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RE: Trailer sway issies

Towed with a friends F250. No problems. So the truck is the culprit. Tires are worn. Will get to dealership for full check up You simply are NOT listening to FACTS. Too much RV for any 250/2500 no matter how you slice it! Culprit??? Not hardly as you are asking it to do something that it simply can't. Waste all the money they want but the truck is NOT the issue. The truck may very well have damage that is causing the swaying….but even if the truck is repaired and brought up to spec, it is still not near enough truck for that trailer. Towing that trailer with that truck is an accident waiting to happen, and probably illegal. OP: Please convince your brother to get a 350 dually or a smaller trailer.
GMH 09/08/22 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer sway milestone 377mb

2020 Model. Pulling with 2021 Ram 2500 Diesel. Have 3000 miles plus with no issues. Without checking specs, that sounds like WAY too much trailer for that truck! I see you used to have an F350? Did the issue just start after changing trucks? Oops….I see you have another thread on the topic here:
GMH 09/05/22 09:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W fail or Operator Error?

Your experience is exactly why I say no one does a proper pull test. When I hook up, I do three separate visual checks. I hope this never happens to me, but if it does, I know it will be operator error, not equipment error. A proper pull test (with the landing gear slightly raised and the wheels chocked or brakes applied) would have saved my bacon. The second visual check DID save my bacon. I never do a proper pull test, only a brake test. If I had done my usual brake test before the 2nd visual, I would have dropped the trailer and it would have been 100% my fault.
GMH 08/28/22 07:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: B&W fail or Operator Error?

I would say operator error also. One time I hitched up and forgot to close the front cargo hatch, so I had to unhitch. The handle on my BW would not stay open due to the pressure of the kingpin on the jaws, so I pinned it open. I pulled ahead, closed the hatch and re-connected. I raised the landing gear and pulled ahead a couple inches so that I could remove the wheel chocks. On my way back to the truck I was horrified to see the handle still pinned in the open position! I got away really lucky and won’t make that mistake ever again!
GMH 08/27/22 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: goosebox

Don't know why some folks think that I am to buy his hitch. Tell him or any potential buyer what you want for the trailer and it is up to them to figure out how to tow it.
GMH 08/17/22 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
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