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Old 02-01-2006, 12:20 PM   #1
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I put a set of Timbrens on a few weeks before going to Florida. The ride seem better but I lost a ladder and rug. We have a toaster oven and this was found upside down in the floor. It was a four foot alumium ladder and had been with me for a bunch of trips with no trouble. I had some wood holding it down and it got shook off and the ladder flew with the rug. It may be the reason I had a flat on the fiver in Atlanta. All this happen on South Carolina I95 and I20 as they are in need of repair. I think I am getting more of a jar with them on than before. I think I need them because people are not flashing their head light at me as they did before. The truck settle two inches instead of the four that it did.
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I put a set of Timbrens on a few weeks before going to Florida. The ride seem better but I lost a ladder and rug. We have a toaster oven and this was found upside down in the floor. It was a four foot alumium ladder and had been with me for a bunch of trips with no trouble. I had some wood holding it down and it got shook off and the ladder flew with the rug. It may be the reason I had a flat on the fiver in Atlanta. All this happen on South Carolina I95 and I20 as they are in need of repair. I think I am getting more of a jar with them on than before. I think I need them because people are not flashing their head light at me as they did before. The truck settle two inches instead of the four that it did.
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:03 PM   #3
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Sounds like a mixed reveiw. Good and Bad.I guess you have to decide if the good outweighs the bad
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:05 AM   #4
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Just proves, "If your overlaoded, Your overloaded." No amount of help to carry the load is going to help if the reason for your problem is not addressed. I have a VERY large fiver. I am over my reguired combination weight but I am not over my reguired pin weight. My truck settles down evenly front to back when I lower my 5ver onto the truck> I have no issues with headlights aiming to high. I think your problem may be your pin weight & your weight distribution on the truck. JMHO

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Hi !, I am considering Timbrens on our truck. We too have a slight "sag" problem, not much, but enough to be noticable. Anybody out there ever had experience w/air bags vs. Timbrens?I think either would do what I want to do, but the more info I can get the better... Thanks....CROW
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I have to agree that overloaded is over loaded. I have a seto of Timbrens on my F-350 DRW as with the 5eron, we are riding just shy of the overload springs. Every time we hit a bump, it slaps the OL springs and it jars you. With the Timbrens, it does not settile quiet as low and they take up some of the load before you hit the OL springs in a bump. Make sthe ride better. We are not over the GWVR of the truck, so they are a ride enhancement when loaded.

With your 2500, how close to the trucks GVWR and rear axle GAWR with a 33-5v trailer? Have you gotten an actual pin weight?

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I have air bags installed and it makes a huge difference in the ride. Pin weights on any 5er are a killer.
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Northwood says the trailer pin weight is 1800. I also have a 33 gal. tank tool box in the bed. It seems to handle the load. The headlight were my problem. It maybe a little over but I been almost 20,000 miles with the fiver. I really don't want anymore truck, next time lighter trailer.
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Note to self - have headlights readjusted for hauling heavy loads at night. You can perform this yourself one dark night. Pull squarely in front of your garage door, or anything else that willl reflect your headlights. Measure to the exact center of the headlamp beam on brights. Attach trailer and perform all this again. Move the headlamp vertical adjustment screws to obtain the same measurement on brights. Your truck must be the same distance from the garage door both times.
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