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#1 LosAngeles

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:58 PM

much love for Torklift StableLoads?  /  Upper, lower or BOTH? 

 

Hi all 

 

We have a 2020 F350 8 foot bed gasser, with the camper package (so an extra rear leaf spring) 

 

We get our new Hallmark 9.5’ pop up camper soon-ish. Loaded (wet) weight should be maybe about 2,800 lbs (approx) so no safety issue with our load, 

 

…however Hallmark thinks we MIGHT need or benefit from Torklift StableLoads. I believe they would install them for us, (i think for no extra charge) during the camper install. 

 

The camper will be on the truck 100% of the time. The truck will basically never be empty.

 

From my research it looks as if Torklift StableLoads would improve the ride of our rig, and have lots of benefits, both comfort and maybe even emergency maneuver stability… for not a huge cost. 

 

Should we just err on the side of caution (and comfort) and go for the StabeLoads from the start?

 

As Hallmark will install them for us, at no added charge I think, there is a *solid incentive* to just go for it. 

 

and if you were in our situation - would you go for Upper, lower or BOTH? 

 

The StableLoad website leads me to believe that the “LOWER OVERLOAD” solves 90% of all issues, so maybe just those might be a good place to start?

 

any general thoughts or experiences to share?

 

Thanks!  :-)

 

https://www.torklift.com/rv/stableload

 

 


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#2 Wango

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 01:59 AM

Hi,

I have a set on an 03 F250 that had our old camper on it, thought they worked great. Helped with sway and no need for airbags.

Current setup,2016 F350 diesel, flatbed, camper on 99% of the time. Have added custom progressive leaf packs and still have the upper stable loads on this one as well. I have the hellwig big wig sway bar on as well, and feel like my setup handles pretty well on and off road.

Not a fan of air bags, just one more thing to go wrong, these seem to work. And if they are free, why not? They are easy to take off.

Both sets of mine are uppers.

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 06:23 PM

If you are going to have the camper on full time I'd be much more inclined to have a proper set of springs made to carry the load. Add-on systems such as this can work, but they can also add stress risers in places the truck manufacturer didn't anticipate. Many of the overload add-on systems are designed to engage only when the truck has already sagged, which is not ideal. I'm not sure if that's the case with the TorkLift, but it is with such products as Timbrens. A proper spring pack supports the load all the time and at the correct height.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 06:26 PM

Update - for those considering the lower StableLoads, they do now make a stainless version, for the Superduty. 

However after speaking with various people about StableLoads…. I spoke with a trusted expert, and he said he had heard of more than one situation that people with campers who were using the lower StableLoads who *broke a spring* when using the lower StableLoads. 

He said they can also can sometimes make noise, so he recommended against the lower StableLoads. 

He did, however, say that the upper StableLoads are a *wonderful* product, and *if* it is needed, they work very, very well. 

So just passing that opinion along. I have no further info. 


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:48 PM

I have the upper Stableloads on my F350 CC, 4x4, DRW with a Bigfoot 10.6E camper. They made a significant difference in handling and only take about 15 minutes to install/remove. I also have a pair of lowers but have not installed them. The uppers work great. Bigfoot Dave


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:03 PM

Update - for those considering the lower StableLoads, they do now make a stainless version, for the Superduty. 

However after speaking with various people about StableLoads…. I spoke with a trusted expert, and he said he had heard of more than one situation that people with campers who were using the lower StableLoads who *broke a spring* when using the lower StableLoads. 

He said they can also can sometimes make noise, so he recommended against the lower StableLoads. 

He did, however, say that the upper StableLoads are a *wonderful* product, and *if* it is needed, they work very, very well. 

So just passing that opinion along. I have no further info. 

That is exactly what I was referring to when I mentioned stress risers.


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