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otismyman
09-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Truck and trailer set up. What do you think?

flatlander42
09-24-2010, 07:53 PM
I like the decals on the truck! The print may be a little tiny, but the trailer more than makes up for it!

tmf lawn care
09-24-2010, 07:54 PM
ur truck needs some helper springs. or airbags :drinkup:

bobcat48
09-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Nice truck.its nice.

ShooterK2
09-24-2010, 09:38 PM
Looks very nice! What's in the trailer? The truck could use a little help holding it up.

cuttin-to-the-Max
09-24-2010, 09:48 PM
Yeah just like everyone else said its very nice just would suggest beefing up the suspension
like airbags

RadiantLawnCare
09-24-2010, 09:54 PM
might just want to think about putting more of the weight in the tailer over the axels.

93Chevy
09-24-2010, 09:54 PM
What's up with a short bed? Don't you bag any grass?

All the lettering looks great, I love the visual appeal of your truck and trailer.

Bates Lawn Care
09-24-2010, 10:57 PM
Pics of mowers and such ?
Truck and trailer look good

PlantscapeSolutions
09-24-2010, 11:53 PM
ur truck needs some helper springs. or airbags :drinkup:

I second the airbags. Sagging like that is going to effect the handling. Mass Diesel has the best price on PacBrake airbags. Your looking at about $250 and they are really easy to install. Firestone is good but PacBrake is better.

My Foreman tows a wider 16' enclosed with more weight in it behind a 06' 2500 Ram and we have it airbagged. I have my 3500 dually bagged as well.

STIHL GUY
09-24-2010, 11:55 PM
ur truck needs some helper springs. or airbags :drinkup:

i second that...i have air bags on my truck and they work really well

Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
09-25-2010, 01:41 AM
At the very least, you need a weight distrubution hitch and bars for the trailer. That will greatly reduce the sagging. It's cheaper than airbags and a hitch and bar setup is much easier to install.
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otismyman
09-25-2010, 09:03 AM
Do the airbags fit inside the coil springs?

I had a set up in a Camaro in the late 80's that I installed airbags in the coil springs and could adjust them based on how much I was carrying.

ShooterK2
09-25-2010, 09:15 AM
Do the airbags fit inside the coil springs?

I had a set up in a Camaro in the late 80's that I installed airbags in the coil springs and could adjust them based on how much I was carrying.

You sure you're not thinking about air shocks? I've had those before, and they were really popular during that time frame.

Air bags don't go inside the coils (not any that I've seen anyway). You mount special brackets on the axle for them.

mowerdude777
09-25-2010, 10:11 AM
Looks nice I really like the black with the green that sticks out IMO

pjnlandscape
09-25-2010, 08:18 PM
Another option is an add a leaf system. this just adds as many additional leaf springs as you choose to install to your current stack. very inexpensive and easy to install if you have some mechanical knowledge.

Very Pretty Rig all around. Black enclosed trailer is for sure my next purchase!

cuttin-to-the-Max
09-25-2010, 08:59 PM
i HAVE A z71 with out air bags...
trailer is 14ft holds 1 exmark lazor(over the tandem axle) ,36 wb and trimmers
and the truck sags a bit
I usually pull the trailer with my isuzu but its down at the moment
That just goes to show ya how a truck can pull the trailer but doesnt have the suspension to. thats kind of how i think "otismyman" is doing.......

Also it cant be too good on the suspenciene to pull that all the time with out airbags,etc.



airbags
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL65/1276235/18008422/287347827.jpg

rcslawncare
09-25-2010, 10:07 PM
Independent rear suspension on these new Dodge 1500's... I think Timbrens makes a kit for them.... Nice set up though!!

otismyman
09-26-2010, 09:07 AM
I think I will look into the airbags. Leveling out the rear end might also save wear and tear on it. Anything to improve handling and the truck is worth a try.

I also have a 60" Gravely I use and that is what is inside with the exmark and walkbehind etc.

Thanks for the input-it's appreciated.

rcslawncare
09-26-2010, 07:01 PM
yea, I would try some things in back, it will save your rear end majority!! How do you like the new style Dodge for towing?? Those Hemi's put down some good numbers...