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Posted: 04/05/20 11:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One thousand pounds of tongue weight (at 15%) plus some stuff in the bed of a 3500 dually and squat is an issue? Something is wrong here.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Lou, why in the HE!! do you need air bags on a modern DRW RAM with such a light load?

I am betting you are airing bags to put truck at unloaded ride height. Drop the air in your bags to 5psi and raise the ball to where the trailer sets level and carry on.

Your truck is designed to set level when placing a load on it and allow the overloads to start working.

This is NOT squat! My 11 DRW is riding level with 4,50# pin. NO air bags.

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You couldn't prove it by that picture. You need to change the perspective, that looks like it's squatting a lot.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Lou, why in the HE!! do you need air bags on a modern DRW RAM with such a light load?

I am betting you are airing bags to put truck at unloaded ride height. Drop the air in your bags to 5psi and raise the ball to where the trailer sets level and carry on.

Your truck is designed to set level when placing a load on it and allow the overloads to start working.

This is NOT squat! My 11 DRW is riding level with 4,50# pin. NO air bags.

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You couldn't prove it by that picture. You need to change the perspective, that looks like it's squatting a lot.


Truck riding LEVEL is NOT squatting. Lot's of spring travel left. How about this pic?

2nd to last pic is current DRW with air ride in ALT with 9,750# on rear tires. Squatting?

Last pic current truck in ALT ride. Squatting?

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Does look like squat.

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Two dimensions make it tough to really tell what is what. Some of them look fine, some look off a bit, one looks like the trailer is nose high. Just a matter of perspective.

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Bottom line Lou needs no air bags or Timbrens for such a light load ! Just ball to proper height and carry on.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Bottom line Lou needs no air bags or Timbrens for such a light load ! Just ball to proper height and carry on.


LOL... You've been riding Lou really hard lately. First it was why in the hell he was replacing the idler/pulley on his serpentine belt at 80k miles and now why in the hell he has air bags. [emoticon]


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FishOnOne wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Bottom line Lou needs no air bags or Timbrens for such a light load ! Just ball to proper height and carry on.


LOL... You've been riding Lou really hard lately. First it was why in the hell he was replacing the idler/pulley on his serpentine belt at 80k miles and now why in the hell he has air bags. [emoticon]


Hey we are buddies!

So based on your VAST knowledge of RAM trucks do you think there is a reason for him to NEED air bags for his load he mentioned?

I never said he should not need or want bags for any reason. I added bags on my 11 DRW. It had NOTHING to do with my 4,500# pin. It was to help with some of the poor roads. I set bags to 30 psi LOADED as that did not change ride height. Bags and Bilsteins what a difference.

Biggest problem with bags is people thinking they need to air so truck sets at unloaded ride height.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

FishOnOne wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Bottom line Lou needs no air bags or Timbrens for such a light load ! Just ball to proper height and carry on.


LOL... You've been riding Lou really hard lately. First it was why in the hell he was replacing the idler/pulley on his serpentine belt at 80k miles and now why in the hell he has air bags. [emoticon]


Hey we are buddies!

So based on your VAST knowledge of RAM trucks do you think there is a reason for him to NEED air bags for his load he mentioned?

I never said he should not need or want bags for any reason. I added bags on my 11 DRW. It had NOTHING to do with my 4,500# pin. It was to help with some of the poor roads. I set bags to 30 psi LOADED as that did not change ride height. Bags and Bilsteins what a difference.

Biggest problem with bags is people thinking they need to air so truck sets at unloaded ride height.


I think his concern was his tandem axle trailer applying additional load to the front tires and not his truck. When he airs his air bags he can probably level his trailer. As for his air bags maybe he's envy of your truck and all your promotions of air bags convinced him to take the leap.

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Why not fix the leak and get on with life.

I love my airbags. But then again I have a POS Chevy and it needs them. [emoticon]


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