Suspension for camper? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
GM Standard IFS Trucks & SUV's All discussion of full sized IFS Trucks, SUV's to include Suburban

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 07:04 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 07:33 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Burlington, KY
Posts: 805
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
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.

Check out their website http://www.activesuspension.com/


1994 Z71 350, Xcab, Sportside, 285/75/16 BFG AT. Trailmaster 4" lift
JaxZ71 is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 07:52 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Mountain Home Idaho
Posts: 4,235
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
 
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.

IF ITS GOT WHEELS OR A SKIRT YOU CANT AFFORD IT
The_Kid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 09:14 PM
Can't Get Enough
 
desertrat67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Katterbach, Germany
Posts: 1,471
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
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.

88 crewcab w/38's. For sale.
desertrat67 is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 09:22 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Suspension for camper?

I have seen airbags work very well.

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome