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Old 06-14-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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Opinions on air bags needed

Looking at airbag options for the truck, 18 F350 DRW. Hellwig and Air Lift seem to be good options. Any known advantages between the two?

Pulling a Seismic 4113 toy hauler, dry hitch weight is listed as ~3700 lbs, so guess 4K with any stuff in it.

Timbren's and Sumo's seem like an 'easy' option, but not sure what sort of capacity issues they might have?

Thanks for the help, this is our first 5th wheel, so trying to make sure all is stable and safe.
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Air lift 5000 is what I use. They have a built in bump stop so donít have to maintain a minimum 5 psi when empty. You can run the air lines to the license plate to inflate the bags manually or opt for the wireless one controller. I actually added a viair compressor and 5 gallon air tank so I can also inflate tires, inner tubes, use air tubes, etc.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:13 PM   #3
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I run the AirLift 2000 with a wired compressor and it works great. I run 10psi when not towing and depending on the trailer up to 90psi. It rides great, wife didn't even know the difference.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:40 PM   #4
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Looking at airbag options for the truck, 18 F350 DRW. Hellwig and Air Lift seem to be good options. Any known advantages between the two?



Pulling a Seismic 4113 toy hauler, dry hitch weight is listed as ~3700 lbs, so guess 4K with any stuff in it.



Timbren's and Sumo's seem like an 'easy' option, but not sure what sort of capacity issues they might have?



Thanks for the help, this is our first 5th wheel, so trying to make sure all is stable and safe.


I ordered Firestone 7500 air bags. Bags are supposed to be heavier quality and can air up to 150psi.
Donít know if I would need them that heavy or not, but Iím adding a 106 gallon fuel tank in bed.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:43 PM   #5
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Air lift 5000 is what I use. They have a built in bump stop so donít have to maintain a minimum 5 psi when empty. You can run the air lines to the license plate to inflate the bags manually or opt for the wireless one controller. I actually added a viair compressor and 5 gallon air tank so I can also inflate tires, inner tubes, use air tubes, etc.


Tom what Viair compressor and tank did you get?
Checking into compressors also.

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Old 06-15-2018, 06:07 PM   #6
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I ordered Firestone 7500 air bags. Bags are supposed to be heavier quality and can air up to 150psi.
Don’t know if I would need them that heavy or not, but I’m adding a 106 gallon fuel tank in bed.
I had them on my previous 2500...I think they are a great product. I had the lines run to the rear license plate and filled them up manually...you and Tom are WAY more fancy than I tho!
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:55 AM   #7
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I had them on my previous 2500...I think they are a great product. I had the lines run to the rear license plate and filled them up manually...you and Tom are WAY more fancy than I tho!

Iím hoping you will buy me a compressor and tank DAN!!
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Air lift 5000 is what I use. They have a built in bump stop so donít have to maintain a minimum 5 psi when empty. You can run the air lines to the license plate to inflate the bags manually or opt for the wireless one controller.
X2

Tried Sumo Springs on a previous truck and sent them back after one trip
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