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dwillie88
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Jul 5, 2009, 4:37 AM

Post #1 of 5 (2049 views)
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Just trying to figure the best way to go for my DOdge Ram when towing the boat. Rear end loads and sags pretty low. WOuld helper springs or load adjusting shocks be the better way?


Hammer Time
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Jul 5, 2009, 7:07 AM

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What size Ram do you have and what's the weight of your boat?



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Jul 6, 2009, 10:39 AM

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It's a Ram 1500 Quad with 5.7. Boat is about 2400 lbs with a 280 lbs tonque weight.


Hammer Time
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Jul 6, 2009, 10:58 AM

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280 lbs of tongue weight should not be sagging that truck. It has to be getting more than that. I would suggest changing the weight distribution of the boat on the trailer. You can accomplish this in 2 ways. If you have the room at the back of the trailer, you can just move the winch back a few inches. If you don't have the room, then you have to move the axles forward a couple inches. You'll have to experiment with it a little bit because if you go too much, you'll start swaying.



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Loren Champlain Sr
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Jul 6, 2009, 1:15 PM

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Re: Load sagging Sign In

I agree with Hammer. I have an '04 that I pull a 3800lb trailer with. No sagging. My ex-boat was about 3400lbs. If it's a single axle trailer, which I'm assuming at that weight, have the axle moved forward. That's too much tongue weight.
Loren
SW Washington






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