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Old 06-30-2015, 03:41 PM   #11
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 62
Originally Posted by HEMI_ROM View Post
You make a good point, I should clarify my description of “squat”. Of course the bed of my Ram does sit about 2-3” higher without the TT hooked up. It does in fact have a slightly positive rake, it sits a little higher in the back when unloaded - as all of my trucks have. When I say I have zero squat, what I mean is the rear of my truck is level when loaded, it does not sag or sit lower than the front. Now I am not sure if that’s the proper definition of squat, but that is what I mean. As an aside, I had an 04 Ram (factory tow package) 1500 with the leaf springs and a 2006 22’ TT that weighed in around 5500lbs or so when loaded up. I installed the WDH for the 04 truck and set it so everything was level when connected up, as it should be. I then traded that 04 in on my 09 Ram 1500 Ram (factory tow package) with coils and when I connected up the same 5500lb TT the rear end sat about 1” lower than it did with the 04. I moved up the hitch ball one notch on the stinger, put a bit more preload on the bars and all was perfectly level. My point is that the TT sat virtually the same with the 04 and leaf springs as it did with my 09 and the coil springs. I pass this on for those with the Ram 1500 and rear coils that might be wondering if the rear end is too soft for towing - in my case, it is not. If you get your WDH set up properly, you should be sitting level no problem. If you cannot then I suspect your TT is too heavy for a 1500 and/or your WDH is not set up correctly.
This is what I expected due to me having a similar situation. I recently raised the hitch stinger/ball height 1 hole and raised the L brackets 1 hole and it made a huge difference in towing the TT. We feel no bounce or swaying as we did before and really feel a more controlled ride!!! Next step is off to the CAT scales either tomorrow or Thursday morning to verify everything. Will post the weights when completed so we can all discuss the results.

Bud & Rita & Gemma our Boxer
2014 Ram 1500 4x4 Crew Cab with a Hemi
2016 Freedom Express 246RKS
Did that hurt right away or did it wait awhile!
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