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My 2017 F250 Crewcab has a terrible sway pulling my 36' Travel Trailer. I pulled this same TT with my 2016 Chevrolet 2500 loaded the same way with no problems. Has anyone experienced this ?
 

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Time to check the basics like angle of trailer, is it level or nose down a bit? Is the rear of the truck higher than the old truck? Ball height, etc...
 

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Are you using a equalizer hitch?

Try rearranging the load in the trailer, a little more on the tong.
 

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Yes I am using an equalizer hitch and anti sway bar. I have loaded it different ways and nothing seems to help. The camper pulled fine loaded however with my Chevrolet 2500 just doesn't make since
 

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Is the trailer level? Check the springs/shocks/tire pressure on the trailer. Hitch not properly mounted or adjusted. The trailer should not care what is pulling it. If trailer running gear is good, I would Look at ball hight/hitch adjustment as the cause. DRW is great but trailer should not sway if set up correctly.
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Has anyone had luck correcting this with tires? I have head that tires can induce trailer sway. The fact that DRW trucks are less susceptible to trailer sway kinda leads me to think there is some truth to this. Maybe a tire with a higher load range rating would be a little stiffer?
 

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What's your tire pressure in the truck's tires?
 

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I'll bet it's the hitch setup...mine was bad from the get go so I think camping world did it wrong and under spec'd it to boot. When I got new stuff, and set it up myself, I could see how easy it would be to just throw it on and get it wrong. There are very specific directions to be followed to get it right.
 

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Has anyone had luck correcting this with tires? I have head that tires can induce trailer sway. The fact that DRW trucks are less susceptible to trailer sway kinda leads me to think there is some truth to this. Maybe a tire with a higher load range rating would be a little stiffer?
YES... tires play a huge part in sway as does spongy suspension. His truck is new and would have come with E rated tires so tires should not be an issue (assuming he is towing within the limits the truck is designed for which I'm sure he is if his chev 2500 pulled it fine).

Air pressure in the tires could be playing a part in it though. I always run my tires within 10lbs of max pressure. With the 4 new 4 SD's I've had, I've never had to deal with any odd tire wear issues or mishandling trailer issues (other than pulling a POS from time to time that wasn't balanced right from the factory due to design)

Also, I don't know about the current generation of SD's but of my 4 that I have bought, 2 of them came with the overload helper springs on the rear leaf pack and 2 didn't. There was a HUGE difference in how well they handled a trailer. I added air bags to both of the trucks that did not come with the helper springs. My current '07 has them, the bags have been laying in the basement since I got it.
 

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Why would you NOT run the rear tires at the full specified inflation pressure especially when towing?
 

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Believe me, I've seen it...people have told me the ride is too rough when empty and they don't want to adjust the pressure every time they tow, so comfort wins out. I was told when I bought my first SD back in late 99 that I needed to run even the front tires at close to max due or I would have tires wear issues due to the weight of the Diesel. It might even have been here that I read that way back then.
 

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It sounds like the experience I had back in July with my first tow. I posted a thread after that trip .I did install a Ford rear sway bar but I have not been able to tow my trailer any more due to work to see if that helped.
Like you I never had a problem with other tow vehicles and the same hitch setup.
Very interested to see what you come up with.
 

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Was 2017 the first year of the lighter gauge but boxed frame?

Both issues here are on 2017's, I wonder if there is a connection?
 

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Were you able to solve this problem? I have the exact same issue and I previously pulled the same camper with my Ram250 and had no issues at all. It’s not the weight distribution.
 

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If you haven't already done it, I would take the a look at the weight distribution hitch and start from scratch with the install as if it just came out of the box. Understanding you have already lowered your hitch ball to compensate for the additional height of the Super Duty, you may also have to re-visit the trailer tongue side of the equation and make changes to how much tension you are using. These new Super Duties have a fairly light rear axle weight compared to any brand of older pickup because of the aluminum box construction and the new frame technology. Could it be possible that, if you are using the same tension in your hitch as you used to use on the old Chevy, you may be redistributing too much weight forward and not have sufficient rear axle weight to control the trailer? If you have a Cat Scale near by it may not hurt to pay a visit and get your axle weights loaded and unloaded to see just how the weight is being distributed, may help figure out which direction to go from there. Just a humble opinion, hope it helps.
 

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I was under the impression that trucks with the trailer tow package had trailer sway control.
 

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I tried different hitches and checked my tongue weight nothing helped. I ended up trading it in on a new Chevrolet Duramax it pulls it with no problems
 
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