Before you can get started fixing trailer sway, it’s important to understand what causes it in the first place. Here, we’ll review a few common causes of trailer sway so you can go about making the proper corrections before you get on the road. Let’s get started.
One of the first things you need to know is that trailer sway can be caused by the size of your trailer relative to the size of your towing vehicle. If you’re towing a trailer with a small vehicle, then you’ll want the smallest, lightest trailer that’s relative to the size of that vehicle.
The more similar your towing vehicle and your trailer are in size and weight, the less likely you are to experience trailer sway.
In addition, you’ll want to consider how you pack your trailer. Poor weight distribution is another common cause of trailer sway. Whenever you’re loading up, make sure you’re distributing weight as evenly as possible within your trailer. Whether it’s just a few small boxes or you’re moving a few pieces of large furniture, it’s important to make sure everything is placed carefully to distribute the weight.