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Old 10-21-2011, 11:52 PM   #281
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That first video actually looked more like a simple blow over from high winds. Did not see any oscillation.

Would have been interesting to see what hitch was used in each case.
Hi Steve,

I agree that the wind was the cause of the trailer going over, but if you look carefully, you will see some oscillation. Well, at least it looks like that to me. Then again, I could be wrong... wouldn't be the first time!

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:53 PM   #282
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It appears that the TV was a one ton dually, and there may have been WD bars on the hitch....type? I couldn't tell for certain on the WD bars.

Question: would any anti-sway hitch have helped this poor guy? It was a very long trailer with a higher center of gravity than the AS line, and he encountered a heavy cross wind.

(I have a one ton dually with a ProPride.)

Thanks for your opinion....Zigi
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:12 AM   #283
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Can't tell anything about sway control from either one of those videos. Nonetheless, the reasons for sway control cited in this thread are well established. That said, the need to educate drivers about proper loading and driving is as important as anything else. Just observing other TT on the freeway tells me that most don't have a clew and I prefer to keep a safe distance.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:29 AM   #284
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Can't tell anything about sway control from either one of those videos. Nonetheless, the reasons for sway control cited in this thread are well established. That said, the need to educate drivers about proper loading and driving is as important as anything else. Just observing other TT on the freeway tells me that most don't have a clew and I prefer to keep a safe distance.
Yes, I've seen videos of tornado type winds blowing over freight train cars, and although I wouldn't bet on it, don't think they were victims of sway.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:42 AM   #285
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You you need sway control???

Not if you want to end up like this guy and park your Airstream in the center median.

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Wow. I seriously doubt any hitch or tow vehicle would have made a difference there... I mean, what do you expect towing a 36' billboard down the freeway? It's like towing a sailboat with the mainsail up
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:21 AM   #286
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This is a favorite thread of mine. Kind of the immovable object versus the irresistable force thing. I suspect the majority of advocates of sway control are democrats and the skeptics are republicans.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:50 AM   #288
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This is a favorite thread of mine. Kind of the immovable object versus the irresistable force thing. I suspect the majority of advocates of sway control are democrats and the skeptics are republicans.
If this goes to politics, I'm outa here because I know very few would agree with me.
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Wait - I thought all Airstream owners were rich. So.....

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Blowing up the picture, best a person can tell, there is no ball mount or torsion bars, but just a ball.

Granted it's windy, but....................

So much for the "'magic" trucks. NOT.

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This is a favorite thread of mine. Kind of the immovable object versus the irresistable force thing. I suspect the majority of advocates of sway control are democrats and the skeptics are republicans.
Think you got it exactly backwards.
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Think you got it exactly backwards.
Yep, here we go.
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Think you got it exactly backwards.
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Blowing up the picture, best a person can tell, there is no ball mount or torsion bars, but just a ball.

Granted it's windy, but....................

So much for the "'magic" trucks. NOT.

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Oh sure, probably wouldn't have happend if he'd been towing with an Impala!
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