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Old 04-14-2018, 05:14 PM   #1
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I have 2018 f 150. Pulling 2016 Coleman 270RL I notice a lot of sway and only 1 time it pulled perfect with no sway
Oh using 1000lb blue ox swaypro please help any ideas
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:30 PM   #2
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Controlling sway involves lots of things working together. Just purchasing that Blue Ox doesn't guarantee no sway. And to some degree, sway is part of towing.

But tires, air pressure, proper trailer weight distribution,....... Well, you get the idea.

That new 18 Ecoboost has a lot of towing potential. But it needs proper setup as much or more than most trucks. (My brother and I both tow with Aluminum Ford Eco)

And finally, I know that Blue Ox calls that the sway pro, but I'm not sure about how much anti-sway it has in it. Looks like a really nice WDHitch though.

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I have 2018 f 150. Pulling 2016 Coleman 270RL I notice a lot of sway and only 1 time it pulled perfect with no sway
Oh using 1000lb blue ox swaypro please help any ideas
Thanks
As said many factors can come into play with sway but generally it's not enough tongue weight. You got to get to the scales. Weigh your trucks axles without the trailer then again with the trailer including the trailer axles and your weight distribution hitch set.

Subtract the numbers and you will be able to see how much tongue weight you have. You want Gross trailer weight to get between 10% and 15% of tongue weight. If that checks out then we can move onto other factors.

Looking at the Blue OX Pro except for a fancy chain ratcheting system it really looks like any other Trunnion style WDH.

You can check things in your own driveway if you don't have a scale nearby to see if your WDH is doing anything. Mark the top of your front and rear wheel wells and measure to the ground on your truck without the trailer. Then with the trailer but without the WDH then again with the WDH applied. With the WDH applied you want to try and get the wheel well measurement back to as close as possible when the truck was measured without the trailer. Example if the front was 30 inches empty 33 inches with the trailer but no WDH, with the WDH you want to try and get back to 30 inches. If your measurement does not change when you add the WDH then add more tension to the chains. It may be necessary to to tilt the head of the hitch.
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