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Re: How can I prevent trailer sway?

I can think of three things, but am by no means a towing expert.

-- move your load slightly forward
-- buy hitch setup that is designed to reduce sway

-- once the sway starts, use your trailer brakes to bring the trailer back in line by activating your trailer brakes by hand.

I would suggest checking your tongue weight to see if you can not move the load a little further. I tow my CJ7 on a better built trailer behind my suburban with a standard ball hitch. I get sway at about 70mph, but don't like to tow that fast. I usually only see that speed heading downhill when I am not paying attention. When I first got the trailer, I had difficulty finding the sweet spot for the load to minimize tongue weight and sway. After a few trips I figured it out.

-- Mike
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