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Old 04-27-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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Upgrade towing system

So I am a little nervous to pull the camper out the first time this year loaded. We towed it home and noticed a lot of tugging while going down the road. It seemed that when there would be a bump it would make the entire truck jerk back. Talking with a local camper guru/dealer he said the Ram 1500 suspension was just too weak for the camper. I should be fine on load and the camper does not seem to squat that much when hooked up.

So moral of the story my budget limits me from going to a 3/4 ton pickup until next spring. The dealer suggested adding air bags to the Ram but I do not want to add any money to the truck since I plan to trade it in.

Do you think that I would be helped by a air hitch on the camper?? Would this work similar to adding the air bags on the truck (for ride comfort wise)?
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 QC SB 4x4
Edge Juice w/ Attitude
2005 FR Grand Surveyor 273RL 5er
B&W Turnover ball
B&W Companion (5er attachment)
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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You could add a Fifth Airborne or like hitch to the trailer and at least it would be there when you upgrade.

I recently put one on my fiver and it made a world of difference in the towing experience.
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