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Old 11-25-2016, 05:45 PM   #1
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Shopping for the 39WB I am asked if I have air bag on my 3500 DRW should I have them?
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:53 PM   #2
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Shopping for the 39WB I am asked if I have air bag on my 3500 DRW should I have them
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I doubt that you would have to have them, it depends on how much the truck bed drops when you hitch up the 5th wheel.
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Old 11-25-2016, 08:20 PM   #3
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I'm a firm believer in the bag system. They really help reduce the chucking when hitting bridge joints. Part of the cause for chucking is when the suspension hits bottom on large holes or road seams. The bags help prevent this from happening.
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Old 11-25-2016, 08:40 PM   #4
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GM's don't seem to need Bags as much as Fords. We hauled a 36RL with almost 4K of pin and now our 39MB without Bags. And we've put well over 50K miles between the two units including trips to Alaska and Newfoundland.
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:11 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=mhs4771;71792]GM's don't seem to need Bags as much as Fords.

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Old 11-26-2016, 02:56 AM   #6
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I noticed a huge difference in handling after I installed the bags
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:14 AM   #7
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I have them on my 08. You have more rear spring than me, but maybe more pin weight. mine is 3300#. I have to go along with Dave about helping to not bottom out. You might only need 30 or so pounds.

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I have them on mine with onboard compressor and would not be without them. I am running close to 4200 pin weight and run my bags at 40 psi helps the rebound coming off bridge joints
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:30 PM   #9
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I think for the costs.......worthy investment.
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:57 PM   #10
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So guys looking on line for the best deal on the bags. Another point, with the TV centre in a slide then the kitchen with oven hob micro fridge and then upstairs bed slide with washer up there do you think air bags under the driver side of the trailer would help with weight on the springs.
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