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Rear end sag

I have an issue with rear end sag. Well I don't, but my truck does. What do you guys use to keep the squat out of the rear when towing? Air bags or helper spring. I have the camper pkg but it stil squats. 750# tounge.
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Do you have a weight distribution system? You should with a 750 lb tongue weight. I have a 1200 lb tongue weight and with my WD it only squats an inch or so.

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Have you done the proper procedure to set up your weight distribution hitch? If not that will cure your problem to a certain extent. If the rear of your truck is squatting then there is less weight on the front tires, therefore less braking from your front end.

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I have a Hensley Arrow hitch which does have weight distribution bars. It still sags. Not a lot, but noticeable. I plan on putting a golf cart in the bed as well. Just want to keep it as even and as safe as possible.
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Check this out --->http://www.equalizerhitch.com/pdf/EQOwnersManual.pdf

These are the instructions for the hitch I have but the same general setup principles apply.

Also, if you are going to haul the golf cart in the bed I would do the hitch setup with the golf cart loaded.

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Here is a thread you can read also ---> weight distribution hitch?

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Ajc, I have Firestone air bags. The following pics are of my truck with the trailer attached and 50PSI in the air bags. As you'll see with a pin weight of 3100lbs the truck doesn't even squat to the helpers. The ride is awesome as well. The only difference being it's a fifth wheel as opposed to a rear tongue mount as yours is. Hope this helps you out...





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