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Old 12-10-2010, 01:59 PM   #11
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Okay, I will have to remember that. Right now it's well December and I live where we get snow so camping is not in my near furture

Thanks for the responses
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:04 PM   #12
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My 06 Dodge Ram 1500 pulling my 30 footer trailer bounced like crazy coming down a long bridge here in Fl. After replacing the shocks, it's not a problem anymore. That was at 60,000 miles. Shortbed, Quad cab Hemi. Randy
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:06 PM   #13
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How much are shocks? I guess I haven't really needed them?Well till now
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:47 PM   #14
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Check Bilstiens out on the WEB. They are probably $100 to $150 for your truck.. I have a set on my Jeep Commander and they do make a difference. They are well worth the money.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:50 PM   #15
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Would it be possible springs are too weak? I know shocks should do something with the bouncing. But when I stand on the back of my truck it goes down a few inches.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:42 PM   #16
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scubieman, you still haven't stated what engine and rear end ratio you have. this is important info that's needed to help you.

all you've said is that it's a 2005 gmc sierra. not whether it's a 6cyl., regular cab, short bed, and so forth. even cab style and bed length are important factors.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:46 PM   #17
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scubieman, you still haven't stated what engine and rear end ratio you have. this is important info that's needed to help you.

all you've said is that it's a 2005 gmc sierra. not whether it's a 6cyl., regular cab, short bed, and so forth. even cab style and bed length are important factors.
sorry Crew cab 5.3 liter v8. The gears I am uncertain. But just assuming are way to tell. I get about 17 to 19 MPG being nice to truck down road. I have dealership checking into prices for replacing gears to get me more power. After all I don't use 4th gear towing. I know some had said this is for OD. But if i go into tow/haul mode it will use 4th gear still.

Hope this answers must of what you need bikendan
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:01 AM   #18
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personally, i think a 30' TT is 3/4 ton land.

i have a '07 Avalanche with the 5.3 and a 3.73 rear end.
i tow a 23' HTT that weighs around 5000lbs. loaded and i wouldn't want to tow anything much bigger.

even a ultra lightweight 30' TT will weigh a lot.
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Right now Im at 5500 dry. If I go short distance I am fine. If I go long distance I would be looking into a new truck. Maybe with tax season that will be my gift.
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Right now Im at 5500 dry. If I go short distance I am fine. If I go long distance I would be looking into a new truck. Maybe with tax season that will be my gift.
by "dry", do you mean the fictional brochure "dry" weight or the UVW from the factory "dry" weight?

by the way, what year and model trailer is it?
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