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Old 05-28-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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Vibration caused by the highway

I tow a 25’ Airstream with a 2000 Escalade and I have an anti-sway package. I get vibration on some freeway. The 101 out of Oxnard in California is one of the worst. Help

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Old 05-28-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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Is may be the same as discussed in the following thread: Rough ride on some concrete freeways

I hate it, but what can you do? Slow down? Speed up? Just remember your trailer tires are rated up to 65mph.
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Old 05-28-2006, 03:37 PM   #3
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i live in simi valley which is right down the road from oxnard. i also own a 25' airstream. it's the road that sux, not the trailer. the trailer pulls so nice that on good roads and long hauls, it easy to forget you have one behind you...
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Welcome to the forums. I appreciate your problem but have somewhat the opposite. I remember a highway that I did not get a vibration.
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Exclamation I do too!

Chaplain Kent's 'Smilies' icons must be inoperative today. I wouldn't normally try to speak for him but what the heck: . Airstream on, brother!
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Ok guys, I too have a 2005 AS Safari 25, and yes the roads suck here in California. Downtown Los Angeles is the worst!! I took my first trip to Mammoth and went on the 5 freeway last year. When I made my first stop everything had opened and fell out of the closets and drewers. ( I wasn't going no 65 mph either! My bathroom walls literilly came apart. I had to take the AS for service and to get the loose parts put back together when I returned.

I hope to solve this problem by avoiding the downtown 5 fwy this time and am going to buy an Air Rider air hitch system. (the reciever with the airbag)
I'll let you guys know how it rides when I get back mid-July.

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Gentlemen, I once owned a trailer that had similar problems when being towed on concrete hiways. Freeway hop was the dealer diagnosis. A friend looked at the trailer and said "where's the shock absorbers?". There were none, and when I installed shocks the freeway hop went away.
So, I recommend that you look at the shocks, they do wear out.
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i know my 5 month old airstream is "worn out"... we should all have this problem...
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Shame on me, I didn't pay attention to the profile, sorry.
I don't own a trailer; sometimes factory shocks don't work as well as they should, it might not hurt to check them out.
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I get the same effect with my 25' Safari and F250. I think it boils down to a resonance issue with the concrete fwy joints and the vehicle's wheelbase. Some of the fwy sections are in terrible shape. I think you could spend time and money with shocks and other changes to the towing system without much success. I found on mine you could speed up through the problem or slow down below the problem (it never goes away completely). 55-60 seems to be the worst.

I love to see black pavement without the concrete blocks, but there are sections in CA which are very smooth concrete.
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it comes down to a crap a road system thats worn out. california spends no real money to fix anything. california used to have the best roads and schools... not anymore... no amount of shocks is going to fix this... over and out...
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Rough ride on California freeways

I had the same experience with my 2000 Navigator towing my 25ft Safari. I don't think there is much you can do since the road is most of the problem. But I plan on getting Bilstein shocks for my tow vehicle because factory shocks usually only dampen on the up stroke. And good after market shocks dampen in both directions, up and down. This will help reduce some of the extra movement on these bad roads.

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I had the same experience with my 2000 Navigator towing my 25ft Safari. I don't think there is much you can do since the road is most of the problem. But I plan on getting Bilstein shocks for my tow vehicle because factory shocks usually only dampen on the up stroke. And good after market shocks dampen in both directions, up and down. This will help reduce some of the extra movement on these bad roads.

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I installed Bilstein shocks on all 4 corners of my Suburban. It made the vehicle ride very stiff and rough when empty. Loaded down and with a trailer on it's hitch it is somewhat softer, but still stiff. It definitely does not help the freeway hop problem, from my experience. As a matter of fact, it seemed to make it worse.
Forum member tinsel loaf has a air ride hitch and claims that it eliminates the problem altogether.
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I installed Bilsteins on my F250 and saw no improvement over the stock shocks for freeway bounce.
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