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Old 10-03-2020, 02:50 PM   #121
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Old 10-03-2020, 03:05 PM   #122
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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.
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Old 10-03-2020, 04:38 PM   #123
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Heading out at Thanksgiving for one last Hymer trip. Loving it so far.
Would love to get a manual though. Will check these links.

Bill in W. Canada

Have you been to the official Hymer group page? They have a general Hymer manual and individual manuals for each of the systems.

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Old 10-03-2020, 05:42 PM   #125
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:01 PM   #126
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:06 PM   #127
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A couple more pictures : added 2nd battery and selector switch; replaced hokey hitch/brake controller with longer, much improved version - lengthened tongue 10" - much improved towing stability, don't need WDH (also switched to pickup for TV)
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:10 PM   #128
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Blue Ox weight distribution hitch - effective for sway and leveling, but was unacceptably low - very little ground clearance. Shout out if you want it - very heavy to ship tho...
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