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Old 10-30-2009, 11:29 AM   #11
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Pack it full, tanks included; just as it would be when traveling to get the right spring settings.

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Old 10-30-2009, 04:52 PM   #12
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Re: Wilson's Saggy Butt

That's why I like the air bags in back. It doesn't matter whether you're full or empty, just adjust the ride height with a shot of air.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:14 PM   #13
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That's why I like the air bags in back. It doesn't matter whether you're full or empty, just adjust the ride height with a shot of air.
I put air bags on my PU with slide-in camper. Air up with camper, air down when I took the camper off. But, my SMB load really doesn't change much, a couple of hundred pounds from the tanks and food supplies. Not much on a 10,000# vehicle.

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Old 10-30-2009, 10:14 PM   #14
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It seems to me air bags are good for supporting weight. Maybe not so good for overall articulation of the suspension.
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Pack it full, tanks included; just as it would be when traveling to get the right spring settings.

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Make sure that cute dog gets in the back too, that could be a tipping factor!
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:40 AM   #16
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Pack it full, tanks included; just as it would be when traveling to get the right spring settings.

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Make sure that cute dog gets in the back too, that could be a tipping factor!
It just might!

Cooper the Westy ( my dog in photos) , how it all began...
(the reason this all started, wife wanted a dog, friend said get a Westy ( short for West Hightland Terrier) I googled "westy" up popped a photo of TWO "westy's" at a campground:
One - VW Westphailia pop top camper nicknamed "Westy's" to fellow owners
Two- a cute shaggy white dog nicknamed "Westy's" to fellow owners
I say, "do you like point ing to dog/"
She says, "I like BOTH!"
I said what??
She says " I like dog and small house on wheels for camping"
(rememeber she is not from USofA)
I say "No Sxxt?!"
I have married a hot wife that wants to camp?!?

So the saga started with my Westy the VW camper

which we out grew very quickly, espcially after if found this Site


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Old 12-16-2009, 07:43 PM   #17
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Re: Wilson's Saggy Butt CURED 15 Dec 2009 !

Got the rig back from Deaver today
Dropped it off at 7:30 am for his appointment
Called to check at 11:00 am and it was done !

My buddy picked it up while i slaved over a hot computer

IT ROCKS
No more Saggy Butt
Lifted I bet 2-3 inches

7 leaf springs (will have to count to make sure)
No big spacer box
No Helwigs
New bolts, shackles and u-bolts
Bilsteins

It is a DRAMATIC improvement in ride
Drives a ton better

I hit my usual freeway bump at 65 that usually is a whoop te do
Hit is and rolled over like Hot Butter


$2,095 out the door
Well worth it

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Old 12-17-2009, 12:38 AM   #18
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Bill,

Did you get just get the rear done, or all the way around?


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Old 12-17-2009, 08:28 AM   #19
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Bill,

Did you get just get the rear done, or all the way around?

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Rear only
Jeff said front end fine
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Re: Wilson's Saggy Butt CURED 15 Dec 2009 !

Deaver is great. I live in New York, but waited till I was out there on a road trip a few years ago to have them install a leaf in my Tacoma. Those guys know what they're doing.
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