Troubleshooting Trailer Sway with Husky Weight Distribution System When Used with 2018 Chevy 2500


I am towing a 6000 lb. travel trailer that is 32 feet long. Have towed for a year with 2011 chevy Silverado 2500 crew cab with no issues. Just upgraded to a 2018 chevrolet 2500 double cab. I now have serious sway issues. My new truck has 20 inch tires vs. 17 inch on the 2011. I stopped halfway on trip and lowered my hitch one hole lowest hole to put more weight on truck and lower trailer tongue. I have ball tilted 6 washers. Is this my problem or tire pressure. Seriously discouraged that I have plenty of truck to tow but 55mph is about max comfortable speed. Appreciate any help. Husky round bar distribution 1200 lb tongue with dual sway control friction bars.


Expert Reply:

It sounds like you just need a new Weight Distribution (WD) shank for your Husky Center Line # HT32218. You want to make sure that you have the appropriate drop for your towing setup otherwise it throws the weight in your trailer off and you get a lot of sway like what you are experiencing.

You need to adjust the WD system head so that the hitch ball platform is the same height as the bottom of your trailer coupler as you can see in the attached article. Once you have that height difference resolved you should experience normal towing again.

Since it sounds like you are already on the lowest setting for your current shank you need to choose from the linked selection. One of the most popular options is the Curt # C17123 which fits a 2" hitch receiver and has a 6-1/4" drop for trunnion bar systems like your Husky.

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