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Old 03-05-2016, 04:37 PM   #11
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Welcome!

I'm towing a 26TBSS with a 2015 Ram 1500 Hemi with e2 hitch. No issues with sway, but still need to dial in the WD a bit. Don't trust the dealer to set it up properly. When I got mine home, I could pull off the bars by hand without touching the tongue jack... Guess they set it up expecting my Ram to squat real bad. The trailer just leveled it, my sig pic is basically at the dealer with no WD.

I'm running the factory rear springs with Monroe Load Adjusting Shocks. Seems to tow fine and handles the 900+ lb tongue weight on my unit, but I'm always looking to mod and improve (even if I owned a 3500 haha). Please post about your springs once installed. Did you go with Tuftruck units?

EDIT: Just noticed your in Houston, I'm in Conroe. Bought mine from Camperland up here 3 weeks ago.
Air lift helper bags. They don't look too hard to install.

We bought ours from fun town in giddings. Originally went to Wharton but my sales rep was useless.

Yeah, I might be storing my camper up there in Conroe/Willis. We live in spring/woodlands area.

Open to suggestions with affordable secure storage in the area.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:20 PM   #12
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Air lift helper bags. They don't look too hard to install.

We bought ours from fun town in giddings. Originally went to Wharton but my sales rep was useless.

Yeah, I might be storing my camper up there in Conroe/Willis. We live in spring/woodlands area.

Open to suggestions with affordable secure storage in the area.

Nice, that was the other place I considered after searching as far as Dallas. Funny that I got the best deal right in my back yard. Their google reviews scared me away, and proved true for the service team. Stopped by on a whim. Sales people were ok though.

I'm storing at Gladstell Storage in Conroe for $36 / mo on gravel. I waited a bit too long and didn't get the spot I wanted, but still ok. Very secure with cameras, on-site living staff and non 24 hr access.

When I was researching on the Ram forums, some people liked air bags, but most seemed to hate them.

The Ram 1500 has very soft stock rear springs, but best in class ride is the trade off.

Many owners have reported success with HD springs, and apparently very easy to install:

Search Results | SD Truck Springs | Leaf Springs, Helper Springs and Suspension Parts

They even offer a variable rate version for those concerned with unladen ride. I'll probably go with springs instead of worrying about leaking bags/porpoising.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:23 PM   #13
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Nice, that was the other place I considered after searching as far as Dallas. Funny that I got the best deal right in my back yard. Their google reviews scared me away, and proved true for the service team. Stopped by on a whim. Sales people were ok though.

I'm storing at Gladstell Storage in Conroe for $36 / mo on gravel. I waited a bit too long and didn't get the spot I wanted, but still ok. Very secure with cameras, on-site living staff and non 24 hr access.

When I was researching on the Ram forums, some people liked air bags, but most seemed to hate them.

The Ram 1500 has very soft stock rear springs, but best in class ride is the trade off.

Many owners have reported success with HD springs, and apparently very easy to install:

Search Results | SD Truck Springs | Leaf Springs, Helper Springs and Suspension Parts

They even offer a variable rate version for those concerned with unladen ride. I'll probably go with springs instead of worrying about leaking bags/porpoising.
Thanks for the info. I've already ordered them and will be installing them next week sometime. They were only $80 so worst case scenario I take them off and try something else.

Going to look into your storage facility as well.

Thanks
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Sounds good! IMO It all depends on how much you plan to camp.

This is our first travel trailer and the wife's first time camping was last weekend. She loved it! Of course our kids did too! We are planning to camp as much as possible haha. Fortunately, my TV is our extra vehicle so I plan to set it up to be our best dedicated TV. (My engineering background at work hehe)
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