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Old 03-15-2018, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hi im hoping somebody can help, i have a 2014 tiffin F53 24K chassis and would like to put air bags on front. i called Air lift and they said they did not make air bag for 24K or 26K then i called Firestone and they also said no. Has anybody installed air bags on there 2014 F53 24K chassis and if so what did you use.
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A quick Google search for "Ford F53 front air bags" shows many results, including this one.
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A quick Google search for "Ford F53 front air bags" shows many results, including this one.
We went this route and could not be happier. Kelderman removes the already too stiff high rate front leaf springs and replaces them with softer, lower rate leaf springs and adds air bags to fill the difference. Unless your springs are sagged out or loaded to near capacity you will receive limited benefit from adding air bags to help springs that are already too stiff. They have also recently changed to using Koni shocks.
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Unless your springs are sagged out or loaded to near capacity you will receive limited benefit from adding air bags to help springs that are already too stiff.
This is a common belief about the airbags and it is totally wrong. Airbags go between the axle and the frame. As you add air, the motorhome raises. The airbag inflates and takes the load off the spring. It does not add weight to the spring. I have installed many sets of airbags on the F53 chassis. ALL my customers were happy with the results.
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This is a common belief about the airbags and it is totally wrong. Airbags go between the axle and the frame. As you add air, the motorhome raises. The airbag inflates and takes the load off the spring. It does not add weight to the spring. I have installed many sets of airbags on the F53 chassis. ALL my customers were happy with the results.
I never said adding air bags adds weight to springs, and I understand they go between the axle and frame. I agree with you in that adding air bags and adding air to the bags will raise ride height, thereby providing some benefit of air cushioning for small road imperfections. However the single most common complaint or problem among Class A motorhomes involve sway and excessive body lean as can be verified by the thousands of posts to the thread "Cheap Handling Fix" (CHF), and dozens and dozens of other threads addressing sway and lean in motorhomes. Raising ride height higher than original design will greatly increase both sway and lean. That is why I stated the greatest benefit of just adding air bags will be achieved when you have sagged leaf springs or are loaded to capacity.
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Ok i have ordered air lift 88140 for 2014 f53 24K chassis, This part # is for a 2008 24K, im hoping the chassis is the same. Called air lift (2) times, one person said that 88140 would work then called again and that person said that they don't make a bag that fits that chassis. Anyway i found one that was on amazon used, called Very Good what ever that means paid 170.00. Im going to try and see how it works. not out that much if this doesn't work. Thank you everybody for the help.
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