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Old 10-01-2015, 04:30 PM   #1
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WD bars AND air bags

If you have both air bags AND a WD hitch, do you air up the bags first or cinch up the WD bars first ?
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:37 PM   #2
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I have read where some experts say to hook up the WD bars first and then air up the bags. However, I have found for me that I air up my bags to 20 PSI and then hook up my WD bars. I have the Blue Ox Sway Pro and Firestone air bags and this works well for me
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:14 PM   #3
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It seems if you did the bars first, when you aired up the bags, it would loosen the bars. I think your way Mmwhit makes sense.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:55 PM   #4
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Tow our WhiteHawk with a Ram 3500 SRW, yeah serious overkill, but needed it when we had our fifth wheel and it's paid for. I inflate the air springs to 30 psi hook up the trailer and Straitline hitch and go camping. Hitch works as it should, no jack hammering bounce from the rear suspension, it's all good.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:24 PM   #5
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I air my bags up first, then hook up.. The way I see it is why fill up the air bags with the extra weight of the trailer fighting against you.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:57 AM   #6
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I fill the bags first then put the bars on. I run the bags at about 50-55 psi. Seems to be the perfect amount with my setup.
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I fill the bags first then put the bars on. I run the bags at about 50-55 psi. Seems to be the perfect amount with my setup.
Exactly what I do.
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I have read where some experts say to hook up the WD bars first and then air up the bags. However, I have found for me that I air up my bags to 20 PSI and then hook up my WD bars. I have the Blue Ox Sway Pro and Firestone air bags and this works well for me

I have the same hitch and bags and this is how I do it. It works great for me. I use only about 10 psi.
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I fill the bags first then put the bars on. I run the bags at about 50-55 psi. Seems to be the perfect amount with my setup.

"Exactly what I do."

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Bags before bars here, too.
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