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Old 08-01-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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A good tow spring helper

I'm thinking about adding a tow spring helper of some sort to my 3/4 ton pickup. After several tries of trying to adjust the sagg out of the rear with the equalizer bars I think this is my next option.
I tow a Eagle 330rlts with a tongue weight of 1350 pounds, and thats not counting what we load in the storage compartment, bed a truck. My truck will drop about 2 to 2 1/2 inches in the rear.
Any suggestions of a good tow spring helper that someone has tried?
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I'm thinking about adding a tow spring helper of some sort to my 3/4 ton pickup. After several tries of trying to adjust the sagg out of the rear with the equalizer bars I think this is my next option.
I tow a Eagle 330rlts with a tongue weight of 1350 pounds, and thats not counting what we load in the storage compartment, bed a truck. My truck will drop about 2 to 2 1/2 inches in the rear.
Any suggestions of a good tow spring helper that someone has tried?
I put Firestone air bags on my F250 short bed diesel truck. They fit inside the leaf springs and are all bolt on-no drilling, etc. Can adjust the psi in bags for towing and when not towing. Easy to install and really cut down on the rear droop of the truck. Just Google firestone air bags and you can find what ones will fit your truck.
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Yddad,

I haven't any hands-on experience with rear spring helpers, but these thread links may be helpful:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=3769

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/24753178.cfm

It may be a case that your Husky CL 1,400lb spring bar rating may be a little lite (?). Is the WDH replacing all the weight that was removed from your TV's front axle? If it is then the WDH is doing it's job. If not, then the WDH isn't removing/distributing enough weight off your rear axle (ie; additional sag). Just a thought.

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:42 AM   #4
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Try a search on a off road acessories site. An add a leaf may be the ticket. I have done 4x4 lift kits in the past, with excellent results! Usually the rear is nothing more that an extra leaf added to the spring pack.
It WILL stiffen the rear ride!
An air bag is adjustable, when not towing.
Bags, http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FIP-2071/

Add A Leaf for a 4x4 http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SJA-F825K/
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I put Timbrens on my truck. I wish I would of put air bags instead.
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I put Timbrens on my truck. I wish I would of put air bags instead.
What is stopping you? Pull the Timbrens off and sell them to help fund your air bags!
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I have the same trailer and tow with a Dodge 3500 SRW. Firestone air bags go on this week. With the closet, dresser, and front storage compartment all full I am thinking the hitch weight is right around 1500#. Our Yamaha Rhino will go in the bed of the truck this year. My truck will be right at the max weight this year.
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I had the same issue with my 3/4 ton. Until I put the airlift 5000's on what a differance it made. Without I dropped 2-3 inches and would feel every bump in the road. With them I'm level no drop at all and the ride in unbeliveable. Takes 1 hour to install very easy. Watch the video from airlift
http://www.airliftcompany.com/video

The following is the review from people that bought from Amazon not one bad review, but someone stated it took them 5 hours to install well it took me 1 solid hour to install

http://www.amazon.com/LIFT-57215-Loa...owViewpoints=1
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What is stopping you? Pull the Timbrens off and sell them to help fund your air bags!
I will live with the timberens. I can use the $$$ I would spend for air bags and go enjoy our retirement & rv.
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I put Firestone air bags on my F250 short bed diesel truck. They fit inside the leaf springs and are all bolt on-no drilling, etc. Can adjust the psi in bags for towing and when not towing. Easy to install and really cut down on the rear droop of the truck. Just Google firestone air bags and you can find what ones will fit your truck.
i just did the same thing,..after much study,..pulled camper this weekend,and love them..but mine needed drilling holes...i also added ..'edge--evolution' programmer and it pulls much better...really love both items.... here is a truck forum of which i have been on for prob 10 yrs,..great ford truck info--> thedieselstop.com
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