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Old 05-28-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Our first TT trip

Well our first trip our was a very windy one and I'm so very happy that I took the extra time to install air bags in the new dodge and to fine tune the WD hitch AND install a sway bar. Even with all the adjustments we were still fighting very strong winds and gusts, but we were not alone in getting pushed around. So we now now that our equipment will meet our needs in bad weather and any calmer days will be easy as pie. We got to our campsite and setup with little problems (thanks to all the helpful threads here and researching before we left) but we forgot one thing... The length of our power cord, so we moved the trailer in the morning and everything works great. Now to play with everything inside and see how it all works.

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A pic of the TT and our dog pen with mosquito netting
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Nice. We have a RV. My daughter wants to camp with us. But we are big enough for her and 4 kids. Are TT hard to pull ?
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Nice. We have a RV. My daughter wants to camp with us. But we are big enough for her and 4 kids. Are TT hard to pull ?
No TT's are not hard to pull but you do need to be setup properly with a tow vehicle rated to pull the MAX weight that the trailer would be, and I do agree with many on the forums that towing only up to 80% of the tow vehicles max capacity makes your whole experience a lot easier and worry free. We are close to our vehicles max with truck towing capacity and adding in passengers and payload of the truck, I had to do a lot of research and fine tuning to make my specific model of 2012 Ram 1500 dodge Hemi pull my 7700 lbs MAX, 30 foot TT without squatting and to get both my TT and truck to run level and not attract the attention of highway patrols, thanks to a WD hitch, sway bars and airbags on my truck. Good luck and safe travels, 4 kids sounds like a lot of fun camping!!
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No TT's are not hard to pull but you do need to be setup properly with a tow vehicle rated to pull the MAX weight that the trailer would be, and I do agree with many on the forums that towing only up to 80% of the tow vehicles max capacity makes your whole experience a lot easier and worry free. We are close to our vehicles max with truck towing capacity and adding in passengers and payload of the truck, I had to do a lot of research and fine tuning to make my specific model of 2012 Ram 1500 dodge Hemi pull my 7700 lbs MAX, 30 foot TT without squatting and to get both my TT and truck to run level and not attract the attention of highway patrols, thanks to a WD hitch, sway bars and airbags on my truck. Good luck and safe travels, 4 kids sounds like a lot of fun camping!!
I have a 2009 hemi crew cab. , what air bags did you use ? We're they hard to install ?
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A TT is not hard to pull provided you have a properly sized tow vehicle, a well balanced trailer and correctly set up hitch on the trailer. Poorly set up or mismatched rig is not good and can lead to disaster.

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@capsfloyd, I have installed the AirLift 1000 by Air Lift and they were extremely easy to install. the ones I have are for installing inside your coil springs. There are other types that don't go inside the coils made by this company. I have heard some good things about some other companies, but I have never used them and cant voice an opinion. I love mine so far because they stop my truck from squatting when I put any weight on it, the new 1500 dodge rams are terrible for light/soft rear coil springs.
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@capsfloyd, I have installed the AirLift 1000 by Air Lift and they were extremely easy to install. the ones I have are for installing inside your coil springs. There are other types that don't go inside the coils made by this company. I have heard some good things about some other companies, but I have never used them and cant voice an opinion. I love mine so far because they stop my truck from squatting when I put any weight on it, the new 1500 dodge rams are terrible for light/soft rear coil springs.
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