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Old 09-02-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Newly Installed Airlift 1000 Questions

Hello all. Just installed Airlift 1000 with Wireless remote on 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Outdoorsman. The GAWR (front/rear) is 3900 and GVWR is 6800, max trailer weight is 10,150. My transmission is geared at 3.92. Our TT is a 27' Salem 27RLSS. We're using a Blue Ox WDH (using link #6). I've just installed the Airlift system to 'beef' up the TV rear end. The TV handles the load well but we're experiencing some porpoising and mushiness in handling. I ask if you can provide your experience with these lifts or any helpful PROTIPS. We'll be heading out to Mohican State Park in Ohio 9/6/13 and it'll be our first time towing on the interstate (so those hints / tips are also appreciated). Thanks for your response.

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Old 09-02-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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What psi are you running?
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #3
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What psi are you running?
I've not even used them first time. Currently keeping 5# in bags. Plan to up it to 35# at first hitch then adjust truck level.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:12 PM   #4
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I am using these bags on my 2011 Ram CC with a wildwood 26btss But have the 355 rearend. You are correct at keeping the bags at 5 lbs all the time this is stated by the manufacturer. I inflate mine to the max which is 35 lbs when towing. Makes the ride very nice and comfortable so I'm not bouncing off the bump stops all the time. While I have not experianced any porposing at all I just this weekend swaped my rear coil springs with a variable weight set from SD Truck springs to add somemore capacity and help with the mushyness you speak of. Thats the problem with coil springs they don't ride as stiff as a leaf spring does therefore you get that mushyness. As far as the porposing you may want to check the setup of your wdh. It might need a little tweeking.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #5
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My only experience with the AirLift 1000 bags was with our '05 Toyota Sienna that we used for towing our previous 10' Coleman popup. They worked great to keep the rear of the van from sinking and provided some additional stability although the Coleman was not a heavy trailer for the Sienna. We also put 35 psi in them for towing.

Keep in mind that the AirLift airbags are intended only for "load leveling". They don't change your Dodge's max. weight ratings. They work well to raise the rear end and keep it from bottoming out so they should help with your bounciness.

You will have to re-adjust your WDH after you pump up the airbags to 35 psi because the back of the truck won't drop as much.
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