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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25 PM
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I am new to this Forum stuff But i had just bought a new camper last month i been trying to find some mods to the truck what would be the better mods the trailer i think is just to heavy for the rear end of my truck i have been thing of trying to find a 4 corner air bags system or if i should just find beefier coil springs and sway bars and bigger stoppers from letting the back of the truck sit so low .. ???
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Take a look at Total Load Control in the vendor section, many have installed this set up with great success!

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Total load control gets good reviews.

I have a set of Airlift 1000's in mine and they work great for towing. Even though you have a truck if the trailer is big enough you may need a weight distribution hitch.

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You need a weight distributing hitch first!!!
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You need a weight distributing hitch first!!!
That depends on the size of the trailer.

Unfortunately the drawback to the coil springs in the 1500 is the back will squat with weight on the hitch long before a weight distribution hitch is necessary. The same trailer I pulled behind and Astro van with no problem squatted the Ram enough I installed Airlifts. The Astro had the stock leaf springs.
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i ordered the Total load control last friday going to wait for it to get in the mail and install that we will see how that does but yah i noticed that the springs in the ram 09 to 13 are not the good for the loads .. so we will wait and see how good the air bags are
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For around the same price as the Total Load system you could have got a Husky Centerline weight distribution hitch with built in sway control (this is what I use towing a 6500 lbs Travel trailer). http://www.huskytow.com/product/husk...towing-system/
This would proof to be much safer than just air bags, but I guess it does depend on how heavy your trailer is.

Im my opinion anything over like 6000 lbs should have weight distribution hitch.
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I would definitely go with a weight distribution hitch (with the sway control), and if you still get a bit of sag, add the airbags. The WDH/antisway setup doesnt just help with rear end sag, it makes for a much better, and safer towing setup. The camper I currently have is @ 4000lbs and I still use a WDH and an antisway bar.
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I would definitely go with a weight distribution hitch (with the sway control), and if you still get a bit of sag, add the airbags. The WDH/antisway setup doesnt just help with rear end sag, it makes for a much better, and safer towing setup. The camper I currently have is @ 4000lbs and I still use a WDH and an antisway bar.
I agree with this. I have a 4600lb dry trailer and even with my trailer unloaded and my WDH on I still get the sag. It's even worse once we're loaded for the weekend. I will probably get the Airlift 1000 to lift the back end up a bit.

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yah i have the weight distribution hitch my trailer dry is 6500lbs i still got a really good sage going on the truck thats why i was looking for airbags and stuff i had ordered them in and i will take pics of the truck with out the airbags full and then one with the airbags ... the only real reason is to keep that truck more level then anything and like i said that is my trailer dry now i add all my gear .. so once i got everything installed i will post pics
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