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starspangled6.0 wrote:I do remember when I first slowed down, the trailer started to swing like crazy. Would it be best to just hammer the trailer brakes, and wait a little bit to apply the truck brakes?
Apply the trailer brakes and lightly step on the gas...you need to literally stretch it out. If its bad, use nothing but the trailer brakes to get you stopped (as long as they will stop you). Its fairly easy to control/stop with electric brakes, get a trailer with hydraulic surge brakes (like a U-Haul), and it sucks.
To prevent this, you need tongue weight...like the pictures in the manual show, you need around 10% of the total load at the tongue (5,000 pound load should have nearly 500#s on the hitch), regardless of the trailer.