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Old 08-01-2010, 09:58 PM   #11
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Mike whats the benefit of the new landing gear locks?
Benefit ??? Spring loaded.

No need to unlatch and remove latch pins, then installing them again. Just pull the spring loaded level and let the jack leg fly.

Time saved, is time drinking your favorite adult beverage.

Benefits galore............................
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:06 PM   #12
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:47 AM   #13
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milzat, I notice you have good sized pads made out of lumber under your landing gear legs. To me that is a must - did a similar thing when we had a 5er.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:51 PM   #14
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milzat, I notice you have good sized pads made out of lumber under your landing gear legs. To me that is a must - did a similar thing when we had a 5er.
The previous owner made 4 of those, using three 12"X12" treater boards, glued and screwed together.
I'm going to attach a handle on each one.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:10 PM   #15
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Benefit ??? Spring loaded.

No need to unlatch and remove latch pins, then installing them again. Just pull the spring loaded level and let the jack leg fly.

Time saved, is time drinking your favorite adult beverage.

Benefits galore............................
Or drop all the way to the ground and fall outů that's always fun trying to get them back in.

I've learned put the blocks under them BEFORE pulling the pin. It doesn't snap back that fast
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:17 PM   #16
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Mowat,

That's a big 10:4
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:40 PM   #17
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Mike,
See you have the Firestone Air bags...I have just bought an 06 RWOOD 828SS and pull it with a 1500 Z71..could you tell a noticeable improvement with any chucking issues after the airbags were added.
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kscr4,

I installed the air bags before picking up the trailer. Started with 10psi. Good ride, but a little bouncing. Next trip went to 20psi. Better ride. Then 50psi & now 60psi. It rode better each time the pressure was increased. Bouncing(chucking) was less with every increase of pressure also. With 60psi, it's hardly noticeable. Even with the trailer un-hitched, the truck rides good with 60psi.
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Sounds like what I'm looking for. It's not to aggravating for me but the better half is a little uncomfortable with the ride. Are you running class D tires? And what PSI on your tires?
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Load rating D.

40 psi on truck, 50 psi on trailer.

What year is your truck?
I've got a '06 and the Firestone air bags didn't fit as stated in the instructions. I triple checked the part number per application. I had to mount them rear of the axle housing.
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