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Old 08-22-2019, 01:13 AM   #1
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My new Ram 1500 with 4 corner air suspension not safe to tow trailer.
I have a 2019 RAM that has 4 corner air suspension.
Truck 5.7 Hemi, 8 speed trans, 3:92 rear end, 4x4. Love the comfortable ride I get until I hook my Winnie Plus 26RBSS to it and it is scary to drive. Trailer is not all that heavy and it towed fine with my GMC Sierra 1/2 ton but was sluggish on hills and that was reason I traded.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:25 AM   #2
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I don't know where I read it but I understand that there is a way to disable the air suspension while towing. Check with your dealer. Sure like my RAM 5.7 non-air suspension for towing our 2250DS.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:58 AM   #3
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Do I understand you to say you have same truck but not with air suspension? I can disable using tire jack mode while hooking up but suspension comes right back on after starting to drive. This truck is very unstable when driving and towing. Lots of sway and light on steering. It would be better with out the suspension package. I only have 2k miles and 4 short trips with the problem. maybe WDH causing problem
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What hitch are you using?
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I am using this Husky hitch. I have towed over 24,000 miles with it and have never had sway or any other type of instability. I do keep the anti-sway bar pretty tight.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:56 AM   #6
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Do I understand you to say you have same truck but not with air suspension? I can disable using tire jack mode while hooking up but suspension comes right back on after starting to drive. This truck is very unstable when driving and towing. Lots of sway and light on steering. It would be better with out the suspension package. I only have 2k miles and 4 short trips with the problem. maybe WDH causing problem
Not the same truck but similar. See my post on WDH.
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Do I understand you to say you have same truck but not with air suspension? I can disable using tire jack mode while hooking up but suspension comes right back on after starting to drive. This truck is very unstable when driving and towing. Lots of sway and light on steering. It would be better with out the suspension package. I only have 2k miles and 4 short trips with the problem. maybe WDH causing problem
Light on steering makes me think that you do not have enough weight transferred to the front wheels. This morning I was reading about how to set up the system for towing with the RAM air suspension. It said to put the RAM in the jack mode and hook up the trailer. Adjust the WDH just like you would without air suspension. That is the RAM level and the trailer level. Once this is accomplished you can turn the air suspension back on and the leveling that it does should be minimal since you started out with it level. Of course you have to have a WDH with good sway suppression.
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Light on steering makes me think that you do not have enough weight transferred to the front wheels. This morning I was reading about how to set up the system for towing with the RAM air suspension. It said to put the RAM in the jack mode and hook up the trailer. Adjust the WDH just like you would without air suspension. That is the RAM level and the trailer level. Once this is accomplished you can turn the air suspension back on and the leveling that it does should be minimal since you started out with it level. Of course you have to have a WDH with good sway suppression.
Thatís the same process as the GC with air suspension. It worked for me
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Thatís the same process as the GC with air suspension. It worked for me
That is good to know. What is a GC?
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That is good to know. What is a GC?
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Youíre welcome. Hopefully youíll get the WDH setup correctly and then enjoy your new truck.
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Youíre welcome. Hopefully youíll get the WDH setup correctly and then enjoy your new truck.
It was not me with the problem, it was 1953Tbm in the first post. I wish him the best also with getting that new RAM worked out with his RV trailer.
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What hitch are you using?
I have a EAZLift 600lb and eazlift 1200lb same problems with both.
The hitch worked well with my 1/2 GMC which I traded in for the RAM.
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