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Need towing help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wnderbra, Apr 16, 2001.

  1. wnderbra

    wnderbra Registered Member

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    I need some ideas on the best setup for towing I have 6in tuff ez in front and 4inshackles in the rear with 2in blocks and stock springs. It sags and is hard to drive when towing my boat (18ft bass boat) Any suggestions on what the best fix would be
     
  2. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It sounds like you're going to have to buy anti-sway/weight distribution hitch system for your truck and trailer. Based on the fact that you have a lift, you may have to consider a manufacturer that offers drop hitches. My Reese hitch is adjustable 4" up or down.........

    The weight distrubution arms basically "lift" the rear of your truck and even out the weight on the front and rear axles, giving you better steering control. They also keep the truck and trailer running along the same track, eliminating sway.

    Because Blazers have such a short wheelbase, they are already at a disadvantge when it comes to towing. Combine that with a single axle boat trailer and you've got twice the trouble!!!!!

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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    The hitch Canmore suggested would be best and maybe also get a set of bolt on overloads for when towing..

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    backlash 1/2 ton status

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    Where in VA are you?
     
  5. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I tow an 18 foot car hauler with my Chevelle on it and I know where you're comming from. With my 4" lift I can only imagine what 6" would be like. I'm looking into the load leveling hitch myself. Personally the ORD steering box brace and the sway bar correction disconection kit made a big difference. The hole thing is a lot more stable. Do you have trailer brakes? Good luck and let us know what works.
     
  6. wnderbra

    wnderbra Registered Member

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    chesterfield county south of richmond I have the sway bar correction and the trailer has surge brakes It is the stock rear springs that are making me squat so bad

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by wnderbra on 04/17/01 02:28 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     

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