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Old 06-23-2017, 05:52 PM   #41
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Firestone 5000's on my chevy. Put them on before I installed the B&W hitch. Put 75 psi in them and it made crawling under the truck much easier during the hitch install. You're supposed to air them up for towing too???

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Old 06-25-2017, 06:40 AM   #42
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'16 3500 dually. Hook up the fiver; hit the "alt trailer height" switch and the truck lowers about 2 inches to level. Have to have sufficient pin weight to get this to even work. Won't do it with lighter or unloaded trailers. When unhook, truck automatically raises to normal level. Don't all newer trucks do this?

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Old 06-29-2017, 10:28 AM   #43
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Do I need to use the air bags in my 3500 Ram dually? Not really. However, I found that when I keep about two inches of clearance between the overload spring and the rubber stop, the ride is better.

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08 Dodge Ram 3500 4X4, Dually, 6.7L Diesel, K&N cold air intake system, B&W Gooseneck with 5th Wheel Companion, Firestone Air Bags
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:36 PM   #44
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I've got bags on my 3500 mainly as I took them out of the 2500 I had previously and they would fit. With only the base 5lbs of air in them, when I hook up the trailer, it almost touches on the front of the first helper spring. By airing up to about 25lbs it gives about a inch of clearance and it seem to ride very smoothly. That said, I dont always travel with a full load of water or toys. But we will be dry camping as we head out west later this summer and I have the option if we load up a bit more weight than normal.

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Old 06-30-2017, 12:52 PM   #45
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Came in handy this morning.

Unhitched at the dealership to install new AC unit. Used forklift to tuck it into a space so I would have Power to test. Got all done and when I hooked back up, the legs didn't retract enough to pull the inner leg pins. Pumped bags to 70 PSI and lifted the back enough to pull the pins.


2012 Copper Canyon 273FWRET being towed by a 1994 Ford F350 CC,LB,Dually diesel.
Airlift 5000 bags, Prodigy brake control, 5 gauges on the pillar.Used to tow a '97 Jayco 323RKS.

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