Originally Posted by Bill Rafoss
Thanks for posting Doug VP. We have a Hymer touring GT and are concerned about the sway too. You likely have read all this, but we are trying to address it by - loading more up front, slow down, use a bigger tow vehicle (rental). We talked to some 'experts'. They say it might help to weld an A frame on the front so we can attach a weigh distribution system and sway bars. That is our final solution; trying these other ideas first. Heading out next weekend!
We tried a Blue Ox weight
distribution hitch from eTrailer.com. There is a bolt-on T-bar onto which the arms of the hitch connect via chains. This hitch is then compatible w/ single spar frames, and also with surge type hydraulic brakes
As for sway control, it worked very well. The problem we encountered is that the whole system hangs below the hitch/frame line, reducing the already poor ground clearance. This is not a defect of the hitch, but rather a misapplication. We removed it.
I then replaced the hitch/brake unit with one from eTrailer, one that adds at least 10" to the end of the tongue. (https://www.etrailer.com/Brake-Actua...le/DX27FR.html
) If this didn't work, I was going to add a folding hitch and 12" more length as well. As it turns out, the new longer hitch worked very well & I don't feel the need to add any more tongue length. Luckily, there was enough brake line and electric cord slack that was available to make this addition work w/o replacement or modification.
We do load the trailer with a bias towards the front, and keep the speed under 65. We just did a trip up the mountains and back, with a bit of freeway included and there was no sway whatsoever in 300+ miles in varying conditions, including crosswinds.
So, my 2 cents is - save your money on a WDH - unless you can find one that doesn't consume ground clearance - and change out the hitch connection for a longer one.