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Old 04-24-2010, 08:25 PM   #21
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Question , I have a 2010 Rockwood 8315bss , 33' and dry weight 6500#. I tow with a Chrysler Aspen hemi, 3,54 and had a lot of sway going recently to Fl from PA. I have WD Reese dual cam hitch and still the sway. Any suggestions or would I fair bettter with a Ram 1500??
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:30 PM   #22
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OLD POST!!! PLEASE check the date in the right hand top corner. This is OLD news!!!
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/SIGPIC]'08 V-lite Flagstaff 30WRLS
'06 Ram 1500 QC hemi Reese dual cam sway control,
K&N series 77 intake, Hellwig helper spgs. LT tires,
Flowmaster "true duals", 380 h.p., Bilstein shocks
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:47 PM   #23
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brennan4572, I have a Dodge Durango Hemi- same thing as your Aspen, and I experienced the same problem with mine. I also have a Ram 1500 Hemi that I always pull my rig with that works WAY WAY better pulling that. There's several problems with the Aspen/Durango. One is the rear axle is too close to the hitch- (no bed), and two, the width is narrower than the Ram-realize the Aspen/Durango is on a Dakota mid-sized chassis. Also, I found out that the tires being a "P" rated (passenger) tire has a soft sidewall that also contributes to the problem. Try a side to side shake test. I recently put LT tires on my Ram, and WOW, what a difference in side-to-side stability. It makes you see why duallies are great tow vehicles. That is what I suggest- a Ram, also a steeper rear end gear- 3:73 or 3:92 are good. Mine has 3:54's, and really lacks the guts the hemi is capable of, that the steeper gear would give it back. Randy
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #24
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Thanks Randy, You make a lot of sence. I had heard about the P tires and looked into changing my tires but they do not offer LT in the Aspen range. Best bet will be to look at a Ram , hemi, 3.7 to 3.9. I don't want to go through a pull like I did in March to Fl. Not a relaxing trip to say the least. Good advise.
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