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Old 10-08-2017, 06:00 PM
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first time towing with our 2015 5.0

We just got back from towing a 4500 lb enclosed 24' car trailer stuffed with a 4000 lb show car to Hershey and back(about 400 miles) with a 5.0, tow package and 3.55 rear and trailer brake. NO problem. Towed it with 3 people and luggage too for a total of 9000 lbs. Did not break a sweat. Even on the inclines with ac on it did it in 4th gear. On the flats back up to 6th gear. Love this Truck.Got 10 mpg too with the ac on!
 
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:37 PM
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Sounds as if you had a fun trip. Glad to hear the 5.0 performed so well
 
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:54 AM
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Thanks.. The sway was kinda bad when we got passed by semis and RV's but we kept it at 60-65 mph and stayed in the right lane and it was fine.
 
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:16 AM
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Bad sway can be caused by improper trailer loading - too little tongue weight.

Do you have the factory brake controller and a weight distribution hitch with antisway?
 
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:20 PM
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Bad sway can be caused by improper trailer loading - too little tongue weight.

Do you have the factory brake controller and a weight distribution hitch with antisway?
Factory brake controller. Standard ball hitch no weight distributing hitch. I had the car pretty far forward so if anything the tongue weight may have been too much? no?
 
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:55 PM
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You NEED a WD hitch, period. The factory hitch is only rated to 5000# without it. Get a good one with antisway bars.
 
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Yeah, you really need to use a basic WD hitch at the minimum with that load.. I use one with just a #5000 travel trailer... Makes all the difference in the world...

Good luck!

Mitch
 
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:39 AM
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I think a new weight equalizing hitch is in the future. Thanks all
 
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