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.
Have you ever wondered how modern floor tiles are manufactured? Well, wonder no more. Here is a description of the process by Ceramic Industries.
There are two main types of tiles — ceramic and porcelain. Tiles are made from mixtures of clay and sand, which are dug out of quarries and shipped raw to factories. There, huge machines grind the material into a fine powder.
This is then mixed with water and other additives to make firm long sheets of tiles.
The process for making industrial porcelain tile and tiles for homes is the same. Andesite, a form of cement, is added to the basic tile mixture. The mixture is put through what looks like a large cheese grater. All air is removed from the mixture. It is then pressed into sheets, which are cut to size, then dried.
Ceramic tiles are made in mostly the same way. Water, not andesite, is added to the mixture. The wet mixture is pressed into tile shapes, then dried. Tiles are sprayed with a primer coating to help patterns stick. Patterns are then printed on the surface. Glaze is then sprayed on. Tiles are dried a final time. They are then fired in kilns at incredibly high temperatures, then gradually cooled. Tiles are tested before being packed for shipping.