I'll be picking up a new Hawk shell soon.
I drive a 3/4 ton Chevy Silverado. Aside from maybe getting E-rated tires, is there a clear need to make any upgrades to the rear suspension? I've read about torklifts, sumo springs, air bags, etc, and wondered how necessary all of it is for a 3/4 ton. My plan is to keep my load as light as possible. I'll delete the rear seats and the tailgate.
I will likely be off pavement a bit here and there, but I'm not planning on rock crawling or getting into anything too crazy.
However, I do have a 5x10 cargo trailer that I plan to tow occasionally. That, at most, would have a dual sport motorcycle in it, but most of the time it will likely just have random camping gear and bicycles in it.
With this in mind, what say you, experienced campers of WTW? Do I need to beef up my rear suspension, and if so, what's the best way to go about it? If I need it, I'd ideally love something that is as simple and minimalist as possible (I don't love the idea of needing a compressor for airbags and needing to make adjustments to them regularly - I think I'd rather have a "set it and forget it" type of solution back there, even if it means a stiffer ride). Also, for what it's worth, I plan to have the camper on the truck full time, so I'm not worried about how the truck would ride unladen.