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Best Way to Control Sway With Heavy V-Nose Car Hauler

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Hello, I am moving my family to Alaska and am using my 30’ car hauler to load the majority of household items such as furniture and moving boxes. The car hauler sways empty 4,500 pounds with a crosswind so I am considering a weight-distro system. The trailer loaded will be 13-14 k being pulled by a 2017 F-250 with 6.7L PS. The trailer has a 5’ V-Nose so I am not sure if there is a product that will have the necessary tongue weight 1400-1600 lbs and overall load rating with shorter spring bars that would be compatible with this trailer. I’ve had several weight distributing systems before but never on a V-Nose. Other option is to count on the cargo weight to minimize sway and just take it slow when needed. Would use B/W HD 2 5/16” ball if I don’t get a weight-distributing system. I would greatly appreciate your expert advice! Thank you in advance.

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I can certainly help you get your family to Alaska safely as we do have some options that will be helpful, but it will depend on a few different factors.

There is actually an anti-sway weight distribution system that would work, the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # BXW2000, though this would require your 2017 Ford F-250 have a 2-1/2" hitch like the Curt # C15802, and you would also need to switch the brackets from the SwayPro's clamp on to the Blue Ox Signature Series Lift Brackets for SwayPro Weight Distribution Systems # BXW4021.

These brackets would be bolted on and require your car hauler trailer to have a frame between 3" and 6" high and no more than 2" wide.

This set up would allow you to have a weight distribution system that prevents sway and works with your heavy V-nose trailer. The system otherwise comes with everything you need for installation except a hitch ball, and for that you would need the 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # 63840.

I have added a link to a video review of the SwayPro and Brackets for you to check out, and if for any reason this set up won't work for you, let me know and we can try and find some other options.

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