Caravan sway refers to the loss of control of the caravan. There are many factors as to why a caravan may start swaying on the road, including;
- Incorrect tyre pressure or uneven tyre pressure
- Towing speed
- Driving down hills to fast
- Side wind
- Slipstreams from large vehicles
- poor weight distribution
Fortunately, there are ways in which you can stop the sway once it has started. Although this depends on the conditions of the road.
Tyres and tyre pressure
Tyre pressure depends on the type of tyres and how much load your campervan has. If your tyres have too much pressure, you’re not in for just a bumpy ride - you will increase your chance of wearing out the center of the tyres and you will increase the chance of sway. Check your tyres before going on a road trip to ensure correct pressure. If you’re unsure about what pressure to have your tyres, refer to your caravan handbook.