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Old 07-05-2020, 04:44 PM   #21
tonysr
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Hi all,
I purchased a new tow vehicle (2019 RAM 1500) for our Keystone Passport (195RBWE) and seem to have more sway issues than the old truck (2003 Ford F-150)
The new truck has a lot more power so hills are no longer an issue. Just getting sway issues when we get into some wind. We have a BlueOx WDH with the solid spring bars, which I originally thought were sway bars.
Would it resolve the sway issue if I added friction sway bars?
Thanks for any help you can provide. Lemme know if additional info is needed.
You probably have "P" rated tires and best is to put them at the max pressure that's on the sidewall. I have "P" rated on mine and if I put them at what the sticker on the door says, I get a little sway from them because the pressure makes them softer and at sidewall pressure its a whole lot better. Then I would also invest in a Equalizer 4pt hitch, its easy to set up and is a WDH and sway control all in one.
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Old 07-06-2020, 07:56 AM   #22
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Akegb3...
Are you using the same WD hitch you were previously using on the Ford?
If so, the hitch will need to be set-up for the new tow vehicle.
I just ran into this myself when my new Chevy had a 2"lower hitch height than my old Toyota.
It pulled really crazy, and no chain link adjustment would fix it.
Since I didn't have the big wrenches and torque wrench to handle the 300 ft pounds torque recommended, I took the rig to a pro. $60 well spent.
I completely agree....if the sway wasnt there before and the only thing that has changed is the TV, then logically the hitch needs to be readjusted due to a change in ride height when loaded. do that first and see how it goes. if you still get sway invest in the 4 point Equalizer. beyond that go LT tires which you should do eventually anyways. I have the same truck/tires and will be swapping to LTs at replacement time. I never did like Goodyear tires - they are soft compound and wear fast and really have no business on a pickup (especially P rated).
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