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Old 05-09-2019, 04:46 PM   #51
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The bouncing was in the rear of the Sierra and front of th TA. (The tongue weight of the little trailer was around 20 lbs. It tracked true the entire trip.)
��Your thread is the first I’ve read on this forum who has had this issue. Also the first I’ve read who is double towing. I think if you try your 5.0 without double towing you will be quite pleased with its towing manners behind your Sierra. Could be wrong but I think that trailer is a much bigger variable than shocks or air bags��
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:31 PM   #52
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Yes, I agree, the known variable is the additional trailer. Try towing without it and post the results.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:44 PM   #53
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I also didn't understand the original setup and agree that it could be a problem. It isn't that the tongue weight would be significant since 20 lbs would hardly make as much difference as the stuff you would likely have loaded inside the trailer and certainly not as much as full vs empty tanks. However, the dynamics of the situation would be much more complex than a single trailer. It is the dynamics that I would suspect most.

The thing is, shocks are intended to control dynamics. Better shocks might still be the answer but for a different reason. There is no real way to tell without trying a few things.

It might be instructive if someone could follow you while you were towing with the issue. Perhaps they could see additional movement and its source that it would take a lot of guessing to find otherwise.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:22 PM   #54
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Weighed truck, then truck and trailer. Front axle went down 20#, rear (pin) axle up 760, trailer axles 4060. Net trailer weight 4800. Believe that's 16% at the connection.

Will not tow the small trailer behind the Escape again unless the "bucking" returns without it.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:14 PM   #55
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Sounds like a good solution. You could still tow double for a short ways but I think your plan is sound.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:41 PM   #56
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Weighed truck, then truck and trailer. Front axle went down 20#, rear (pin) axle up 760, trailer axles 4060. Net trailer weight 4800. Believe that's 16% at the connection.

Will not tow the small trailer behind the Escape again unless the "bucking" returns without it.
Please keep us posted on how it tows 😎
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:44 PM   #57
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Would like to, promptly, but the walleyes are calling and the next trailering is likely about 6 weeks away. This schedule is really exhausting!
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:16 PM   #58
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$10 was what I read. So the two-step would mean $20. And that gives solid answers to several questions from a certified scale.
CAT policy is to charge $2 for the reweigh so it should only be $12ish. I don’t remember if the App handled that or not though.
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