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    Default Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    My Venter bush baby trailer with a Howling Moon tent on top sways from side to side at around 110 km/hr, anybody have a recommendation to rectify?

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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    Dont take anything I say as actual advice or fact. I dont.

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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    Fit shock absorbers

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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    Maybe increase the weight on the towball.
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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    My Bush baby has got shocks. Only sways when loaded incorrectly. Too much weight after axle. Like said above put more weight on ball. How much weight is loaded in trailer when it sways?
    Last edited by Skilpad#7; 2021/06/19 at 05:05 PM.

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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    best option is to get the weight distribution and trailer angle correct

    if you cannot do the above, or want additional margin of safety then consider a stabiliser, I use a trapezium straightliner on the car trailer and caravan and it really works.
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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    Are you sure the wheel bearings are ok, the axle isn't bent and the brakes aren't maybe not fully released on one side?

    Things that contribute to swaying are usually a tail heavy trailer and / or a nose up attitude of trailer when towing.
    Make sure you got something like 70+ kg on the tow ball, when the trailer is loaded and it stands either level or with a slight nose down attitude when it's hooked to the tow vehicle.

    Generally the Venter BB is well enough designed that it shouldn't have a tendency to sway, unless it has been modified.
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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    Thanks for all your comments, the trailer has shocks but I am sure the problem is incorrect weight distribution as it sways most when not loaded much. Appreciated thanks again

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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    Quote Originally Posted by nolanrc View Post
    Thanks for all your comments, the trailer has shocks but I am sure the problem is incorrect weight distribution as it sways most when not loaded much. Appreciated thanks again
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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    Quote Originally Posted by nolanrc View Post
    Thanks for all your comments, the trailer has shocks but I am sure the problem is incorrect weight distribution as it sways most when not loaded much. Appreciated thanks again
    Also check your tyre pressure, too low pressure and high sidewalls can also result into sway. All the best getting it sorted out. Travel safe.
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    Default Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    If it sways more when not loaded see if you can move the tent forward
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