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Been on 2 camping trips to the desert now. The trailer loaded with 2 bikes and 4 wheeler squats the back of the truck 2-2 1/2 inches. I have installed the Timbren suspension which makes it ride like a dream but the truck needs to squat to hit the timbrens. If I go with a leveling kit I will probably add the bags.
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Here's mine....Jayco 29L. Dry weight is around 5800 lbs, 34 feet front to back including the tongue. I haven't weighed it in travel mode but I figure it's around 6800-7000. Hauls no problem, barely know it's there, even going through the mountains in Vermont heading to Maine last summer.
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Here is mine. KZ Jag 29JB it's 30' from hitch to bumper GVWR 7000lbs with a loaded hitch weight of 947lbs. No wd hitch at the moment only Airlift bags. The truck pulls it with no issues whatsoever. I'll be adding a wd hitch and sway control in the next couple of weeks just for the added security.



Here it is with my boat. I dont know the weight and I guess it doesn't matter cause the HEMI just laughs at it when we're lake bound.

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Don't have pic at the moment but i pull a 30' flagstaff bumper hitch with a DSP WD 10 000lb hitch, dry weight is around 5300lbs. My truck has a 4" lift and there is little sag when hooked up but the bars take the sag out right away. Truck pulls great as i have the 3.92 gears, fuel milage is crap though. Have any of you done anything to your truck to help with the milage,was thinking about a cold air intake and throttle body spacer.Any info or suggestions would be great.
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A CAI will not recoup it's initial cost in fuel savings. - It may help with a tiny bit more 'oomphh'

A TB Spacer is a paperweight or good spot to tie in a nos sprayer

I do think a free(er) flowing exhaust is helpful....

A turbo system would help with mileage
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I have a K&N drop in and a upgraded exhaust (Magnaflow 18") and haven't noticed any difference in mpg's. When pulling my travel trailer I average between 8.5 - 11mpg. It all depends how windy it is that day and if I'm heading into it or not.
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