The Sway Fiasco

Wow, so much has happened since my last post. I moved back to Albuquerque from Santa Fe because I had been having trouble with my truck when towing my Airstream. I was having problems with trailer sway even with my weight distribution/sway control hitch.

I’d had two incidents of such extreme sway that the sway warning light on my truck dash came on. It was scary and I was feeling unsafe.

After doing a ton of research and asking a lot of questions there were simply too many variables. I needed to decide if I was going to start dumping money into the old truck hoping to find the cause of the problem or just bite the bullet and upgrade to a more powerful truck and be done with the whole thing. 

Meet my new (used) tow vehicle. My salesman, Danny was awesome! We had a couple of hiccups but on the day I picked up the truck he surprised me with this gigantic, red bow. I laughed so hard. 

I don’t have a name for the truck yet. Obviously, it needs a boy name to go with Bridget. Feel free to offer suggestions. 

This is the bed cover I had added. It’s solid, water resistant, locking and really easy to unlock and open with one hand. Linex also put a rubber seal around my tailgate to keep the water and dust out.

I spent a total of 8 days in Albuquerque getting the truck situation all ironed out. 

There were a couple of things I had to have added and I had to have the hitch adjusted because the new truck sits a lot higher.  Yes, that’s a ladder I have to climb to get in the back. 

Finally, everything was set up and I was all ready to go. I’m amazed by how much better towing is with this truck. There is zero sway and I can barely feel it when a truck passes me on the freeway. 

Unfortunately, Washington State makes it almost impossible to license a vehicle remotely. I’m working my way back home so I can get the licensing done before my temporary tags expire at the end of the month. Good thing I didn’t buy in Florida.

8 thoughts on “The Sway Fiasco”

  1. Thank you! I have loved my Fords. They are so comfortable and easy to drive. We had an F350 Dually when we started out and I loved that thing.

  2. Congratulations on your new truck . It looks like a great one for towing . Hope you have a good trip back to get the truck licensed . Sure enjoy your photos . Vern in Boise Id

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