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3D Animation Caravan Or Trailer Sway And How To Avoid It

Caravan sway is a serious issue, with loss of control caused by shaking and sway being a major contributor to accidents involving caravans. This video explains how to avoid it and what to do if your caravan (or trailer) does start to sway.

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There are many safety considerations to properly towing a caravan or trailer / travel trailer starting with vehicle towing capacity and ranging through equalizer hitches to properly and legally connecting the safety chains.

There are ways to stop sway once it has started, but these will not always work if road conditions and surroundings are working against the driver.f you are going down a hill, manually apply the electric trailer brakes, this will cause the caravan/trailer to slow the towing vehicle down and almost instantly reduce the sway.

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If you are going up a hill, you can accelerate slightly until the sway stops, then slow down and drive at a lower speed.If you are driving on flat roads slow down gradually, without applying the tow vehicle brakes.Keeping the weight in your caravan distributed evenly with heavier items at the bottom and lighter on top, in positions directly above the caravan’s axle and near the floor will help reduce sway. Weight at the rear of your van such as bike racks, heavy bed frames or filled water tanks can increase the likelihood of sway.via/read more: rvSafe