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Old 08-06-2022, 12:16 PM   #1
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psychiatric problem while pulling camper

I am going to confess to having some sort of psychiatric condition when it comes to pulling my camper. No matter what road I am going on, I feel like Iím always going uphill, almost never downhill. Even when I go back on the same road that I thought it was going up hill on, I feel like I am going uphill. Itís like when I was younger and walking 20 miles to school, uphill both ways.
I thought of getting in altimeter. I think that would just be feeding into my sickness.
Is there anyone else out there with this kind of problem?
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No, you are not crazy. My guess is that this is due to the wind resistance -- the tow vehicle is struggling to pull against the wind, as if you are going uphill. There is no cure for this. That is the price of pulling a trailer.

Or it could be that your tongue weight is a little high, causing your tow vehicle to squat, which makes it seem like you are driving uphill. That is curable -- cut down a little on the tongue weight, and maybe get some type of suspension helper, like Sumo Springs.

Too little tongue weight will cause the trailer to sway, so be careful.
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Old 08-06-2022, 01:27 PM   #3
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Could be an inner ear issue. Or, the parking brake isnít fully released.

An altimeter or phone app would provide information that would make you aware of what is happening. Not knowing or understanding is more likely to feed into any disorder, real or perceived.
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Old 08-06-2022, 03:29 PM   #4
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There is an altimeter app for your phone. I like to see what altitude we are at just for fun as we travel.
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Old 08-06-2022, 04:24 PM   #5
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Our GPS has an altimeter.
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Old 08-06-2022, 04:25 PM   #6
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Take 2 aspirin and keep driving.
is your tow vehicle setting level when your towing?
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Old 08-06-2022, 04:33 PM   #7
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Relax and enjoy the climb? Strange feeling Iím sure, but in the grand scheme of things, whatís the harm?
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We experienced this between Knoxville and Ashville on I-40...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gravity_hills

It appears to be an inner ear and visual perception/connection phenomena.

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Not me! Sounds like you need more truck!
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Agree with everyone here. Dragging a box in the wind never really feels like your coasting downhill (unless of course you are on a steep downhill grade IMHO).

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AS you walk up to your truck/camper notice that the backend is lower than front end giving the 'dillusion' you are going uphill when driving

Course the reverse is also true when you are not towing camper.
Backend of truck sits higher then front end hence you are going downhill when driving
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Old 08-07-2022, 01:42 PM   #12
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The earth is an oblate spheroid. When traveling south within the northern hemisphere you are generally going uphill.
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The earth is an oblate spheroid. When traveling south within the northern hemisphere you are generally going uphill.
Iíll disagree. People say we are going down south or weíre heading up north. Head south and when returning, just back up and youíll be fine.
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I’ll disagree. People say we are going down south or we’re heading up north. Head south and when returning, just back up and you’ll be fine.
What you say works in Australia.
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