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Old 07-18-2010, 07:20 AM   #1
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Air bags

anyone have air bags on their tow vehicle to inhance the suspension and load capabilities?
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:11 PM   #3
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I put a set of Firestone Ride-Rite bags on my old Class A motorhome. The worked very well and were trouble free for almost 10 years.

I wanted to add a little ride height to the rear and stiffen the rear springs.

What vehicle are you thinking about putting them on?
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F250 4x4......
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:02 AM   #5
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I did have them on my F-250 They were Great also Firestone. I installed them had to drill acouple holes (I think) I think they are well worth the $ money. When empty the ride was better too. I traded that truck in on my Black Pig.

Hope this helps Wayne
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thanks Yogi. Im not so much interested in the ride but hope they will let me carry a little more weight. We want a 5er and its a big one.
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I say go for the Firestone Ride-Rites. They will do the job and live up to your expectations.
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I was an RV Transporter and had a Ford F350 dually. I added the Firestone Ride Rite with the onboard compressor with the cab mounted control head.

It allowed me to transport the heaviest fivers and goose necks.

When empty, it was also fun to raise and lower the left then right side of the bed or cause both to go up and down while stopped at raffic lights. It was always grat to watch the expresions in the car behind me.

If you gop for it, make sure to get a separate controller for each side. If the pressure is equalized on both sides, then when making curves, all the air will flow to the opposite bag and that makes for a suddenly dangerous sway.
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I installed Timbrens SES units on my previous Tow Vehicle and installed Timbrens SES on my new vehicle. And, will be installing Timbrens SES in our future replacement vehicle as well. Timbren SES units are like air bags without pressurized air inside them. Simply install them and leave them. And best part of all, no air leaks to worry about. And, they are 1/2 of cost of Air Bags. For more details, surf: http://www.timbren.com/ses-kits.htm

For picture of Timbrens installed in our current vehilce, see below picture.



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With all the firewood I haul on a utility trailer with a standard 2" ball I rarely even get the truck to sit on the overload springs in back...

With the TT its like its not there...

Never even considered it...
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