Last updated: 30 Apr 2023
This may be what you need if you don’t have the Reese with the “Dual Cam” sway control arms. Sway control is an important safety device. Make sure that your tow vehicle is not slightly higher in front. You should check this whenever you hook up. Pull the rig to a flat and level spot if you aren’t on one.
Before hitting the road with your trailer, take a moment to check the overall attitude of your rig. Walk back far enough to get a good view, and ensure that the vehicle is relatively level from the front of the truck to the back of the trailer. If the back of the truck or tongue of the trailer is either too low or too high, it can create dangerous driving conditions.
In the event of a sudden stop or emergency, an imbalanced rig can increase the risk of accidents or damage. Play it safe by taking the time to ensure that your RV is properly leveled and balanced before heading out on your next adventure.
The thrust weight of the trailer will have the effect of pushing the rear of the vehicle down and could impair steering by lifting the front. If the level to slightly high, the weight in a panic stop would tend to lift the back and shift weight to the front wheels.
If you are slightly low you just need to “drop a link”. That means if you have 3 links of the chain hanging now, try 4 then step back and have a look at the level of the rig. Take a look at the wheel wells of the tow vehicle …is the front higher? They should be close to equal.