Originally Posted by sfctanker
Does anybody have helper springs on there trucks? I have been told that a good set works pretty good.
I am on team air bag...helper springs cannot be adjusted or taken out when not in use. The springs will make your ride harsh empty, where the airbags can be adjusted by adding or removing air to make a safe comfortable ride.
Because you have turbos, the thin air in the mountains will be mostly offset by your boost. That will minimize power loss, the person who needs to be comfortable with their tow setup is YOU and only you. As long as your reasonable and not putting people in danger, your the one who needs to handle the setup. Get on some scales, get some real weights, front and read of the truck with and without the trailer and some trailer weights, run your tires properly inflated and drive around to get a feel for it. If your white knuckled and sweaty when your thru, something is wrong!
As far as steering being off, many times the cause of this is a change in the ride height. When the rear of your truck squats 1.5 inches, howmuch does the front rise? your steering geometry changes when the height does.
Does the WDH change the amount the truck squats? If you get to a scale ona quiet day you can adjust the WDH bars with actual numbers. If you weigh the trucks front axle without the trailer, then with the trailer, you will see that the front looses weight when hitched. Now add your WDH and the weight should rise again, you are transfering some weight back to the front wheels. With our original setup 10 years ago I had the front weighing 75lbs more with the trailer because of the WDH and it towed and handled like a dream! We have a small private moving company nearby who let me play on the scale for an hr, take all the readings I wanted and charged me 25 bucks.