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Old 07-29-2016, 07:48 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by glennwest View Post
Bag for my truck $150.00. No reason Ram bags should be that high. Ram don't make them.
It's like anything bought OEM......bend over and accept it.

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Old 07-29-2016, 12:17 PM   #30
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FWIW.. We tow 10k grand design. We did use a 3/4 ton ram 2500 and just upgraded it to a truck like the OP was talking about. AISN, DRW and the added airbag system. It is night and day difference on how it tows and handles. Granted a lot of that is the larger suspension setup for the 3500. That said, loading the trailer, watching it squat, then a few seconds later the airbag system kicks in and levels everything out perfectly. Bottom line, its YOUR money and YOUR setup. Go with makes you happy. Nice thing is, there are great places like IRV2 that help you make informed decisions. Like I have told my parents though when they started RV'ing, if you listened to every opinion on a camping forum, you would never own one and stay home all the time.

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Old 07-29-2016, 12:17 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by wingnut60 View Post
If you want air bags on a new Ram, the $1300 option sounds like a bargain to me...
I have priced AirLift with manual adjust and it was about $975 installed--maybe I didn't check prices enough. But with the add-ons, you will have to find someplace for the gauges. A seamlessly operating factory system at $1300 sure seems reasonable to me.

Joe you are correct if doing a quality bag system with compressor, tank, in cab controls for each side it is not cheap. I did a complete system on my 11 Dually with air horns! That is the one bummer with this system it's closed and you can't add horns. So a Summer project is to add horns to this truck.
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For those with the 3500 system go into setting and select suspension and place in tire jack mode just before raising the trailer off the truck. It will keep the truck from trying to level it's self. It makes a bit of a clunk if you wait too long to unhitch!
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Old Yesterday, 07:28 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Cummins12V98 View Post
Please show me proof that the bags are going to deteriorate?

I have 24K on my 3500 RAM Dually with Factory Air. It's worth every penny!

I run mine in Alt trailer mode aLL the time as I like the more level ride. I run my rear duals at 35 solo and the truck rides just as good as friends Z71 3500 GMC SRW SB 4x4.

There is NOTHING to set, the truck sits the same with or without a load. the loaded ride is great with no bouncing.

I am at full RAWR of 9,750# in pic.

Hey! When did you take my truck out of my driveway?

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