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Old 08-12-2016, 02:20 PM   #29
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Have you ever towed with a one ton Cummins? Or just read about it? I've never towed with a sequoia so my opinion of that I'll keep to myself.
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:24 PM   #30
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:56 PM   #31
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Raising the front if the three quarter or on ton truck as much as two inches has little effect in my experience as long as you have the heavy Diesel engine. Seat of the pants experience. Others will disagree but most don't have diesel HD trucks. As long as the rear doesn't drop too much when hitched, two inches or so.
If you hitch up and the forward end of the truck lifts as much as 2 in. you have hitch up backwards. The heavy diesel engine in a 3/4 or 1 ton truck is supposed to be in the front going down the road.

At least that is my experience towing with a 3/4 ton Suburban with 1 ton suspension and a 6.5 diesel and a 8,000lbs + Excursion with a 6.0 diesel with a modified front and rear suspension.

The difference being the Suburban had an A frame front suspension and thus an over lift of the front would greatly effect the steering geometry, as far as tire ware, due to a change in the camber angle, and steering in general as far as control. Over lift on the Excursion would only effect steering control since it has a beam and leaf spring front suspension. In both cases you would want the lift reduced to as close as possible to the original height for steering control.
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That hasn't been my experience. Two inches or less in the front is not a problem in a one ton, two inches or less drop in the rear also is not a problem. My setup is probably safer and easier to drive than most WD setups on the road. We all think differently.
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My truck still is not level with a two inch rise in the front and two inch drop in the rear. Your sub is probably level just sitting there, my truck is high in the rear, designed to have a load on it to operate properly. I have about a one inch rise up front, the handling with a 30 footer on the back on the ball is better than it is empty. Sorry you guys don't agree, but actually owning one of these setups is different than reading about it. Good camping.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:33 PM   #34
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Raising the front if the three quarter or on ton truck as much as two inches has little effect in my experience as long as you have the heavy Diesel engine. Seat of the pants experience. Others will disagree but most don't have diesel HD trucks. As long as the rear doesn't drop too much when hitched, two inches or so.
And you are correct,,

We just returned from a 2800 mile jaunt in the rockys and all went extremely well,, without the WD function there was never a wiggle,, and most of the time no use of the sway bar,,

I have pulled a lot of loads, more work related than leisure, the 2500 HD Dodge is by far the best tow rig ever experienced for this 25' Excella. I rushed much more than intended and regardless of sped or conditions there was always a since of total control,, so little effect from simi trucks or cross winds it was unbelievable.

My only concern and it is very slight, the rear tires would increase pressure 3 lbs more than the front,, About 9lb at front and 12lb in the rear,, both starting at 70lb.. Only two lb over the max cold inflate of 80lb..

I may try a little higher cold inflate and see how that works,,

This truck is a little overkill for the 25' tt but it sure makes the haulin as smooth as possible,, and we took it to Clear Mtn Lake as well.
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My truck still is not level with a two inch rise in the front and two inch drop in the rear. Your sub is probably level just sitting there, my truck is high in the rear, designed to have a load on it to operate properly. I have about a one inch rise up front, the handling with a 30 footer on the back on the ball is better than it is empty. Sorry you guys don't agree, but actually owning one of these setups is different than reading about it. Good camping.
I had a front rise o 3/4" and a rear bumper drop of1 3/4". Made the truck ride better and the trailer was hard to remember,,

As you said, if you haven't pulled w one of these trucks you just don't know,,

It was no problem to maintain 70 mph climbing every pass we cam to and the tow haul and engine brake never called for heavy breaking,, it will be a long time before I pull w another half ton,, only if we trade to a smaller trailer.
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