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I have an 1986 viscount regency ultra light when towing with the nissan patrol it does'nt sway when i tow it with the land rover disco i'ts all over the road & thats with new tyres

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  • thehutch Apr 03, 2011

    Hi richroth, i have tried all of the above but the problem still remains.

    I forgot to mention that i have air bag suspension on both vehicles.

    Regards thehutch.

  • thehutch Apr 04, 2011

    Hi dcramer531, thank you for all your suggestions & advice.

    Regards thehutch.



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The hitch height must match that of the Nissan apperantly land rover is either too high or low depending on how you have it set up. A trailer does not care what is towing it as long as it is as close to level as possible. Either that is the issue or the land rover has an alignment issue and is not tracking properly with the front and rear wheels. They should be in alignment as well. You might need to have the rover get a 4 wheel alignment to correct this issue. Wind around the vehichles also plays a part in the trailer tracking straight behind the tow vehichle. You might need a sway bar mounted on the Rover to the trailer if the wind is causing this. There really isn't much else to check exept load conditions. Is the trailer loaded the same when you pull it on either truck? The majority of the loades weight need to be as close to the center of the axles as possible in the trailer.

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    Hello, just saw the comment on the air bags, I assume you have checked and made sure the air pressure in the bags as well as the hitch height are the same on each vehichle. These need to be the same on the rover as the nissan since the nissan works well with your trailer.


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The ability to handle and unstable trailer will depend on the inherent stability of the tow vehicle, which is yet another variable. A truck or van with a long wheelbase, a relatively short rear overhang and stiff springs often will at least partially make up for a trailer's lack of inherent stability, whereas if the trailer is towed by a softly sprung vehicle with a long overhang, the trailer's shortcomings will be more obvious.

Another important factor in tow vehicle/trailer stability is proper adjustment of a conventional load-distributing hitch. Proper adjustment means that the trailer is level and that the tow vehicle was level before hitching, it should remain at that angle after hitching.

The concept of a properly operating load-distributing hitch is that it should distribute hitch weight to all axles of the tow vehicle and the trailer. Here's how to make it happen:

1. Measure the tow vehicle at reference points on the front and rear bumpers with the vehicle loaded for travel, but prior to hitching.

2. Hitch the trailer and adjust spring-bar tension, so weight appears to have been added to the front as well as the rear of the tow vehicle.

3. Measure front and rear reference points again. If, for example, the rear of the vehicle has dropped one inch and the front has only dropped a quarter inch, add more tension to the spring bars, which will raise the rear and lower ther front. Continue adjustment until the measurements are approximately the same. If a discrepancy is unavoidable, the rear of the vehicle should drop slightly more than the front.

If the spring bars cannot be adjusted tightly enough to achieve similar or identical vehicle-height reduction, stiffer spring bars may be needed. The spring bars should be rated for at least the amount of hitch weight of the trailer, plus about 200 pounds if the tow vehicle is softly sprung.

If, after proper adjustment of tow-vehicle attitude is achieved, the trailer is not level, the ball mount should be raised or lowered. Bolt-together ball mounts permit ball-height adjustment. If the ball mount is welded to the shank, replace it with a ball mount that can be adjusted. (Such mounts are available at hitch shops.)

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