Originally Posted by mtnguy
....In most cases, if the WDH is set up correctly, the truck should not need airbags. Air bags on a 3/4 or 1 ton truck with a 5th wheel to level it out.....yes. But in the case of a truck pulling a trailer with a WDH.....there needs to be some adjusting done...
Like I mentioned earlier; Set up WD hitch properly, load gear in bed of truck (I often throw a quad and lots of stuff int he bed, hence 5th wheel need not apply), inflate bags to bring truck back up to level it was without gear in it.
In this case, you are simply using the air bags to compensate for the added load in the bed of the tow vehicle without negating the effects of the WD hitch.
Air bags have a use on a truck that uses a WD hitch and that's to maintain the tow vehicle in the proper orientation to maintain the beneficial effect of the WD hitch.
Now, if you're using the bags to level the truck and trailer instead of proper setting up the hitch......