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Old 10-22-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Air bag suspension?

I just bought a new TT, an Open Range. It weighs nearly 10K, much heavier than my old Surveyor. My 2012 F250 6.7 Diesel pulls it fine, but sags a few inches while hitched. Any thoughts on installing air bag suspension? While I believe it could make for optimal towing, I am not sure if it's necessary. For the most part, I travel the roads of the flat land of Florida.
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The F250 has rather soft rear springs that sag quite a bit under load till they contact the heavy leaf. You can make a F350 out of it by replacing the springs and blocks. A cheaper and more flexible option is to add the air bags. I did that to mine and now can make the truck sit level under any conditions. A wireless on-board compressor makes adjustment simple.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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+1 on airbags. I basically have the same truck you do - 2013 F250 diesel. And a similar TT - 2014 Open Range Roamer TT - which has a heavy tongue weight. Mine sagged a lot in the rear also, hitting the bump stops pretty often. Airbags leveled everything out and made the ride smoother. I went with the wireless remote compressor as well. Very convenient and flexible.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:30 AM   #4
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Put either the uppers or lowers on depending on which spring setup you have:



http://www.torklift.com/index.php/pr...ion/stableload
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:15 AM   #5
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Air bags

Thanks all for the replies. Sounds like air bags are a good option.
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