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Old 07-09-2015, 09:36 AM   #1
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Does anyone use air bags for the suspension? Even with an Equalizer hitch I get road bounce so I was just wondering if they are worth the money. I don't really want to go the helper spring route because I don't want a stiff ride when not towing? Thanks!!
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I just installed Air Lift 5000 Ultimate bags on my F350 last week, have not towed yet, but unloaded ride seems to be better with 5 to 10 psi in bags. I will post results of first trip later.
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Installing my second set this weekend ( new TV) - first TV was much better with them, but I needed to level up the nose due to the weight of the tongue, not specifically due to bounce.
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Does anyone use air bags for the suspension? Even with an Equalizer hitch I get road bounce so I was just wondering if they are worth the money. I don't really want to go the helper spring route because I don't want a stiff ride when not towing? Thanks!!
What is your TV?
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I have them and they work great!
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My TV is a Ram 1500 hemi, TT is a 24RKS,Equalizer WD
Installed airbags for our 13,000 mile trip last year. At 35# pressure they worked great even in strong cross winds thru Oklahoma and the Texas pandandle.

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Instead of a helper spring I installed the Roadmaster Active Suspension. No stiff ride when not towing.
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I had them on our last TV and just installed them on our new Ram 2500. I haven't towed with it since installing them on this one but they made a huge difference on the old truck.

You didn't mention what TV you had but if it's a 2013 RAM or newer.... Go with airlift over FireStone for a much easier install.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:27 AM   #9
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drk98, my TV is a 2015 Silverado 1500.

jddave, 13,000 trip pulling a travel trailer? Wow! I'm scared to do our planned 6,000 mile trip. You give me encouragement.
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I have the Firestone air bags in my Avalanche. I didn't need the help with sag, I wanted them for the bounce control and they work great for that.
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