Hi everybody - I think this is one of the best RV websites around. We just bought a 1970 lowliner that has been completely re-done inside and out. I think its over kill and I spent way to much money for it. We still have our 66 lowliner and plan to sell one of them. (?) My question is this - the 70 lowliner is vary heavy and I pull it with a 86 3/4 ton chevy suburban the problem is I'm getting a lot of sway. I have installed a sway bar and shorten the hitch but it still is a little wobbly. (tire pressure is 60 lbs.)This is around 55-60 mph. What else can I do to make it more secure. Also the 2-way fridge is not working on the 110 side - maybe I'll just take it to the RV shop. We still go camping even during the winter - rain, snow, fog what-ever. We hope everybody has a vary M

erry Christmas and a great new year. Thanks Duane, Joy and supper dog Tanner.

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Comment by Pat Daly on March 13, 2010 at 10:30am
Hey, Duane did you ever solve your trailer sway problem with the new LoLiner? Just wondering what the "fix" was. thanks. pat
Comment by VK on December 22, 2009 at 12:06am
Hi Duane, your sway problem could be due to several things. First, how is the trailer loaded? Are the heaviest items close to the axel? Water tank full? Holding tanks? In the early 70s, Aristocrat began using a lot of MDF which also contributes to the weight.

Tire type can make a difference. Trailer tires have stronger sidewalls than passenger car tires and reduce some of the sway. I'm assuming with running 60 pounds pressure, your tires are heavy duty trailer tires. Do you have a load leveler system with the sway bar? That can help as well. (Easy Tow or Eaz Lift) Air bags on the Suburban allow for more tongue weight.

Also check the axel and springs. There may be a loose bolt, cracked leaf or defective shackle. My little 66 Loliner had a very dangerous situation-a previous owner had replaced the tires and wheels. Unfortunately, the wheels were a newer style with a deeper recess. The tires were actually touching the spring shackles and rubbing a groove. We did surgery and now all is well but the mid 60s Loliners have had a few blowouts...

There is also a hitch system, I believe it's a Hensley Arrow hitch-they are supposed to be the cat's meow for towing.

Hope some of this gives you an idea or two. Your trailer is very cool! VK



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