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Old 07-03-2013, 11:41 AM   #449
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I tow my avion which weighs 4500 pounds loaded with my one ton dodge cummins. No need for weigh dist, but I do use a sway control device to be safe. Jim
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #450
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I said this once before. Wouldn't it be interesting if we could get Consumer's Reports interested in doing some testing that was both valid and reliable? (Valid=measure what you say you measure; Reliable=replicable on multiple occurrences) Everyone is entitled to opinion and it's very difficult for most of us to differentiate opinion from fact. You read the posts and form your own conclusions...(and live with the consequences).
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #451
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It is probably too small a market for CR, though they have tested Porsches lately. I have noticed their reviews are getting shorter and less informative in the past few years too which may indicate limited funds.

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:43 PM   #452
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I have heard that some newer trucks have "built-in sway control". Anybody got one of them trucks?
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:15 PM   #453
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I have heard that some newer trucks have "built-in sway control". Anybody got one of them trucks?
Yes I do. 2013 Chevy 2500 duramax. I think it's sort of like ABS only it brakes left then right based on it sense of sway. I believe it also forces deceleration. I haven't needed I yet (knock wood). I'll see if I can find a better description in the manual and post a pic.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:15 PM   #454
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Yes I do. 2013 Chevy 2500 duramax. I think it's sort of like ABS only it brakes left then right based on it sense of sway. I believe it also forces deceleration. I haven't needed I yet (knock wood). I'll see if I can find a better description in the manual and post a pic.
Yeah.. our 2012 also has it.. I have engaged on grass with a tractor trailer hooked up... it felt like it was applying ABS on separate sides... and it did help pull things in line... as it applied also to the trailer more than the truck..
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:44 AM   #455
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OK, I have read about folks having NO problems "freeballing" with a HD TV. My trailer is getting beaten to death by my 3500 HD dually TV. The truck is as heavy as the trailer and every bump is transmitted to the trailer. I am now loosening up the chains on the sway bar system to see if that helps.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:06 PM   #456
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Take a look at the AirSafe hitch which uses Firestone air bags to isolate the truck from the trailer. I've had one since 2006, and it works as advertised.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:25 PM   #457
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How does one add cushioning? My 3500 HD duallie shakes the heck out of my 30 foot AS. Something is just too stiff.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:46 PM   #458
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How does one add cushioning? My 3500 HD duallie shakes the heck out of my 30 foot AS. Something is just too stiff.
The ASirSafe would help with your problem, I've used one for 5 years and 75,000 miles, and no complaints.

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switch to a bmw x5d like it have
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Use lighter spring bars for a start. 600 or even 500 lbs
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I wondered about the bars... May try that.
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AirSafe Hitch

I tow my '72 Trade Wind 25' with an F250 Super Duty V10. I use an AirSafe Hitch which isolates the trailer tongue from the harsh up and down movement of the TV with an industrial air bag. It dramatically reduces the up and down movement, thus giving the Airstream and the truck a much smoother ride. For a small additional amount of money, you can add and adaptor for sway bars. Very simple to set up and hitch hp. All you need is a small compressor to pump up the airbag to proper inflation. It is so simple to use, and rides like a dream.
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