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Timbren Suspension or Weight Distribution for a 2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon and 7K Travel Trailer

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I have a 2015 Ram 2500 power wagon, what would be a good suspension to add to tow a travel trailer 7000lbs. and not lose the flex i have on the truck. the air bags dont seem to have much travel in them. is timbren the best choice?

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If the stock air suspension on your 2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon isn't enough to prevent the rear end from sagging when towing the 7,000 pound travel trailer then the best solution is going to be weight distribution. Weight distribution will keep the truck level by applying the tongue weight more evenly to all access of the truck and trailer. Timbren springs, # TDR2500D, will help prevent rear end sag but could provide a stiffer ride.

To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle.

A trailer that weighs 7,000 pounds likely has a tongue weight of 700 to 1,050 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight). A system rated for 600 to 1,200 pounds such as # RP66560 or # RP66084 covers that range. For a 2-5/16 inch ball for either system use # 19286. I have included some links on weight distribution, determining tongue weight, and Timbren systems for you.

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