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Old 03-26-2014, 09:41 PM   #11
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Does moisture in the air cause a problem inside the air bags? it seems you would need a air dryer to remove moisture
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:50 PM   #12
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Does moisture in the air cause a problem inside the air bags? it seems you would need a air dryer to remove moisture
I do not see why it would. There are literally hundreds of trucks with Firestone and Air Lift and I have not really heard any bad between either company. In fact, my Firestone Ride-Rite's have a "Limited lifetime warranty on air springs" themselves. No where in the instructions did it mention needing an air dryer or absorbent. Our tires do not require this so not sure why an air spring should.
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I ran P rated tires on my Ram 1500 pulling a 5th wheel. It was soft so I added Firestone Ride-Rites and that fixed it right up. I never increased the tire pressure when towing, I ran what the door recommended.
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I ran P rated tires on my Ram 1500 pulling a 5th wheel. It was soft so I added Firestone Ride-Rites and that fixed it right up. I never increased the tire pressure when towing, I ran what the door recommended.
Boy it sure made the difference on my old Chevy equipped with air bags and P tires even at 45# in all 4 truck tires. Noticed it right away when I went to LR E tires and 55# front and 65# rear.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:14 PM   #15
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I appreciate all the responses. I checked my tires and yes they are P's. So with that said, it seems that the general consensus is that I need to switch out tires and install some airbags. Now, I like to pay for things as I go and I think my wife might ground me if I go and spend a grand or so and do both at the same time. So which would make the greatest immediate impact, air bags or tires?
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:21 PM   #16
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Does moisture in the air cause a problem inside the air bags? it seems you would need a air dryer to remove moisture
they are rubber .....compressed air moisture does about as much to them as compressed air does to your tires....both firestone and airlift offer lifetime warrantys any way so that should say what they think about how long they will last...

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Old 03-26-2014, 11:46 PM   #17
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I appreciate all the responses. I checked my tires and yes they are P's. So with that said, it seems that the general consensus is that I need to switch out tires and install some airbags. Now, I like to pay for things as I go and I think my wife might ground me if I go and spend a grand or so and do both at the same time. So which would make the greatest immediate impact, air bags or tires?

I think Old Coot answered that for you already. Change to an LT/E-rated tire and you will notice a world of difference. Air bags will be nice... In fact, just tell your wife it is a safety issue and the fine folks at Forest River Forum recommended them in order to keep your family safe.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:49 AM   #18
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I installed air lift on my Ram. Got the compressor with wireless remote. Love it. Also they make air bag antifreeze, the big trucks us this in there stuff for extreme cold climate.
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Interesting on the antifreeze, the manual does not state the need for it but I can completely understand on the big rigs. I do wish I would have sprung for the compressor and in cab or wireless system when I am away from home.
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I installed air lift on my Ram. Got the compressor with wireless remote. Love it. Also they make air bag antifreeze, the big trucks us this in there stuff for extreme cold climate.
I use to dump a little alcohol in my glad hands on my semi trailer when it got real cold or my brakes would freeze up. I know alcohol may dry stuff out a little, but it also evaporates quickly.
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