will these items improve my towing?
I just picked up my new to me 17 foot travel trailer yesterday. No horror stories about the drive home, it went pretty smoothly actually. Some of the lights are not working but I'll deal with that. I'm pulling with a Kia Sedona minivan. My limit is 3500 pounds and the dry weight of the trailer is 2550. There was no sway (even with passing big rigs) at all on the hour long highway drive home so that does not appear to be an issue. I did notice that when we went over a bump the car seemed to rise and fall with the weight of the trailer. A neighbor suggested springs on the van might help this, any input would be helpful so I know what to look for. Would a weight distrubution hitch be a good purchase? I also saw a transmission cooler online, would this help to extend the life of my van? I travel solo and want an aid to help with hitching, what works best? I have towed before but not with such a small vehicle and it's been many years so any help would be appreciated.
Fulltime workamper traveling with Toy Poodles Cricket and Liza and Standard Poodle Gable