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Old 11-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #11
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You may want to look into a Hensley hitch. It is impossible for them to "sway" at all. I had one for years. It saved my bacon many times and allowed me to tow even in the winter. You can't do that with a friction sway control device. http://hensleymfg.com/
The Hensley Arrow eliminates sway and at the same time provides equalizing typical on many spring bar hitches.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #12
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The hitch has two bars with chains. You must jack up the truck using the TT jack to put the bars and chains on. I don't know what WDH is ???
Trailer is just about 28'. Some have told me that a short wheel base truck can cause problems.
WDH = Weight Distribution Hitch

Yes, a short wheel based often means the tail wags the dog. I'm towing with a long bed extended cab Chevy truck. I used to own a wrangler and pulled a 12' pop up and it would sway a bit. Your Ram wheelbase is fine for pulling a 28' trailer.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:35 PM   #13
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The hitch has two bars with chains. You must jack up the truck using the TT jack to put the bars and chains on. I don't know what WDH is ???
Trailer is just about 28'. Some have told me that a short wheel base truck can cause problems.
When I had a conventional WDH (Weight Distributing Hitch) before I got my Hensley Arrow I used to hook up my bars before dropping the trailer completely onto the ball. It made for much easier hook up and I didn't have to fight the chain links. With my Hensley Arrow it was really easy as they have a round tube to tighten the bars. Once I figured out the correct length I would just tighten them to that length after I hooked up - no messing with chains etc.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:04 AM   #14
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The motorcycle in the truck bed is 600# Truck too small ?
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:56 AM   #15
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With a full trailer, you're payload is up to 1375 lbs. Add the weight of passengers, cargo and fuel then you tell us. The cargo capacity of the truck is on the door jamb and the tow capacity is in the manual
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:01 AM   #16
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First off thanks for all the help .

This is what I have.

Truck;
GVWR ( w driver& full tank of gas) 6350#
Payload 1440#
GCWR 14150#
Max Tow 9050#

Trailer;
Yellow sticker ( # when left factory, w propane tanks) 4667#
full water tanks 400#
other stuff in camper( food ,cloths etc) 800#
Motorcycle in truck bed 600#
Total # 6467#

Total truck trailer and MC 12,871#

With those numbers I think I am ok. Maybe air bag springs would be a good addition. ????
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #17
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Are you referring to the TT manual or hitch manual?? I don't have any info on the hitch
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I am referring to the manual for the hitch. The manual for your hitch is available online.

If you have all the parts then you should have this rather massive hitch, two sway bars with chains, and a sway control bar with a handle that allows you to hook it to one side of the hitch (on two small ball sockets) and then you tighten it.

As another poster mentioned, there's a procedure for connecting the trailer to the ball, then jacking the trailer and truck up in the air, attaching the chains and torquing them down.

You need to have someone show you how to do this the first time or watch a Youtube video very carefully. There are multiple ways to injure yourself if you are not careful.

Having said all that; when I use this hitch and keep my tongue weight reasonable I get very good towing with a 26 RLS (31' total length).
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:45 AM   #18
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Doug will these type of sway controls have to be removed before backing up ???
Mine does not need to be removed to backup.
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First off thanks for all the help .

This is what I have.

Truck;
GVWR ( w driver& full tank of gas) 6350#
Payload 1440#
GCWR 14150#
Max Tow 9050#

Trailer;
Yellow sticker ( # when left factory, w propane tanks) 4667#
full water tanks 400#
other stuff in camper( food ,cloths etc) 800#
Motorcycle in truck bed 600#
Total # 6467#

Total truck trailer and MC 12,871#

With those numbers I think I am ok. Maybe air bag springs would be a good addition. ????
Mike
From your numbers....

Max Payload = 1440

Your motorcycle 600

What's the pin weight you incurring? If you load water, plus standard pin weight of trailer, plus 800 lbs of stuff into the front of the trailer, plus the motorcycle you might be exceeding your Max Payload.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:07 AM   #20
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My hitch does not include sway control. I did get a demo and watch youtube for how to connect hitch.
From my number
The trailer loaded 5867# (10% pin) # = 587#
motorcycle = 600#
Total 1187#
Truck rated at 1440#
Correct ???
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