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Old 04-15-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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towing a 31ft 1970 sovereign with a 1994 one ton dodge

We would like to know if we pull a 31ft 1970 sovereign with a 1994 one ton dodge diesel would it eventually cause the rear end to sag? Thanks
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
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Are you referring to rear end sag of the Airstream or the tow vehicle?

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Thanks for the question. We are referring to rear end sag of the Airstream. Beverly II.
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Are you referring to rear end sag of the Airstream or the tow vehicle?

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Sorry about all the replys, but trying to cover all bases. We are referring to the rear end sag of the Airstream. Beverly II.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:14 AM   #5
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It isn't really a question of the size or power of the tow vehicle but how harsh the ride. If the truck is sprung so heavily that every little bump is transmitted into the Airstream frame, that isn't great. It could cause everything from the odd shorn rivet to rear end separation.

Might search for info on the Air Ride System.

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The rear end sag problem was caused by an underdesigned frame It tends to bend at the wheels. I bent mine bouncing up a hill on a washboard dirt road. (using a half ton truck.). I would not be concerned about towing with the one ton, but I would be gentle on rough roads. There are reinforcing plates available for these trailers, which was the fix Airstream used. They could be installed before you have the problem.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:54 PM   #7
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rear end sag

Thanks for the reply, Rick. If you repaired your sag how did you do it, or do you know where to get information about repairing the sag. Our's was already bad when we got it. Beverly II.
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Hello, Beverly II, and welcome to airforums.com

The rear sag issue is one that has come up many, many times on the forum, as a result there is an incredible anount of information here as to what to do, what not to do, and so on.

In order to unlock the information vault, all you have to do is look up to the top of most pages (like this one) and in the dark blue bar, over towards the right of center, you will see the Search button. Click once, and voila, the search menu is displayed. I personally like the Google version, it's faster and very complete.

Just now, I put "rear sag" into that box, and it came back with ten pages of threads.

Get a pot of coffee, and start reading through them. Enough patience, and you will "strike gold"!
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