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Old 08-06-2018, 09:33 PM   #1
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Air Bags for Toyota CrewMax short bed

I have a 2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 2WD short bed. I currently have Timbrens on the pickup. I have a Reese 5th Wheel hitch in the bed. I was looking at the Firestone air bags. The Timbrens do great but I am looking for something that will not give as much when I tow the 5th wheel. I was told that the Firestone air bag could not be used because there was a 5th wheel hitch installed. She advised there was not enough room under the truck with the 5th wheel hitch installed in the bed.

I spoke with another provider and he said the Hellwig would do the job even with the 5th wheel hitch. Anyone using air bags in a short bed Tundra with a 5th wheel hitch installed? Are the air bags better than the Timbrens? Any information would be greatly appreciated !
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I have a 2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 2WD short bed. I currently have Timbrens on the pickup. I have a Reese 5th Wheel hitch in the bed. I was looking at the Firestone air bags. The Timbrens do great but I am looking for something that will not give as much when I tow the 5th wheel. I was told that the Firestone air bag could not be used because there was a 5th wheel hitch installed. She advised there was not enough room under the truck with the 5th wheel hitch installed in the bed.

I spoke with another provider and he said the Hellwig would do the job even with the 5th wheel hitch. Anyone using air bags in a short bed Tundra with a 5th wheel hitch installed? Are the air bags better than the Timbrens? Any information would be greatly appreciated !
Thanks for reading and for any help!!
Ronnie
Not to change the subject, but what is the cargo capacity as listed on the yellow sticker on the drivers door jamb? And what 5er are you towing? I love my Tundra and have one of the higher capacities I've seen at 1528, but, I'm not sure it has the capacity to haul a 5er?
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Did you check out air lift brand of air bags?


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I never used timberns but have used air bags. I recommend onboard compressor and adjustment. Otherwise you will be using shop air to make adjustments and you can't do that on the fly. They make several options. I have air lifts wireless compressor system. They have cheaper options. You can use any brand onboard system as they use the same size lines.


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I have a 2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 2WD short bed. I currently have Timbrens on the pickup. I have a Reese 5th Wheel hitch in the bed. I was looking at the Firestone air bags. The Timbrens do great but I am looking for something that will not give as much when I tow the 5th wheel. I was told that the Firestone air bag could not be used because there was a 5th wheel hitch installed. She advised there was not enough room under the truck with the 5th wheel hitch installed in the bed.

I spoke with another provider and he said the Hellwig would do the job even with the 5th wheel hitch. Anyone using air bags in a short bed Tundra with a 5th wheel hitch installed? Are the air bags better than the Timbrens? Any information would be greatly appreciated !
Thanks for reading and for any help!!
Ronnie
I have a 2011 Toyota Tundra double cab 4wd with the 6.5' bed. I am using the firestone air bags and have a fifth wheel hitch mounted on bed rails. No problem for me.
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I had them on my 2008 crewmax and they did great. About 20 psi for pulling my 28.5 rsts jayco 5th and about 50 psi when carrying a 2000 lb travel lite slide in camper and pulling a boat.
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Thanks for the replies.

Thanks for the replies. I checked on some of the other name brand airbags. There are some available. After reading some more info on the forums I ordered Roadmaster Active Suspension system. They are cheaper than the air bags and is advertised to increase payload by 25-40 %
It pulls good now but just trying to get where it doesn't squat so much. The Roadmaster product is also suppose to help in several different ways. I will not have them for a couple weeks but the install videos make it look like a fairly easy installation. I am not traveling cross country.lol The longest trip I go to camp is within 100 miles of my home.
Thanks again for your help. I will try to post back after I install and tow.
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