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Old 10-26-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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2nd trip this weekend

Well were headed out again for a little 3 day "shakedown" I think y'all call it. I call it first hand RV school! Lol
This will be my first time though on the highway, little nervous heck!! But I'll keep below 60-63mph ( read that somewhere) all the horror stories of sway. I'll keep y'all posted like a 16 yr old driving for first time . (let u know I left and arrived) lol headed to hidden valley lake Ardmore oklahoma
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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will be nice to hear how you experince your "shake down " trip !
good luck and most of all have fun no matter what happens !
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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In California we can't drive over 55 when towing. I never had any problem with sway but I have a anti sway bar.

Good lunck and have fun on your shake down trip.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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I think most PT owners will tell you these tt's pull pretty easy. I'm not sure if it's the E-Z Tow axles or the Equa-Flex suspension, probably the combination of both. Anyway, I wouldn't worry too much.
Of course a good hitch makes a difference. I've used the Equal-i-zer for almost 3 years now and it works great. Noisy, but I don't haven't experienced any sway issues with it.
Post some pics of Hidden Valley and let us know what you think of the campground. That's one I've thought about myself.
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All thats important is have fun, and keep it between the white lines. We love our tracer 2800rld. Bob
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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2nd trip overall but first one we needed to get on interstate! I was supper nervous with all the "sway stories". pulled our new 3150bhd with 2011 ram sport crew cab 1500 4x4. It pulled like a champ, no sway ( dog tail wagging) at all!! Tires are for sure spongy P rated those will be replaced this week to LT. Keeled speed between 55-63 (depending if climbing) felt little push pull of complete rig when big rigs would fly by but not bad when they drove normal speeds. I think tires will help a bunch with squishy feeling.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:27 PM   #7
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Oh almost forgot had cross winds 17-20mph (those were little surprises but leaned to look at trees and anticipate when coming up on clearing. Averaged 11.3 going (no winds) and 8.1 mpg on way back with winds (terrain was hilly constant) trans temp 134. Coolant 201
Oil temp 212 & oil pressure 50 at max load up hills
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:29 PM   #8
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Great pictures.Looks like a fun trip.
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I think most PT owners will tell you these tt's pull pretty easy. I'm not sure if it's the E-Z Tow axles or the Equa-Flex suspension, probably the combination of both. Anyway, I wouldn't worry too much.
Of course a good hitch makes a difference. I've used the Equal-i-zer for almost 3 years now and it works great. Noisy, but I don't haven't experienced any sway issues with it.
Post some pics of Hidden Valley and let us know what you think of the campground. That's one I've thought about myself.
Have fun!
You can lube those pivot points on the equalizer hitch to help with noise.. I had a rep tell me this ..good luck !!
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