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Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2015 Coachmen Freelander 22 ft Class C

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What is the acceptable amount of sag inches when a trailer is hooked up to my 2015 Coachmen Freelander 22ft Class C on a Ford E350 chassis? I get 2inch of sag so its not horrible but that is before driving and a bit more than I want. I tried to get airbags installed but was told there wasnt enough room. If 2inch is not too bad, maybe I need to look at weight distribution but the extended aluminum tongue has a generator going on it and will sticksout a bit so the WD installation will need to be interesting custom.

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Suspension enhancement would be your best option since you mentioned having an aluminum frame trailer. That we've found there isn't an aluminum frame trailer manufacturer who will state that you can use weight distribution with their trailers. They just put a different kind of stress on the trailer frame.

So the best option I have would be the SuperSprings part # SSA22 which installs on the leaf spring you have now and gives you 2,200 lbs of additional suspension support.

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Jameson C

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Can I follow up on what is an acceptable amount of sag when a trailer is connected? Also, ask what makes you prefer the Super Spring over the Timbren Jounce style spring?

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There isn't an exact figure on how much sag is acceptable. It's best to look at the tow vehicle when it's connected to the trailer and if the rear is sitting lower than the front you have too much sag. Some vehicles have such a large rake to them (angled forward) that 2 inches is technically not terrible but in general shows you are probably near the capacity of the vehicle.

Since there seemed to be a clearance issue possibly with the air springs fitting the SuperSprings is what I recommended as it would bypass any potential issues there since it attaches to the leaf springs. I also prefer the ride quality the SuperSprings give over the Timbrens as well.

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Jameson C

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