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Old 12-12-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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5th Wheel add to suspension?

I am towing a 2013 Eagle 351 with a 2011 F-250 Crew Cab 6.7 Powerstroke 4x4. In January Im taking the southern route from Vegas to Des Moines. While towing the 5th wheel this year it seemed the truck squated a little bit.
What do you recommend adding to the rear suspension for this long haul? I have seen the balloons? and heard talk of adding a leaf spring. Any advise is appreciated. Someday I will figure out how to update my signature....Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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My truck(Chevy Z-71 K1500) had a 2" squat with the 5er hitched. I installed Firestone RideRite air ride. I towed it to test the set-up. I started at 20 PSI and worked my way up to 60 PSI. After this, the truck sat 1/2" higher at the rear with a level, loaded trailer.
The ride was better than it did without the air bags; and also rides better without the trailer attached(at 15 PSI).
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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On my 2003 GMC 3/4 I added "SuperSprings" to my rear leafs.These only kick-in as you add wieght and had 3 levels of adjustments.My new Dually just doesnt need any more help.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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My truck was not squatting but felt a little spongy when towing. I added a set of Timbrens to the real wheels and they corrected my complaint. They are not in play when not towing.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #5
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Thanks all. Some good advice and different options!
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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Check your rear springs to make sure one has not broken.. it happens.. then if it is not I would add air bags.. been real happy with the ones I added this summer...
I got mine through Helwig ... added a rear anti sway bar at the same time...
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