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Old 09-07-2015, 04:26 PM   #1
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First Tow With Air Lift 1000

First Tow With Air Lift 1000
Like to start off saying i do not own Air Lift stock or have any financial interest in them, just love their product and company service.

Just returned from or first tow with our 2013 Ram 5.7 towing a Grey Wolf 26RL. Not only did the Bags eliminate the little bit of squat we had but really firmed up the rear of the truck, making it feel more solid and much less input from the trailer, 20# air. The best $90 ( Amazon ) i have ever spent !
Now we have decided on the Husky TS as our new hitch, can't wait to see the the results of both together !!!
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:06 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting. I may be off base so please don't take offense, but in the photo it looks like you still have quite a bit of squat. Have you tried going up on air pressure?
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:51 PM   #3
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glad you like the bags. I rally like mine.


I am surprised you need them with that trailer though. My old trailer was a 2014 26dbh and I towed it with my 11 ram. I used a blue ox sway pro and honestly couldn't even feel the trailer back there. but every setup is different so I am glad it worked out well
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:04 PM   #4
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Many (most ?) times, a properly sized and setup WDH will negate the need for air bags. Regardless of whether air bags are used or not, it is important to either do the fender measurements or scale thing to make sure the WDH is setup correctly.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:24 PM   #5
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Anyone who says that TV can handle that TT w/o airbags probably hasn't been subjected to the incredibly soft rear coils on the newer Ram 1500's. I owned one until this summer, and for anything more than a popup, even with WD engaged they need rear end help to maintain ride height/comfort/stability.
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I didn't have any issues with my old trailer. The new trailer i dot have any issues distributing weight. Just wanted to get rid of some bounce
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That pic is without bags. Sounds to me like an improper setup wd hitch if you sagged that much.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:14 PM   #8
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I just ordered the Airlift 5000 kit for my 2014 Ram 1500. I have 50% more capacity rear springs and a pro-pride hitch and still can't get the rear of the truck to not squat really bad. I need to take the truck and camper to the scales to see what the tongue weight is. I pull a Tracer 3200BHT.


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Old 09-09-2015, 03:21 PM   #9
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Anyone who says that TV can handle that TT w/o airbags probably hasn't been subjected to the incredibly soft rear coils on the newer Ram 1500's. I owned one until this summer, and for anything more than a popup, even with WD engaged they need rear end help to maintain ride height/comfort/stability.
Rams with Coils NEED Bags True! Youroo!!
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:29 PM   #10
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Have you checked your tongue weight?

I have a similar trailer just a little lighter. When I installed my propride and with full propane 60lbs and battery my tongue weight was 960 lbs.

I'm still figuring out where to put stuff and water to get where I am happy. Would be interested to hear about the 5000 lb bag install.

Sorry for the hi jack.
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