When hauling your trailer one of the most important things to monitor is the sway of your trailer behind your vehicle. You no doubt are wondering how much trailer sway is normal and when should you be concerned about it. In this article, we will provide you with tips on how to better understand your trailer and how sway may occur in order to ensure you avoid dangerous sway while on the road.
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No driver is immune to the dangers of trailer sway - not even the most experienced trailer towers. Trailer sway is caused by a variety of factors ranging from gusty winds to an improper weight distribution hitch. Fortunately, you can help minimize the risk of trailer sway by learning its key causes and taking the necessary measures to minimize risks. Below is a look at the most common causes of trailer sway and five simple steps you can take to prevent it.
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