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Old 04-23-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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Overload Shocks or Air Bags

Has anyone found it necessary to add air bags or heavy duty shocks while towing a Designer 35RLTS with a SRW Dodge 1ton?

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Old 04-23-2010, 07:58 PM   #2
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II have a 35RLTS, is is very heavy for a SRW truck. I have the same exact truck as you, but a dually. I had air bags installed, it helped a bit. I put on MaxLoaders rear springs from tweetys.com. They sit under your factory springs, and when you put a load on the truck, they kick in. This made a night and day differenve. The truck now only drops about 1 1/2", and the ride is way better, feels much more controlled. I rarely use the air bags. Just my two cents....

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
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I put air bags on mine, run about 20psi and it doesn't get on to the overloads anymore
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:50 AM   #4
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I've run airbags on the past two trucks. On my current truck, it was not totally necessary. I run 20 to 30 psi in them. I find that it smooths the ride some. Especially when traveling down an interstate with the concrete expansion joints that run for miles.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:35 AM   #5
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Mine is completely stock. Might upgrade later. Need to install my power slot rotors and hawk pads sometime soon.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:50 PM   #6
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I just traded trucks. Traded a 2007 Tundra for a 2008 Siverado 2500 diesel. I haven't had a chance to pull the camper yet, but I assume I will be ok. I have a 27 foot Designer 5th wheel. Surely I will not need overloads for this application. Any ideas?

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