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fishscale28

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Leveling Truck Ideas Thu, 05/23/13 8:25 PM (permalink)
Howdy everyone-
 
Quick question-my original idea to have the weight in the truck more evenly distributed kinda fell through with having to move a cooler to the line side.  Anyway now the level and weight of the truck is way off.  What are my options for getting things level?  I know the obvious would be to simply add weight to the passenger (lighter) side but I would rather not add a bunch of extra weight unless I absolutely have to.
 
Also I'm at the point where pinching pennies is a priority so adding air bags probably isn't in the cards...
 
Any ideas or suggestions?
 
Thanks in advance!!!
 
 
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    BelCibo

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    Re:Leveling Truck Ideas Thu, 05/23/13 10:12 PM (permalink)
    Air bags would do it.  Hook them up on separate air lines so you can independently adjust them.
     
    http://www.amazon.com/57215-LoadLifter-Series-Air-Spring/dp/B00017YYIG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1369361535&sr=8-3&keywords=leaf+spring+air+bag
     
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      daddywoofdawg

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      Re:Leveling Truck Ideas Fri, 05/24/13 2:43 AM (permalink)
      cheap would be move your water and waste tanks to the other side.water weighs 8 lb per gal.
      heavier shocks on that side could do it.
      heavier springs also.
       
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        fishscale28

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        Re:Leveling Truck Ideas Fri, 05/24/13 9:58 AM (permalink)
        Thanks for the suggestions.  I already have my water and waste on that side and that is certainly going to help but you guys are right-a little suspension mod is probably the way to go.  The airbags seem cheap enough and I'm sure I can find some better shocks and springs so we'll see what I can muster up.  Thanks again!!
         
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