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orion7144
04-17-2019, 04:02 PM
Here are a couple of pictures before we head out tomorrow for our 1st trip in the new coach. I am quite shocked at how much squat there is in my new F450. Defiantly looks like I will need to add air bags. This is before loading it up completely and not to mention we are adding a washer and dryer next week. CCC on the F450 I have is 4700lbs

Dmetcalf
04-17-2019, 04:26 PM
Excellent looking rig and fifth wheel ..! Congrats..!!

Dawnnira
04-17-2019, 04:35 PM
Congratulations

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Nabo
04-17-2019, 06:54 PM
Congratulations :) Don't worry, we also had to add air bags to our dually.

jbeletti
04-17-2019, 06:55 PM
Iíve had air bags on all 4 of my trucks.


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John T Bettencourt
04-17-2019, 08:03 PM
Here are a couple of pictures before we head out tomorrow for our 1st trip in the new coach. I am quite shocked at how much squat there is in my new F450. Defiantly looks like I will need to add air bags. This is before loading it up completely and not to mention we are adding a washer and dryer next week. CCC on the F450 I have is 4700lbs
My 3500 GMC with my Landmark does not squat like that!

Jv75353
04-17-2019, 08:15 PM
Very Nice!

TahoeCamper
04-17-2019, 09:17 PM
​What a sweet rig and tv, congratulations!

mrcomer
04-18-2019, 06:20 AM
Awesome looking set up you have. Looking forward to seeing it in a couple of weeks in Berlin.
Congratulations,
Mark

Sniper
04-18-2019, 06:28 AM
Sweet! Congratulations! :)

NP_Chief
04-18-2019, 06:51 AM
Looks good! Congratulations

NYSUPstater
04-18-2019, 09:55 AM
I actually removed the upper hangers for the aux springs so the don't hit anything cuz I was getting a horrendous BANG when going over bumps. Folks were calling it "aux spring slap". Yes ours does drop some, bit overall, she's still pretty level w/o the aux springs engaged. My bad here, but haven't weighed this truck/coach since we got it last year (truck), but based on when we 1st got the coach and a trip to metal drop off place, pin weight is 3700 and truck is 9400+/-.

Nice looking set OP.

The-Drisin
04-19-2019, 08:12 AM
You might take a look at Timbren for your truck...probably around $400.

Made a huge difference on our truck.
The pin weight for our camper is 3,850.

orion7144
04-19-2019, 06:34 PM
The Timbrens look promising. I will hold off till our trip in two weeks. I want to take some more measurements. I know it tows much better than my F250 as expected.


You might take a look at Timbren for your truck...probably around $400.

Made a huge difference on our truck.
The pin weight for our camper is 3,850.

Kbvols
04-19-2019, 07:01 PM
For what itís worth. I researched both air bags and Timbrens. The timbrens looked like they they would work but I had more confidence in the air bags working. I am very pleased with the air bags as they have totally eliminated the spring slap. They were easy to install and not that much more expensive than timbrens.



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jnbhobe
04-19-2019, 07:58 PM
I use the air bags also, Timbrins are fine with with weight on them but without weight they are loud and slap a lot. Unless they have changed in the last few years I'll stay with my air bags.

cookie
04-19-2019, 08:03 PM
With the air bags you have some ride adjust-ability, with the Timbrens you get what you got.
JMO.

Peace
Dave

Stosh
05-12-2019, 04:16 PM
Congratulations :) Don't worry, we also had to add air bags to our dually.

Where did you get your airbag for your dually?. I have a 2011 F-450 dually and mine also squats a little. Was quite shocked when I seen this.
Thanks

jbeletti
05-12-2019, 05:42 PM
Where did you get your airbag for your dually?. I have a 2011 F-450 dually and mine also squats a little. Was quite shocked when I seen this.
Thanks

For the last 2 F450s, I've used the Airlift product.

https://www.airliftcompany.com/shop/89399/

Gaffer
05-13-2019, 10:10 AM
My 3500 GMC with my Landmark does not squat like that!

My 2018 3500 Ram didn't squat at all. Of course the factory auto level may have been the reason. Would order that again for sure.

orion7144
05-13-2019, 10:41 AM
I am touching the overload springs and have ~1.5" clearance to the bump stops.

mlpeloquin
05-13-2019, 11:15 AM
You need air lift and it will give you a smoother ride over the highway potholes and such perfect bridge transitions. Get the Air Lift with remote with the joust bumpers/bump stops built in. It will give you a slight nose up, but I have have had it this way for over five years with no problem. Do to the front fifth wheel slope, it did not add to my over all fifth wheel height.

carl.swoyer
05-13-2019, 01:56 PM
My 3500 GMC with my Landmark does not squat like that!My 3500 Silverado Duramax dually does not squat at all.

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orion7144
05-23-2019, 05:04 AM
Well I finally had a chance to weigh the truck and rv. Completely surprised at how heavy the Bighorn is. No wounder I sagged so much. I have installed airbags but have not tested them yet on a trip. That starts today with a trip to Florida. 61863
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avvidclif
05-23-2019, 07:45 AM
What do you have in the bed of the truck, lead? My Chev only weighs abt 3500 unloaded.

NP_Chief
05-23-2019, 07:51 AM
What do you have in the bed of the truck, lead? My Chev only weighs abt 3500 unloaded.

You mean 3500 on the rear axle right? If the total is only 3500 your missing something (or everything).

orion7144
05-23-2019, 08:21 PM
full tank of 48 gallons of diesel, generator, AHU hitch, full DEF, 3 people=450lbs, air bags and compressor, various tools, and 10 extra gallons of diesel. Oh yea and some beer. Towed 330 miles today to Sweetwater TN. Much better with the bags. Not on the overload springs anymore. Tomorrow we head to south of Atlanta (probably Macon)

[QUOTE=avvidclif;620364]What do you have in the bed of the truck, lead? My Chev only weighs abt 3500 unloaded.[/QUOT

NP_Chief
05-24-2019, 07:43 AM
Tomorrow we head to south of Atlanta (probably Macon)

About 20-30 minutes South of Macon is a town called Byron... Got a couple clean campgrounds, a good BBQ joint, and a wine tasting room (right behind BBQ joint). Where are y'all headed to?

orion7144
05-24-2019, 08:29 PM
We are at the KOA off 75 at exit 97. Leaving in the morning for ST. Augustine. Staying at Stagecoach RV park. My main AC is not cooling well so I am a bit concerned. When I put the slides out here 1 of my toppers broke. The metal piece that connects the cylinder to the bracket snapped. I have it tie wrapped right now hopping it makes it to FL. Had to fix a cross threaded fitting on the toilet that had a small leak. Ahhh the life of RV'ing

avvidclif
05-25-2019, 10:38 AM
You mean 3500 on the rear axle right? If the total is only 3500 your missing something (or everything).

The only time I weighed this truck was on a scale at a brick plant and it doesn't break it down. Truck weighed 8500lbs and the front is supposed to have 5k on it. That leaves 3500. One day I will get around to weighing the whole setup but it's not a priority since I know the RV weights (15.1k Gross and 3600 on the hitch) and they are well within the dually's ratings. Unlike the SRW I had that was marginal.

yport
06-02-2019, 07:11 PM
You might take a look at Timbren for your truck...probably around $400.

Made a huge difference on our truck.
The pin weight for our camper is 3,850.

I used Timbrens on my last F250 and loved them. Never had to think about airing up and down or springing a leak! It's like having a 350 ride when you need it and a 250 ride when you don't.