How to Decrease Sag on 2016 Ram 1500 When Towing

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I have a new 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 and I have a 35foot camper. When I hook up the camper, the back end of the truck sags really bad. Looking for a product that will keep the truck from sagging. The Ram has coil springs not leaf springs

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A Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System is a great way to reduce sag on your 2016 Ram 1500. They're easy to install without any drilling by replacing the factory bump stop. If your Ram is a Regular Cab, you will need # TDR1500DS. If you have the Crew or Quad cab, then you'll need # TDR1500DQ.

I've included an installation video on a 2014 Ram which is a very similar process to yours.

The best way to reduce sag is with a weight distribution system. A weight distribution system connects to your trailer and will transfer the weight of the load that is pushing on the rear of your truck (that is causing the sag) spreading it over all of the axles of the tow vehicle and trailer. A system is highly recommended if your trailer weighs more than half of your two vehicle, the whole setup is not level, or you're experiencing sway. The hard part is figuring out which system is right for you. You need to determine the loaded tongue weight of your trailer and add that to the amount of weight that will be in your truck bed behind the rear axle. This will be your total tongue weight, and the number you will use to determine which weight distribution system you will need.

Some options of weight distribution systems for you are:

600 lbs. TW # EQ37060ET
1000 lbs. TW # EQ37100ET
1400 lbs. TW # EQ37140ET

I've included an article on weight distribution systems that may be helpful to you. Also, if you can give me your total tongue weight, I'd be happy to recommend a specific system for you.

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