue could be tire pressures, and if one wants to compensate for road crown, there are some ways to do this with right left variations on the TV. My moho had about 3 lbs. different R to L, i.e., 110 on road side, 113 curb side....Steer axle, 100, 102 in rear, duals and TAG.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:29 PM   #18
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Reading the original post, the problem was present with the oiginal axles, and after the new axles were installed, the problem was still there. This indicates problem with 1. Hitch, 2. Tow vehicle, 3. Frame or A frame on trailer, 4. Miss alignment of axles from original. OP has not returned to comment or indicate that he has tried suggestions given, so I ASSUME problem has been solved. Hopefully OP will return and give us an update!!
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:01 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the feedback. Sorry I wasn't able to get back and respond to comment sooner. The hitch I've got is a Reese 49586 Pro Series WD hitch. The hitch itself is pretty much brand new but I bought it from local guy who had used it a few times before selling his trailer. After making my original post, I dug up the installation directions for the hitch and went to see if I could find anything wrong. In the past I had made several slight adjustments but it was just to the height and angle of the ball to achieve an level ride.

While comparing my hitch to the installation directions and a few YouTube videos I realized that the WD arms were installed upside down by the previous owner! The u-bolt connecting the chain too the arm had been assembled upside down so I took it apart, flipped it around and now the arms are correctly installed and everything is perfect...i solved the issue...or so I thought. The same issue is still hanging around.

The road and the wind definitely aren't the issue. I've pulled it all the way across I-10 through texas into arizona. The trailer doesn't pull dog leg, I had two separate people follow behind me to watch and everything checks out. My TV, when unhooked drives straight as an arrow and right now I dont have anyone with a different TV to test it out. I'm gonna continue to make adjustments to the hitch and hope that solves the problem. I'll be sure to update along the way. Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:13 AM   #20
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The only thing I would caution you on with that hitch reference the problem you are having is to make sure the snap-ups are located such that the chains on both sides are straight up and down when the truck and trailer are in a straight line. If the chains are slanted, it could cause the problem you are having.


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