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Old 07-29-2015, 07:56 AM   #15
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What is that tow vehicle?
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:59 AM   #16
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I dunno, but for a big truck that'll roll over if you breathe on it wrong, it did a pretty good job staying upright with all sorts of non-intended instability inputs.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:15 AM   #17
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Kinda wimpy about stabilizing the trailer though.

Indicates to me the importance of proper loading and a high quality sway control or sway elimination hitch, and how fortunate we are to be towing Airstream trailers.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:17 AM   #18
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The person taking the video didn't look like he was going to stop to help.

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Old 07-29-2015, 08:21 AM   #19
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It all comes down to knowing a units limitations and idiosyncrasies and not exceeding them or overly challenging them.
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I don't care what ANYONE says, when a trailer starts swaying step off the gas and apply brakes gently to regain control. Period.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:29 AM   #21
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I don't care what ANYONE says, when a trailer starts swaying step off the gas and apply brakes gently to regain control. Period.
I don't concur, but, thank God, I've never found myself needing to try either method. My bro-in-law did....and tested the opposing view, and it saved his bacon.

Opposing view: apply moderate trailer braking manually and apply moderate throttle, and avoid see-sawing the wheel.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:16 AM   #22
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I don't care what ANYONE says, when a trailer starts swaying step off the gas and apply brakes gently to regain control. Period.
My only experience with oversteer is in a Porsche on a track, and if you did that when the rear end started to go out you would do a quick 180 - at least. I humbly encorage you to keep an open mind on this as your current belief could be dangerous and I for one would miss your posts.

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Humbly, we are not talking about a Porsche on a track, we are talking about towing a trailer. A completely different dynamic.

Unless you were towing a trailer around that track of course.
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Wait, that was an F250, everyone said it's impossible in a 3/4 ton and only 1/2 tons and SUV's have accidents.

Opps, trolling.


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To the video, I've watched it several times. Something tells me that was a bumper tow. And to the comment about going >70 plus. I've commented on this in the past, folks will buy the bigger truck, and then think WD/Anti-sway and speed rating of tires don't apply. Cannot count the number of 3/4 ton & 1 ton trucks I see bumper pulling trailers at 80+ mph - some with tiny 14 inch wheels you know are not meant to go that fast.

Pays to be smart no matter what you drive, but that's up to the driver to educate themselves.
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It has just been my experience that when a trailer gets squirmy, it is better to get things back under control as simply as possible.

When I have a trailer that is getting squirrely, I like to keep both hands on the wheel, and to get things under control through the simplest steps.
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What is that tow vehicle?
F-250 although it could be an F-350 it's clearly not a GM, RAM or F-150.
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Humbly, we are not talking about a Porsche on a track, we are talking about towing a trailer. A completely different dynamic.

Unless you were towing a trailer around that track of course.
I had to try.

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F-250 although it could be an F-350 it's clearly not a GM, RAM or F-150.
Looks lifted too. That guy was soooooo lucky it didn't roll.
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