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post #1 of 5 Old 12-10-2018, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 17 F250 with a fabtech 6 inch lift. I tow a 10k pound travel trailer and have serious sag issues. I need the serious no BS answer. Ive been told airbags or weight distribution hitch. I don't want to spend 1500 for bags and have them not work. I put the roadmaster active suspension on and it did nothing. Please give me some feed back. I have a bullet proof hitches drop hitch so I'm sure that will work with a weight distribution system. Also what hitch do you recommend

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Airlift makes airbag kits starting at 420$. Yes they will help. If you are sagging that much you may want to check your tongue weight hahah
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If you are using the OEM hitch it is rated for about 5,000 lbs for dead weight. Past that, you should have a WD hitch. So, you should have a WD regardless so I would start there. I have a Draw Tite unit and am pleased. There are others out there as well. If you still need help, then bags are your next step if you can't move the trailer weight around to get some off the tongue.

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Air bags only make it so the vehicle rides level. If your tongue weight is too much.....you're going to get that speed wobble thing and wreck your truck doing 65mph.

You need to address the tongue weight situation. Tongue weight should be about 10% of the weight of your trailer and cargo.

As far as factory hitch.....yea, they are junk. When I removed mine and looked at it closer...I can't believe i was pulling my trailer with that thing...let alone pulling my nephews cummins on a car trailer.

I have made my own hitch. Dont know how much I can pull with it, but it's freakin over-built. Its not that hard to build one, but in all reality, with the cost of steel these days (thanks Trump for making metal go up 20+%) you can buy a Curtis or Drawtite cheaper than making your own.

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I agree with Falcon, make sure your weight distribution is correct. If that is and you still have sag airbags will level out the truck. I put Firestone airbags on my F250 to level it when I tow my 5'er. I like it because I can let the air out as soon as I unhook and I'm back to a nice riding truck. Time to tow, just fill them back up. They work fantastic and I really like them, would do again.
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