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Old 03-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #11
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southernsky...if you haven't already, a trip to the scales would be worthwhile to determine what the loaded pin weight actually is and as a % of total weight. Your problem may be reduced by adjusting the pin weight.

The pin weight on our Rockwood is 1300 lb and 15% of total weight (we have a rear kitchen floorplan). This seemed to be great when towing with my Ram 1500 as I had no incidence of 'chucking'. I'm hoping that a pin weight of about 1600 lb will be a better match with the heavier suspension of my F250. The water tank on our camper is located over the axles and doesn't impact on pin weight.

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
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I've had similar results as Dave. I used to only carry a small amount if water in my fw tank. Lately I've been filling the tank. The ride has drastically improved and haven't noticed any real change to fuel economy.
M109Rrider,is your Ram a long bed or short bed? I can't quite make it out in your photo.
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Never mind.I see that it's a short bed.
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My dad installed the 5th AirBorne on his 34' Jayco. The camper has a pin weight of 2600ish, he said it was just over 3000 lbs when they went south for the winter a couple years ago. He has always had diesel F350 4X4 ext cab, long box, duallys for TV. He said that the 5th Airborne helped out ALOT with his set-up.
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