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Old 10-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #21
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Mine does set up just a tad low in front, maybe raising it will help.
I did put airbags on and that helped quite a bit.

Thanks to all for comments. I'm gonna work on finding flat roads!

Off on a 10 day trip Saturday to Branson, Mo and northern Arkansas.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #22
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Mine does set up just a tad low in front, maybe raising it will help.
I did put airbags on and that helped quite a bit.

Thanks to all for comments. I'm gonna work on finding flat roads!

Off on a 10 day trip Saturday to Branson, Mo and northern Arkansas.
If you're going US 65, lots of luck.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:59 PM   #23
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Try I80 across Iowa, just one notch above a plowed field going across the furrows. The only difference is I80 doesn't have as much mud.
I wonder if Turbo knows you guys are bad mouthing the roads in his state?
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:09 PM   #24
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I wonder if Turbo knows you guys are bad mouthing the roads in his state?
Who cares? He knows it's true! He doesn't drive on I80, at least not very far.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #25
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Lots of theories as to the cause of chucking. My experience is that it only happens on concrete highways (poured) and it usually disappears when I switch out of the 'slow' lane. Strangely enough, it almost never happened when I was towing our current camper with a Ram 1500. More noticeable now with the F250 on the same roads...go figure!

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Maybe the spring comment is the answer.
Looks like airbags go on my list of "To Do" mods.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:50 PM   #26
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Mine does set up just a tad low in front, maybe raising it will help.
I did put airbags on and that helped quite a bit.

Thanks to all for comments. I'm gonna work on finding flat roads!

Off on a 10 day trip Saturday to Branson, Mo and northern Arkansas.
Good luck in that area!

We will be in the eureka springs and Ponca area of North AR next week too. Have fun - should be beautiful!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:34 AM   #27
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"Chucking" is the forward movement of the pin weight in the box of your truck and then the unloading. It is a sensation of being pushed forward and back in your seat. It can be caused by uneven roads or the location of your 5th wheel hitch or a combination of both. Soft suspensions don't help on your truck however if your suspension was so hard it would rattle your teeth out....lol

I installed a set of air bags on my 3500 dually and it almost fixed all the chucking. The next step would be to instal some sort or air or similar suspension on the 5th wheel side...many options there and they can be pricey but well worth it.

My first step would be to check for the correct placement of your 5th wheel hitch and if that is good, I would be upgrading to a set of air bags. I went with the 5,000 lbs ones for my truck, overkill considering but they are nice and beefy..!

If you choose air bags make sure you run 2 separate lines for inflation or just go all out and get the on-board compressor..!

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:02 AM   #28
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #30
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We live in TN now but in Sept. went to MI to visit and thought we were gonna have neck injuries for sure. We were on I-275. Part of our problem is when we picked up our 313RE-OK in Feb. in Lansing, a fifth wheel hitch would not work on our flat-bed truck bacause it sits too high. So they put a gooseneck hitch on because the truck had the ball on it. Well now I found out you can get a cushioned one so now we have to spend another 5 to 6 hundred dollars for an adapter.
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