OK I have all of the goodies, a great exhaust brake, disc brakes on the trailer dually 1 ton with great brakes etc. The situation you describe is not uncommon. It does not matter if you have a ten ton hook that will fly out the back of the trailer on a panic stop if you do not leave enough spacing between you and the guy in front of you. You said you over estimated you speed and that is a large part of the problem. The trucks we drive will pull almost anything. The real problem is slow down and drive defensively.
Ding Ding Ding......This is the correct answer!
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Good for you! In May of this year I was diagnosed with Cancer of the left tonsil after being a smoker for 50 years. It has been a very tough 5 months but can now see light at the end of the tunnel. Have undergone 7 rounds of Chemotherapy and 32 rounds of radiation therapy and have 3 rounds of radiation to go. Am scheduled to complete treatment this coming Tuesday. No one can predict how long it will take to recover from the treatment itself. Takes weeks for some, months for others, and even years for some others. Hang in there.
I had one on my 2007 Ram 2500 and had no problems at all with it. Traded truck last month and it was still working like new after 7 years. Have you checked for air leak thus making the compressor work more than necessary?