Timbren DRTT3500E Spring Kit

On Dec. 23, 2019, I installed the firmer Timbren Industries single-convoluted springs, replacing the DR2500D double spring I ran for six months. I needed to reuse the bracket from the double-spring kit because there was a packaging mistake with my order. However the springs, mounting brackets, and included Timbren spacers are interchangeable, just the spring mounts are different heights for … Read More

Auxiliary Springs

Truck Camper Suspension Q & A The questions and answers below were prompted by recent posts regarding auxiliary springs for my truck camper outfit. Backgrounder Iggy The Igloo asked about heavy-duty suspension setup and options. Iggy has a Fourth Generation Ram 3500 crew cab, long bed, with a flatbed Alaskan popup. His truck had Firestone air springs, including Daystar cradles to … Read More

Timbren SES Single-Convoluted DRTT3500E first look

Timbren’s SES (Suspension Enhancement Systems) severe-service, single-convoluted Aeon rubber springs were an excellent upgrade on my 2017 Ram/Cummins 2500 Hallmark flatbed camper outfit. The double-convoluted version I have been running for six months worked well, but the shorter and firmer single-convoluted spring is a better fit for my application. Not stiff or jarring, but more supportive and less squishy. Combined … Read More

Rancho RS9000XL shock absorber testimonial

Rancho 9000 shocks have been on several of my trucks over the past 20+ years and I still like them. They are much better than the factory dampers, and adjustable, which can be pretty fantastic for trucks that are often lightly loaded, and/or heavily loaded. Want to go fast, then maybe a race-inspired shock is your solution? Got a heavy … Read More

F350 Power Stroke Diesel Flatbed Camper

  One example of the cool rides at the 2019 Northwest Overland Rally in Plain, Washington. A few comments and observations after a disclaimer: I’m not a Ford hater. In fact, I like Ford trucks, bought a new 1996 F-350 7.3L diesel I owned for 18 years, plus a Ford Ranger a decade earlier. This F-350 is just a convenient … Read More