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Kenny kustom 05-29-2016 07:53 PM

Put them in.
Use manual fill. There's really no need to be able to change pressure on the road.
Like driving along and be like ... " I think it needs a couple more lbs".

2016 Sabre 36QBOK
2015 Ram 3500 CUMMINS

spock123 05-29-2016 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by BandJCarm (Post 1210640)
Yes, thanks. I've heard that from others too.

(I need a loan.......and haven't even camped yet except stopover on way home).....

Just curious but what kind of tires do you have on the camper? My Cedar Creek sometimes gets a little bouncy.

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BandJCarm 05-29-2016 08:17 PM

Westlake 14ply G rated 16"......

I can't make myself spend the money to replace new tires with G614's.......but I may regret that.

PenJoe 05-29-2016 08:20 PM

We have had Firestone Ride-Rite air bags on our last three half-ton pickups.
They give excellent stability when towing and normal ride when the bags are at 10 lbs. The bags don't increase load capacity, but the do help the rear springs. In eleven years use, we have found no disadvantages.

W5CI 05-29-2016 08:57 PM

Bill did you ever go weigh your rig at a CAT scale, that will tell you your axel weights, with a Dully and a 5er it wont ride like a suv or a 1/2 ton pu

emm-dee 05-29-2016 09:10 PM

I use the wireless controlled AirLift compressor so I can adjust the pressure when unhooking or hooking up at the campsite. Can't usually find air there for manual fill. Also have the manual fill shrader fitting in the rear bumper. I occasionally hear the compressor turn on or the air release activate due to outside air temperature changes. The AirLift unit will not allow the bags to go below the recommended 5 psi so if you hear it running a lot you know there's a leak.

Biggest advantage I've seen with having the bags is major improvement in stability. They also prevent the wheel hopping that happens when you accelerate a little to quick on wet roads.

GaryHowe 05-29-2016 09:13 PM

Try Bilstein shocks to control bounce.
I use the AirLift ultimate 5000 air bags and Bilstein shocks on my F250.

We're pulling a Rockwood Windjamer 3029 and use an Equalizer 4 way 1200/12,000 hitch.

Rig is rock solid in all towing enviornments.

Locchamp 05-29-2016 09:55 PM

I have bags on the Chevy traverse made a good difference I only paid 139 plus 100 for install so worth it

2016 mini lite 2306
2012 Chevy traverse

Tom48 05-29-2016 10:16 PM


Originally Posted by youroo (Post 1210225)
With recommended "No Load PSI" the TV will perform normal! :signhavefun: Youroo!! :us-flag-waving:

We are in a F250 6.0 liter D. With the big Lance camper we ran about 90 psi With 8000 lb bumper pull and 1000 toy in the bed we run 50. Empty I leave 10 in them

The camper could bounce a little, the trailer, w load,. Never bounces.

jgourlie 05-29-2016 10:54 PM

I say go for it there are no disadvantages

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