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Old 07-21-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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Adding air springs to a LY gas 350XL

I have a Airstream 2000 LY 350 Ford F53
Looking at putting Air Lift 5000 air bag/springs on front and rear to help take out the rough ride
I will not remove anything just adding the air bags.
I hate going over a bad road and watching my TV try to jump over the dog !!!
Thoughts anyone ?

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Old 07-23-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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I definitely like the ride on our 84 310 a lot better with the air bags than I did when they weren't working. Makes a big difference in how bumps are felt and the coach doesn't roll as much up front.

Well worth doing in my opinion.


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Old 08-07-2009, 01:33 PM   #3
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So I am installing these things
While lowering the leveling jacks which raises the motor home
it appears the air bags do not have enough travel
looks like the bags will pull apart.
Is this normal ?
Do I let the air out of the bags first ?
Do I need a taller bag with more travel ?
Any help would be great
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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Installed rear no problem had to grind a bracket off
Fronts went back to Air Lift and got a bag with move travel then installed no problem
Installed the remote control
Works great, two preset buttons
#1 set for 40 lbs front and 50 lbs Rear
#2 set for 10 lbs front and rear just as a dump when I lower the jacks
Ride is worth it, less side to side and front to rear movement
now on to the next project!!!
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