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Old 06-09-2012, 12:42 AM
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just took a few pics of new truck with camper hooked up to it for the first time.....







didn't go any where just had to haul it up to house to connect to power as i just installed a new power converter in camper. just wanted to share pics
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does not hardly sag at all. I could adjust the equalizer hitch to level it out even more. I should probably do that but its not enough to have me too worried for now. I can't hardly tell there is even a camper back there.....but it only wieghs 4500 dry i think
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So, now that you're all hitched up you're taking me fishing right?

Rig looks good dude.
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No sag are you kidding!!!! That front end is pointing to the sky. Look at the spring bars on your WD hitch, they're pointing up. You need to re-adjust so they are parralel with the trailers a frame.

My trailer is 30' #4880 dry #7000 GVWR and no WD hitch, just some airbags for now.
I'm almost perfectly level



If I were you I'd definitley go back and check my setup.
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I've seen worse. Much worse. Bags of course will help. Readjusting the wd may help. Down here in soCal we have all the desert rats that overload their toy haulers. You wanna talk about squat.
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I've seen worse. Much worse. Bags of course will help. Readjusting the wd may help. Down here in soCal we have all the desert rats that overload their toy haulers. You wanna talk about squat.
Oh man you're so right! Like 30 degree angle on the truck and the whole rig looks like a bouncy V I stay away from these rigs. They usually sit in the fast lane too
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You should invest in Total Load Control. I have a lot (I do mean alot) of experience towing and hauling heavy loads. Having been in the army, and on 3 combat tours, for the better part of a decade now, I have seen and driven just about everything there is to drive, from tanks, to Route Clearance Vehicles, to pickup trucks. Some are VERY heavy, and some are bone stock trucks guys like you and me drive everyday.

You have already noticed your coil springs will collapse under the weight of a heavy trailer, and while that does not pose a problem to your truck immediately, it can, over time. Towing a load as heavy as this with the 4th gen Ram requires some additional help, due to the smooth riding coil spring Multi-Link rear suspension. Coils were put in the ram because they ride smoother, but they are your worst enemy when towing/hauling heavy. Thats where Total Load Control Suspensions comes in. Shipping is always free* to the continental US, $40 to Canada, and $100 internationally. This system is designed and patented specifically for 2009+ Ram 1500's. It will work in conjuction with your coil springs to improve load handling, reduce wear and tear on your coil springs, and even helps with unladen ride comfort and stability.

Shoot me a message at ArmyofOne2006@remove_this_part_gmail.com, and we can get you on your way to comfortable and safe towing. Happy Travels!

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