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Old 07-31-2015, 02:38 PM   #99
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that quite an interesting video for sure.. you can see the RV trailer swaying as he comes past the truck at a good rate of speed.. in trying to judge the trucks speed i would say he was running 60-65ish MPH so the RV trailer was going by him at 70 plus WAY to fast for that size trailer.

hard to tell but it does not appear to be a WD type of hitch on the rig..

I bet the trucker $hit his britches when that trailer come off.. that thing could have gone anywhere, thanks god for elec emer brakes systems.

any idea when or where this happened.??
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:25 AM   #100
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I have an Andersen "No-Sway" Weight Distribution hitch and I still bounce and sway! Anyone else have this hitch and these problems?
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:38 AM   #101
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I have an Andersen "No-Sway" Weight Distribution hitch and I still bounce and sway! Anyone else have this hitch and these problems?
We did but we replaced it with one that works.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:46 AM   #102
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Crash while towing down the interstate.

Funny how some find Hensley designed hitches something people like because they can spend a lot of money buying them while advocating the need for a tow vehicle heavier than the trailer....

3K v. 60K, no big deal right?
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:29 PM   #103
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Yes we all know that those expensive hitches are gods gift to rvers, now let's move on. Gets tiring to hear the same people over and over again touting theses hitches. Enough already?!


YUP! AGREED! Although I must thank all the above posters for an entertaining read this Saturday morning. While reading, I could almost feel the steam from the "flowing testosterone" as I read and chuckled over my morning coffee!

No way would. I put my 2 cents in on that discussion.....(blush)....however, I think I did just hijack it for a moment. WHAT WAS I THINKING. Excuse me while I exit! Lol! HAPPY TRAILS YA'LL! Sincerely, " a lil' 'ol lady from Colorado! God bless.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:36 PM   #104
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My Propride is so safe I have the safety margin for texting all the way down the highway.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:44 PM   #105
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Omg.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:02 PM   #106
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My Propride is so safe I have the safety margin for texting all the way down the highway.
That's a Hensley/ProPride problem, it only takes two fingers on the steering wheel when semi's blow by and the crosswinds are gusting.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:13 PM   #107
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Actually, I guess I am the odd guy out because I do feel the "push then pull" when being passed by a semi. No sway but the force is evident. Strange because we are 17,000lbs with truck and trailer and many folks lighter than us say they feel nothing.

Not that it is a problem, but we do feel something.
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So, if you have a PPP/Hensley, one should be able to tow at any speed in any conditions because it "prevents" sway. Cool.
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By the way, the trailer is a Nash. Still looks in pretty decent shape due to the quality of the construction; no bias.
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So, if you have a PPP/Hensley, one should be able to tow at any speed in any conditions because it "prevents" sway. Cool.

Absolutely not.

See replies 80, 88 and 98 (among others) in this thread.

The driver in the video did plenty wrong. While I am confident that first sway motion we see while he's trying to pass would not have happened with a virtual pivot point projection hitch, I'm equally confident this particular driver would wreck eventually just based on the lack of skills, knowledge, respect and common sense on display in that clip. No matter what gear one uses, those elements are paramount.

I also believe Doug's texting comment lacked a "smiley face" to indicate he was being sarcastic. No one I know believes for a second any piece of gear is a license to drive like an a-hole.
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Pay no attention. It's the same group who can't and won't set up a WDH decently. Half-ass is good enough.

Same ones think a second rate brake controller like a Prodigy is as good as it gets. There's a whole list of safety concerns to run down, but one rarely sees those threads revived or linked.

Or, my favorite, buy a bigger tow vehicle because that's what's needed to stop the trailer . . instead of putting better brakes on the trailer.

When it matters one has one chance.

Unsecured objects flying around the passenger compartment and/or truck bed get just about as much attention as the above. "Survived the wreck, but killed by flying phone" (or purse contents) isn't a joke.

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Old 08-01-2015, 06:05 PM   #112
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don't tell the OTR tractor trailer guys that .. I drove a cabover in the 80's that weighed 20-25,000 and had a trailer loaded regularly 35,000 lbs all over the southeastern US. total gross was 80K.. so not so sure about that.. my 2003 f-250 SD scales out at 8200 with fuel and stuff in back.. most 28-30 ft unit scale out to 8500 to 9200 depending on unit load. its close but not a heavy TV compared to trailer.

now i would not hook up my 2005 hyundai elantra which grosses out at 3200 that would not be a good combo for sure.

and i do agree with the too fast for sure. plus tires on trailer may have been somewhat under inflated as well which can create the sway when passing a truck..

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The opposite is true. You want the TV to be heavier than the trailer. Even Wally knew this back in the 50's...read his book.
Clearly speed was a factor here.
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