2017 Expedition EL heavy sway at or above 60 MPH

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Leslie H R

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2017 Exp EL. Towing 6000 lbs. Brand new Falcon Wildpeak A/T 4W. When towing I run them at 50 psi. The rig tires around 55, have yet to get the exact psi but I feel Im close. Over 60 mpg trailer starts getting a sway going. The trailer could be loaded or empty issue is the same. Ive been looking into EBS or Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution.

I feel it's the truck anyone else experience this?
 

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Tongue weight is probably too low. Add ballast to the front of the trailer or visit a scale to get the weight distribution correct.
 

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The weight distribution hitch you mentioned is an absolute necessity. I tow a 7,000lb 33ft trailer with my 17 EL and staying at 60mph I have no problems at all.
 

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I’ve been towing with an Andersen WDH/Antisway system for 10 years. Never a hint of sway in cross winds or semis blowing by. I’m usually at 60-65 mph.
 

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2017 Exp EL. Towing 6000 lbs. Brand new Falcon Wildpeak A/T 4W. When towing I run them at 50 psi. The rig tires around 55, have yet to get the exact psi but I feel Im close. Over 60 mpg trailer starts getting a sway going. The trailer could be loaded or empty issue is the same. Ive been looking into EBS or Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution.

I feel it's the truck anyone else experience this?
Weight distro is too far aft on the trailer, need more tongue weight.
 

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2017 Exp EL. Towing 6000 lbs. Brand new Falcon Wildpeak A/T 4W. When towing I run them at 50 psi. The rig tires around 55, have yet to get the exact psi but I feel Im close. Over 60 mpg trailer starts getting a sway going. The trailer could be loaded or empty issue is the same. Ive been looking into EBS or Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution.

I feel it's the truck anyone else experience this?
Hi All. First posting here, now on 3rd Expedition since 2011... Just retired, 53 years in Tires, Brakes, Alignment business. Been towing a Vintage Racecar since 1998 in different 20 or 24' enclosed trailers... All Terrain tires not best choice for towing...tread is usually deeper than Highway tread, lots of grooves and channels= less rubber ON the road allows "Tread Squirm" at speed, and the trailer amplifies that. 55 psi is too high- sidewalls get stiffer which is good, but the tread contact patch gets smaller, which is not good. 55 psi in the front is crazy high- makes the steering too sensitive, you can't relax and get the "white knuckle" symptoms. Unless the new tires are 10-Ply, I'd suggest 36 psi front and 40-44 psi rear. Try that and see... Last but not least! Get a Weight Distributing Hitch WITH Anti Sway System- it works! I use a HUSKY unit I've had for years, but there are many other choices out there. Good Luck! Let us know how you make out... Ernie
 
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Leslie H R

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Problem Sovled: Are you all seating down? Had the caravan wheels aligned I can now drive 70 smoking a cig and mixing a martini. Kidding I don't smoke cigs. The toe was facing out they which was the problem. Thanks for all the thoughts on this.

Leslie
 
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