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Old 10-25-2017, 01:24 AM   #1
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Hey guys. My 96 Bounder 34j with 11k miles seems to drag her hitch on more driveways than other rigs Iíve driven.. I was considering air bags. What do you guys think? Itís the F53 chassis by the way. Thanks!
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If you were to add a set to the rear that you would inflate to just lift rear and gain some clearance as needed, that would work. I would not add bags with the intent to raise vehicle height will driving.

Is the problem with your tow hitch due the long body overhang or is the tow hitch mounted lower than other coaches?
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't offer advice, just wanted to say hello! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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I put the on my 99 34j and love it rides way better also replaced the front coil bags. I would Put them on if I was you.
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Thanks guys! Which are the best to get?
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Thanks guys! Which are the best to get?
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Air bags ARE for driving on, not just temporarily lifting the coach to get by an obstacle. We've had two coaches with air bags (manually inflated ones, not automatic like we have now with our D/P) and, I'd adjust ride height vs the loads we had at the time. Firestone makes about 99.99% of them and most of the time, you can get complete kits from Amazon, Napa, truck repair centers and more.
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P.S. Below is just one example of a kit. There's many, many more.

https://www.amazon.com/Air-Lift-5728...bag+kits&psc=1
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Hey guys. My 96 Bounder 34j with 11k miles seems to drag her hitch on more driveways than other rigs Iíve driven.. I was considering air bags. What do you guys think? Itís the F53 chassis by the way. Thanks!
Maybe new rear leafs. I did this on mine and it raised the rear up and handles better.
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I would go with new or re-arched springs if it's sagging. Raising the rear too high might just make the handling worse.
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Thanks guys but it’s not really sagging and I’ve realized going into driveways at .5mph makes a huge difference vs 2mph
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