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Author Topic: Recovering from Fishtailing  (Read 20213 times)

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Offline Bruno of NH

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Re: Recovering from Fishtailing
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2019, 07:55:12 PM »
I just reach down and hit the trailer brake a bit till it straightens out.
I had one dump trailer that never pulled well no matter how you loaded it.
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Re: Recovering from Fishtailing
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2019, 11:21:56 AM »
I too understood that trailer brakes applied manually would help.  I have a neighbor that stated he would get on the brakes of the vehicle and the accelerator.  He indicated this would apply trailer brakes and a pull from the vehicle to correct the fishtail.  I have never tried this.  Do you have a anti sway bar on the hitch, assume it is tag along?  A sway bar helped my camper pulling experience.

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Re: Recovering from Fishtailing
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2019, 04:10:22 PM »
 Haven't driven TTs for yrs do they still have a hand brake on the steering wheel pole?
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Re: Recovering from Fishtailing
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2019, 07:31:02 PM »
Haven't driven TTs for yrs do they still have a hand brake on the steering wheel pole?
Yes, Ed. Most companies still have the “Johnson Bar” or “Trolley Bar” for operation of the trailer brakes.
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Re: Recovering from Fishtailing
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2019, 08:18:36 PM »
Brake controller I installed on my previous  truck, 2004 GMC 2500HD, was made like a CB microphone and the cord plugged into an under dash control.  The hand held device that stayed on the console allowed you to adjust the brakes and had a switch on the side like a microphone key that you could squeeze if need to manually apply brakes.  The truck I have now has a factory brake controller but has a slide switch on the lower dash you can apply brakes with.  


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