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Old 09-25-2011, 09:52 PM   #29
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Suspect most TT manufactures would argue with success that it is the responsablity of the person towing the trailer to fully understand what a proper safe stow is. One of the basics of stowing a trailer is that insufficient hitch weight or and unbalanced load will result in a trailer that is prone to sway.
I'm an old guy who has towed everything from stock trailers, show horse trailers, boat trailers, bumper and 5th wheel travel trailer and tent trailer for the last 45 years.
Up until a couple of months ago I had 2003 16' Sd with a bath Scamp.
I've traveled the California Sierra Nevadas, the Colorado Rockies, the Mountians of Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
Probably between 10,000 and 15,000 miles.
Usually with a full water tank and empty grey and black water tanks.
Sometimes I had to travel with a partially filled water tank and partially or full grey and black water tanks.
I have never had any of the problems you describe.
Full water or grey or black tanks lower the center of gravity of the trailer helping with stability.
I have never had a need for an anti sway bar.
I am also one of those people that's always in a hurry so I'm not a slow driver.
My point is sometimes the what if's may frighten or create needless worry in the people new to travel trailers.
John
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