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Old 10-12-2014, 10:43 AM   #11
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You may have hit the nail on the head. Yes, it was adjusted unloaded by the dealer. However, when we go camping we fill the back of the truck with all our gear plus a ton of firewood. New York State frowns on taking anything from the wilderness area we camp at.
So, my camper with all the extras could be what's causing the bounce.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:29 AM   #12
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The more you tell is the more I see. Your prolly overloaded. Need a 3/4 ton.
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:17 PM   #13
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....or even a one ton. Plus don't forget the wine... oh, the wine...
Seriously, when we go we go for two weeks even a month at a time and need all the supplies to last us for that period. Yes, I'm loaded to the hilt with bikes, kayaks, food, firewood, beer and wine. Hey, you have to be prepared ya know.
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Im one who doesn't think you can get to much tow vehicle.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:30 PM   #15
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You should have enough truck for a 26 BH. Double check your hitch is set up correctly using a scale and the hitch instructions under loaded conditions. If that's all right, the Roadmaster Active Suspension is awesome, you will really like it, it takes the bounce from rough roads out very well.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:04 PM   #16
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I'm going to get the Roadmaster Active Suspension it sounds like a worthwhile investment.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:27 PM   #17
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X2 on the Roadmaster suspension. It made a huge difference! My rig tows very stable after installing it.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:45 AM   #18
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I'm going to get the Roadmaster Active Suspension it sounds like a worthwhile investment.
Just remember it won't increase your published payload capacity, it will just allow your truck to better handle a full load.

I was re-reading some of the posts on here and saw mention of filling the bed of the truck with lots of stuff including a full load of fire wood. If you're over, you're over, RAS won't increase your payload. Their old documentation allegedly used to say it "increases payload" but I think they had to remove that language for legal reasons...
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I'm going to get the Roadmaster Active Suspension it sounds like a worthwhile investment.
Worthwhile investment or not -- IMO you shouldn't spend any money till you get actual loaded and ready to camp weights at a CAT scale.

EDIT -- I looked up the specs on the 2014 267BHS I believe you mentioned in another thread that you have. Based on a published dry TW or 630 lbs, by the time you add batteries, gear in the TT and load the truck the way you describe I imagine the bounce you are experiencing is coming from TV being overloaded. Still I think the smart money is getting real weights, then depending in the results make a plan. That could be as simple as loading differently or less, or could be much more expensive like suspension modifications you are asking about all they way to determining you TV is up to the task you are asking of it.

We load heavy like you describe, in a past combination I was towing a 26BH with a '04 Silverado 5.3L 3:73 4x4. I was at best at the limit, typically over, and just not real pleased. At the same time I had a Tahoe too, same engine/transmission/axle ration and it was significantly worse than the truck.

Good luck sorting this out.
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May be a dumb question, but what kind of Silverado are you driving? Im not sure if they even make these anymore, but a regular cab short box, will tow WAY differant than a crew cab long box... Just a thought. I know with the short wheel base of my Tahoe, and the size of our camper, I get a fair amount of bounce from the camper. I cant believe that any kind of change in my hitch set up would completely remove that since I have such a short wheel base.
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