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”
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.
Thank you! I'm really enjoying myself. The truck thing was a hurdle but I'm over it and have landed on my feet.
Thanks Vern, I went through Boise today. Thanks for the kind compliment on my photos. I love taking them.
Thank you! It's a pleasure to tow now.
Glad you have new wheels to feel safer towing. We have always had Ford trucks for towing trailers. Enjoy your trip back to the coast.
Once you have trouble it's hard to shake that feeling. You removed it and can continue your living. You are doing a great job Rving solo. Have fun!
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
Beautiful setup – enjoy!