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Old 06-07-2016, 05:40 PM   #1
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Newb camper owners checking in.

Howdy all. The missus and I just picked up our new 832IKBS. Got our first reservation at a generally local state park this weekend to break her in. I'm impressed with this forum already as I've found good suggestions for lots of little questions I've had just by trolling around through the topics. Tow rig is my wife's 2014 RAM 1500, hemi 4x4, 3.92. Initial setup by the dealer is tolerable but I may tweak the hitch a bit as it is squatting a tad more than i like for towing. Once I get that finalized I've got to find the headlight adjustments and mark a new position for towing as I hate being the guy blinding everyone because there's a load on.

Rig was very stable and decently torquey at 65mph locked out in 6th with tow/haul engaged. Have to say I love the 4 wheel brakes.

Well, that's enough for now. We'll be around. Cheers!

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Old 06-07-2016, 05:49 PM   #2
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Welcome, we share the same floor plan. Nice unit, but it is heavy.
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:23 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome from northern Arizona! Congrats on the new rig; enjoy!

Our 2012 Ram 1500 hemi squatted a bit towing our 2013 Surveyor 220, 5000lbs loaded, so you might consider what we did. We put the Airlift 1000 air bags in the rear coil spings and now it tows level. We put 9 or 10 lbs in the air bags when not towing and the ride actually improved over stock. Towing we put 30 lbs in them and it's level and the ride improved then as well. Cost me about $400 for the bags, well worth it to me without getting into much more suspension upgrades.

Anyway, happy camping!
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Welcome to the forums from SW Idaho.

IMO if you need to adjust the headlights your still need to work on the hitch setting or add airbags as long as you are not over on the rear axle.
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Welcome to th forum and congrats on your purchase. Enjoy Later RJD
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:16 PM   #7
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I have the same tow vehicle as you and pull a TT weighing more than yours and having a LOT more hitch weight. When pulling I don't have any need to adjust headlights. Have your WD hitch set up correctly and spent about $80 for the Airlift 1000 bags. Add about $200 for a remote compressor. Very simple install as long as you remove the rear wheel well liners (a 5 minute task).

More info here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=i...prefix=airlift
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:57 PM   #8
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Cool. Thanks for the welcome and info. Going to see how she does this weekend. I like the bags idea. Simple and doesn't have to affect unloaded driving. (Truck is the wife's daily.)
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Cool. Thanks for the welcome and info. Going to see how she does this weekend. I like the bags idea. Simple and doesn't have to affect unloaded driving. (Truck is the wife's daily.)
Just drop the bags to 10 psi and unloaded ride and handling will improve.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:21 PM   #10
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Well, obviously the dealer doesn't take much time setting up wd systems. I read the manual and literally changed every adjustment including the position of the hooks on the trailer tongue rails. Much better. Nice and level all around. We'll see how she does tomorrow and determine if I want to add the bags. Thanks all!
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