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Old 01-26-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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We currently have a lacrosse 303rkd TT. When hitched to the truck (f250 psd) it sags a little and has been adjusted by dealer after weighing the tongue at 1279 lbs loaded. Honestly it sags more than my Yukon did, which had auto ride suspension and would pick up the back end. The setup tows excellent but the sag bothers me visually. What is the best option to correct this as we are investigating 5ers and I am not sure if this will get better or worse with a 5er. What I have looked at has a pin weight less than 2k.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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Guys/gals,

We currently have a lacrosse 303rkd TT. When hitched to the truck (f250 psd) it sags a little and has been adjusted by dealer after weighing the tongue at 1279 lbs loaded. Honestly it sags more than my Yukon did, which had auto ride suspension and would pick up the back end. The setup tows excellent but the sag bothers me visually. What is the best option to correct this as we are investigating 5ers and I am not sure if this will get better or worse with a 5er. What I have looked at has a pin weight less than 2k.
I have an F250 and had a hitch weight of 1900 on my 5er. I put a set of Firestone Ride Rite air bags on it with an on board compressor and cab control. Less than a grand in cost and it is worth its weight in gold. I would highly recommend them.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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I have an F250 and had a hitch weight of 1900 on my 5er. I put a set of Firestone Ride Rite air bags on it with an on board compressor and cab control. Less than a grand in cost and it is worth its weight in gold. I would highly recommend them.
Good to hear, what I was looking for, so you can raise/lower rear end from the cab?
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Good to hear, what I was looking for, so you can raise/lower rear end from the cab?
Yes. I usually run around 60 psi in mine with the camper hooked up. Keeps the truck level and driving like it should.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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A set of air bags most definitely will help. I have Firestones on my dually. Didn't think I needed them until after I got them.. Best mod you can do to a tow vehicle. I also have a Viair onboard air system so I can adjust on the fly. Either brand, Firestone or Airlift will do fine. I just got the Firestones on sale with free shipping from Jeg's. Very nice addition to the truck!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #6
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We have been camping with a travel trailer since 2000 and just a month ago we pick up our first new 5 th wheel, it is 31 ft long and it is a "Lite" We pick it up on 12-28-12 and it went into storage two days after we brought it home. Soon to be taking it for it's first trip to Georgia.
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rockwood, what make of fifth wheel is that?
It looks like it is made for a short-box truck, as the fifth wheel overhang is much shorter than usual.
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rockwood, what make of fifth wheel is that?
It looks like it is made for a short-box truck, as the fifth wheel overhang is much shorter than usual.
It is an Open Range "Light" It is design to be pulled with a 1/2 ton pick up with a 5.5 foot bed, my truck has a 6.5 foot bed.
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It is an Open Range "Light" It is design to be pulled with a 1/2 ton pick up with a 5.5 foot bed, my truck has a 6.5 foot bed.
Sorry FRF but open range is making a great product been looking hard at those as well as the silver back.
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Sorry FRF but open range is making a great product been looking hard at those as well as the silver back.
We have friends we camp with and after they saw our 297RLS they ordered the Open Range Roamer 367 RLS 5th wheel today and are trading in there 2005 Jayco Eagle TT.
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