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Old 04-18-2022, 08:58 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by tuffr2 View Post
I just watched this video again for the 20th time over 5 years. This stresses moving weight forward.
That video would be so much better if he
would let the toy car crash once in a while.
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Old 04-18-2022, 09:14 PM   #16
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I'm also thinking that your issue is with weight distribution Since your water tank is in the front of the trailer you might try adding some water to it to get some more tongue weight, within limit of course. They train truck drivers to load in the middle or forward on the trailer to help this issue. Good luck.
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Old 04-19-2022, 02:22 AM   #17
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If a camper stealership set up that hitch, I would bet $100 it isn't optimally set up. Start from scratch with the hitch instructions and set it up correctly. Load all the cargo from rear of camper into the front of camper. With the camper tires cold and out of the sun, air them up to the sidewall number. No need to max out the tires on the pickup. If they are the correct size and type that came on the pickup, use the placard recommendation, cold. If you have replaced the original tire size and type with Load Range E tires, 60 psi should be fine. 80 psi would be overkill.
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Old 04-19-2022, 12:38 PM   #18
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I had a Starcraft 241RKS that had a water tank in the back. If I filled it up half to full (50 gallons) it would porpoise pretty good when hitting expansion joints on certain freeways.

All good advice here, weighing your rig connected with and without WDH to see what your tongue weight vs trailer weight is before you buy any equipment or make any drastic changes, then go from there. This way you have a baseline of information.
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Old 04-19-2022, 05:01 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by driffel View Post
We are new here, but not new to traveling with a travel trailer. We have a Ram 1500 Big Horn crew cab 4x4, 5.7 Hemi w/etorque, 3.92 rear axle ratio, 8 speed transmission. We have a brand new Rockwood Mini Lite 2205S travel trailer that we have used 1 time. We are currently having sway issues when we pull the trailer. Based on the specs of the truck, it should be able to handle the trailer just fine, but as I said, when traveling down the road at 55 mph, it will sway. We have been working on this problem ourselves, but tomorrow we will be taking it to a local dealership to see if they can make adjustments in the WDH to eliminate the sway. Does anyone have any experience with this problem and what you did to eliminate the sway issues?

So update to this post, first thank you all for your suggestions and stories, we don't feel so alone!! The good news, we did some more weigh distribution inside the trailer and as we traveled to the dealership, and that helped. The dealership was able to make more adjustments to the WDH and it was great coming back home.
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Old 04-20-2022, 07:29 AM   #21
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Thanks for the feedback. The next guy will appreciate having an idea where to go to solve his sway issues.
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