Air Bag question.
Just picked up a 2014 Ecoboost F-150 Supercrew w/ MAX trailer/payload package. 7500 payload of the truck, 17,100 GCWR, 11,300 max loaded trailer with 1,150 tongue weigh using a WD hitch set-up.
Will be towing a Work n Play @ 10,500~# loaded with 1,100~ hitch weight.
Dealer was surprised when we arrived with the trade (Chevy 2500) towing the WnP to give the Ford a test pull down the interstate and through town.
The F-150 did as good as the Chevy 2500.
The WD hitch manufacture says "Air shocks or air bags should only be used to support the added weigh you load in the back end of the tow vehicle." and issue a CAUTION: "Do not adjust air shocks or air bags to support any of the tongue weight of trailer"
Truck after attaching the trailer should be level or up to 1/2" rear squat with the WD.
Are airbags needed with truck payload in the bed of 1000 pounds and 800 pounds of people/gear in the cabin?
Being new to towing with this truck, what will be gained by adding air bags?