1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Sway Control?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Supra TT, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Oct 2, 2011 at 6:34 PM
    #1
    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,704
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D44/Ford 9"
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    What does everyone reccomend for sway control? I'm pulling around 5,000#. Pulling my 2000 toyota SAS. Im pulling it with my 2008 DC.

    I know the equalizer is favorited, however $300-500 is too much. Unless I'm not looking at the right one...
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:05 AM
    #2
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    29,090
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    x2, a flat bed shouldn't sway on you. Sway control is needed more with travel trailers.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:35 PM
    #3
    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,704
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D44/Ford 9"
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    I guess this makes sense considering I have no sway :D. Thought I just didn't pay attention to it. It is on a flatbed, thats correct. So if the sway control is kinda out of the picture.. What about a weight distribution? Neccessary?

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM
    #4
    pudge151

    pudge151 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Member:
    #34558
    Messages:
    2,647
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Sport
    5100's @ .85, Custom Grill, Debadged, Bestop Supertop, BHLM, DDM 4500k HID heads, Nokya 2500k fogs, LED interior lights, Weathertech Mats...
    i would def get a WD hitch
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:43 PM
    #5
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    29,090
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    :eek: That 1st Gen just dwarfs your 2nd Gen! Weight distribution is probably a good idea, I'm sure that load isn't overly light. Hard to tell but that looks like a steel trailer and with a truck being front heavy, I'd imagine the tongue of that trailer is pretty damn heavy. I'm not really up on what's good for w/d hitches so I'm not going to make any recommendations but I have also heard equilizer is pretty damn good.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:49 PM
    #6
    ILLINOISTACOMAGUY

    ILLINOISTACOMAGUY Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Member:
    #59091
    Messages:
    179
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Darryl
    ILLINOIS
    Vehicle:
    2005 SR5 SPORT
    WeatherTech Digital floor mats front and rear. Ventvisors, Hood protector, Towing package, Bed tiedowns, Wheel to Wheel steps,
    This may sound stupid but maybe back it on and the engine would be closer to the center of gravity of the trailer and more over the axels.

    But then you may get a sway in the rear.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:53 PM
    #7
    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    21,215
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Front Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon ET Coilovers, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, TSB Leafs, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps, Deeza HD Sway Bar Links
    Max tongue load on the Double Cab with tow pkg is 640 lb. Just visually looking at the trailer, the tongue weight is probably over 1000 lb. 1200 lb tongue weight capacity WD hitches start at $300 on eTrailer.com.

    Have you thought about flat towing the 2000 Taco (transfer case in neutral) with one of these:
    http://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bars/Roadmaster/RM-520.html
    Expensive but easier I think.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 4:22 PM
    #8
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,558
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    Did the flat towing with my brother's jeep (much lighter than a tacoma) with my tacoma and its not fun. With a trailer you have trailer brake, with out a trailer there are only the truck's (the one towing) brakes and it takes a butt load of distance to stop. So having experience flat towing I do not recomend it with anything above what a jeep wrangler weighs (about 3000 lbs).
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:55 PM
    #9
    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,704
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D44/Ford 9"
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Yeah and put extra miles on my $1600 tires? No thanks, thats why I BOUGHT a trailer :p

    Total load is #5000 or so. I'm sure the tongue is, but the truck has no problems pulling it at all :cool:
     
  10. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:02 PM
    #10
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    29,090
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Have you tried backing the truck onto the trailer? It might put too much weight behind the trailer's axle but if you back it all the way on it might transfer more weight directly over the trailer's axle while hopefully still leaving enough tongue weight so it tracks well.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:15 PM
    #11
    Supra TT

    Supra TT [OP] Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,704
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D44/Ford 9"
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    I haven't.. I've played around with the truck, and if I don't have it where its at right now I get a massive shudder/vibration thrugh the truck that makes it almost unbearable to drive. I can try switching it and seeing if it will work.

    Also on the vibration i'm not sure if its just due to thewind resistance or the balance of the truck?
     
To Top