I happened to be talking to my diesel mechanic (who I know pretty well, having bought a diesel truck with194,000 mi on it) and asked about his take on StableLoads. He had a similar view to Bad Habit's, that the StableLoads are not likely to decrease forces to the camper. He said that particularly when carrying a heavy load you don't want to engage the springs any more than necessary at any given weight, so they can flex in the pattern they're designed to flex in. The overload is still there for overload.
Coulter6, I'm wondering did you take the StableLoads over rough roads? Did the camper seem to get less tossed about/ fewer jarring impacts with them engaged?
He also agreed that running minimal pressure in the air bags would make sense. With squishy air bags and 1,500+lb in the bed, the rear end may sag a bit, but we'll be nicely compressed into the most active range of the springs, with overload dampening available if needed.
It'll be easy to air the bags back up upon return to smooth highway (to level the truck and keep it tight around corners), as we'll be running the compressor anyway to air the tires back up.
Bad Habit, I'll ask you about shocks sometime down the road when we decide we need to have more adjustability to dial in ideal ride under various driving conditions and with/without camper (by then you'll probably have learned a few things through real life experiments). Please post your results in a new thread if/when you head off down that road.
Edited by DoGMAtix, 10 December 2016 - 10:12 PM.