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Old 07-18-2014, 11:00 PM   #1
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Air Lift Load master questions

For those of you that have them... Do I need the newest and greatest "Ultimate" kit with the build in bump stops or will the regular kit be OK? I was going to do the Timbrens on my truck but I have the Airlift bags in both my Jeep and Trailblazer for when we had towed our popup and Rockwood. I loved them and want to add them to my TV for some added help in the rear. I am planning on just using the schrader valves on the rear to filler up...

Also for those that have them.. Have anyone ever moved them to a new vehicle? I have a 1500 but in 4 or 5 years when this truck goes away I am doing the 2500. I would like to move them to the new vehicle. Anyone have experience with this?
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:49 AM   #2
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I have Air Lift but not the ones with the built in bump stops...I understand that the internal bump stops allow you to reduce the pressure to zero when not towing and not damage the air bag.

I'd be surprised that the air bag mounting brackets would be the same between a 1500 and 2500...you'd have to check the part #'s in the application listing.

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Old 07-19-2014, 01:44 AM   #3
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Almost positive any vehicle switch will require new brackets and possibly bags....especially if going from 1500-2500....they are not that expensive so id just opt for a whole new kit in 5yrs time. .

I just have the Schraders on mine, its fine for what I need....I keep a small compressors in the trailer but usually once I got em aired and loaded I dont need to mess with em...

As you know, based on previous ownership, they work great!
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I am expecting new brackets for vehicle change. Was curious if anyone was able to procure them from airlift.
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I have a 2013 f 350, the ride can be harsh at times when empty (naturally). Will air bags at low pressure help?
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I am expecting new brackets for vehicle change. Was curious if anyone was able to procure them from airlift.
My guess is spare parts (new brackets) are gonna be expensive.
It's often a better idea to just spring for a new kit-
especially if you get it discounted from an Ebay or wholesale seller.
The air lines and fittings might not like being moved either so a new
kit is all new and the way to go IMO.

5 years down the road you might change your mind about moving them
anyway
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I have a 2013 f 350, the ride can be harsh at times when empty (naturally). Will air bags at low pressure help?
My guess is no. An empty heavy hauler is gonna ride like a--- er--
empty dump truck!
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For those of you that have them... Do I need the newest and greatest "Ultimate" kit with the build in bump stops or will the regular kit be OK? I was going to do the Timbrens on my truck but I have the Airlift bags in both my Jeep and Trailblazer for when we had towed our popup and Rockwood. I loved them and want to add them to my TV for some added help in the rear. I am planning on just using the schrader valves on the rear to filler up...

Also for those that have them.. Have anyone ever moved them to a new vehicle? I have a 1500 but in 4 or 5 years when this truck goes away I am doing the 2500. I would like to move them to the new vehicle. Anyone have experience with this?
On a 1500 GM the fastener (Nuts with the sheet metal Tabs welded to them) are a (One way Deal) to try to remove in (4-5) years will require (LOTS) of WORK!! They are (Inside) the box frame! Youroo!!
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5 years down the road you might change your mind about moving them
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Almost positive any vehicle switch will require new brackets and possibly bags....especially if going from 1500-2500....they are not that expensive so id just opt for a whole new kit in 5yrs time. .

I just have the Schraders on mine, its fine for what I need....I keep a small compressors in the trailer but usually once I got em aired and loaded I dont need to mess with em...

As you know, based on previous ownership, they work great!
Thinking of getting a small 1 or 2 gallon pancake compressor from HF or Lowes for in the trailer anyways. I almost always have both eu2000 with me for a/c powering the trailer at the rest stops overnight.
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