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Old 02-22-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Hey guys, me and my wife recently purchased a rockwood premier 2516g. So far we love it but our truck squats a bit when hooked up, are airbags the best answer? We have a 2000 toyota tundra
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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If the trailer weight is well within your truck's specs, then maybe you need a different stinger? Since one truck is taller than the other, I have to use different ones when towing my trailer with the F150 versus the Nisaan Titan. Otherwise you might want to consider a getting a weight distributor hitch.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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So use like a lower hitch, I'm assuming stinger is a hitch haha, I'm pretty new to towing anything sorry.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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Sorry....I mean the ball mount...

1. Measure from the ground to the top of the hitch
2. Measure from the ground to the (inside) top of the trailer coupler, when level
3. Subtract the height of the hitch ball (most are 2-1/2"-3" high) from the coupler measurement

The difference in the two measurements is the amount of ball mount "rise" or "drop" required.

In my case, the trailer tongue was higher than the ball mount on one truck to the other, thereby requiring a different ball mount to be used....so each vehicle has their own ball mount set up when towing the trailer...hope this helps?
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Sorry....I mean the ball mount...

1. Measure from the ground to the top of the hitch
2. Measure from the ground to the (inside) top of the trailer coupler, when level
3. Subtract the height of the hitch ball (most are 2-1/2"-3" high) from the coupler measurement

The difference in the two measurements is the amount of ball mount "rise" or "drop" required.

In my case, the trailer tongue was higher than the ball mount on one truck to the other, thereby requiring a different ball mount to be used....so each vehicle has their own ball mount set up when towing the trailer...hope this helps?
The trick with that is to try to keep the trailer fairly level also.
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Wow, thank you very much! Ill have to try that out this weekend. I had no idea it involved math haha, I appriciate your input thank you again!
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Wow, thank you very much! Ill have to try that out this weekend. I had no idea it involved math haha, I appriciate your input thank you again!
If you are headed out this weekend, we are going to willow beach on the other side of the dam. Nice clean CG. Should be low 70's- always looking for more people to relax with!
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Hey guys, me and my wife recently purchased a rockwood premier 2516g. So far we love it but our truck squats a bit when hooked up, are airbags the best answer? We have a 2000 toyota tundra
Tundras tend to have a very soft ride. My buddy that has one, added air bags before he ever thought of getting a TT. Just adding a little weight in the bed of the truck made the truck sag.
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Ya it is a kinda soft ride, would adding a leaf be cheaper than bags? And we are gonna be out at my inlaws house in p rump this weekend so no campin unfortunatly. It would be cool to meet some fellow campers though.
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I have an 11 tundra also. It does squat just a bit but my goal is level towing.

Yes, it is good to run into fellow campers. Like looking at mods on similar trailers.
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