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Old 06-03-2015, 06:54 PM   #1
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Red face Air Bags or Supersprings???

Hey everyone, I've got a 2003 Ford F-250 that I use as my TV. I'm hauling a Eagle 5er and sometimes when all holding tanks are full I 'm a little light in the rear suspension. So have been considering Firestone air bags but was told of another option, the Super Springs! Has anybody had any experiences with these and would you recommend one over the other? Looking for something low maintenance as well! Thanks and Happy Camping!

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Old 06-03-2015, 07:09 PM   #2
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Jeff don't know much about the super springs maybe someone else will chime in for that . I have the Firestone air bags with the frame mounted wireless compressor and love it. I pull a 40 ft pinnacle and it hardly moves when hooking up .

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Old 06-03-2015, 09:14 PM   #3
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X2 on the Firestone airbags. Really pleased with mine...
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:24 PM   #4
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X3 for the Firestone Airbags, only way to go.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:10 AM   #5
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When I bought my truck (2000 F-350 Dually) it had Timbrens, much like the sumo springs on the super springs website. I tow a Seismic and they do ok, but I will at some point be upgrading to the Airbags. For my money, I think that is the safest thing to do.
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:24 PM   #6
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I put a set of SuperSprings on my TV and I am really satisfied. They did not effect the ride of the TV when it is empty but the TV rides nice and level with the 5er hooked up. No adjustments to be made and no maintenance. I bought the 1000 lb set of springs. Installation was a breeze. A couple hours for two old guys.
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I also have a 2003 Ford F250. I recently bought my new Eagle, and although it was the same hitch weight and GVWR, according to the specs, as my old 2006 Forest River Cardinal, I did experience more bouncing when pulling the Eagle. So I had the Firestone air bags installed with the on board compressor. It has stopped the bouncing, and over all has been a great purchase. I am still trying to find the best pressure setting where I get enough stiffness while not raising the back of the truck so much it puts the fifth wheel too high in the front.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:09 AM   #8
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Another vote for FS airbags. I have had them on my 2003 dually for 1 year and I am very satisfied. I run mine at 15 PSI which seems to be perfect for my setup in both height and ride.

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Old 06-07-2015, 10:18 AM   #9
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Yet another vote for air bags. I have them on my 07 F250 and they work great and when I'm done towing I can dump the air to about 5psi and they don't have an effect the ride. With the on-board air compressor and gauges I can level the truck from inside the cab.


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Old 06-07-2015, 03:20 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the feedback. I've read and been told nothing but great things about the Firestone air bags but what kind of maintenance do they require and what about longevity? The on board compressor sounds great but looking for a solution that's not going to break the bank!

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