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Old 11-19-2014, 01:44 PM   #31
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Get your truck and trailer level when hooked up. The tongue should not be 'high', but a little 'low' (and ball) when unhooked. When everything is hooked up and pulled up tight, the lifting of the tongue and ball, to make the the truck and trailer level, will throw weight to the front of the truck and to the back of the trailer. You tongue weight is fine, don't lose any sleep over it. If you have a sway problem put another sway bar on it. I run two on my unit.

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Old 11-19-2014, 01:54 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by B and B View Post
I felt the same way with mine, I did run them on the fifth wheel for the first summer. I have the same truck as you have, did tow a 32 FT Rockwood 2703 SS TT close to the same weight, the tongue weight was below 1000 lbs but I made up for that with a 500 lb cap on the truck. I have 8,000 miles on the rig this past summer with LT Tires and not an issue, I do temp checks at rest stops and nothing heats up like the P did. Speaking from my limited experience and two trucks (09 F150 5.4 L and now the Ecoboost) with P tires towing the TT the sway was absolutely awful, the hitch was not the culprit. DW wanted a 5th wheel and we traded so I never was able to close the loop on P and sway but from what other have experienced that is a major component contributing to it. I do know LT with the Fifth Wheel is just sticks to the road no matter what I encounter.

It certainly sounds like you are going to get the hitch fixed, my Reese SC Series Hitch was too light as well, needed 1000 lb bars they put 600 lb bars on mine and they could not handle it.

Sorry for the long post, all the best.

I can close the loop for you. I switched to E-rated 10 ply LT tires and it made a world of difference. I also have 1200# sway bars.

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Old 11-19-2014, 02:19 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Stormrider151 View Post
I had a Coleman Niagara that dressed out at almost 4k. Started towing it with a sport track with air shocks. Finally had to get a used 1500 to pull it. Great camper but a beast weight wise for a pop up. Not nearly what I have now but still up there.
Yup, mine was in the same class. Grandview SP, which from what I've read was a rare model.

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