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Old 04-06-2016, 02:20 PM   #15
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Bugman3, You might consider an Airsafe Hitch. I have a 34 foot Avion that has had similar issues towing with a 2500HD Chevy 4X4. I researched the receiver mount Airsafe hitch on this forum and others and decided it was the best solution for my situation. Everyone is different and everyone will have a solution for you. This the one that I'm using and am very happy I made the change from the standard load equalization hitch. I also use a friction sway control bar.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:28 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by bugman3 View Post
cat scale??
ditto!!!!!What does a Cat weigh???😞

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Old 04-06-2016, 04:36 PM   #17
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Doesn't seem likely the shocks are done, after all it isn't that old and not really used that much. Certainly I'll check the tire pressures, something I always do anyway. Tires are oem, not very worn I would say. I also plan to add a sway control hitch which should help with the unintended lane change tendency when being over taking by a semi. I guess having a shorter vehicle doesn't help the sway either.

A suggestion from the airstream service center was to ensure I have the proper ball height when towing, they say perhaps the trailer may be a bit low on the back end. The trailer looks level when hooked up to me. Last years trip was along the coast from Washington state to San Francisco, a rough ish road for sure. A previous comment from a former front bedroom owner seems to suggest that open cabinets may be a normal occurrence. I adjusted some of the door catches and that seemed to help.
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:58 PM   #18
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I have a 2010 Yukon Denali towing a 2008 27FB trailer. I have towed for many years using just a weight distribution hitch, no sway control and I haven't weighed anything. I notice that everything in the rear of my trailer gets really thrown around, cabinets open while driving, my sub woofer came unattached, the table moves around, even my bike rack bent, so I am thinking maybe I should look a little closer at what I can do in terms of hitch and sway control. I have always just thought it was normal, so I try to store stuff in the bedroom when travelling as the bedroom area is undisturbed. I have a pretty basic hitch, a DSP I believe, came with the trailer. I had a fridge hinge problem and some one suggested trailer bounce could be a problem, although that didn't break the hinge, it may have created the wear and tear. Thoughts? where to look, opinions....
I also have a 2010 Yukon Denali (short wheelbase, AWD). I tow a 2013 25FB. I have used both Blue Ox and EAZ Lift WD hitches. The combination bounces a lot on concrete highways. I think it is just the nature of the tow vehicle.

We often find our cushions on the floor. One time our table detached from the wall (we hit a pretty big pothole that day). We have had three rivets lost inside, which is not a lot for 15,000 miles.

Without the trailer, the Yukon ride on the highway is good, better than a pickup, but not as good as our minivan.
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What weight hitch bars are you running? Is your tow vehicle a half ton or bigger? Sounds like your setup is too ridged.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:41 AM   #20
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Not sure what the tow bars are, probably 1000. The vehicle has an air set-up which controls the height automatically. Not sure if a Yukon Denali is 1/2 or 3/4 ton.

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