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nickthehunter

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Posted: 09/03/22 02:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you have something really heavy loaded behind the axles of the trailer?

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You mentioned all the suspension I'd be looking on top of pin box to make sure no welds to the trailer frame have broken . The weld on our fifth wheel are less than desirable although they never broke. Costs nothing to look.

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^OP has not responded to several asking about "what hitch using"? If OP is using some type of gooseneck adapter to save hitch wt, a broken frame/weld could be the sudden cause of problem.

Not as likely if using a conventional FW hitch.

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I addition to being under trucked, that model Ram 2500 has rear coil springs. This is known to be less stable than a leaf string truck.

That model trailer has a rear basement (under the living area). If this is loaded too heavily, it will lighten the pin weight which can lead to poor handling.

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If Icemans numbers are what the OP is towing he is WAYYYYYY out of his league with any 2500 SRW.

Load up, hit the CAT Scales and report back. Also let us know who told you this combo "will tow just fine" !!!!!


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Using an Anderson hitch. And this model does not have the basement I have seen it but this Milestone does not have it. Thanks for the info. No weight changes from the first 3000 miles of towing. But something must be broke somewhere.

Have not checked the springs on the truck yet. Other springs and axles to pin box are the same.

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Take a look at the sway bar, make sure it isn’t broken or missing bolts where it attaches to the axle.


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Will check the truck for a broken spring or sway bar. Thanks for the input from everyone

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Head in sand syndrome!!!

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I keep thinking you have something broken on the trailer not on the truck. Can you maybe have somebody drive near you around 30 mph and watch the wheels when you hit a bump. Maybe get a few friends to follow, one driving the follow car and one filming on their phone for review later.


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