So about this whole towing thing...
I really need practice to get comfortable with it, mind you I have never towed anything in my life.
I also have major OCD(?) issues!!!
Even without towing a trailer I can tell everything that is going on in my (2) trucks that I own.
I can feel the slightest vibrations, I can tell just by looking at a tire if its low, and if a vehicle needs a alignment it drives me crazy.. needless to say all my vehicles have stellar service records and I keep my mechanic happy... he also bought a 47' sail boat a few years ago that I know I contributed generously too.
So with my head working like that I can tell you I felt every pebble, bump, shake, squeak, rattle, pop, thump.. you name it, I can tell you when and were it happened on our short 10-minute tow ride home from the dealer!
I don't know how people can say they can't tell there trailer is behind them!
Now, besides my personal issues I can say that my truck even though equipped with the small 4.7L V8 had plenty of power to tow the trailer with.
Switching the transmission to Tow/Haul mode worked well and it was a noticeable difference in shift points.
All that was fine, even normal towing down side streets, busy city streets, and the short bit of highway that I jumped up on just to see how it did towing at 60mph.
No big shakes or sense of being blown all over the road.. just a much more noticeable bouncy ride.
Don't know if that is normal, or just me being me and noticing every movement the truck made while towing.
I can say the RAM 1500 not towing anything is one of the smoothest vehicles I have ever driven.
My real issue is backing this thing up!
We even went to a empty parking lot to practice for a while, and while that helps it still doesn't compare to the real test of backing this rig into a spot that is surrounded by real obstacles!
The incredible blind spots, and the not knowing how close the back of my truck was getting to the trailer while turning going backwards was enough to stress me out for the rest of the day.. it took me hours to relax after just trying to back it into my yard with 3-people trying to guide me!
I am sure I will get better at it, its just a new learning experience for me. And not knowing what my truck is supposed to feel like while towing something really drove me crazy yesterday.
Everything could be normal, I don't know, it could all be me.. I may never know, see what I mean!