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Old 07-05-2016, 11:07 PM   #11
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I have a 2011 Ram 1500 2dr 2wd and with the WDH properly setup I don't have any sag issues (my tongue weight is a lot less than the OP)
When I was using the truck itself to haul PA equipment it used to sag and actually rest on the bump stops.
I took the truck while it was loaded to a spring shop and they took some weights and measurements to have a custom set of rear coil springs made up.
It cost about $700 total (installed) and when the truck was loaded with about 2300lbs in the bed it sat perfect as if it was empty.
Since I sold that company and now just use the truck for towing our trailer I had the factory springs put back in.
I noticed no difference in ride with the heavier custom springs installed, might be a option to look into for your issue.
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:07 PM   #12
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M2 would that still be the case if the front was leveled?

There is nothing wrong with my hitch setup or the way the truck rides or tow. The problem is the truck itself sits to low I am trying to find out to raise it without a lift kit and still maintain the level rise I currently have.
Sounds like what I suggested would work great for you. My front is not leveled but I don't mind the forward rake.

Its as simple as installing new shocks.

You will likely have to reset your hitch as the suspension will be handling more load with the Monroe Load shocks.
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:42 PM   #13
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There are aftermarket springs available.

Google Tuftruck springs for Ram.

They have a lot of different options, including variable rate if you are worried about a rough ride unloaded. Around $300
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:46 PM   #14
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You say everything is perfect, except that your chains drag.

Wrap a bungee cord around the hitch,chains,power cord, and break-away.
Will NOT inhibit any way they are supposed to work.

Keeps everything out of the way (even when you cross the tracks in Louisiana)

Also......make sure your tongue post is HIGHER than your torque bars. I have seen many with the post almost dragging.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:22 PM   #15
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You say everything is perfect, except that your chains drag.

Wrap a bungee cord around the hitch,chains,power cord, and break-away.
Will NOT inhibit any way they are supposed to work.

Keeps everything out of the way (even when you cross the tracks in Louisiana)

Also......make sure your tongue post is HIGHER than your torque bars. I have seen many with the post almost dragging.
I have to agree with Major Oz. Without pictures of your WDH with the TV and TT hooked, this is all speculation. If everything is level from front of the TV to the rear of the TT, there's not much else you can do without major expense in changing the suspension.
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are your chains longer than they need to be? Check the length at full turn. Maybe you can shorten them a few links and solve your problem easily.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:33 PM   #17
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I think many of you are missing that the OP wants his truck raised a couple inches in general...at least that's what it sounds like. I have a 2" level up front and airbags in the rear on my GMC Sierra. The airbags are great and I'm glad I chose those over blocks in the rear. Just be sure to reconfigure your WDH once you make any mods.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:02 PM   #18
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I think many of you are missing that the OP wants his truck raised a couple inches in general...at least that's what it sounds like. I have a 2" level up front and airbags in the rear on my GMC Sierra. The airbags are great and I'm glad I chose those over blocks in the rear. Just be sure to reconfigure your WDH once you make any mods.
what I'm taking from it, is that this idea of raising truck was started by chains dragging, and he's looking for reasons to justify it. Just fix the chains and leave the truck the way it is.
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I don't see raising (or even lowering) the truck making any difference at all. If the combined units are level now then raising the rear of the truck means having to lower the ball position on the shank to keep the trailer level.

Since the chains and tongue jack are attached to the trailer the "problem" is not going to be solved.
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what I'm taking from it, is that this idea of raising truck was started by chains dragging, and he's looking for reasons to justify it. Just fix the chains and leave the truck the way it is.
some folks have to much time on their hands and or to much money, just put a twist in the chains and enjoy your trip.
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