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Old 09-29-2011, 05:04 PM
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Rear end squat!

ok i have 99 250 4x4 sc lb. now i recently bought a 32ft 5th wheel camper, dry weight is just over 9k loaded i figure im just at 10k. when i hooked this thing up my rear end sank right down to the overload springs! now i have seen pics and seen other superdutys on the road that are damn near level. so are my springs shot, or is everyone else running some sort of modified suspension......thoughts?
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:08 PM
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Your springs are probably shot, and I'm sure some airbags wouldn't hurt either.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:18 PM
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With my 5th wheel RV trailer, my longbox DRW only squats 1 1/2 inches.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:34 PM
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With mine, I would squat a whole lot, so I went and bought some heavier overload springs, they are rated for like 2k lbs capacity each side, they made a world of difference, I just pulled off the old single leaf overload and replaced it with the new ones, the truck rides and handles much better now.

Might try to find a local spring shop to see if they can make you some. I got mine at Atlas Spring and Axle in Wichita, KS
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:49 AM
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The springs are 12-13 years old, they have done their job. I would start with replacing the springs and if needed add air bags. My dually drops less than 1" with my 10K bumper pull hitched up, but the jitch is helping that too.
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Just throw some bags on it and be done with it. Or do it the right way and replace the springs and shocks and then see if you need bags your call though. My truck was squatting with about 12k on it so I threw bags on it and I'm happier than tits.
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The springs are 12-13 years old, they have done their job.
yeah thats kinda what i was thinking! and it looks like everyone else agrees too! so i guess i will visit my local spring shop and see what my options are!
thanks again guys!
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