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Dthiss

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Today I decided to weigh The truck trailer combo and take it for its first, although fairly short, towing job. The 6.2 did very well, the wind was crazy and the front a bit light, making it a bit sketchy. Like I said the nose is a bit light, but I have plenty of adjustment available.

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Nice, I highly recommend timbrens for towing heavy loads over longer distances. They reduce the squat when loaded and makes towing feel more connected and less bounce from my experience.
 

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I thought about buying something like these or Sumo Springs. Never needed them on my F250 and wasn’t sure on this truck, but after yesterday I think they will be a good investment.
 

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Is that the regular loaded weight with all your stuff inside and the water tank full?
 
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We don’t really boondock, so I only travel with a small amount of water in the tank, like 20 gallons (which is 165lbs ish. So I didn’t bother to fill it. Mostly everything else was in the camper. I would also have the generator which is 100 lbs in the truck. The only other thing the gas tank on the truck was only 1/2 full, so I figured 15 gallons of gas @ 6 lbs/gal. So all in all I added 165 lbs to the camper weight, and 200 lbs to the truck weight.
 

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I tow a very similar TT, a 30 footer. I had air bags on my previous tow vehicle, a Chevy Avalanche 1500, they made a huge difference. I think I am going to put them on the TB for safety sake. In the meantime I found out how critical my load placement in the trailer is. Shifting just 200 pounds around inside the trailer can make big improvements with the squat.

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I’ve thought about airbags as well.
My previous set were made by Firestone. They came with an underhood compressor controlled from the cab so I only had them fully pressurized when under load. The rest of the time I got to keep normal ride. Very nice.

Steve
 
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