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Old 04-18-2011, 08:05 PM   #15
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jzyg, all tires have a safety factor built into them for when tires get hot, air expands, and higher internal pressure results. Go ahead and inflate to sidewall stated cold maximum (cold = driven less than 1 mile). I would bet money the "P" tires on the truck are the majority of the sway issue. The sidewalls are soft and allow the truck to move sideways with every move of the steering wheel, wind gust, passing HDT,etc. Those same "P" tires that give a soft coushy ride are not designed for anything else, LT tires are highly recommended.

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Old 05-16-2011, 03:27 PM   #16
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Well, after towing to Manhattan Kansas and back this weekend for the KSU Graduation, I have some findings to report.
I lowered the brackets one hole and towed out there. NOT great.
I raised it back up to where I had it, and loaded plenty (read: an appropriate amount) in the front of the TT and it TOWED LIKE A CHARM. Heck, I even held the steering wheel with just one hand part of the time. I have deduced that adjusting the hitch correctly, the weight that WAS on the hitch was distributed and left the hitch 'light'. So by adding some weight (golf clubs, laundry/linen) for the trip back, it properly re-set the weight and no sway and no issues at all. I think I FINALLY have a good set-up for my TV and TT combination. Thank you all.

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Old 05-18-2011, 08:04 PM   #17
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You've done a good job researching the correct way to set up a tow vehicle and travel trailer combination and your photos verify this. You can take pride in your setup when you see others on the road that have no idea of what their setup should be. I would consider LT tires for your truck in a load range D at some time in the future. In the meantime, inflate all tires to max ratings........Good job.

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