How to Reduce Trailer Sway When Towing a Camper with a 2016 Ford F-150


I have Ford 2016 F-150 Crew Cab 157inch wheelbase and towing a 35foot ball to bumper camper. The dry weight of the camper is just under 8000 lbs and the truck has no problem pulling the camper and I have the Reese Trunnion style weight distribution hitch specified and installed by my camper dealer. Nice and level. My issue is ANY cross wind will cause sway that requires me to slow down to 45 mph. Ive tried the Pro Series sway brake but not helping. Any suggestions?


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If you are just using one friction control bar, it is not sufficient enough for an 8,000 lbs. 35 ft. trailer. You will need two friction control bars if your spring bars have the hook at the end. If you do, you can add the dual-cam sway control # RP26002 and it will work much better.

However, if you do not have two notches, towing a trailer that is close to the maximum towing limit of your truck can cause significant sway on the highway even with a weight distribution system. Installing a suspension enhancement system for your 2016 Ford F-150 can help reduce sag when towing your trailer and improve vehicle handling.

I recommend installing the SuperSpring Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway Control Kit # SSA28. This system will beef up your factory leaf springs and will significantly reduce sway and prevent sagging. These springs adjust automatically to your payload so you have the right suspension support for how much weight you are towing or carrying.

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