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Old 07-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Adding Air bags

I have a Fleewood Southwind 38 ft. Has any one added the air bags to there gas motorhome? Good or bad looking for information. Looking at Camping World to buy and install.

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Old 07-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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Your question raises a lot of questions. Are you looking for a ride improvement or more carrying capacity? What chassis do you have? Ford or Workhorse? What year? How much do you want to spend? Have you looked orheard of the Kelderman system?

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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Had 96 Pace Arrow,bought Firestone air ride kit.
Shop adjusted ride height, did alignment. Ford chassis F53 I think.

!!!! great improvement in ride and control.

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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dlan603......I had a 2004 Fkeetwood Terra 32' on the Workhorse chassis. I needed to be able to lift the rear end about 3" to be able to back into my side yard. I added the Firestone bags with the onboard compressor taht had a dash gauge and compressor control.

The system did exactly what I needed it to do. I was able to pump it to 100 lbs and lift enough to back into my spot at home. The unexpected result was better handling. The coach handling improved significantly. It also allowed me to keep the rear end slightly above level and keep it level from side to side. The coach originally sat low on the refer side.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:29 AM   #5
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If you have read any of my past post on airbags, you will know I am a big fan of airbags. I added several to my customers coach's and also to my 35 ft Pace Arrow. They work really well on the front of a Ford chassis. If you are at all handy with a wrench, they are a easy install, with only one hole to drill.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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I am looking for a better ride. I have a workhorse chassis and the year is 2005. I have heard of the Kelderman system but not sure of where you can get them. Currently looking at Air Ride fro Camping world. Air Ride 5000 kit with wireless command. Thank you for replying
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #7
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Thank you for the advice and information. I am handy with a wrench and drill but I don't have any place I can crawl under and work on it. I am looking at buying the Air Ride 5000 kit with wireless command installed at Camping World.

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