Hi all, several weeks ago we picked up our new Flying Cloud 25 at the dealer, spent the night and then headed home 115 miles from Los Banos north on Hwy 5 to our home on Grand Island in the Delta (California). Our 06 Dodge Ram 1500
with tow pkg and Hemi was technically within spec and up to the job with our WD hitch set up and confirmed correct by the dealer. We encountered very powerful head and cross winds heading north which isn't unusual for the area.
At times the front end felt a little twitchy but as we got closer to home this diminished, don't know if it was the decreasing winds or increasing comfort levels of handling on my part . The Hemi handled the hills and headwinds but worked at it in Trailer Tow mode, and while the truck was up to the task my wife and I both felt our faithful 1500
was at her limit power, braking, and handling wise. We plan on cross country trips, and after some discussion we traded her for a 2012 Ram 2500 HD Crew Cab short bed 4X2 Cummins diesel which we love so far. Going to take a short shake down camping trip at the local RV park for the weekend and I have several questions.
1) Do we still need the weight distribution employed for this much heavier (duty and weight) truck with a longer wheel base?? Our Ram 1500
was a short bed.
2) In backing the trailer onto our property I have to achieve a 90 degree angle at one point to get onto our lot. We live on a farm and get to our house and property via an elevated gravel roadbed. There is a moderately gentle slope down onto our lot and the other side of the roadbed is a deep irrigation ditch and a cornfield. No room for error and no avoiding the brief 90 degrees. So, are WD hitches meant to hit 90 degrees without problems??
After backing in I noticed the outside A frame chain bracket had migrated forward several inches. How do I know where and how to readjust the chain brackets on the A frame correctly??
Many thanks, and any insights or wisdom is greatly appreciated..........Norm