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Best Shocks for Towing Travel Trailer ?

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Old 09-11-2017, 01:56 PM
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2010 & 2011 Dodge Ram 1500's. 5.7 Hemi. One 4wd, one 2wd. Tow a 28' travel trailer with each one. Suggestions for best shocks to put on both to better handle the travel trailer ? Thx.
 
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Moved to the correct section.
 
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:37 AM
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2010 & 2011 Dodge Ram 1500's. 5.7 Hemi. One 4wd, one 2wd. Tow a 28' travel trailer with each one. Suggestions for best shocks to put on both to better handle the travel trailer ? Thx.
Bilstein 5100 for shocks, but more importantly, I would put Air Lift 1000 air bags in the rear springs. This will keep the rear from squatting so much and will increase handling so much. I tow everything from a dump bed trailer, flatbed trailer, enclosed 20' trailer, and more.... I did both shocks and air bags at the same time and my goodness did it help.
 
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+1 on adding air ride springs.

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Another vote for airbags. I tow an 8,500# boat a lot on both local and highway roads. Airbags were the best addition to the truck for towing. Not only does it improve the squat but they stop the leaning push when braking in a turn. Before shocks, I would give airbags a try. Fairly easy to install and cheap.
 
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