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Old 08-04-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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airless air bags

The Sept. issue of MH mag. has an article on Sumosprings on page 43.

Was wondering if anybody has tried them. A search of the forums came up empty.

They tested them on Ford and Workhorse and claim significant improvements. Personally, my 2008 f53 Ford gives me a decent ride, but was just wondering.

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Depends on what problem you are trying to fix, right? Most recent Ford and Workhorse chassis don't sag or sway or bottom out, but maybe some older ones with maxxed out suspensions could be improved. Some older P3x chassis have had air bags added to the rear - these would probably be a good replacement for the air.
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My 1999 F53 chassis has always been stiff in the front. On some "choppy" roads I think the TV is going to bounce right out of the dash. Have to slow down to about 45-50mph. Right now the $655 for the front seems a bit pricey. I'm going to think about it for a little bit.
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The Sept. issue of MH mag. has an article on Sumosprings on page 43.

Was wondering if anybody has tried them. A search of the forums came up empty.

They tested them on Ford and Workhorse and claim significant improvements. Personally, my 2008 f53 Ford gives me a decent ride, but was just wondering.

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Interesting option. Did you look at HWH Active Air Brochures ? Would be curious if someone tried.
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The Sept. issue of MH mag. has an article on Sumosprings on page 43.

Was wondering if anybody has tried them. A search of the forums came up empty.

They tested them on Ford and Workhorse and claim significant improvements. Personally, my 2008 f53 Ford gives me a decent ride, but was just wondering.

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I couldn't find anything in MH magazine on Sumosprings but when going to Sumo's site it looks like they only mfr. them for pickup trucks.
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I put the Firestone Helper Air Springs on my Safari Ford e-350, it is stiff, but more stable in turns, no lean. I needed more clearance for the forest roads, I can get 2 inches more at wheel well and 5 inches at the rear bumper. I let air out for highway driving for smoother ride.
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I couldn't find anything in MH magazine on Sumosprings but when going to Sumo's site it looks like they only mfr. them for pickup trucks.
The article ( don't know why you can't find it ) specifically reviews installations on a Ford and Workhorse. You are correct about their web site. Maybe MH's are a new application for them.

Their phone # is 800-898-0705. And again it's on page #43 in the Sept issue of Motorhome Mag.

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