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Advice for towing sag and sway, pulling 7700lb travel trailer

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Moosemeat, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Oct 9, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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    Moosemeat

    Moosemeat [OP] New Member

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    i have a 2017 5.7 4x4 crewmax.

    Looking at a travel trailer with gvwr of 7700#’s
    Hitch weight of 710#’s. 30’ long.
    I am worried about sag but sway more.
    Will an equalizer set up help both of these? Or am I going to need air shocks also?

    I will be doing a ton of traveling all over the U.S. and I want to make sure I have the right set up.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    TTCrewmax

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    I have almost the exact trailer you describe. I'm running an equalizer hitch to help with sway, air bags to help with squat and load e tires.

    It's a rock-solid towing platform but loves gas.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    Mwray8909

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    We have 30FT TT GVWR is 9400LBS.

    Weight distribution hitch and a Harbor freight Anti sway bar installed. Tows like a dream.
    EDIT- Currently have spring helpers installed but will be adding a leaf as well to help with squat.
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    We tow this trailer daily since it is our current residence after the fire.
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    OBXTundra

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    Another thumbs up for the equalizer here. Very adjustable. Handles weight distribution and sway duties all in one. And you can backup with it connected.

    I have Sumo Springs for squat/bottoming. I find that the sumo springs do a good job of not letting the rear end wallow over things like bridge transitions.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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    shawn.roe24

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    I was going to say Sumo Springs or Timbrens for the sag, but if you going to tow a lot I would purchase air bags. Having on board air also comes in handy for other things. Not sure what your budget is but you cant go wrong with any of the previous commenter's setup.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

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  7. Oct 10, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    Great thread, thanks. My family is looking to buy around a 28 footer or so. I'll be watching this.
     
  8. Oct 10, 2018 at 1:14 PM
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    Mwray8909

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    We are looking to switch to a 5th wheel to put behind our crewmax. (5th wheel is possible with a short bed!)
     

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