The trailer will tow smooth with a torsion bar set. That will transfer the load to the rear axle, and pushes the front wheels down. That will make it much more stable, even in the wind.
First- that's crazy that Nissan is saying you don't need an anti-sway system for a 30' trailer! You do and shouldn't pull this large of a trailer without one. I tow a Jay Flight 29BHS which is a 30'er and around 7500 lbs loaded. I have an Equali-z-er WD hitch. The anti-sway is built in and my bars are 1200lbs.Briggs said:Anyway, I took a Jayco Eagle,, 30 ft trailer for a haul before buying and found it had me all over the road after about 50 MPH! I've taken the trailer out twice. First time the wind was wild and the dealer told me that they hadn't set the trailer up right ( no tanks on the front etc.). The second time, everything was set to spec. I checked the tire pressure the load on the hitch, ( 1000lb eq hitch ) etc etc - wind was normal .. same story trailer all over the road at about 50 MPH. I don't have anti sway system on the hitch but NISSAN tells me I don;t need them - Anyone have the same problem or ideas? Oh Ya - Trailer is 6500lb Empty and pin weight 651lbs... well within limits
Don't mean to jack the thread, but I have this exact same trailer (it is 32.5' from bumper to hitch) and I doubt the loaded weight would be 7500 - closer to 8000-8250 would be my guess as it is 6700 dry. I also have the KO tires and air them up to 50lbs when towing. The difference is I have a Husky WD 1000lb hitch and I have one friction sway control (which I don't use as it doesn't make a difference). Does your Equalizer hitch stop all sway? I was thinking of changing my hitch but I am not sure if I should..TitanicDJ said:First- that's crazy that Nissan is saying you don't need an anti-sway system for a 30' trailer! You do and shouldn't pull this large of a trailer without one. I tow a Jay Flight 29BHS which is a 30'er and around 7500 lbs loaded. I have an Equali-z-er WD hitch. The anti-sway is built in and my bars are 1200lbs.
Second- you said you have a 1000 lbs eq hitch. What's the brand of the hitch? Is it something like Reese or Husky or is it a Equali-z-er hitch?
Third- You need to be aware of how you pack the trailer...distribute the weight evenly. A lot of people put the weight towards the rear instead of evenly through out the trailer. You also need weight up front too on the hitch, not enough weight on the hitch will cause some sway. I usually have at least 1/3 of fresh water in the tank.
Forth- as you already said you checked the tires, trailer tires need to be at there max pressure, mine is set at 50 psi and then I also put more air in the truck tires then normal driving...my BFG T/A KO I set around 45 psi.
Also make sure you have a good brake controller like the Prodigy.
Hope this helps
No. A sway set-up is something added to the hitch to minimize trailer sway. I think you're refering to a rear swat bar for the truck itself.ericgst said:when you guys say sway bar are you refering to a rear suspension sway bar that connects left and right shocks together or some sort of trailer mounting device?
Just checking because I am not sure if 'friction' is a brand or type
Nothing to add to the topic but...I have to say, those two little girls are absolutely adorable. My wife happened to be passing by and went ga-ga over them....lol.RobKar said:Looks like this:
I use one on each side.
I also have something like this:
Hope this helps
Thank you HVT ... I think so too but I am bias .. :teethmastHudsonValleyTitan said:Nothing to add to the topic but...I have to say, those two little girls are absolutely adorable. My wife happened to be passing by and went ga-ga over them....lol.