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Old 02-26-2014, 09:19 AM
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i have a 2006 Ram 2500 with the 5.7l hemi..i am having a problem with the towing capability of this vehicle..i have BFG AT tires on there and when i tow something with my flatbed trailer..a load of lobster traps..around the 6000 to 7000 pound range..seems like my truck is all over the road..the tires are brand New and there dont seem to be any cracks in the leaf springs..i have a 32 foot travel trailer and 29 foot fifth wheel trailer that i am going to be hauling with this truck..any suggestions on to what is going on with the truck..
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First thing that comes to mind is tire pressures both on the truck and the trailer. Next up would be weight distribution on the trailer, too much or too little tongue weight can cause big problems. I am sure some of the people that haul all the time will chime in. What are you using for the hitch? Fifth wheel or under bumper.
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I agree, how is the trailer loaded. It almost sounds like not enough tongue weight. If its not the way the trailer is loaded, its time to get the front end of the truck checked out. I've also hear of trailers having a messed up axle where the trailer is out of alignment, but I think that's rare.
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my first thought was the trailer is not loaded properly.
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I agree. Check the trailer, and I've also seen where tires wander when brand new. Not to the extent you are saying, but it could be a combination of multiple factors.
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Check the tire pressure, check the tire wear on the trailer tires and that all bolts are tightened properly. Make sure the load is distributed correctly on the trailer and not all at the back causing the front to pull the truck up.
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