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Old 05-22-2014, 11:08 PM   #1
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Ride rite pressure in 3170

I am curious as to what kind of pressure most people are running in the 3170 Ride Rite. I just picked up a used 3170ds and it has 15psi. It feels great driving down the road, but I don't know if that is just because I traded in a 07 Fourwinds for it, this one seems light years ahead.
Also, how much is the rear going to raise if I bump it up? The hitch on the 3170 is about 8" lower than the one on my Fourwinds was.

I am ordering parts to get my tow bar level on my Jeep so I would like to get the air bags set up first.

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Old 05-22-2014, 11:50 PM   #2
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I run 5 psi when empty (no trailer) and between 40-50 when 5th wheel connected and it rides level and handles good. I estimate the front of the 5er puts about 1800 lbs on the hitch - it drops about 3 inches when trailer is hooked up and no air in bags the gets back to level at about 30lbs and keeps rising beyond that if I keep filling it. My Ride-Rite kit said up to 100 psi allowed.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:04 AM   #3
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60-65#'s with out trailer or boat, but loaded with gear. Takes a lot of the sway out.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:04 AM   #4
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Ride rite pressure in 3170

On my 3170ds motorhome
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:46 PM   #5
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I run about 60 psi on mine most of the time. It makes it very stable in the wind and when trucks pass me. It doesn't really raise the back end much (I haven't noticed any difference.) You can set them anywhere from 5 to 100 psi. Just be careful filling them. They are very small and fill quickly.

I would suggest starting at about 50 without a toad. Maybe 60 with and see how you like them. It is mostly a matter of personal preference.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:16 AM   #6
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65 for me. But 60 is the min I go on my 3010ds.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:05 PM   #7
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I run 70psi. Foe me it is more about how much weight in the crossover.
70 if I got a lot of stuff, 30 if I don't. My toad does not care one way or the other.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:01 AM   #8
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OOPS, guess I need to check. I know my dealer filled mine, because I drove it around a lot, then went in for a free oil change and dealer discovered ZERO in it and filled it to about 60# I think...... Haven't checked for about a year now.....
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