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Author Topic: What have you done to resolve the choppy ride when towing on concrete roads?  (Read 2050 times)

Oldgator73

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Gary,
I think one of these could do the job! It accomplishes, if it works as advised, and I see no reason why it wont. It will eliminate the play in both pieces, shank to adapter and adapter to hitch socket. The set screw idea I had only tightens the shank to the adapter.
I had forgotten e-trailer.

Thanks again!

I don't think that will eliminate the discomfort you experience on concrete highways. We had a fifth wheel and it was tight in the hitch and we still experienced a great deal of discomfort on those highways.

John97031

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lone_star_dsl

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If you have airbags on your truck, my trick works!

I found that airing up the bags to their limits and basically removing any rear end suspension movement will eliminate almost all of the bouncing. To do this, you will need an on board compressor though.
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edjunior

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If you have airbags on your truck, my trick works!

I found that airing up the bags to their limits and basically removing any rear end suspension movement will eliminate almost all of the bouncing. To do this, you will need an on board compressor though.

Which is what I said back in my post, however, I don't know if the same thing applies to a TT as opposed to a 5th wheel. 
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DonPam

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Gary, I ordered the hitch rattle device from etrailer. At a minimum it will show me what results I might get by bumping up to the 2 1/2 shank by Equalizer that John97031 located.
Lastly, someone suggested air bags on my truck. Currently I do not have air bags on my truck, but if I move that direction, I will consider an on board compressor setup.
The next step I will take will be the rattle bracket at the hitch, then shocks on the trailer.
As I have progress with results worthy of sharing, I will update this post.
What I have heard is that I can improve the ride a little, but not eliminate it. For now, Ill take improvement!😏
Thank you ALL for your recommendations and humor.
Don & Pam Cima
Dayton, OH

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Gary RV_Wizard

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Let us know how it works.
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