Originally Posted by GeeTee
So i`m happy to have come across this post. I have towed an older TT with a fair amount of success (ie, i didn't total it) - this was on a 3000mile round trip to FL. Anycase, i installed the Firestone Ride Rite air suspension, it made a huge difference to the mushy ride. TT was 26ft, 6800lbs loaded more or less. I now have a 28DBUD and gross weight should be the same. To woed her home yesterday empty, and yes, there was some cross wind - the wiggle is definitely present and feel it more now than before because the trailer is slighlty longer and definately taller. TV is a 2014 F150 Ecoboost. I also have P rated tyres, never heard of anyone saying that having P rated tyres could be the reason why i have that wiggle when going past trucks and in cross winds. I have a sway control bar, not the fancy ones but i have one.
I`m sitting here reading this and thinking i need to get new tires - HT rates. Are the Cooper Discoverers HT PLus sufficient or is there another brand that is preferred or recommended?
Thanks for listening
I have Cooper Discoverer HT Plus on or 2011 Ram 5.7 Hemi 4x4 Big Horn. I took them off my 2007 which was basically the same vehicle when we traded.
On the 07 they worked great. No sway or wiggle. Max pressure is 50psi. I always ran about 45psi when towing to allow for the air expansion when they heated up a bit and was about perfect.
We pulled from Indiana to Orlando Florida about 2 months ago. 2000 mile trip with the 07 and ran about 70mph the entire way. No sway or wiggle unless the dreaded semi passed us and got a little push and pull.
Since we got the 11 model I have some rear vehicle wiggle now. Since the set up and trucks are basically identical I am blaming it on the coil spring rear suspension on the 11 (the 07 had leaf springs).
I have air lift 1000 air bags I am installing today or tomorrow. From research and talking with airlift, equalizer, dealership and other towers, this should tighten up the springs somewhat and reduce the "flex" in them. We will see?
We/I pull a Wildwood 30KQBSS which is 7000lbs dry and 980lbs tongue weight. That's not including the wife loading up the kitchen sink, 3 weeks worth of clothes for a weekend or her wanting to take landscape blocks to "pretty up the campsite". Lol just joking.
Marty, Carla, Gabby and our ankle biters Rocky and Addy
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Big Horn 4x4 Hemi 5.7
Forest River Wildwood 30KQBSS