Booster springs

Booster springs

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    Booster springs

    Loving my 2018 F-150 XL 2.7 ecoboost. However it squats a little when fully loaded for trip. Camper is about 4klbs. dry and has load leveling hitch and golf cart is about 1klbs. I'm probably getting close to the payload with passengers. Any recommendations for booster springs that won't take away from its smooth ride when empty? Thanks!
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    You don't think that golf gart is the culprit?

    Your "tongue weight" on that little trailer isn't the burden. Especially with WDH.

    Yaw gonna have fun though. Nice camping setup

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    I use the SumoSprings and have been happy with them so far. I would definitely say it is the golf cart causing your issues. Did you setup your WDH with the golf cart in the back and is this your normal camping setup?
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    Yea I'm sure the golf cart is the main culprit. I've only changed the ball height to get the camper level due to the squat from the cart weight. I had this same setup with an 04 F150 for lariat, 5.4L and Goodyear Wrangled LT tires without any squat. But the 04 had a few hundred lbs. more payload limit. Thanks for the input btw!

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    I put in the Firestone air bags to counter the squat. No matter how much I adjusted the WDH, I still had about 1 to 1 1/2 of squat with my setup.
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    Checked out Firestone airbags and other brands. A lot to choose from and price range. I like the airbag option as seemingly being able to add support when needed but retain the smooth empty ride. Anyone familiar with Air/Lift brand?

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    Perhaps you need to consider heavier spring bars. They should be sized to reflect the trailer tongue weight PLUS the weight in the bed of the truck that is behind the rear axle. So part of the weight of the golf cart should be factored into the capacity of the spring bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronwalt View Post
    Checked out Firestone airbags and other brands. A lot to choose from and price range. I like the airbag option as seemingly being able to add support when needed but retain the smooth empty ride. Anyone familiar with Air/Lift brand?
    Yes. If you go with the Airlift brand, get the 2000 lb Ridecontrol airbags, don't get the 5000's. The 5000's are overkill and I have heard a lot of people say they ride rough even empty.
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    Airbags are the way to go.
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