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Old 09-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Ride control experiences

In the continuing the search for ride control, I’ve once again made a change to my suspension system. I started by installing an AirLift air bag system with on-board compressor. Actually, my local Camping World store sold it to me and installed it. The first system failed (lost air pressure) 4 times in 2 months and had to be returned to the shop for repairs. So after discussing the situation with CW and AirLift, a second system was installed at no cost to me. This system lasted less than a month and failed (lost air pressure) on my first camping trip to the Uinta Mountains here in Utah. I went back to CW and said enough was enough and could I get the system removed and get a full credit for it. They said ‘No problem.’ I applied the credit towards the purchase and installation of a Voyager Back-Up Camera system. And even though the Voyager actually cost a little more than my credit, the waived the difference and called it even for all my troubles with the AirLift system. It’s very hard to beat customer service like that.

So now, what do I do to improve the ride control? Get on the Net and do some research – what else? What I came up with was I’ve ordered a set of Torklift Quick Disconnect Stable Load #A7310 and a Hellwig Big Wig Sway Bar # 7267. I talked with both companies before ordering their parts to make sure these were the products I needed. I also considered the Torklift upper spring Stable Load # A7202 but after talking with the company decided I probably didn’t need it. Time will tell I guess.

I will have them here and installed before our next grand adventure to Texas and back later this month and into October. Oh, the Voyager system is just great so far. I can back the truck/camper up to my trailers now and nail it without ever getting out of the truck to look. You gotta just love that.

And next week, I’m going to work on a system to help load/unload the camper on/off the truck – again, without having to get out of the truck. I’ll let you know how that works out –with pictures – next week.

Life is good.

Bob Hicks, from Utah
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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Great post. Sorry about your experience with your air lift air bag system. I guess in the end it worked out for you getting your Voyager back up camara.
I don't know what brand of truck you have. Dodge is coming out with the 14 3500 with built in air suspension in the Truck if ordered. I've heard later next year it will be available if wanted. Just info for you.
Best of luck with your new TC

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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My truck is a 2008 Chevy 3500HD DRW Duramax.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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do the install yourself

the sway bars are a ez bolt on. I try to do all my own work when time permits. If there is a problem on the road , I will have an idea on what broke and maybe how to fix it. Lot better then waiting for a shop to open on monday and messing up on a trip.
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