Originally Posted by NeatAirstream
Airstreamers with a larger tow vehicle, and a smaller trailer, may feel that they do not need a weight distribution setup. However, with a single axle trailer, even though it may feel “fine” while towing without hitch work, the reality is that the trailer will bounce around like a basket ball, shaking, and rattling the interior items such as cabinets and structure.
I would also recommend upgrading the hitch on your truck to an aftermarket Reese, as there have been posts on the forums that the welds were failing on a stock receiver.
Thanks for your reply. It's interesting that you brought WD into this discussion. I do not presently have a WD setup. This forum is the only place where WD is (pretty much) wholly recommended, even with my TV/TT combo. I have been to all the RV and TT dealers in my area and none (that's right, none) say that I should have WD. My selling dealer also said no. One of the dealers here doesn't even sell them. And the another (biggest one) only installs the equalizer on small TV's.
The concept you imply is that a WD/anti-sway setup reduces "bouncing around" of the TT because it is more firmly linked to the TV. The opposite is what the concern of my original post was, that is, the TV sending too much movement into the TT a-frame.
If that is true, then a wd/antisway setup on my truck would increase the forces on the TT a-frame.....which is my worry in this post. My Bambi is bouncing around (not so much) on it's own suspension right now, without a wd/antisway setup to my stiff suspension truck.
So, I am truely confused and wondering....
(BTW, I have read/skimmed the lengthy posts and threads in this forum about wd/sway control.....to do it or not. I pretty much came away with the notion that I should have it, then went to all my close by dealers....as mentioned above....)