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Old 04-05-2015, 04:05 AM   #1
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Have 2014 v3005 toyhauler tow it with 2012 Dodge Ram 2500. My problem is that trailer is 4.5 inches higher in the front. My dodge does not squat at all and rides high in the back. The pick up is totally stock with stock tires. I have lowered hitch in the truck to its lowest point and also adjusted fith wheel hitch trailer so it lowers it to its maximum. Don't know what to do. Talked to spring company in reno saying the can re arc rear leafs to lower pickup without affecting load. Any ideas
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I wouldn't lower the truck. I think if you go with one of the axle alignment devices, correct track, you can gain two inches in trailer height. Probably a good time to throw in a wet bolt kit also.
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:02 PM   #3
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If I lower truck it would essentially level the pickup of which people do all of time by raising the front. The axle alignment device only raises by 2 inches I am off 4.5 inches. Curious why lowering pick up in the rear not a good idea when it would level pick and nearly level trailer as well. Thanks for your input. Can you give me the name for the trailer alignment system Bill
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The alignment kit is made by Correct Track. Camping World, Tweety's, etc. sells them. I personally don't like the idea of lowering the truck, but I do most of my camping quite a way from the asphalt. Off road, height is your friend. On the interstate, it is your enemy. I guess you have to look at where most of your traveling is done. I just got back from Utah last week. The wind was blowing so hard on the salt flats, I wouldn't/couldn't get above 40 mph until I got to Wendover. The extra height was not my friend. When we go to the Jarbidge area, I need every inch I can get.
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Good point. Travel hwy 80 several times of the year and of course living in Nevada like today the wind is always a consideration. I think lowering the rear won't affect our clearance should make butt end of the trailer less likely to drag. We do some boondocking but generally where we go in Nevada and eastern california clearance for us really isn't a problem. We do go down the road over 20,000 miles and carry 2,500 lbs of cargo plus personal stuff. Being nose high shifts more weight to rear tires and after 11,000 miles I see more tire wear on rear tires. Thanks for the correct track info. Just thinking after reading a recent post about sailun G rated tires and that they are roughly 1 inch larger in diameter. So that with correct track would give me a 3 inch improvement. Hmmm. I talk to my spring guy on the 14th that will give more info
Again really appreciate your input and information.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:13 PM   #6
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loco,

I don't think you're too far off the money!!!

I've never considered my trailer to ride nose high. I have a 4X4 F350 Dually with stock tires and with 50 PSI in my air bags and 70 PSI in the TrailAir it rides @ 23.5" in the rear and 26.5" up front, a 3 inch difference.


A 1 inch taller tire would get you close to that, and I think the wino's suggestion of installing the Correct Track would solve your problem. My last toy hauler, a Torque, had Correct Track from the factory.
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Yep I am 26.5 in the front 22 in the rear Still don't know how to post a picture. Those measurements are with 5lbs in the bags This truck doesn't seem to squat
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See if this works
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Did you truck coming with the 18" rims? That's another inch higher then my Chevy 17"....Also when I added Air Bags, that put my truck up another inch, even with 5 lbs of air....
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Mine has 17 inch tires. Since my truck was 3/4 ton I also installed higher capacity leaf spring pack giving it same load capacity as a one ton. I am sure there has been some increase in rear height but if you look at these newer dodges going down road they are nose low and rear end high
As I have mentioned the guys that installed my new leaf springs say they can re arch the spring and lower the back end without affecting load capacity. Like the idea of the correct track add on for the trailer which gives ability to align wheels and raises trailer by 2 inches and also the sailun tires that are 1 inch larger in diameter. I wouldn't mind with spring remedy to level my truck ride. As a result if they lower truck 2 inches that would lower front of trailer 2 inches and raise the back 2 inches.
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