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I was just seeing if you guys had any pictures while towing with a leveled truck, preferably with a gooseneck. Maybe some pics with and without airbags even. I'm wanting to level my truck and I was wanting to see how bad the noise stuck up while towing.
 

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This is about the only pic I have of my truck towing anything near a sizeable load. Trailer weight in this pic is about 9,000lbs but with how I had the machine loaded the tongue weight wasn't too bad. No bags on my truck.

You can sorta see the rear end sag...not the best angle for it though unfortunately.

 

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I took my overloads off just for a little better ride in the back, and you can tell the truck squats more when towing than with the overloads. Mine has a 1.5 level

We were bored...My old piece of S$*# trailer with my buddies 2500 on just to see if it would fit. No overloads


Same piece of S$*# trailer with demolition car on it and gear in the bed of truck


*Trailer dead weight was 2260lbs triple axle. Again no overloads springs. :)
 

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That's not that bad, I don't tow very often, just a few loads of cattle and hay a year, maybe a truck or two. Every trailer I pull is a gooseneck to, I've had one bumper hitch hooked to it since I've owned it. I just love the looks of a leveled truck, plus I'm wanting to run a wider wheel. Keep them coming guys.


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If you have a levelling kit and tow anything heavy you WILL need air bags or something to stop it from squatting, no way around it.
If not it'll look pretty stupid and you'll be blinding people going the other way at night.

We pack lotsa crap when we camp, 2 boats, 2 motors, 2 sets of anchors, etc etc including 60 gallons of water in the back, then we have a trailer with a 1400 pound tongue weight, this pic I have probly 70-80psi in my Pac Brake air bags
 

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Go ahead and level it. It's gonna look a hell of a lot better. And once u start pulling your cows and hay around if i fells too squirmy just slowdown and order some airbags when u can. Odds are u don't pull cattle or hay cross country so it shouldn't be that much of an inconvince.
 

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I'm wanting to go with 2in leveling coils, then maybe airbags down the road.


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Might as well try it.

TW, what kinda pin wt we talking? Keep in mind you 2500 won't have factory overloads ontop of the leafs like a 3500 so it'll squat a little more.
 
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