Originally Posted by sunny1881
What Im not seeing answered here is how it rides when towing? I am towing 8k lbs about once a month. I assume they meet the purpose of leveling the rear so there is no sag but how about the feel during towing? Also and recomendations on sweet spot for this amount of weight being towed?
The ride and safety while towing is the entire reason to install the AL1000. I put it in myself in about an hour and a half by putting the bags in through the springs and routing the air lines through the frame to the rear bumper. I chose to use 1 air nipple instead of two because I don't ever carry a lopsided load.
My camper weights just under 7,000 lbs. with a tongue weight of around 680 lbs. I use a standard weight distributing hitch (WDH). My truck is a 2012 1500 hemi with 3.92 LS rear.
Without the AL1000 I have a SIGNIFICANT sag of almost 3 inches! The ride is less safe because it means less weight on the front wheels so less safe steering. My break chains almost touched the ground.
After the AL 1000, the trailer and truck are level. The ride feels like there is not a trailer attached. I really could not be more pleased with what this simple system does for less than $100.
I air up to 35psi before I hook up then let the air out until it's level. It usually ends up around 30 psi. When not towing, I run 5psi. The feel is about the same with as without the trailer with those settings.
I hope that is some help.