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Old 01-22-2015, 09:20 AM   #1
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Spring helpers

I have a new 2014 Ram 1500 reg cab short bed 4x4. I am not liking how much sag I have with my camper hitch up to it. Looking for some info on how to make it more level somewhat.


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Old 01-22-2015, 09:21 AM   #2
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Do you have a weight distribution hitch?
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:25 AM   #3
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Do you have a weight distribution hitch?
X2 and if you do check out adjustable air bags and timbrens. I have timbrens which work for me.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:39 AM   #4
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Another vote for air bags

Just realized it's a 1500: WD hitch would be my first step
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:44 AM   #5
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Just remember that air bags do nothing to increase the payload capacity of your truck. Are you pushing the limits of your payload capacity? That might be part of your issue.
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Just remember that air bags do nothing to increase the payload capacity of your truck. Are you pushing the limits of your payload capacity? That might be part of your issue.
Air bags, timbrens, adding a leaf spring can increase your payload. But you need to know what drive train you have. For example: my 2500hd has the same frame, transmission, and engine as a 3500hd adding suspension enhancements will increase the payload. I have verified this through many resources including the dealer. On a 1/2 ton you may not get much more especially if you have p rated tires etc.
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I'm with Acadianbob on the airbag thing - they just make it more level and ride nicer but don't increase capacity....
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I have a new 2014 Ram 1500 reg cab short bed 4x4. I am not liking how much sag I have with my camper hitch up to it. Looking for some info on how to make it more level somewhat.


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Need a bunch more information.

There is no vehicle or trailer information in the post, no information in a signature, and no information in the profile.

Truck stats including GVWR, GCWR, and tow rating are needed.

Looking back through the posts, the OP posted a picture of a Dakota pulling a Surveyor Sport 220. Looks like some serious sag on the Dakota, even though a WDH was being used. I don't see any bend in the spring bars. I think the OP 1st needs to properly set up the WDH, then consider helper springs or air bags only if the truck still sags when the WDH is setup properly.
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Thanks for the info guys. I am pulling a 2013 Surveyor sport 220 and I do have a WDH. What is the best way to setup the hitch. I started pulling this camper with a 2003 Dakota but had to upgrade to a v8 truck.


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