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Old 10-06-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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way too much sway/rocking on my 05 ram 4x4 sb hemi. it's got air bags to no avail. camper weighs # 3000. don't want to buy every option out there . just one that works. any help? larry

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Old 10-07-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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What's the hitch weight? Some campers are real close to having centered axles and have less than 300# of hitch weight. The camper can actually rock back taking weight off the truck. Airbags won't help if there's no weight for them to hold. Some tricks to help alleviate trailer sway when bumper towing:

Make sure your truck tires are up to full rated pressure and not "comfort" pressure.

Use a drop hitch to make the trailer run "downhill".

Make sure the camper tire pressure is balanced side to side. Excess drag on one side can cause it to sway by pulling to one side and then correcting.

If those tricks don't work there are some really good anti-sway hitch systems out there. I don't personally use anti-sway hitches but this one seems to get really good reviews. Equal-i-zerŪ Hitch - The ?American Original? with 4-Point Sway Control? and Weight Distribution

The 2 biggest things campers have going against them is that the load can't be redistributed for balance easily and they are also a giant parachute so lack of aerodynamics gets them pretty bad too. With some makes/models of camper there is no getting around it, they just don't trailer worth a darn without some help. Good luck!
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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thx MANual but i was inquiring info re; a slide-in truck camper..... larry
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:43 AM   #4
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your better off beefing up your springs and getting rid of the air bag. there to soft. its like sitting on a basketball. springs don't collapse
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:00 AM   #5
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Well then. lol how many miles are on that truck then? Is it possible the sway you have could be caused by a little slop somewhere in the front end? I would think the airbags in the rear would help some...
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Add a beefy sway bar to the rear if there isn't already one back there.
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i've got 92000 mi on the rig. shocks prolly could be replaced but the tires don't show wear like bad shocks would cause. no rear sway bar, either. do i have to install several items to solve this problem. i'd like to go to the top of the list and just buy that item to fix it.
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Rear sway bar is number 1
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Charged!!!!!!! will that take care of my problem or shocks...... i want a one time $400 fix
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:14 PM   #10
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The sway bar will deff help with the weight and if the shocks are bad change then also. Both of these will contribute to sway in the rear make sure the front bushings are good also on the susp.
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