Originally Posted by jbrostek
I have never towed a TH, but I have looked at many and they are so pin heavy to start with I figured pulling 800# off of them would make them pretty close to the same pin as a conventional. But hey, if they are a little more sway prone and this helps that is great. Just surprised to hear it was something you wanted on a 5th wheel.
This is true with some haulers but not all of them. I chose my new 395 in part because it was much lighter than the competition in the pin department. For the same floorplan, it's about 1k lighter to start with on the pin than most of it's competitors. This helps with my little SRW truck. My last hauler, a RW 30C, was a double axle and it was a very noticeable difference when the garage was empty vs. full. Empty, I could run with the 18 wheelers at 75-80 with ZERO sway in any situation. With about 1k back there you got a slight amount of sway in heavy winds or when passing/being passed but nothing to worry about. With 2k in the garage you had to back down to 65 at the absolute max and cross winds or passing big rigs were very noticeable. Bottom line, the more you load the garage, the more sway you encounter with these big haulers. I was surprised to but when i first experienced it, I started researching and found I wasn't alone. It's just the nature of the beast albeit more with some rigs than others...