Thanks for the info! I'm starting to suspect the hitch components were just "thrown" onto the camper haphazardly when we bought it. I tightened down the two nylock nuts on the spring arm cradles before we departed for home on our previous trip. They were seemingly not much more than hand tight. This made a tremendous difference in the way the camper towed on the way home, but since then I've made some other observations that I will be looking into more thoroughly before taking it out again. One, the entire driver's side brackets looks like it has been pulled toward the coupler about an inch, so I will be verifying the two brackets are the same distance from the ball. The other is that, as you mentioned, the spring arms don't sit flat in their respective cradles. They sit on the leading edge of the cradles and appear to be wearing them down. I just don't think the hitch was installed properly as a whole and I'm thinking I will most likely remove and reinstall it. Thanks again for the info!
DW, DD, and Me
2013 Surveyor Sport SP295
2003 Ford F150 5.4L FX4 Lariat Supercab, E2