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I have an 04 1500 AWD with the 5.7 HEMI and I occasionally pull an 10,000# travel trailer with a WD hitch.
Would it be worthwhile to add leafs to my rear spring and upgrade my shocks or should I just think about trading for a 2500.

At most the pull is about 200 miles.

Does seem to handle it OK now just dont want to trash my suspension when it only needs to be upgraded.

Dont really want to trade since my wife and I both love the current truck.
 

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With the WD hitch you really shouldn't be adding any extra stress on the rear of the truck if it is set up right. I usually measure the rear bumper before putting the trailer on then set the hitch so the bumper is only 1/2 inch lower with the loaded trailer on.
What I would worry about with a 1500 pulling 10,000 pounds is the extra heat in the small brakes. Make sure you have your trailer brakes set up to take about half the braking power off the truck.
 

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Thanks, thats what I have been told by other campers but just wanted to hear it from other Dodge guys.
 
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