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Old 05-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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2012 ram 1500 air lift kit?

I'm new to the rv world and I just got a 2013 fs2410 toy hauler. Tongue weight is about 850 and the trailer loaded with what I carry is usually 7500 lbs. but even empty it seems like my truck sags a LOT. Again I'm new to this so I don't know if this is normal. I'm using a husky distribution hitch with sway control. I was thinking about adding the airlift 1000 kit if its needed or would help. Any advice or input is greatly appreciated. The photo is with the trailer empty.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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I bought the Airlift 1000 with the wireless controller but haven't had a chance to install it yet. I heard good things about this product and am hoping that it helps with the rear end sag as well. BTW no picture is posted in your post
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:46 AM   #3
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Here is my truck. 5.7L crew cab
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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So- not at all what you're asking about, but how are you with your truck's ratings when you're hooked up? Are you at/over payload capacity? What about your rear axle ratings?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #5
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Do the fender measurements as outlined in the instruction manual and/or get your rig weighed, both with the trailer with and without the WDH bars in place, and then the truck alone. You probably don't have the WDH adjusted properly. You may have to tilt the head assembly back more.

An air lift kit will not help in weight distributing. That only raises the back end of the truck, and may give you a false sense of security that all is OK because the truck rides level. You need to get some weight off of the rear axle and put that weight onto the front axle to make your truck handle better. Once the WDH is setup properly, you may not need to spend the money on an air lift kit. If the WDH weights check out, and the truck still sags, then maybe a lift kit might level things out a bit......but only as an assist to a properly adjusted WDH.

The tongue weight of a toy hauler without the toys will be heavier that a toy hauler with toys. You may find out that you need x amount of chain lengths between the snap up bracket and spring bars for an empty trailer, and x amount plus 1 for the trailer when you have your toys in there because there is less tongue weight.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #6
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Here is my truck. 5.7L crew cab
WOW...definetly check your WDH that it's setup correctly & yes, airbags will help get the truck level & get the front end contacting the ground better than what you have now...IMO, don't haul too far with that current setup before you get everything adjusted.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:06 AM   #7
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This is what I use on my RAM 1500. Just another option to airbags. I'm pleased with the results and I carry more load than you.

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From the looks of it your using the 8th link. You. Should be around the 5th, your probably not getting any weight transfer to the front of the truck. If its to tight trying the 5th link you may have to angle the head forward a touch.
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I think with some adjustments to the hitch you get it where you need it to be. From just the pic it looks like there is a lot of adjustment left.
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From the looks of it your using the 8th link. You. Should be around the 5th, your probably not getting any weight transfer to the front of the truck. If its to tight trying the 5th link you may have to angle the head forward a touch.
I agree. I use the 5th link on my yukon, not as much tongue weight as you, but when I ratchet the first bar up you can visibly see the truck level. The first time my wife saw me do it, her reaction was "What manner of black magic sorcery is this!!".

I bought Airlift airbags, but after adjusting my WDH, I took them off and don't use them. They just made the truck bounce more. Firestone RideRite bags I hear are excellent, but I have no experience with them
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