Originally Posted by DougP47
jeepij8 that would be 1" from front to rear finder.I have the hitch ball height set real close i think. I will try to weight it after the weather breaks. thanks for the input guys
When setting up any WDH, you need to get some good measurements before you start, and then always measure at the same place. Most install specs I have seen recommend you measure at the wheel well to find out how much movement you get, both front a rear axle.
Generally, you want the rear wheel well to sit at least 1 inch lower than unhooked, and the front to be about level. That is optimum.
What are your unhooked measurements and hooked up measurements? The only way to truly tell how good your WDH is working is to weigh it on a CAT scale that will give you the front (steer), rear (drive) and trailer axles independently. You may find the results surprising.
I would get all that information before I started investing time and money in supplemental springs or helpers. You may not need them, but more importantly, you may be covering up the real problem.
I know the current generation 1/2 ton trucks (without the max tow, etc packages) and actually sprung softer than older generation 1/2 tons. My 97 1500 Ram did not squat more than inch until trailer tongue weight was around 1200 lbs. but most are designed to give a little quicker now for ride comfort.