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Old 10-04-2016, 12:58 PM   #21
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Location: Lewisburg, Tennessee
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Originally Posted by Greg A View Post
If you ever experience fishtailing which is very rare in these trailers, but still can happen, take foot off gas and do not hit your vehicle brakes. At the same time throw the manual trailer brake lever on your brake controller and it will bring your trailer back under control. Had this happen only once towing a Scamp 13 going down a huge mountain pass and it's amazing how quickly this regains control of the trailer and restores normalcy.
This happened to me on our first longer towing trip, and doing what Greg recommends helped us quickly re-gain control of the trailer.

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