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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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got my 2008 F450 today!

Well I must say the power is quite amazing. If you have read my post's about my tricked out 2003 Ram 3500 Cummins HO pulling my 26,000 pounds horse trailer then you have heard my delima... The Ram has done a great job pulling this horse trailer but it works to do it and it does it good. This F450 4.88 Axel made me look in the rear view mirror to see if it was there on my 5th wheel. Not joking!! Though the horse trailer right now is probably around 23,000 pounds at the time of towing yesterday, I am sure the extra 3 horses aint gonna make much of a difference. So right off the power is amazing

What I am shocked... and pretty pissed off about is how much the bed is saging as I lower the trailer onto the 5th wheel. My Ram stays perfectly level this sags real low so now I am going to need to take it to a Spring Shop to see what I can do. Being the horse trailer is a reverse load and has air ride the wheels are very close to to the rear of the trailer which causes a much higher toungue weight to lenght ratio then most Standard Horse trailers with large living quarters.

So any tips would be a appreciated.. I
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sweet,cant wait till mine comes in.sounds like A nice truck.no tips on springs.pics pleeeeez
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get a bag system for your rear, that should level it out if that's the only problem you're having, good luck with the new truck.











oh yeah PICS!!!!
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My new truck does not sag as much as my buddies `06 F-350 did with the same trailer as me (16,500 #). He put in Ride Rite air bags. with 35# of air, it sat nice and level. With your trailer weight you'll probably need more air, but bags are the way to go.
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Yeah googling air kits now! Yup Ill Have some pics up tomorrow

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Did you have overload springs on your ram? I'm surprised it sat it down that much. Make sure to talk to the airbag company and make sure the kits fit on the new F-450's.

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I think you should let the dealer know about the spring sag. The truck you bought should handle the loads and I would get them to help with the costs of whatever fix you/they decide.

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I have heard of this 450 spring sag before. To me it looks like it should be a 4 pack or something.
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So got any pictures yet? They must have had to make the springs softer for a better ride when the truck isn't loaded. Thats all I can think, because they then would get the old "it rides like crap" from all the people reviewing them, which is rediculous that you wouldn't be towing or hauling at least 1/2 the time with an F-450.

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