Guys, I'm getting ready to pull our 22' camper trailer out for one of
two vacations this year. I backed up to it this weekend, and I'm not
happy with the way the truck sits. The rear drops lower than the front.
It's about a 1" difference from the top of the fenders, to the ground.
It's embarassing looking.
Truck: '04 Silverado SS
Rear suspension: Leaf, same as a Z71, but without the 2" lift blocks.
Camper: 22', about 3,800lbs. Unknown tongue weight.
The trailer sits level during all of this.
I had previously pulled the camper with my Avalanche. We all know the
huge rake the Av's have, and the huge amount of rear suspension travel.
That truck leveled out pretty nice with some positive rake left over,
and it handled AWESOME. I know if I don't do something with the SS,
it's going to be one harsh, bucking, ride to the ocean.
My question is, do I need a weight distrubuting hitch, or helpers in the
rear of the truck?
The suspension on the SS is so soft, It was popping a wheelie with two
yards or mulch in the back, a week or two ago.
If helpers will do - What's recommended, air bags, or leafs?
I don't want to use full-time, non adjustable leafs. I like the low
stance of the truck and don't want to raise it. I'm uncertain about
the "quirks" some airbags have.... Things like "not being able to lift
the truck by the frame, with the wheels fully extended." I want some-
thing more durable than that.
I want something I can install - adjust when a load is present - and
then forgotten about the rest of the time.