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Old 09-29-2014, 06:54 PM   #29
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I have been using the Firestone Ride Rite air bags since 2009 and am on my second 5er. Only need to add air before towing because I have let all but 10# out after my last trip, never a problem. Have between 1500# - 1800# pin weight and run 25# of air in the bags when towing, works great for us.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:33 PM   #30
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I have been using the Firestone Ride Rite air bags since 2009 and am on my second 5er. Only need to add air before towing because I have let all but 10# out after my last trip, never a problem. Have between 1500# - 1800# pin weight and run 25# of air in the bags when towing, works great for us.
You only run with 25#? I was under the impression that you needed much more.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:44 PM   #31
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You only run with 25#? I was under the impression that you needed much more.
I would presume the amount of pressure would depend a lot on the suspension of your TV. I usually run about 60.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:13 AM   #32
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The amount of air pressure is dependent on the TV suspension, the trailer pin or tongue weight and how much is needed to level the assembly. In my case, I was using 40psig with the old trailer but found on a recent long trip that the new one only needs 30psig to level it due to less pin weight regardless of the fact the trailer weighs a fair bit more and is 5 feet plus longer.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:53 AM   #33
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You only run with 25#? I was under the impression that you needed much more.
I add enough air so that the trailer and truck are level with the world. Too much air and the trucks suspension doesn't do it's job, not enough and the truck sags in the rear, 25# works great for my setup and pin weight.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:10 PM   #34
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I add enough air so that the trailer and truck are level with the world. Too much air and the trucks suspension doesn't do it's job, not enough and the truck sags in the rear, 25# works great for my setup and pin weight.
They should put that statement about too much air and the truck suspension doesn't do it's job on the box. That makes a lot of sense to me now. I dropped the pressure down a bit and the ride has improved. Thanks.
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I installed the Firestones several years ago. I bought the compressor kit and dash gauge/controls too.
Very happy with it all. When we had our cabover they were great to "cheat" a little side by side leveling, or lowering the back of the truck to get the steps closer to the ground.
I take advantage of them every chance I can...to raise or lower the truck when hooking or dropping a boat trailer, to take the strain off of the 5'er landing gear a bit when hooking unhooking, etc. I've found a number of reasons to go up to the cab and flip those valves up and down over the years.
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A little But I PUT MINE ON TO RAISE TRONT LEVELING JACKS ,Have self leveling
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:58 AM   #37
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I just installed Firestone ride-rite and the difference is awesome.

I had lifted my 2000 F250 2". It just looked better (more cool) lifted and with a bit larger tires. I had a TT then so it wasn't a problem. I bought a 5th wheel and so it didn't sit level as my truck was like lifted.

I just lowered the rear back to stock which makes it sit level now. With the air bags at 40# with the 5er hooked up it still sits level and rides great. It's night and day difference from before.
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After installing the firestone bags on my 2013 ford superduty , started out with 25 # , dropped to 20 # the ride did improve . Truck sits level , no bottom out when you hit bumps . Wife even noticed a difference , so I can add more goodies to the truck . Edge monitor is next then a on board air system with horns of course .
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Those of you that added a tee where did you find it. I went to several parts stores today and nothing.
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I bought my bags from HD Springs .com . They also sold the tee's and other air related parts.
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Almost any plumbing supply house should be able to hook you up. I just took along a small peace of the tubing and they hooked me right up.s
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:08 PM   #42
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Not to be insulting but air bags and helper springs are putting a band aide on a bleeding wound. If ya need that stuff. Its time for a bigger truck. Your leveling the load and fixing the headlights pointing in the sky. But what about the rear axle, rear brakes, and added stress from carrying the heavier load that the air bags are covering up for.
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