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Old 03-25-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Question Air Suspension?

We are just getting on the road full-time in our 36RE towed by Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel. We will be driving a lot in the next year. Our first couple of drives we had major chug-chugging on bumps. We've talked to several folks here at the RV park we are in and they all have air suspension kits on their trucks. What is your experience? Is this a must-have and does it make a big difference? What kind? How much? Where? Thanks!

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Old 03-25-2014, 07:33 PM   #2
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Firestone Ride Rite airbags on our F450. You can get with an onboard compressor and a wireless remote. Our 36RL also chucked when we first bought it; however, after we loaded it, the chucking stopped.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:56 PM   #3
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Did the airbags make a difference in the ride or just the loaded height of the truck?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
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Did the airbags make a difference in the ride or just the loaded height of the truck?
Both! We run ours at 50PSI while towing and reduce the pressure to 10 PSI when not.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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Do you have the ones that replace the springs or supplement the springs
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They are attached to the axels and directly to the frame, independent of the leaf springs.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:59 PM   #7
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Congrats on the 36RE! It's exactly what I have only with a Ford. I have the air bags and have not problems at all...smooth as silk! I don't have the compressor just a manual one that I bought at Costco. I run it at 60 lbs. Good luck. Come to the Rally! It's gonna be a blast!
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:30 PM   #8
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We have Airlift 5000 air bags and onboard compressor. They supplement the springs. Really improves the ride when loaded.
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I don't mean to be a wet blanket, but are the REs that much lighter than the other model RWs that they don't seriously overload a 250/2500 series TV??
Especially since there is a current thread "Dually or Not" and the general Conesus is a Dually is required for a safe and comfortable towing experience.
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We have an FB and drive a F-350 Dually. I equipped the truck with an AirLift LoadLifter 5000 and SmartAir Automatic On Board Air System. This system is completely automatic, the system frequently assesses the load and adds/dumps air as needed, no manual intervention is required.

One note...the system will maintain a hard ride when there is no load on the truck.
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