Originally Posted by fvstringpicker
With all the talk about folks needing a dually for stability when towing a fifth wheel its always appeared to me a dually is more greatly needed for stability when towing a bumper pull of any size.
Not entirely. A beefier truck will make a difference in stability in any scenario. However, as noted in the video clip weight in the right places results in a pretty stable rig.
I drive across 3 states once with a 1/2 ton truck and a 6x12 UHaul moving a family member. We loaded the trailer by putting things where they fit. I never got the trailer + truck weighed. However, going down the highway the trailer liked to swerve with every bump. The way I got it to stop was to let off the accelerator and loose speed first. I am 99% sure the weight distribution in the trailer is what threw things off.