Best Way to Prevent Sagging Suspension When Towing a Trailer

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I tow a 25 foot bumper pull camper. With it loaded down my Tundra sags a little more than Id like it too. I was looking at both your bolt on helper springs. I tow my trailer maybe 10 times a year and was wondering which of the two would work the best? I have a 2014 Toyota Tundra Crew Max 4x4.

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For sag from towing a trailer the best recommendation I can make is actually a weight distribution system. Suspension enhancement will help level your truck while towing. But the advantage to a weight distribution system is that it levels the vehicle by distributing the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the vehicle as well. This will help greatly with handling and braking, especially in an emergency situation.

The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use.

Once you determine your tongue weight check out the link I attached that will take you to a page that has all of the WD systems we carry. Select your tongue weight from the filters and all of the correct systems will be listed.

Suspension enhancement is ideally used when the suspension sag comes from a heavy load being loaded in the bed of the truck. It can still help when towing a trailer, but not as much as a WD system.

If you are dead set on suspension enhancement the Timbrens # TTORTUN4 have been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle and would work well.

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