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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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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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