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Old 11-17-2012, 02:58 AM   #11
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Has anyone installed the Firestone air bag(2170) to a newer F53? On my 2011 Georgetown 360, the left rear has a large plate blocking where the bracket should go. Is there a way around this and is it worth it? I was trying to get more rear end clearance so I don't drag on everything.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:25 PM   #12
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I think the picture is still in post #5.. I just moved the bracket to the rear of the axle keeping the bracket parallel and I added a 3" angle iron piece of steel for the top bolt. I drilled down into the frame to support the steel.

I might add, that the RV really didn't need the air bags. It towed the heavy trailer just fine with 20lbs or maxed out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:40 AM   #13
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If front bags only were installed, would they extend enough while stationary to level the coach 4-6" lift? Thanks...
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:13 AM   #14
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I just put rear air bags on my 350. I put front ones on last spring in TX not Tim to put on rears. They would not fit on front side of axel, interference with break. I called factory and they ok a rear mount. It required a little mod on the mount but went ok. I still have a couple of bolts to tighten but just about done.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:18 AM   #15
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As to the question of the plate on drivers side I used a four inch grinder and a cut off wheel. It is hard to a even line but it comes out easy. I think it is to keep mudd out of hoses and ect. I just removed the bottom 1and 1/2 inches.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:21 AM   #16
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I had it increase the notch 7/8 inch, because the rear spring hanger is higher.

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Old 11-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #17
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I had it increase the notch 7/8 inch, because the rear spring hanger is higher.
I know a few of you georgetown owners out there have put on air bags but i have to heard back if they are wearth the time and money. Would be great to hear back from a few of you.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:59 AM   #18
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I had them on my last MH and the made a big difference. It was a Ford with the 18000 lbs frame. This is the 22,000 frame with the 22.5 wheels, it drove good from factory. I had the fronts on comming back from TX this spring 1250 mi. It helps in a cross wind and off ramps, prob about like CHF. I think it removes some of the preload on springs and that lets you ride on air for small road imperfections, big bumps are still a jar. I will report in january when I go to TX, too cold to camp in IA.
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