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Old 05-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Firestone Riderite Airbags

Hello all. I'm new to this along with being a new RVer. I have a question that I hope someone can help with. (This is only the first of many I'm sure) Anyway, we have ordered a 2011 Rockwood 8280WS 5th-Wheel with a Reese sidewinder hitch and are going to pull it with our 2008 GMC 2500HD Duramax, 6' 6" box. The dry hitch weigh is shy of 1200lbs and I'm wondering if it would be worth the $700 to put Firestone riderite airbags on the back of the truck?
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:39 PM   #2
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$700???? I bought the air lift and they were like 225. Firestones were similar in price. As far as needing them, probably won't "need" them. But you may "want" them. Tows much nicer but it's hard to tell without actually towing the trailer first.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Jason. Thats Canada loonies... Not cheap up here. I've check 3 places price ranges from $690 to $720
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Thanks Jason. Thats Canada loonies... Not cheap up here. I've check 3 places price ranges from $690 to $720
Wow! Is that price installed?
I put mine on myself. Was pretty easy to do.

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Old 05-03-2011, 05:51 PM   #5
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Suspension Air Bags, Air Helper Springs, Air Spring Kits

I just got a set for $259 with free shipping.
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Suspension Air Bags, Air Helper Springs, Air Spring Kits

I just got a set for $259 with free shipping.
Nice rig

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Old 05-03-2011, 07:26 PM   #7
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This price must include the compressed kit. if it doesn't you need to shop around. Where do you live?
Just a note too, if you want them to increase the gvw don't buy them. They only stiffen the ride, they don't increase the gvw.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:36 PM   #9
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That price, I'm pretty sure does not include a compressor kit. I'm getting the feeling thats way to much...
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Have you considered Timbrens SES?

Vehicle Suspension Kits - Timbren Suspension Enhancement Systems
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