I was pleasantly surprised the other day, when I was about to install the Torklift StableLoads on our new truck, and noticed the packaging.
Several years ago, two rear Stableloads actually broke on our 2004 Silverado, due to an improper dealer installation. I contacted the RV dealer who then gave me the number to the manufacturer, Torklift International. I spoke with a customer service person about the issue and explained we were shortly taking off on a trip to the Everglades and Florida Keys and would need replacement parts as soon as possible. Torklift is an awesome to work with and said they would send a whole new kit out right away. But about a half hour later, someone from the Torklift marketing department called me and asked if I would be interested in testing out a new StableLoad called the Quick Disconnect Stableloads and then be willing to give Torklift my impressions of them while traveling. I said I'd be glad to, but I just needed them soon.
Torklift and I communicated, via email, several times throughout the trip about how the truck handled. I was very impressed how the Stableloads performed, so they asked if they could print one of my comments on the packaging. I agreed, but then forgot all about it.
So, when I received my new kit and was about to install them on the truck, this is what I saw.
The Torklift StableLoad kit
Look at the comment circled in red
A closer look at the comment on the packaging
Buzzcut1 - Thanks for the help with the photos.
Roadlover - Edit your post, and you will see the changes Buzz made in the photo links.
Thank you Buzzcut and Reddog, I had tried to do this properly but obviously not properly enough.
I've just read a little on the Timbren and they seem to accomplish much of what I'm looking for but at far less the cost and far easier to install. I'm not trying to go cheep if cheep in this case is, you get what you paid for, but they will perform with the result some are talking about, is Timbren a good alternative?
Today, I finally mated the 2012 AF 1150 with our new 2015 GMC Denali 3500 DRW D/W and took them both on the road for a 45 minute ride. I had already installed the TorkLift StableLoads and really felt the ride was very smooth and handled the curves very well. I also felt the camper is extreamly stable on the truck, with no shifting at all.
My only concern is that I feel the truck is riding lower than I think it should. I took measurements from the ground to the wheelwell, before and after installing the camper.
DF - 39-1/8" DF - 39-1/8"
DR - 41-7/8" DR - 39-1/8"
PF - 39-1/8" PF - 39"
PR - 41-3/4" PR - 38-7/8"
My question is, what additional modification would you recommend next? My first ideas are either adding to my springs or air bags. My shocks are stock, should they be replaced?
I'm including a couple of pics for you to see how the truck is sitting and I appreciate your help.