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Old 06-26-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Air Bags: What is the right choice?

I need some input from anyone on adding air bags to my class A MH.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:56 PM   #2
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I need some input from anyone on adding air bags to my class A MH.
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I believe you have a F-53 chassis. Ride Rite makes a very good kit for your motorhome. they are easy to install and only require one hole to drill on each side. The cost is about 300 plus each set. (front and back) All my customers were very satisfied with the installation. You can spend several thousand for full air suspension, but I don't think the increase in ride comfort is worth the increase in price.
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I believe you have a F-53 chassis. Ride Rite makes a very good kit for your motorhome. they are easy to install and only require one hole to drill on each side. The cost is about 300 plus each set. (front and back) All my customers were very satisfied with the installation. You can spend several thousand for full air suspension, but I don't think the increase in ride comfort is worth the increase in price.
I have an air compressor that I keep on board. Is that all I need?
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I have an air compressor that I keep on board. Is that all I need?
Yes! The airbags only leak down a small amount over a long time. I carry a air compressor, but it is so much trouble to get out, unpack, plug in. etc. I carry a small bycycle pump. 6 or 8 pumps and i am ready to go. Only run the front airbags on 24 PSI.
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I believe you have a F-53 chassis. Ride Rite makes a very good kit for your motorhome. they are easy to install and only require one hole to drill on each side. The cost is about 300 plus each set. (front and back) All my customers were very satisfied with the installation. You can spend several thousand for full air suspension, but I don't think the increase in ride comfort is worth the increase in price.
I have finished the installation, thanks for your help.
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