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fowlthing wrote:

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.


Legal, is not the issue, he is legal in ALL 50 states of US, as long as he has enough paid for license registration! I've been pulled over in one of my rigs at 150% of its factory warranty weight rating, no overweight ticket, altho I did get a 10 day up my registration by 2000 lbs, as I was over my paid for amount.

It does sound like there is something wrong with the truck itself. Be it the tires on the truck have blown belts, too little psi, tread, too soft of sidewalls....broken coil spring, bracket that holds them in place, anti sway bar.....something mechanical is broke.

Marty


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Man carries a 100# sack over his shoulders easily. Man is asked to carry the sack only this time it's 150# and he is not steady on his feet.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Man carries a 100# sack over his shoulders easily. Man is asked to carry the sack only this time it's 150# and he is not steady on his feet.


Reality, probably the issue. Broken spring, coil. Put stronger ones on, problem is generally speaking solved!
A dealer will only replace stock for stock. An after market spring shop will replace 6500 lb springs for 8000 lb springs/coils, a safety net is now available on this part.

Marty

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