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I have a 2020 ram 2500 with full factory air suspension. I bought a slide in camper and boy do I regret it. Truck wobbles side to side even driving on a straight road
What can i do to fix this problem?
What model 2500? 4x4, or ? When you say “full factory air”, all four corners, or just rear?
 

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Let's see my take away on this is (1) lesser ply tires don't make much difference when hauling a load. (2) srw is as stable as a drw in any condition and or load. (3) coil springs ,not air springs like an eighteen wheeler different animal) are just as load capable as leaf springs if mounted in the right position.
Yeah ok. Later
 

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I have no idea what the Fiat engineers were thinking when they put coils springs in a cummins truck... Detroit figured out out it was a bad idea in the early '70's... trade in value of your truck should be really good.... I test drove a 2500 and ordered a 3500... very little difference in ride quality.... I know this is more than a bit harsh, but? Another idea would be a travel trailer, lots of 2500's tow them quite well.....
Coil springs provide a softer ride. Air bags can help you a lot here. Leafs can more easily be made to carry more weight and if set up correctly, can also provide a soft ride (like the newer trucks) I see a LOT of 2500's carrying / towing way more weight than is safe. There is no substitute for 4 tires in the rear for safety!
 

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Coil springs provide a softer ride. Air bags can help you a lot here. Leafs can more easily be made to carry more weight and if set up correctly, can also provide a soft ride (like the newer trucks) I see a LOT of 2500's carrying / towing way more weight than is safe. There is no substitute for 4 tires in the rear for safety!
No need for 4 tires if you have the correct axle caps and proper tires and wheels for the weight
 

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Coil springs provide a softer ride. Air bags can help you a lot here. Leafs can more easily be made to carry more weight and if set up correctly, can also provide a soft ride (like the newer trucks) I see a LOT of 2500's carrying / towing way more weight than is safe. There is no substitute for 4 tires in the rear for safety!
Well coil springs "CAN" provide a softer ride but, Ram 2500 missed the mark... I could tell no difference in the ride between the 2500 vs 3500.... But then I don't live in the rust belt states that SALT their roads..... My 2021 3500 HO SRW rides better than my old "96...
 

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Thank you @Drle (y)
We dont need no OP anymore.
The CF.com regulars have everything under control.
We're at 70 posts and climbing. What could possibly go wrong?
You sir are correct. My apologies.
 

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You sir are correct. My apologies.
No problem. You posted a logical question and we're not used to that sort of thing here.

Now let's move on to something more fitting like; "I was doing a burn-out in reverse with my dad's 2018 and now I can't get it out of 4-Low"
Please help!
-Ej- ;)
 

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Or do something really different. . .
Just buy the right truck for your specific camper in the first place. 🙄
I have done it both ways. I started with a truck bought for another purpose that had a strong foundation for upgrades and figured out the parts to make it happen. I wanted to up-size campers to something beyond what that truck could handle OEM or upgraded, so I sold it and bought a truck that could handle the load in OEM trim knowing I could modify it later if needs changed. There is usually is more than one way to handle issues and many times the right way for someone is what you feel is the most comfortable even if there there are other paths you could have followed.
 

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I have done it both ways. I started with a truck bought for another purpose that had a strong foundation for upgrades and figured out the parts to make it happen. I wanted to up-size campers to something beyond what that truck could handle OEM or upgraded, so I sold it and bought a truck that could handle the load in OEM trim knowing I could modify it later if needs changed.
True, but @Bedlam you are NOT the average RVer.
Plus, the depth of incompetence and stupidity on most RV forums is far beyond what happens here in a truck or engine based forum like CF.com.

Your last rig was a sweetheart and now your Host on a Ram 5500 shows the skill & knowledge that you've applied to the RV ownership & build process.(y)

Another thing that compromises building a good TC rig: Budget 💲💲💲
Much like owning a boat (I have owned several), one needs to understand that you have to "do it right" no matter the cost.
The right electronics & NAV, the right safety equipment, using all USCG approved equipment, etc... it's blindingly expensive but when you're 20+ miles out at sea and things start to go down hill you (and your craft) have to be able to handle it so you dont end up as an article in the news paper the next day.

On a lessor scale with a land based RV of course, but still...
Some clown putting a Lance 975 on a Ram 2500 and then asking for suspension advice...

In my short 7 years as an RV owner I have found that on an RV forum getting good advice on how to make a spice-rack for the kitchen area is a lot more common than discussing even the most primitive thing about AC power, DC power, payload, load balancing, even simple "proper" tire inflation is well beyond the grasp of most.

It's kinda' scary actually.
But my point is: Do NOT put yourself in the same category with most of the dangerously inept persons that frequent the RV forums.
(I have no doubt that your old F250 build would blow my current Ram 3500 out of the water in every possible camper hauling category)

That felt good to get off my chest.

Regards,
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...but when you're 20+ miles out at sea and things start to go down hill you (and your craft) have to be able to handle it so you dont end up as an article in the news paper the next day.
-Ej-
Hey, as long as it's a downhill, couldn't you just coast to shore?
 

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If you think RV's or boating are expensive, look into aviation. I always had a fascination with it and even worked in that field, but I never had the wallet to do it myself. I have limited funds to live without being in debt, so I try to do things once that will last a long time. It does mean I may have to wait to build up a reserve before jumping into it, but it does save me from having pay multiple times for something poorly done or thought out. I'm in the process of building a home framed in red iron rather than wood - You would think that this would be low cost and easy, but I could have a stick home for less money and effort than I am putting into my build.
 

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If you think RV's or boating are expensive, look into aviation.
^^^ You got that right! (y)
BTW... my pal @vreihen knows a thing or two about expensive hobbies... racing cars, boats, aircraft. :ROFLMAO: ;)

My own expensive vice is "storage unit collecting" 😏
It's a long story @Bedlam but yeah, I'm well over $40,000 in in the last 5 years (and climbing).
-Ej- 🍺
 

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...I'm in the process of building a home framed in red iron rather than wood - You would think that this would be low cost and easy, but I could have a stick home for less money and effort than I am putting into my build.

^^^ You got that right! (y)
BTW... my pal @vreihen knows a thing or two about expensive hobbies... racing cars, boats, aircraft. :ROFLMAO: ;)
Don't forget the the little ol' tree farm by the lake down in SC that I planning to build our retirement Garage Mahal on...out of red iron!!!!! :unsure:
 
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