The problem with the 2500 air suspension is that the air bag actually replaces the coil. There is absolutely nothing that is limited by the coils. But the air bag that replaces it is.
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we have a member who found this out while towing. His camper was way over weight and he would not believe us.
But RAM replaced it for him.
Are you sure the 10k is GVWR or dry weight.
Even with the 10k being GVWR your tongue weight could be 2500lbs. Add in the hitch and anything else in the truck and well it doesnt take much to get to over limit.
And again coil springs are not the limiting factor in a 2500. Freight cars use coil springs.
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The 3500 would have coil springs too...if they could get them closer to the tire.
Which is the issue for the 2500 but it is nit supposed to carry a load that matters. Why there are capacities.
I own a 99 03 and 15 2500. The 15 with coil springs handles the loads much better than either of the coil springs. And I work my trucks often.
Back to the topic. The air suspension has a limit. It can be exceeded. Campers weigh substantially more than you think .
My camper is 5200 GVWR. Here is my CAT SCALE slip. You can see I am quite a bit over that. Did not know this until I hit the scale. And that was with empty tanks. and you can see...even with the 5200 GVWR camper, with the stuff we take I am at almost 10k GVWR.
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The link to the air suspension issue.
So I was towing my 5th wheel 13360 lbs with my 2500 today and had over 1400 miles on it so felt it wasn’t ready. Now I was driving on a highway that I never drove on before and was following another RV about 63-67 mph. Well we hit a dip which made the truck and trailer bounce. During the...