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Old 1st January 2009
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I do alot of camping, pull a large camper.Would I gain anything buy putting rear airbags to help out?
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Best person to respond to this would be scaredu
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rear airbag setup would make it alot easier on height positioning for ur camper when pulling it..push of a button and u can raise and lower ur camper.. it will also be easier on the wear and tear of ur rear suspension..

does ur rear suspension drop alot when u load the camper on?
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Aside from this note.... Hornblasters actually carrys bolt in rear load leveling kits for most all trucks. So please contact us if you would like more information ...

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The rear drops about an Inch, more if I'm loaded with firewood...
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We got bags on all of are big big army vehicles and the guys at the shop like to make launching platforms off of them....
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rear airbag setup would make it alot easier on height positioning for ur camper when pulling it..push of a button and u can raise and lower ur camper.. it will also be easier on the wear and tear of ur rear suspension..

does ur rear suspension drop alot when u load the camper on?
X2 - you may see better handling and control of your trailer too.
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Bag your tow rig. You're gonna love it.

I've got an '08 Ram 3500 that pulls my 26 foot Keystone Energy toyhauler/RV, and I had my dealer put the Firestone Ride Rites on it before they delivered my truck. My only regret is I didn't know about the AirLift system with the wireless controller. I've got a single gauge with dual needles for my bags and the gauge went south on me with a slow and steady leak on just one side, and I couldn't find it. Used the warranty and they replaced my gauge, but I don't like the look it has inside my cab because it's an ugly install.

So I plan on keeping the bags and most of the plumbing, and simply upgrading to a better compressor and tank so I can run my K5 and use the AirLift WirelessAIR wireless controller and valves on the bags.

If you've got a diesel truck, PacBrake makes an exhaust brake and compressor setup you can tie in with bags .... but since I've got an exhaust brake already I passed them up.



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im thinking to switch from hydraulics to air bags on my 95 fleetwood.... i dont know much about air bags but i hear its a better ride less weight and maintaining.... how hard is it to do and what all do i need what set up is the best
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im thinking to switch from hydraulics to air bags on my 95 fleetwood.... i dont know much about air bags but i hear its a better ride less weight and maintaining.... how hard is it to do and what all do i need what set up is the best
its a piece of cake on a fleetwood, you just need 4 bags, as where i need 2 rear and 2 front strut bags
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