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Old 10-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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help with sag

Hello, rookie here, got some questions. How much sag is ok after hooking up a trailer? I hooked mine up yesterday and I got 1” drop. I put new 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab to a Sport295. I’m not sure what I’m shooting for minimal sag, is 1” ok? When I bought the TT a year ago it was hooked up to a 2005 GMC Yukon LT. In which the dealer did all the setup. Do I need air suspension in the back? Also the front rise about also an 1".

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Hello, rookie here, got some questions. How much sag is ok after hooking up a trailer? I hooked mine up yesterday and I got 1 drop. I put new 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab to a Sport295. Im not sure what Im shooting for minimal sag, is 1 ok? When I bought the TT a year ago it was hooked up to a 2005 GMC Yukon LT. In which the dealer did all the setup. Do I need air suspension in the back? Also the front rise about also an 1".

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If you don't have a wdh, you need one and get the front and back of the truck and trailer level. Don't forget sway controls.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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WDH=weight distributing hitch.
These are a great hitch and I got my Husky wdh for around $250 on Amazon for my 2012 Ram 1500 and 2013 FR Surveyor 220. It cured the sag when properly hooked up and it tows so much better now; be sure if you get one or have one put on that they match the tongue hitch weight of the trailer to the hitch.
Given a lot more pesos I would get the ProPride 1400 setup but it's really pricey but I hear well worth it.
I don't use a friction sway control with my WDH and the trailer still tracks straight and true even in wind or being passed by semi's.
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oh yes I do have a Equal-i-zer Hitch - with 4-point Sway Control. That was purchase and installed when I first bought the TT...
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oh yes I do have a Equal-i-zer Hitch - with 4-point Sway Control. That was purchase and installed when I first bought the TT...
Then it needs to be adjusted to get more weight on the front of the truck. Just make sure when you're finished that the truck AND trailer are level front to back.
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Hello, rookie here, got some questions. How much sag is ok after hooking up a trailer? I hooked mine up yesterday and I got 1 drop. I put new 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab to a Sport295. Im not sure what Im shooting for minimal sag, is 1 ok? When I bought the TT a year ago it was hooked up to a 2005 GMC Yukon LT. In which the dealer did all the setup. Do I need air suspension in the back? Also the front rise about also an 1".

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This should help you.

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OldCoot, so what you are saying is to adjust the wdh ( Equal-i-zer Hitch - with 4-point Sway Control) to get the truck level again with no sag at all? I thought that 1" drop in the rear and 1" rise in the front is ok. again I forgot to mention what I started with.
39 1/2" in front 41 1/2 in the rear. what you think?
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OldCoot, so what you are saying is to adjust the wdh ( Equal-i-zer Hitch - with 4-point Sway Control) to get the truck level again with no sag at all? I thought that 1" drop in the rear and 1" rise in the front is ok. again I forgot to mention what I started with.
39 1/2" in front 41 1/2 in the rear. what you think?
I would go for getting the truck back to the original measurements and making sure the trailer is level also. Shouldn't take much adjustment, maybe another washer on the hitch head. You're pretty close now. The video is very good and he even states some may have to add a washer or raise the bars one hole.
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1" is no sag
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