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Old 06-20-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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I just installed a pair of Airlift air bags to the rear coii springs on my Dodge RAM 1500. They dont increase your load carrying ability of course, but they went a long way to smooth out the ride on rough roads when towing my AS. No bottoming out, no cyclical bouncing and a smoother ride all around. I recommend them! Easy to install and a very affordable price.

Oh, and BTW, I am not involved with, work for, hired, paid, or know anyone at Airlift!

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Old 06-20-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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I just installed a pair of Airlift air bags to the rear coii springs on my Dodge RAM 1500. They dont increase your load carrying ability of course, but they went a long way to smooth out the ride on rough roads when towing my AS. No bottoming out, no cyclical bouncing and a smoother ride all around. I recommend them! Easy to install and a very affordable price.

Oh, and BTW, I am not involved with, work for, hired, paid, or know anyone at Airlift!

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And if your using a load equalizing hitch, the air bags totally defeat it's purpose.

If your not using a load equalizing hitch, the air bags in no way, are a substitute for it.

Airs bags are for truck loading, not for trailer towing, since they cannot transfer any weight to the front axle of your tow vehicle.

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I have read that that is a bad combination if you are using a equalizer type hitch unless you have no more than 20 pounds of air pressure in them. Read This fore more information.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:04 PM   #4
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IMHO.. There is no inherent advantage in adding air bags to improve towing.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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I just installed a pair of Airlift air bags to the rear coii springs on my Dodge RAM 1500. They dont increase your load carrying ability of course, but they went a long way to smooth out the ride on rough roads when towing my AS. No bottoming out, no cyclical bouncing and a smoother ride all around. I recommend them! Easy to install and a very affordable price.

Oh, and BTW, I am not involved with, work for, hired, paid, or know anyone at Airlift!

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how much of a load are you carrying that you're bottoming out? it sounds like the rear springs need to be replaced.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #6
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I just installed a set of Firestone bags to handle a pop top camper and an open car trailer. I also used AirLift bags on an F-250 used for towing a fifth wheel car trailer. I'm running 70# with the camper/car trailer and will drop the pressure to 10 or 15 pounds with the AS and the WD hitch
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:19 PM   #7
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Yea. I have an airlift as well on my tacoma. Love it.
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Have you weighed the axles with and with out the bags inflated? If it affects the balance front to rear then deflate and adjust the WD hitch.
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #9
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Have you weighed the axles with and with out the bags inflated? If it affects the balance front to rear then deflate and adjust the WD hitch.
The worst thing you can do to air bags is to deflate them totally. Leave at least five or 10 pounds of air in them, otherwise you'll need to replace them
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #10
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I use air bags on the rear of my 3/4 ton Dodge, long box extended cab pickup. The truck is only 1 foot shorter than my 26' Argosy; it also outweighs the (dry) trailer by 1500#. Even when loaded and ready for the road, the truck is heavier than the trailer. I don't use an equalizer hitch and have never had a problem.
I use the air bags to offset weight in the bed of the truck as well as to get the correct hitch height because of that weight and the tongue weight.
I believe that equalizer hitch systems are necessary when the TV doesn't have the size and weight necessary to pull larger trailers. I recently saw a triple axle AS being towed with a Lexus SUV. I could not believe my eyes.
It took me back to the old AS add where a guy is pulling an AS with a bicycle. Funny how they never show him going down hill. lol
We do most of our traveling on 2 lane highways at speed of around 60 mph. Never had a problem meeting or being passed by a semi truck or even passing a truck.
Again, I think it depends on your rig.
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The worst thing you can do to air bags is to deflate them totally. Leave at least five or 10 pounds of air in them, otherwise you'll need to replace them
I am aware of that. I had Ride-rite on my truck until I had a goose neck installed. Mine were 5 PSI min.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:30 PM   #12
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Have Equal-i-zer Control System and Air lift manual system. Have used on F-150 towing SOB and on 02 and 07 Chevy Avalanche towing AS. No Problems. PSI is about 20.
I called Equal-i-zer after seeing orig.post and confirmed, no problem if set up Correctly!!
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I'm with Andy on this one. Set your hitch rigt and the air bags aren't either necessary or desirable.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:56 AM   #14
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Aw shucks...They told me I could carry an additional 5000lbs.

Be careful of all the hype.

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On Sep 7, 2011, at 12:34 PM, INFO @ SuspensionConnection wrote:

The Firestone air bags will increase your weight carrying capacity by
5000 pounds. I definitely recommend this system for your Burb:
Chevy Firestone Air Bags - 2000-2009 Chevy Suburban

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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Crossxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2011 10:59 AM
To: info@suspensionconnection.com
Subject: Airbag Chev Suburban

I am wondering how much more payload I will gain by adding rear bags to
my 06 3/4 Burb. Not sure of what the "level load capacity" of the Burb
is now.
I am concerned about overloading the axle as I tow an RV. How much would
I gain by upgrading the suspension with a quality air bag system.
Look forward to your recommendations.

Thank You,
Bob
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