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Old 09-17-2006, 07:27 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by SafeHarbor
I concur that I wouldn't want the trailer pulling UP on the hitch. These trailers are delivered to the dealers by trucks on the ball - without sway control or weight distributing - I understand.

Whether or not you should try that with a Titan, which I don't know much about - I don't know. I imagine that those delivery trucks are honkin' big jobs that weigh more than the (empty) trailers they're yanking around - so big that they absorb any of the wayward tendencies of the tow.


Slightly off topic, but I saw at least a half dozen truck/flatbed combinations with several airstreams strapped to the bed on my recent trip cross country. Not all A/S's are towed to the dealers.

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Old 09-17-2006, 08:04 PM   #30
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At this point, I'm going holy cow, how do I correct. Letting off the gas seems to be the wrong thing to do. From experience, the only correction is to keep on the gas and slowly try to rergain control.
I think for now, I will try the going a little bit slower. Just for grins, is there some chance that I'm getting enough high speed air under the front of the trailer to actually be picking the front of it up and in turn taking away from the needed weight on the TV's rear tires??? Help
First, if your trailer starts to sway enough to try to get away from you, reach down to the brake controller and apply the trailer brakes ONLY, while accelerating. When the swaying has stopped, slow down and release the trailer brakes. What kind of sway control are you using?
In order to get enough air under the front of the trailer for it to try to lift off, you would have to be going unpleasantly fast. Like over 100 mph.

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Old 09-17-2006, 11:01 PM   #31
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I am towing a 99 safari 27' with a04 nissan titan,you will find it to be an excellent tv. Mine is a4x4 off road. I set my hitch ball at 19&3/4 inches. When the trailer is hooked up it drops he rear of the truck about 1 inch and the front 1/2 inch. My hitch is the equa-lizer, i also use 5 washers to set the pitch of the hitch head. You will also nead the 11 inch shank for your hitch head, if your truck is configured like mine. . I will check in the morning to see how much I dropped the L-brackets. I'am not very far from you, we live in Leonardtown Md.
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:26 AM   #32
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Hey Tom's Safari, thanks for the response. I purchased a WD hitch from my Nissan dealer here in Alexandria. Although I have neither the tools nor the complete knowledge to install this thing, I will bring it with me to install at a dealer close to the Airstream dealer in Tennessee I will be stopping by. From the present mountain location of the trailer to the TN dealer is about 4hrs. I will have to tow with a std 10K lb ball mount & hitch until I get to TN. I just hope I can hook up the brake controller correctly. It doesn't seem to difficult. What type of controller have you used? I have a Prodigy and a Nissan harness. Maybe I could see your setup?
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:43 AM   #33
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Out of curiosity, what tire pressure you running in TV and in trailer?

Soft sidewalls amplify wiggle and delay correction whether on trailer or tow vehicle...

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To interested thread readers, I plan on picking up the Excella on Saturday, the 30th of September. I will try to take "before and after" moving pictures to let ya'll know how things went.

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