Towing modifications??

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So far I have a brake controller to install and I’m about to purchase a used Curt WDH with sway control. The WDH is rated for 1500 lbs TW and 15000 lbs GWT.
Just because its rated that high, doesn't mean you will be capable of towing that high. Jeep will not cover damage (in that case negligence) for going above and beyond factory ratings. Having it for added strength when at factory ratings is ok tho. This will also be mentioned in the fine print of the WDH when purchased new. And 8k-10k WHD should be more than enough ( and I think the lowest rated I've seen for WHD).





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I use the Curt Echo brake controller (freaking LOVE it), the mirror extensions from the member on here (superbly made, BTW), and an anti-sway bar (just for peace of mind). I don’t use a WDH for my TT as it’s just barely at or under 3.5K# fully loaded and has a tongue weight of <300#. I’ve towed it about 5K miles thus far with no problems at all…pulls like a champ.
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Here is my WDH. I need to look at exactly the spring weight. I got it from my local RV truck shop. They selected the spring weights. It does great truck rides even and smooth even with a lift.

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I just read these don't fit the Gladiator. Is there something I am missing?
I came across the same exact thing but found out I had to do a bit of research for clarification. Air Lifts site is very general but I stumbled on CJ Off Roads YouTube channel one day and saw them.

 

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I can attest to those Air Lift bags. I have my current Ram, and had them on my last Ram. They don't level out a load like a traditional air bag. But they do reduce the bounce and sag from heavier tongue weights. Rear end feels more planted.
 
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I came across the same exact thing but found out I had to do a bit of research for clarification. Air Lifts site is very general but I stumbled on CJ Off Roads YouTube channel one day and saw them.

Do you have an onboard air compressor? How do you fill them?
 

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Do you have an onboard air compressor? How do you fill them?
No compressor needed. They come with schrader valves that you can mount wherever. On my Ram I have them mounted next to the license plate in the back. I use a bicycle tire pump air them up. You only put 25-35 PSI in them. Takes a couple pumps per bag.

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