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Old 04-09-2016, 11:04 AM   #41
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The tires and trailer has plenty of capacity. Air them up to max and don't worry about the TT. Concentrate on the TV and hitch. you might have to change the shank to get the proper leveling. Check the hitch sites, they tell you how to calculate how much rise you need. Run all tires at the max pressure stamped on the tire. This is the safest way to avoid a blowout.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:18 AM   #42
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Like most are saying it is the hitch setup. Go to the hitch manufactures site and download the installation instructions there will be good pictures to set it up correctly. Last thing because you have a weight distribution hitch it does not mean it has sway control make sure your setup has say control built in or an external sway bar


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Old 04-09-2016, 11:29 AM   #43
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For a TT the size of yours an Andersen anti sway LDH will work great and at a great price. I had this hitch and pulled 33' tt at 60-65mph over 1200 miles on last trip. The best pull I ever had with a trailer. Now have a 5er with Andersen Ultimate.
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Old 04-09-2016, 12:16 PM   #44
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DebMar, this would be my approach to your situation, in this order:

1. Pump up the tires on your Durango and the Avenger to the max. on the tire sidewalls. This is the easiest part of the solution.

2. Redo your hitch setup. This will have the biggest impact. You have the installation instructions and have gotten some good advice on how to measure that the truck is levelled after putting on the bars. Dealers rarely know how to set up a WDH properly and even if they do a good job, you'll have to redo the setup once you have the trailer fully loaded.

3. Someone suggested an Equal-i-zer brand hitch. I don't think you need to spend that kind of money on your hitch. Although the Equal-i-zer is a top notch WDH, the Reese Pro WDH you have is probably fine but you could consider adding a 2nd sway control arm.

4. Vehicle upgrades. You could upgrade the tires on your Durango to LT. This is an option if you can find LT tires in the same size. But, honestly, if I were you, I'd seriously consider moving to a 1/2 ton truck. I'm speaking from experience. Our previous trailer was 23' long and 5200 pounds when fully loaded, weighed at the scales. I was towing with a Toyota Tacoma rated to tow 6500 pounds and had it setup so the Tacoma and trailer were absolutely level when hitched up and loaded. It pulled it OK but really struggled with hills. With more than 2 of us in the Tacoma, it was overloaded. Your V6 Durango is not as capable a tow vehicle as the Tacoma, and neither is really ideal for towing a travel trailer longer than 19' (IMO).
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I towed my R252RLXL with my Durango for a year before getting the new truck. The biggest improvement that I made in that time was adding an extra sway bar, as the dealer only installed one. I was just at a campground in AZ a month ago, and the guy next to me was towing with a Durango just like ours. 2011. He told me that his dealer had also just installed one sway bar, and after he installed the second one it made a big difference. Funny thing was, he bought his trailer at the same dealer we had! A small world it is.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:10 PM   #46
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Okay, I posted about drivng home with a newly purchased TT and was the scariest ride ever. TV felt at times floating, loose steering wheel.
After reading suggestions, I leveled my camper unhitched and checked to be sure ball and hitch level, they are. Then before hitching, measure front tires of TV from ground up to top of tire well and measured 33 1/2 inch. Hitched it up and increase WDH hitch link by one, so instead of 3, now hooked on 4th chain link. Remeasured and now it's 33 3/4. So a 1/4 higher, should I even bother to put it on the highway and try or no?? Oh someone suggest tightening the sway bar friction nut by a 1/4 turn, I will do as well. What do you all think about this so far. (by the way, after hooking up, I step back and no dipping, looks level) Thank you all for helping me.
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If you are only 1/4" higher in the front, I'd say your in pretty good shape. Are the WDH's bars nearly parallel to the trailer frame? Can you post a picture of how it looks now?
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okay, took it out for a test drive and didn't get far. Had it up one link more, 4th chain link and it was bobbing so much... then we heard groaning scrunchy sounds... it was the sway bar, thought maybe I had it too tight, loosen it and still kept doing it. When I was almost home I removed it to be sure it was the culprit, and it was... no noise after i removed it. it didn't not make a sound before. Did not go on highway, came back home. So a lot of bobbing and noise grinding noise from sway bar. These pics are the ones where I had only 3rd link up.. when I took it up another link. 4th link (didn't take pic) was up just a little from these bars.
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:11 PM   #50
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The sway bar will make noise when you turn corners.
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