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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:09 am 
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I tow a 31 ft 5th wheel (297rls) with a 2014 Ram 1500, standard cab, short bed, 4x4. Trucks and buses push me a little as well. I keep an eye on my mirrors, move way over and keep my speed down. That helps quite a bit. If I travelled more, I would upgrade to a bigger truck just so I am a bigger "anchor", and being "longer" helps with sway as well. I full time stationary though so it's not worth the investment and I'm below my max towing capacity.
You might double check weight distribution. If you have too much weight in the back, and not enough tongue weight, you are a stiff wind away from swaying, especially with a bumper pull.
I refuse to be the towing police. Just relaying my experience in a similar truck.

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I tow a 31 ft 5th wheel (297rls) with a 2014 Ram 1500, standard cab, short bed, 4x4. Trucks and buses push me a little as well. I keep an eye on my mirrors, move way over and keep my speed down. That helps quite a bit. If I travelled more, I would upgrade to a bigger truck just so I am a bigger "anchor", and being "longer" helps with sway as well. I full time stationary though so it's not worth the investment and I'm below my max towing capacity.
You might double check weight distribution. If you have too much weight in the back, and not enough tongue weight, you are a stiff wind away from swaying, especially with a bumper pull.
I refuse to be the towing police. Just relaying my experience in a similar truck.


Thanks for your insight. We flew out for two week and the rv is in the shop so we haven't been able to address any of the issues just yet other than telling the service dept they need to do something about the stabilizer bar brackets moving every time we take a trip.


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The OP never said what tires he has on the truck. They need to be LT not passenger tires that most 1/2 tons have as oem.
I have a Reese dual cam hitch and 14% weight on the hitch. I never feel any sway from passing semi's.


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dfm wrote:
The OP never said what tires he has on the truck. They need to be LT not passenger tires that most 1/2 tons have as oem.
I have a Reese dual cam hitch and 14% weight on the hitch. I never feel any sway from passing semi's.


he says here that he has oem Goodyear Wranglers
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I think I also have Goodyear Wranglers and from checking the Goodyear web site it looks like those are LTs (at least for my truck).

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I also have Wranglers on my 2002 F250---always

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This may be another option for you. We tow a 2410 RL and use the Anderson hitch and have no issues with trucks or buses causing sway.

https://andersenhitches.com/Catalog/and ... hitch.aspx

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For stability the longer the wheelbase the better,whatever you buy make sure you get an 8ft bed.....especialy with a travel trailer....

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We are towing a 2018 Light 275rls, basically the same frame and box as your 2910, with a 2015 Ram 1500 crew cab short bed 4x4. I have upgraded the tires to E rated tires (aired up to 55lbs when towing) and added Sumo Super Springs using Husky Center Line hitch. We have not towed a lot yet, only taken a few 3 hour one way trips and I was waiting for this effect, having read about the issue...and so far have not experienced it. I have had semis pass and very little push effect. Not sure if it is the tires and helper springs or just not yet had the pleasure of experiencing it yet. Went with the Sumo's after reading air bags negate some of the weight distribution effects of the hitch.


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Thanks for the info. Several people have mentioned getting E rated tires to help solve the problem. I still need to look into that.


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I know when I had my tt that when semis passed by, the bow wave from the big truck would push the rear of the trailer first then then the front of the truck, eventually I learned (slow learner) not to over correct as the truck would straighten itself out from the wave action of the semi. Fifth wheels don’t suffer from the same effect for some reason.

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