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Recommended Method To Remove Rear End Sag When Towing 9000 lb Camper

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I installed a front level kit on my 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500hd 4wd. Now when I tow my 9000lbs camper it squats real bad in the rear and makes it handle worse and sway. What would be my best option to improve this? Thanks.

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The most effective way to eliminate the rear end sag and return some of that load to the front truck axle would be to use a weight distribution system with an integrated sway control component. A weight distribution system uses leverage provided by spring bars to transfer a portion of the trailer's tongue weight from the rear truck axle to the front axle. This levels the ride height which will give you improved steering and braking performance. It will also angle your headlight beams back toward the pavement, where they should be.

If 9000 lbs represents the as-towed weight of the trailer, the fully loaded tongue weight would be somewhere between 900-1400 lbs.

Curt offers their # C17501 TruTrack system that's designed for trailers with tongue weights between 1000-1500 lbs, which is perfect for your camper. This is a complete system that would also include the 2-5/16 inch trailer ball.

The RoadActive Suspension # RAS3611 you'd looked at would be most effective for sag caused by hauling heavy items in the truck bed. Weight distribution would be more effective in your case.

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