Hi guys, I'm looking to upgrade my old 70's pop up Palomino to something newer and bigger.. hard shell this time.
My truck is a 2002 GMC 2500HD 4x4, stock suspension, regular cab, 8ft bed. I also pull a small 2 horse trailer, max weight of the trailer if I have both horses in it is around 4000 lbs. I live in WI and generally don't have any big mountains to climb or anything like that, its all generally easy hauling, freeway except the last couple of miles to whatever campground I'm headed to.
I'm looking at a pretty hefty 11ft Elkhorn (1994).. the price is right and it has everything I want, seller says its 2000 lbs dry. I think my truck can handle it for the type of driving I do (payload capacity is well under), but when I actually see the beast in person I'll make that decision and possibly not go with something that big.
Whatever I end up getting for a camper this time around, I want to go with some sort of suspension support. I'm not sure what I should be looking at, both brand wise and product wise. I am leaning towards air bags, I don't think I need to bother with a controller as well as I can just adjust them when I take the camper on and off.
I don't know if I should also get the Torklift attachments that go inside the leaf springs, or if the airbags are fine by themselves. Or, if anyone has any experience with those newer SumoSprings, that don't actually have compressed air so you don't have to do the adjusting every time you load or unload?
Thanks! And if you feel I'm nuts considering a camper that big for my truck let me know.. checking specs it seems okay, and seller said a one ton would be better but this should be okay (being the HD, its about equilivent to a 1 ton frame wise, is my understanding).