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Old 08-29-2019, 12:13 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed air suspension on their FR3? Is so, what kind, what was the cost. The roads in Ontario and Quebec are the worst.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:02 PM   #2
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I have not installed Air Suspension, (I know that as your question)
but you might also look at Sumo Springs for which I have installed. I drive on California Roads which most are horrendous. I can say in my case I would 100% endorse adding Sumo Springs to all four corners of any RV. Went from losing teeth on every drive to one that is smooth as glass. Best of luck
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Thank you robo44, i have ordered the sumo springs.
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Sumo Springs are great for reducing lean and rocking side to side but won't provide what an Air Ride suspension can. I can't answer the question, but I am following
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Thank you robo44, i have ordered the sumo springs.
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ive added Firestone RideRite airbags to my 2014 25DS. Made a huge difference in the ride of the short wheelbase. Took all the harshness out of it. Was the single biggest improvement to the ride.
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Has anyone installed air suspension on their FR3? Is so, what kind, what was the cost. The roads in Ontario and Quebec are the worst.
This seems to be the real way to go. www.liquidspring.com around $7500 installed. I think.
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ive added Firestone RideRite airbags to my 2014 25DS. Made a huge difference in the ride of the short wheelbase. Took all the harshness out of it. Was the single biggest improvement to the ride.
I checked the Firestone site and there isn't a kit listed for F53 motorhomes, only Class C.
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This seems to be the real way to go. www.liquidspring.com around $7500 installed. I think.
Their site lists a kit for F53 based MY but only up to GAVR 17500
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Their site lists a kit for F53 based MY but only up to GAVR 17500
Your FR3 30DS is only 12,000 lbs GAWR. (see below) I looked at Liquidspring but there is no Dealer in Alaska.

Check with a Liquidspring dealer near you. Please report back after talking to them.

From: liquidspring.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Ford_F53_Full_Line_Tear_Sheet.pdf
- DS120F53: 12,000 lbs GAWR Dana 80
(16,000/18,000 lbs GVW)
- DS135F53: 13,500 lbs GAWR Dana S110
(20,500 lbs GVW)
- DS150F53: 15,000 lbs GAWR Dana S130
(22,000 lbs GVW)
- DS175F53: 17,500 lbs GAWR Dana 17060S
(24,000/26,000 lbs GVW)

From: www.forestriverinc.com/brochures/2020/2020fr3brochure.pdf
FR3: 28DS & 30DS
Wheelbase: 190"
GVWR: 18000 lb.
GCWR 23000 lb.
GAWR Front: 7000 lb.
GAWR Rear: 12000 lb.

FR3: 32DS, 33DS & 34DS
Wheelbase: 228"
GVWR: 20500 lb.
GCWR 26000 lb.
GAWR Front: 7500 lb.
GAWR Rear: 13500 lb.
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Doh! My bad! Thanks for getting me on the right track.
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