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Old 01-11-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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Air bags?

I have a 214 siverado max trailer is 9700. The trailer I'm towing with anti sway hitch weighs 7300. Ad cargo I'm below but close. Just drove it home about 30 miles up a good hill. It seems fine except a little Blonko motion between the trailer and truck. Am wondering if air bags or air shocks would help with that?
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:47 PM   #2
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Sorry... I'm not up on the lingo. What is "a little Blonko motion"?
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:00 PM   #3
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Sorry, Bronco motion, kinda rocking out of sink with each other over bumps. That's hard to explain
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:05 PM   #4
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OK.
You say you're using an anti-sway hitch. It should dampen side-to-side "fishtailing" motion but not bronco action. I assume you are also using a hitch with weight equalization (torsion, etc.) bars. Maybe your bars are not tight enough... meaning they are mushy and are not transferring enough weight to the tow vehicle.

Edit: do you have a pic of the hitch and tongue from the side?
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:10 AM   #5
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I have similar setup. 2014 Sierra with 7100 lb trailer. I use Blue Ox hitch and with good setup it is fantastic. My understanding of air bags is that they will not help with any sway, only rear sagging. With good WD hitch you shouldn't have to worry about that. I keep tire pressure up high as possible and am thinking of adding a rear sway bar this year.
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If you want to stiffen up a 1500 Silverado when you're towing or loaded and still have it ride exactly as it left the factory when not towing or loaded, Look into Hellwig progressive helper springs. Bolts on in 20 minutes a side. Hellwig #61912
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I have a Equalizer WDH and Air Ride bags on my 1500 Silverado and haven't found the bags necessary. I tow about 6000 lbs and they are kept at the min 10 psi. If you do use the air suspension it will affect the WDH setup. I have found they do come in handy at times though.
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:55 PM   #8
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Well we are off for a 3+ hour drive on our maiden voyage the front end is about 1/4" lower when the bars ore on and ready to roll
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I have a set of firestone 5000 lbs air bags I just took off my 1/2 ton chevy if you are interested they are four months old I will sale them for 200.00 plus shipping they cost 365.00 new
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