Question for you guys: What kind of sway control do you use for the 19RD?
I have the Reese Friction Sway Control / Weight Distribution hitch (http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...itch-kits/7982
) and so far, not great.
I've spent hours adjusting it, tuning it, checking my weights at truck scales, making sure to have 12%-15% tongue weights, and still get sway pulling it with my 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The truck pulls it like a champ but the trailer will kick and scream quite a bit. I've been able to improve the performance of the hitch but its still not great. I'm not sure if I'm expecting too much - I've never pulled box trailers before. Friends of mine say when pulling their larger trailers they never feel a car passing much less get sway.
I'm going to try to contact Reese about this as well; in thinking through the problem and double checking all parts I have noticed that the bar on the drivers side is much much harder to attach than the passenger; so there is adiscrepancysomewhere -- perhaps I'm only getting 50% of the hitch not sure, but since this forum has been great to read and gather ideas I wanted to see what others were using.
When towing, even at 55, I can see the trailer trying to sway a bit and the first car to pass will push me with there bow wave, then the trailer will start to twitch some more and escalate from there. I've never felt out of control or worried for my safety, but towing it long distances feels like you've been riding on a boat with the side to side action. And of course the big rigs cause me to steer to the right then to the left.
Again, let me know what is 'normal' (I've read you should be able to pull with no steering corrections) and what you guys are successfully using.
And a side note: On mile 1800 of our 2000 mile trip our passenger side plastic fender came half off and started flapping
. Apparently when it was mounted they didn't put the first few screws into any support, just through the sheet metal so it finally came undone forcing me to pull over and take it all off until we could get home. Not a big deal to fix yourself, but just an ounce more attention by the assembly team would have sure saved me a lot of trouble today! So check yours (you shouldn't be able to see the screw backings). The fender on my driver side was done correctly.