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Old 02-16-2016, 07:10 PM   #43
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Do you actually have the new Ram Power Wagon already? Factory lift kit and off-road tires add instability, very light payload and tow weight rating for a 3/4 ton; not sure a hitch can make this handle well on the highway, not to mention loading it down for full-time use.

The Hensley/ProPride design is your best bet, it takes away the lever of rear axle-to-hitch ball that transmits yaw of the trailer to the steering axle of your truck. Use the w.d. bars recommended by the Hensley or ProPride manufacturer, which will most probably be 1400#.

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Old 02-16-2016, 08:19 PM   #44
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The Power Wagon actually does quite well towing surprisingly. TFLTruck did a 9,000 lb towing test on the Ike Gauntlet. They even said it was one of the best trucks they ever tested for a non-diesel going down the mountain.

I think I may just get the P3 and call it a day.

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Old 02-17-2016, 08:40 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by paiceman View Post
We have towed for 40+ years. We ran Reese for most of those years. We had sway and I was never in love with it. We bought a new 30' FC and a new F350 Diesel. The dealer would install anything I wanted but they recommended Equalizer. I'm always game for new (to me) things so we went with Equalizer. Several small trips last season and then a 10,000 mile trip from Pittsburgh to the Pacific Coast back thru NV, UT etc and then home.

No sway, no issues, very stable, not one popped rivet. Whe we towed another 30' FC with an F250 we had nine popped rivets in a 4,000 mile trip using a Reese set up. We had some slop so I now use a 2-1/2" shank instead of a 2" with a spacer with 1,000 pound bars. We do not have the option to balance the load the way it should as we have factory recliners up front with zero storage except in overhead cabinets, so I don't worry about it.

You are towing a 30' Airstream with an F-350 Diesel ??
What else do you use that truck for ? Hauling a D4 Cat Dozer around ?

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