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Old 08-28-2016, 09:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy I-80 Road Bumpy - what to do??

Hi, Just spent the better part of last 2 days driving across I-80 in Iowa and Nebraska with our Travel Trailer. Lot of concrete Interstate roads. A good portion of the trip was spent vibrating from the bumps in the concrete, a continual bump, bump, bump. I know not all concrete roads are that way, but these were horrible.
What have others done to reduce this?? Different type of shocks on TV ?? We gotta do something, at this point we will never drive across Iowa/Nebraska again. Do we need to do something with the camper??

Thanks, Tommybill
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:00 PM   #2
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Airbags would likely help.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:40 PM   #3
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There are limits what you can accomplish on bad concrete. The best results I've had came with replacing front and rear original equipment shocks that behaved well in all other situations including dealer check-up with "performance" level monotube Delco shock absorbers (I'm sure someone else made them) that absorbed wheel hop from concrete joints faster. Impacted unloaded ride, improved handling on cornering and bad concrete performance is much improved. We have GM product but I would look to similar product for your's if you haven't been there already. I was tired of slowing down on old interstates and looking for blacktop
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:12 AM   #4
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How is it without the trailer? If it only does it when hooked up Google airbag receiver hitch. They actually make receiver hitches with a built in air bag.
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Hate to say it but Ram trucks ride like tanks. Take a look at the spring pak in the back and it becomes quite obvious why they ride like they do, couple that with 60 in the front and 70 PSI in the rear on 10 Ply tires and that is most of the ride quality. I had an 08 2500 Megacab and it brought my wife to tears on more than one occasion driving through some places in Minnesota and Ontario. Had I kept mine I would have gone to a full air ride suspension or put air suspension on the front seats like the Semi's have.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:55 AM   #6
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Don't know if you can do much with a 2010 dodge (they do ride rough) but these eliminated the bounce for us (Bilstein 4600 or 5100):

http://www.shockwarehouse.com/news/i...heavy-duty.cfm
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:11 AM   #7
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I came across I-80 in NE/IA this summer (Fd explorer and pup) and don't recall a particular issue with the ride.
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I came across I-80 in NE/IA this summer (Fd explorer and pup) and don't recall a particular issue with the ride.

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We dragged a 21Klb 5th wheel from Denver to Chicago. Road is poor yet there are many more far worse. I-65 comes to mind.
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