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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 07:04 PM
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Suspension for camper?

I am looking at installing a in-bed camper on my 1983 K-10 1/2ton truck for use in my hobby (Ham Radio VHF Contesting) and was wondering what add-ons to the rear suspension I should do to make this as easy on the trucks suspension as possible. It will only be going out on the road maybe 5 or 6 times a year but camper will be on the truck all of the time.

For those of you that are ham radio operators, I am setting this up for use as a Single-Op VHF contesting station from FM09cq (WV) as well as use as a at home radio shack.

73's Jake K8JWT

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Re: Suspension for camper?

I don't know too much about it, but one product I have heard of and sounds like it may be what you are looking for is Roadmaster Active Suspension.

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Re: Suspension for camper?

hellewig over load springs, the have tham instock at less swhab tire stores, there adjustable, so you can set them to stiffin up the ride when empty or you can make it so the are not noticed when unloaded. I think they add like 1000-1500 to your load capicty.

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Re: Suspension for camper?

Air bag suspensions seem to work really good for heavy weights like this. A lot of trailer towers use them to help out.

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Re: Suspension for camper?

I have seen airbags work very well.

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