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post #76 of 81 Old 10-26-2012, 02:40 PM
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I think you two might want to go back and read my post. Sway results from bad placement of the load (usually too little tongue weight) not from overloading. The solution is to re-balance the load.
That makes more sense (if possible), I must have missed that part in your previous post.


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post #77 of 81 Old 10-26-2012, 02:43 PM
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That makes more sense (if possible), I must have missed that part in your previous post.
Yes - if possible. But if you are too overloaded it may not be possible.

**Edit: to clarify, I mean that if the load is too much for the tow vehicle, balancing may not be enough to eliminate sway.

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post #78 of 81 Old 10-26-2012, 02:46 PM
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Yes - if possible. But if you are too overloaded it may not be possible.

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Even if you are within weight and cannot/did not configure load to sit on the trailer correctly you could have issues swaying.

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post #79 of 81 Old 10-26-2012, 02:48 PM
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Even if you are within weight and cannot/did not configure load to sit on the trailer correctly you could have issues swaying.
I think we're saying the same thing.

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post #80 of 81 Old 10-26-2012, 02:54 PM
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I think we're saying the same thing.

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I think so, both weight and how it is disrupted has to be considered.

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post #81 of 81 Old 10-26-2012, 05:10 PM
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Certainly, a trailer can be both overloaded and poorly balanced, but this rig was only very slightly overleaded. And, my experience is that an overloaded trailer pushes the tow rig, causes understeer and doesn't stop well. Wagging of the tail is caused by too much weight on the rear and not enough on the tongue.

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