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Old 09-26-2013, 06:38 AM   #1
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salem 29' toyota tundra Rough ride

We have a Salem toy hauler bought it in the spring this year. We have been on 5 trips and we will be going to Texas from NY this winter. On some roads we find it is almost painful with how rough a ride we have. We haul a 1000LB motor cycle. But I do not feel we are over loaded. Is there anything that can be done to make the ride a little less intense? some roads are almost unbearable. (Heavy duty shocks? )
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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I added air bags ... Much better with only 25 lbs of air.
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I added air bags ... Much better with only 25 lbs of air.

Air bags are the way I will go, I just need to pick the system I want.

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Wicked looking hitch.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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Now all we feel is the bounce from the truck not the TH
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #6
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Sounded like you are bottoming out. With 1000 lb mc in truck bed you are really weighted down. Toy haulers are typically heavier too. Probably overloaded. But airbags make all the difference in the world for half ton pu. From a tundra/5th wheel puller.
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Is the MC in the truck bed or in the trailer?
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Should be in the Toy Hauler, His problem is the rough ride ! The shocker hitch I'm using is great no roughness from the TH. Big difference in ride !

http://www.shockerhitch.com

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:52 PM   #9
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I do not feel we are over loaded.
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Sounded like you are bottoming out.
^ This. If you are and are not overloaded...airbags.

Of course, your hitch setup itself could actually be causing it (wrong size spring bars, for example). Too heavy a bar would more or less fuse the two frames together and not allow for any flex at the hitch.

Shocks: don't know what year truck you have, but suspensions do wear out over time (specifically leaf springs...and you won't notice it unless you have a lot of weight on it ). All the shocks in the world won't help that. My father in law borrowed our popup last year and it nearly bottomed out his Mountaineer. He couldn't understand it because he just had new shocks put in.
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Have you thought about having your rig weighed?
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