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Old 03-22-2020, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default My Answer to Weight distribution vs Air suspension debate

For years Iíve seen many debates over the use of weight distribution vs air suspension upgrades. For many years I have been in the WD camp... But now, for my travel trailer - I use both. Let me explain. Iíve used and inexpensive WD successfully for about 10 years and Iíve been pretty satisfied. But lately my daughter has gotten into equestrian stuff and with horse trailers having such extreme tongue weights I found WD is a headache for quick hookups to head to a local trail - so I installed airbags. They work great for local small trips. But now that I have them, I love the combination of both for my travel trailer for long trips. A little stiffer suspension combined with a less tense spring bar has taken towing comfort to an all new level.

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WDH is the only way to go. Air suspension does not distribute weight to the front of the TV. Furthermore, a good WDH will give you sway control which air suspension does not provide.
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Twinster2 is right, of course! They serve different purposes. If you have a unibody a WDH may not be possible which means that air bags (or air suspension) may be the only option.
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WDH is the only way to go. Air suspension does not distribute weight to the front of the TV. Furthermore, a good WDH will give you sway control which air suspension does not provide.
Twinster2 - I feel like you responded to the title of my post and not what I wrote. To sum it up for you, on my Ram ecodiesel I use both. The WD for exactly what you describe and in combination I stiffen the truck suspension with the airbags. By doing so, the WD bars can be set a bit softer and the ride quality is amazing
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