Getting braver! We had a weekend trip scheduled and a cold front was blowing through, so very gusty winds, trees leaning over pretty far. Put my "big girl" panties on and decided to give it a shot.
The road was Hwy 17 out of North Bay Ontario, 2 lane, very winding and hilly, no straight stretches. I was pleasantly surprised! Did feel the wind buffeting the truck and trailer, but they seemed to move as a unit, rather than separately. Seemed to work best if I looked far ahead and didn't over react to every little shift. The truck and trailer seem to re-center themselves ok. Absolutely no movement with big semis in the oncoming lane. So, qestion - I have the Reese Pro weight distribution hitch with a single friction sway bar which the dealer included in our trailer purchase. Would moving up to the Reese cam system completely eliminate the small bit of sway? I have read that the friction system kicks in after the sway starts, and the cam system heads it off. Thing is, I have so little experience that I have no clue what is "normal". I could also add a 2nd friction bar.
Truck rated to tow 7800. Trailer dry weight 4688, GVWR 6594, but we have not loaded heavily, so not anywhere near max.
Towing in tow/haul mode. I must say I love the engine braking in tow/haul. Very reassuring going down a steep hill and having the engine actually slow the truck/trailer down so that I barely need to brake! However, the downhills are where I do feel the sway a bit more. Is this normal? Its not white knuckle, but disconcerting. Max speed was 80-90 km/hr (50-55).