Originally Posted by Longshore
I'm waiting for air bags before I put my Wolf Creek back on my 3500. She goes right down to about 1/2" from the stops. We will see how these air bags (Firestone 2709 Red Label) help out the springs. Might also have to replace the shocks, but one job at a time.
A proper rear spring pack is the answer, but like most overloaded truck-camper owners I too simply added a set of airbags.
Its a quick & cheap way to force an overloaded vehicle to sit level.
* BTW, if I ever go to a spring shop and have proper springs made for my payload my airbags would go in the trash and get replaced with Timbren's.
Originally Posted by EnolaEagle
It looks like a lot of people go for the Rancho 9000 but the guys at the auto parts store in town are saying the Rancho 5000 are good to go for a TC setup.
Just for a little fun ask "the guys at the auto parts store
" what the specific differences between the Rancho 5000 & 9000 are.
- Might want to ask em' what experience they've had with both the 5000 and 9000 on their own truck.
- Ask em' if they've ever owned a truck camper before.
- Ask em' if they even own a pickup truck and if they have ever moved anything heavier than a bag of groceries in it.
^^^ That was kinda' fun! ^^^
But anyway here's a few specifics on the 5000 & 9000 Rancho shocks. . .
2.25" shock body.
Twin tube internal construction.
2.75" shock body.
Triple tube internal construction.
9 position adjustable.
And always remember the truck camper's creed;
"Airbags Fix Everything"