plumber wrote:Returned from your beautiful state last night with 5 1/2 tons of Jeddo rice. Lets see how the Leisure Line likes it.
The ride home was slow, y'all have some massive hills! All for the better, I couldn't get any speed until I hit Connecticut, and once I did my trailer was unstable. I had one swaying incident that required new underwear, then decided to take it off the highway. I was fine under 50, but over that the trailer was not happy. Kind of stumped why, but right now I'm thinking either my pintle hook or the ring on the trailer may be worn. I seem to have a lot of slop. My wife took a lot of pics, ill have to figure out how to upload them. While there we went on the #9 mine tour, that was pretty cool. On the way there and back on RT 93 I was so glad I wasn't pulling the trailer, I'm originally from Colorado, and I can't believe the grades on your roads!
As someone who hauls a lot of weight with a pintle hitch and an SRW pickup, I can tell you that slop is not the problem, it doesn't help, but it makes little difference if the trailer is loaded with enough tongue weight and the truck is sitting more or less level when loaded. If the trailer doesn't have enough tongue weight or your truck's nose is pointing up in the air, you won't have a stable experience above 50 or 60 mph.